medical edibles
medical edibles

Are Medical Edibles the Future of Medicinal Cannabis?

Edibles are discreet and can pack a powerful punch when processed through the liver

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BehindTheWaves on Monday Nov 18, 2019

How to Use Medical Cannabis Edibles

how to use medical cannabis edibles

There are quite some ways to take medicinal cannabis today. Just walking into a medical dispensary could be a challenging experience if you are not sure how it works. Medical Cannabis Edibles are cannabis-infused goodies with a similar delayed or prolonged effect as certain pharmaceuticals. But it is not as simple as that. The cannabis plant has a very complex composition. Even if it is grown in a lab, it could still have a variant effect from plant to plant.

Then there is the challenge of finding the correct way to administrate medical marijuana. Apart from the various methods available to deliver cannabis, there is no guarantee that the dosage will be the same every time. Some of these methods include smoking or vaping, but to many medical patients new to cannabis, marijuana-infused edibles are a safer and more palatable way.


What are Medical Cannabis-Infused Edibles?

Those using marijuana for recreational purposes need no introduction to edibles. They know the benefits of edibles and that it has an extended effect. Medical marijuana edibles are not different. It includes candies, baked goodies, cough drops, tinctures, oils, capsules, and more. In general, the idea is to produce an edible with a certain percentage of THC or CBD so that a more precise dosage can be achieved. What makes cannabis-infused edibles popular, is that it tastes so much better. Because of its long-lasting effect, it helps to fight symptoms like pain for a longer time. Just note that it takes anything from 30 to 40 minutes before the effect kicks in.

Food has a slower delivery system as it travels through the digestive system before it is delivered into the bloodstream to finally reach the brain. Apart from the digestive system, there are other organs also involved in the process. All the while traveling through the digestive process, the effects are also augmented. Many times, people get caught by surprise when it finally kicks in and it sometimes can lead to a bad experience. It is super important not to overconsume to avoid an uncomfortable trip.


Value and Benefits of Medical Cannabis-Infused Edibles

Some great benefits of taking your medical cannabis in an edible are:

Convenience- It is easy to take with you wherever you go and easy to administer

Discrete- In the form of an edible, it is easy to hide the strong smell produced by smoking cannabis. It is also easy to consume without unnecessary attention to it.

Effective Symptom Relief- Because of the prolonged effect, symptoms get taken care of and it is more bearable to continue with your daily tasks.


How to Make Medical Cannabis-Infused Edibles

Most cannabis-infused edibles are made by using the process of decarboxylation. This is necessary to activate the medicinal properties of THC. Baked goods will require either Cannabutter or Canna-oil. These are used as a replacement for regular butter or oil. It could also be used for cooking on the stove, or in salad dressings and sauces.

For marijuana-infused drinks, cannabis tinctures or extracts in liquid form are used. Tinctures are also excellent for use in edible recipes as it offers better dosage control. If you don´t want to have the effect of the euphoric high of THC, you can also use only CBD or Hemp oil. This can be added to all your edibles to encourage a healthy lifestyle.

The long-lasting effect of cannabis-infused edibles could be anything from 4 to 12 hours. It depends on your metabolism, body weight, THC concentration and how much you are taking. If you are a first-time consumer, it is advisable to play it safe. Be sure to read the content information if it is bought. Find a secure and safe location and start with slow dosages. You could gradually work the dosage up as you grow accustomed to the effect.

Making Your Own Cannabis-Infused Gummy Bears

If you feel adventurous enough, here follows a recipe to experiment with:

You need:

  • Cooking pot
  • 2 tablespoons of unflavored gelatin
  • 1 package of flavored gelatin
  • ½ teaspoon sunflower or soy lecithin
  • Gummy bear mold
  • Whisk
  • Dropper
  • Freezer
  • Cannabis-infused coconut oil (1/2 cup)
  • ½ cup of cold water

The process will take you about 45 minutes to complete.


Turn the stove on and add all the ingredients in the pot. At the lecithin lastly.

Whisk over low heat until the gelatin is dissolved.  It should not boil.

Take it off the heat and with a dropper, pour it into the mold. The mixture should be stirred all the time so that the oil and mixture don´t separate.

Put the gummy bear mold in the freezer for about 15 – 20 minutes

Ready to eat.

The potency of the gummy bears will be related to the potency of the cannabis-infused coconut oil.


As the market grows, the diversity of edibles will also grow. There are already many choices in dispensaries, but you can just as well experiment at home. Medical Cannabis-Infused edibles is a safe and excellent way to use to treat the many symptoms of medical issues.












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