What To Look For When Buying Your First Edibles

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Marijuana edibles are more popular than ever, both for medical purposes as well as recreational ones. However, if you're new to the scene and have never been to a dispensary looking for edibles before, you may be confused or overwhelmed. The good news is that any good cannabis dispensary has staff on-hand to answer questions and help you out. However, there are also a few good things to look for that can get you started in the right direction. Here's what you should look for.

THC/CBD Content

In general, there are two chemical compounds that are frequently found in marijuana edibles: THC and CBD. THC is the chemical that makes people feel 'high' when they consume marijuana or edibles. CBD, on the other hand, is non-psychoactive, which means that it carries no risk of getting high, temporary memory issues, or anything else. Both chemicals help to soothe pain and discomfort, and carry medical benefits. If you're only interested in getting high, seek out edibles containing THC. If you don't want to get high, go with CBD. If you want edibles for both purposes, typically a combination will work well; you'll get the anti-inflammatory effects of CBD plus the pain relief and silliness that comes with THC. 


Once those chemical compounds are out of the way, you might think you're out of the woods. But there's still one major choice to make! The choice is what type of strain you pick.

Many marijuana edibles don't mark the exact strain that they use, but they will tell you what general type of marijuana they used. For example, a sativa, indica, or hybrid-dominant strain.

Sativa is typically considered to be a more 'cerebral high' - one that makes you feel creative and energized. Indica, on the other hand, tends to make people feel sleepy and super relaxed. Hybrid is in the middle, as it utilizes either multiple marijuana strains or one that was hybridized from sativa and indica plants. Any strain will provide health benefits, but you should shop for the one that most suits your needs. For example, if you're looking to focus your creative urge, a sativa-THC and CBD combination strain may be a good choice.


Finally, marijuana edibles, unlike smoking and vaping, can take a little while to get into your bloodstream. This is because they have to be fully digested and then broken down by your liver to get the effects. However, there are edibles that are digested more quickly. If you're looking for a long-term impact and don't need to rush – and aren't in serious pain – a slower, standard edible will work well. However, if you need relief right away, ask about a fast-acting edible.

For more information, contact a marijuana dispensary near your.


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