Edibles, or cannabis-infused foods and drinks, are a healthy and efficient alternative to smoking cannabis. Over the past few years, edibles have risen in popularity. Sales of edible products are projected to triple in 2022. If you’re new to the world of cannabis edibles, there are a few things you need to know before you take your first bite. Here are a few of the top benefits of edibles for beginners.
1. It Doesn’t Require Smoking
For those who prefer not to smoke, one of the benefits of edibles is the smoke-free experience. While smoking cannabis is much less damaging to the lungs than smoking cigarettes, any kind of smoking can be hard on your lungs. If you’d rather avoid the smoking experience — and the strong smell that comes with it — edibles come in a variety of flavors with no noticeable taste or smell of cannabis.
2. It’s Easier to Accurately Dose
Whether you’re a medical cannabis user or you want to be particular about your consumption amount, it’s important to take the right dose. Even recreational users need to be careful about how much THC they consume, based on their body weight and metabolism.
It’s extremely difficult, if not impossible, to get an accurate dose while smoking or vaping. Edibles make it easy to get the exact dose and high that you want.
3. It Produces Long-Lasting Effects
Taking edibles can produce an experience that hits harder and lasts longer. Highs produced by edibles can last between six and eight hours, depending on the person.
If you’re taking cannabis for pain relief, anxiety, or to improve sleep, long-lasting effects will be especially beneficial. Even for recreational users, the long-lasting high can help you enjoy the benefits of edibles.
4. It’s More Discreet
Most people know the distinct and sometimes intense smell of cannabis. Smoking can also take a lot more equipment—flower, rolling papers, grinders, and joint rollers.
Edibles are portable, discreet, and they have no distinct smell. They look just like regular sweets, baked goods, or other foods—no one will be able to tell the difference.
5. It’s Customizable
Edibles come in a wide range of ingredients and flavors. No matter your food preferences or dietary restrictions, there’s an edible that will work for you.
6. It Can Save You Money
When burning flower or smoking a joint, you’re burning through the cannabis much faster. Cannabis edible doses are more potent, and can therefore last longer.
The Benefits of Edibles Are Easy To Enjoy
If you can think of food, chances are there’s a cannabis-infused option out there. In addition to the wide variety and long-lasting effects, cannabis edibles can make it easier for you to get the dose that you need. And for those who prefer not to smoke, it can give you all the benefits of cannabis without any smoking required.
Not all cannabis edibles are created equal. They can vary in taste, ingredients, and potency. It might take some experimentation to find the kind of edibles that work best for you.