Tips For Choosing The Right Cannabis Edibles

What Are The Best Edibles To Eat?

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DanaSmith on Wednesday Oct 5, 2016

Tips For Choosing The Right Cannabis Edibles

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Edibles are an effective and delicious way to medicate or enjoy the high from cannabis. It’s also long been a preferred method of ingestion for those who can’t smoke cannabis because of respiratory conditions. Consuming marijuana by way of edibles is just as beneficial as smoking when it comes to medicating because the cannabinoids enter the body through the gastrointestinal tract. The high that results from cannabis is more intense and lasts longer than when it’s smoked.




The marijuana market is saturated with hundreds of so many different kinds of edibles to choose from: the classic brownie, drinks, cookies, chocolate bars, candies, and so much more. That’s just the tip of the iceberg! Aside from the medicinal and recreational benefits of edibles, it’s also discreet so it’s perfect for consumption wherever smoking pot isn’t allowed. With all the varieties available out there, it can get overwhelming to choose the right edible for your needs.



Choosing the right edible can also be more challenging because there are no industry standards on dosage, ingredients, and potency; factors which will all play an important role in the effectiveness of cannabis in treating your ailments or how stoned you’ll get.



Use our guide of simple tips to help you choose the best edibles:



  1. Look for cannabis edibles whose packaging includes detailed labeling. It’s important to know how much THC content the edible has as well as dosing information. Without knowing how much THC a serving has, it will be difficult to know what the appropriate dose is unless you resort to trial and error but you may end up greening out from consuming too much THC.



Dosing information can also help you figure out how to break up the edible in order to consume 10mg of THC or less. Many edibles contain a lot of THC and are too much for anyone to eat all at the same time, so knowing how much to eat is crucial both for medical and recreational use. If you’re a newbie with edibles, it’s recommended to start with a 5mg dosage. Not all edible manufacturers will indicate the information on packaging so it’s important to choose those that do.



  1. Look for a list of ingredients on the packaging. Not all manufacturers have a focus on the quality of ingredients in their product. Consuming cannabis as a medicine means that you also have to be careful about everything else that you are putting in your body. It’s important to eat edibles that also contain ingredients that are healthy for you. There are specific ingredients used in edibles designed to enhance the benefits of cannabis while others also add medicinal value because they can reduce inflammation, give you energy, and strengthen the immune system.



There are also brands in the market that cater to diet restrictions. You can now buy sugar-free, gluten-free, preservative-free, paleo, vegan, and non-GMO cannabis edibles. You can check the manufacturer’s website for more information about the ingredients that they use, so you can make an informed decision before purchasing edibles.



  1. Look for edibles with lab-tested products. This is particularly important if you use cannabis for medicinal purposes only. Buying products that guarantee lab testing will ensure that you aren’t exposed to contaminants such as growth byproducts, fungicides, and pesticides which might be harmful if you have an existing condition.



Choosing edibles that have been lab-tested ensure that you are putting only safe and healthy food in your body. Just like with other kinds of food that you eat, you want to make sure you’re putting good stuff and none of the harmful stuff when you eat cannabis edibles.



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If you have children at home, you may also want to look for edibles that come with a child-resistant package. Not all companies do this, so make sure that you keep it in a sealed pouch and keep it away from children’s reach to avoid accidents.



Choose edibles that cater to your specific needs. If you’re buying edibles for pain relief, it’s best to buy an edible that contains high doses of cannabis. But if you’re looking for edibles that will relax you, go for a low dose candy or chocolate. If you plan to consume the edibles during the day, you’ll want to go for those that are made with a sativa strain while you’re better off with indica for nighttime consumption.



If you aren’t sure how to go about shopping for edibles, you can always ask your budtender what they recommend. A knowledgeable and friendly salesperson can be helpful for consumers who are navigating the world of edibles for the first time.




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