Cannabis Edibles as a treatment

From cookies, to brownies and infused salsas, along with an assortment of fudges, caramels and candies, there are many ways to get therapeutic effects without smoking it. Cannabis is fat soluble (able to be dissolved), which is why it is generally infused into forms of butter or oil to be used in cooking. Making pot edibles is a good way to salvage THC from trim, defective buds and other harvested marijuana that usually goes to waste because it’s not good enough to toke. The same can be said for putting inferior marijuana materials into alcohol to extract THC. However,those aren’t the only reasons more and more marijuana smokers are starting to eat marijuana instead of toking it.




Inhaling cannabis smoke from a joint, pipe, or bong is a quick and effective way to introduce cannabinoids into the bloodstream and the associated cannabinoid receptors in the brain. The psychoactive effects known as the “high” are usually noticeable within one to three minutes and generally last for two and three hours. Many medical cannabis users prefer smoking cannabis because the effects are so quickly noticeable making the dosage relatively easy to gauge. Laboratory testing enables dispensaries to accurately determine marijuana potency and help provide dosing estimates to patients. Smoked marijuana comes on within a few seconds or a minute or two. The noticeable high lasts for 1-3 hours, then you "come-down". Depending on whether your stomach is empty or not, eaten marijuana could take 30-90 minutes for you to feel the effects. Eaten medical marijuana effects last for 3-7 hours, and then you gradually descend. The burned-out, tired feeling you sometimes get when you come down from smoked marijuana is far less noticeable when you eat marijuana. When you eat marijuana, it produces more body-centered effects compared to smoked marijuana, and effects are more evenly distributed throughout the body. Eaten marijuana works better for long lasting pain relief, muscle spasms, and similar conditions, but it takes longer to work than smoked marijuana and is thus not as useful for people needing immediate medical marijuana relief. Because you can’t feel the effects right away when you eat marijuana, it’s easier to underdose or overdose. The way to get it right when you eat marijuana is to start with a dose measured marijuana edible, eat a small amount of it on an empty stomach, wait at least an hour until it takes full effect, then decide if you want to eat more, and how much more you want to eat.



Edibles as Treatment:

There's a unique benefit to eating, rather than smoking marijuana. When the psychoactive chemical tetrahydrocannabinol, known as THC, is metabolized in the liver, it turns into 11-hydroxy THC, which is supposedly more psychoactive. This gives cannabis edibles a demonstrably type of high. longer, steadier, but not necessarily more intense. Also edibles are easier on the lungs. Since digestion is the course, the active ingredients stay in the blood and a patient’s systems a lot longer, giving them more benefit. Certain types of anti-cancer properties or dealing with almost any digestive issues, taking the treatment as an edible actually has a much better direct effect than smoking ever would. This type of ingestion might even be prescribed by a doctor depending on what exactly needs to be treated. This also gives the patient a wide selection of choices, that can be an extremely helpful note when dealing with affected appetites. An increasing number of medical marijuana users are finding the advantages of cannabis infused foods known as “edibles” to treat their medical conditions. Unlike smoking cannabis, edibles are introduced to the body through the gastrointestinal tract and processed by the liver before entering the blood steam The liver changes the cannabinoid THC into the more potent 11-hydroxy-THC which tends to have a stronger more sedative effect. This makes cannabis edibles especially suitable for patients with sleep disorders caused by pain or general insomnia. Patients ingesting cannabis will often feel the effects within 45 to 90 minutes with a high lasting between 6 to 10 hours.Edibles are generally sold as high calorie treats like cookies, candies and brownies made by infusing butter or cooking oil with cannabis. The cannabis infused butter is then added to a traditional recipe. Edibles made from marijuana leaf and bud often have a distinct taste and a green tinge from the plants chlorophyll. Edibles made from concentrates like hash oil often have a less noticeable taste and color. Medical marijuana users who prefer to keep the calorie count under control sometimes dip bread in marijuana butter or oil, or use it in healthy recipes.


 Types of Edibles:   

When it comes to edibles, most people think of pot brownies or cookies , and both of those are legitimate options. They are some of the most popular choices because of how easy it is to add cannabis oil or actual marijuana into the batter and then make the goodies. However, these aren’t the only ways it can be put in edible form. There are many different recipes for edible marijuana goodies, and there are even creative examples of cannabis oil being used on pizza as yet another example of how many options there are. Some edible recipes are a lot harder than others. The candies are relatively hard to make. One of the best parts of consumables is the ease in which you can use them. Spending hours trying to make a small batch of treats is impractical for most people. These kinds of things are best left to the professionals. Nowadays, you can get edibles shipped to your door and have them within a few minutes from the moment you ordered. It has never been easier to get medicated gummies or lemonade.



Tips on how to use edibles

Do not mix with other drugs and alcohol, Smoking a jay and eating an "edible" are two completely different expressions. Keep in mind that a few glasses of alcohol will magnify the effects of pot chocolate significantly, causing nausea and dizziness.

 Do not drive or operate heavy machinery, Save the cannabis until you’re at home, ready to relax and rejuvenate.

Go slow: Start with a low dose of 10 milligrams of THC and wait two hours before consuming any more cannabis. Your digestive system processes pot slowly, especially if you’ve already eaten a substantial meal. Once inside your liver, THC is converted into another chemical called 11-hydroxy-THC, which is actually more potent, explaining the intensity of an edibles high.

 Have a snacks ready on hand: Don’t let yourself get too stoned from sheer hunger. If you’re eating pot (edibles), keep some regular chocolate or candy on hand if you need to taste more deliciousness.

 keep CBD capsules on hand, CBD, is an important cannabinoid with healing properties, is known for it’s confounding effect on THC. Meaning that CBD can lessen the paranoid, panicky feelings that come on after ingesting too much THC. Keep some CBD-rich cannabis on hand for smoking, as well as high-CBD capsules, as antidotes that will take the edge off and return balance to your high.

Do not have edibles empty stomach, Edibles are much more intense when consumed on an empty stomach. Be sure to eat a solid, nutritious meal before taking your THC dose.

Stay happy and calm,If you do happen to overindulge on pot-laden treats, remember that you will recover just fine. Retreat to a safe place where you can lay down, and most likely you will drift off to sleep for 10 or 12 hours. Upon waking, you will feel incredibly rested.


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