Edibles are cannabis-infused foods or drinks that serve as tasty alternatives to smoking or vaping. Thanks to modern-day science and technology, virtually every type of food or drink can be made into an edible.
Because they are usually produced to contain relatively high levels of THC, edibles, like other concentrates or delivery systems besides flower, should always be consumed slowly. Unlike other concentrates, edibles take much longer to show their effects, as they have to first pass through the digestive system before the cannabinoids can enter the bloodstream. This is why the catchphrase “start low, go slow” is helpful. It can take anywhere from 30 to 90 minutes before the full effects of edibles take hold. Edible highs also last much longer than the high you get from smoking or vaping, usually between 4 and 8 hours in total. Don’t take more of an edible until you see how the first dose fully affects you.
Some of the most popular edible options include baked goods and desserts, candies, soft drinks and condiments like sauces or dressings. You can also craft your own edibles at home by adding a drop or two from your THC or CBD tinctures or by using cannabis-infused ingredients when preparing your meals.
Candy edibles are available as gummies, chocolate bars, mints and nearly anything in-between. Certain sweets, like hard candies, can have demonstrated effects much sooner than other types of edibles because they are dissolved in the mouth and ingested sublingually as opposed to through the digestive system. Although they are delicious and especially tempting for those with a sweet tooth, it’s important to remember that golden rule of moderation when enjoying them (remember: start low and go slow!).
Virtually any food can be made into an edible. Because they have to pass through the digestive tract for the cannabinoids to enter the bloodstream, food-based edibles usually take a bit longer to show their effects than their candy-based counterparts that are absorbed sublingually.
Visit our in-store locations and speak with one of our Muses to discuss our pre-packaged food-type edibles, as well as our ingredient and tincture selection.
Whether in the form of an energy drink, a coffee or a milkshake, drinkables offer the same sought-after effects that food-type edibles and other cannabis products do.
To discuss the options that we carry in our stores or ask about making your own infused beverages, speak with one of our Muses.
Cann-amateurs will often try to make their own edibles by grinding up flower and tossing it into foods like brownies and cookies. This will not get you high, nor will it taste very good.
To successfully make edibles, you need to use a specially-formulated oil or butter in the cooking process like the ones we offer here at Reverie 73. Questions? Reach out and ask one of our Muses for advice or even recipe suggestions. They’d love to help.