Edibles: Why? What? Which?

Most people know what to expect when smoking cannabis or dabbing concentrates. However, there are many other products to consider when you shop at a cannabis dispensary near you. Today, we will dive into one of the categories that gets the most questions: edibles.

Why Choose Edibles?

While the classic way of consuming cannabis is smoking it, not everybody has an interest in that. Sometimes, for health reasons, that’s not even an option. That’s the beauty of edibles – it’s simply ingested. Edibles offer discreet consumption without the odor or smoke in your lungs. They also allow for more precise dosing. It’s hard to tell how much 3 puffs of a joint will do to you, but it’s easy to know exactly what 10mg of an edible feels like. Many choose the route of edibles out of convenience or medical need.

What’s the Difference?

There is a wide variety of edibles to choose from:

  • Gummies
  • Chocolates
  • Hard Candies
  • Baked Goods
  • Drinks 

When it comes to choosing the right edible for you, it’s all about preference. Not one edible is better than the other! The large varying difference amongst edibles is the strength of the edibles. Edible strength – different from flower strength – is measured in milligrams (mg) instead of percentages (%). A standard dose is considered 10mg, but there are edibles made with lower and higher mg counts. Taking too little will leave you disappointed in the results and taking too much can become quite overwhelming.

Which to Choose?

This decision becomes personal. Once again, milligrams matter. The important piece to figure out is which level is the right fit. Unsure? Just remember “start low, go slow” – eventually you’ll find the proper dose. (Learn more about dosing) Another thing to consider is ingredients. Many people have allergies or may not like certain flavors or ingredients found in edibles. If you have specific dietary needs or allergies, be sure to speak with the budtenders about the edibles you are thinking about purchasing. Once you make your decision, you’ll find your edibles experience much more enjoyable, especially as you discover new flavors and taste that you will appreciate in the long run. 

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