Edibles are consumable food items infused with CBD or THC. Thanks to research developments in the culinary arts, we are able to provide high quality treats, beverages and baked goods that will give you the medical and euphoric affect of the cannabis plant.
Edibles are absorbed through the digestive system, which results in delayed onset as compared to inhalation and sublingual delivery (administered underneath the tongue). While it can take anywhere from 45 minutes to 3 hours to feel the effects, edibles provide a longer duration of effects when compared to other consumption methods.
WHAT IS A DOSE?
The potency of an edible is measured differently than cannabis flower or concentrate. Instead of stating the percentage of cannabinoid strength, the potency of an edible product is indicated by the milligram (mg) amount of cannabinoids contained in the product. An edibles package will typically state both the milligrams per serving and the milligrams in the entire package. For example, an entire chocolate bar may have 50 mg of THC. If the desired dose is 5 mg, the bar can be divided into ten 5-mg doses
FINDING THE RIGHT DOSE
Knowing the accurate dosage of an edible product and consuming at a measured pace is extremely important due to the delayed onset time and variable dosage options. The recommended dose for beginners is 1 to 5 mg of THC.
HOW EDIBLES WORK
Edibles enter the body through the mouth and are absorbed through the gut. The absorbed compounds are metabolized in the liver. THC is metabolized in the liver into a compound called 11-hydroxy-THC. This compound is more potent than THC, has a longer half-life and can be very sedating. It’s this mechanism in the liver that causes edibles to have a different effect in most people. This entire process can take between 45 and 180 minutes.
Beginners should start with an initial dose of 5 mg then wait 24 hours to evaluate the effects. Increase the dose by 2.5 or 5 mg every 24 hours until you feel the effects. This will be your minimum effective dose.
HOW EDIBLES ARE MADE
When it comes to anticipating the effects of edibles, it’s important to understand how they’re made. The ingredients used and the method of production have an impact on the resulting product, onset time and duration of effects.
Infused edibles found in the marketplace are made using hashish, cannabis distillate — an odorless and flavorless oil — or pure cannabinoid crystals, which are infused into a food product made using a fat, like butter or oil. It’s important to recognize what form of cannabis concentrate was used to create your edibles as they can yield different effects.
Decarboxylation plays a key role in determining the type of effects an edible may present. Decarboxylation is a process by which THCa, present in the raw form of cannabis, is slightly heated and changed into the psychoactive compound THC. The human body cannot convert THCA to THC.
We currently offer gourmet baked cookies, rice crispy treats, brownies and gummy bears