Benefits and Side Effects of Cannabis Edibles

Food products containing cannabis extract (edibles) have emerged as a popular and lucrative facet of the legalized market for both recreational and medicinal cannabis. When you think of cannabis edibles, the staple image of a sketchy, foil-wrapped pot brownie may be the first thing that comes to mind. But the range of cannabis-infused edible products the nascent marijuana industry has to offer is truly impressive. The variety of products includes consumables like cookies, candy, chocolate bars, snacks, spreads, pill capsules, drinks, and, of course, brownies. Honestly, if you can infuse it with marijuana, there is probably an edible product sitting on some dispensary shelf for sale.

Cannabis infused edibles are processed very differently than cannabis flowers, so their effects can also be very different. Edibles are absorbed through the stomach and intestines, passed through the liver, absorbed into the bloodstream, and sent to the brain. Consumers of marijuana should expect to wait forty minutes to an hour to feel the effects of the edibles, but those effects can last anywhere from six to eight hours. That sustained effect can be extremely beneficial for someone struggling with chronic pain or insomnia.

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