Not keen on putting smoke into your body or you just want to imbibe cannabis more discretely? Edibles and drinkables may be just what you want. The great thing is that just about any food or drink can be infused with extracts of marijuana. Dosage controlled and strain-specific, these edibles/drinkables are limited only by the imagination of our talented and inspired culinary and beverage experts. When you bring the culinary arts into medical marijuana, the results are effective, consistent and wonderfully tasty. From hand-crafted cookies to hard candies and sodas, teas, craft coffees and tinctures, our selection of smokeless cannabis is decidedly delicious.
Marijuana edibles are rapidly becoming one of the most popular ways for new users to medicate with cannabis. Since decriminalization began in several US states, many medical marijuana patients have turned to edibles to get discrete relief without fear of the negative effects of smoking. Recreational users have also found edibles to be an enjoyable way to get the effects of their favorite marijuana strain due to the prolonged effects and the relative ease of dosing.
What are Edibles?
“Edibles” refers to any food, candy or beverage that has been infused with the active cannabinoids THC, CBD or both. The result is a tasty treat with a carefully portioned amount of active compounds that can be consumed orally. Thrive Cannabis Marketplace sells high quality edibles at our Las Vegas marijuana dispensaries. All of our products have been tested for potency and the dosage is clearly labeled on our packaging.
Some of our popular edibles include:
- Candy Bars
- Gummy Candies
- Chewy Candies
- Beef Jerky
How Is Eating Marijuana Different?
First timers to edibles should note that the experience of consuming edibles is strikingly different from smoking marijuana. For one thing, the psychoactive and pain relieving effects are delayed. While smoking provides an almost instant “high,” edibles can take between 30 minutes to two hours to take effect.
Once the marijuana edibles effects are felt, they are generally much stronger, more pleasant, and longer lasting than any other means of consumption. The euphoria can last between 4 and 8 hours depending on the dose taken. Medical marijuana patients have reported that the pain relieving effects are far superior in edibles compared to smoking.
How Much Should I Take?
Marijuana edible dosages can be a bit trickier than cannabis consumption through more traditional means. Because each person’s metabolism is different, it may take a bit of experimentation to find the right amount to take and to understand the timetable before effects are felt. A good guideline for first time users is to consume 10mg of THC and wait at least two hours before deciding to take more. A common mistake of those new to marijuana edibles is to take too much too quickly. This can lead to a bad experience, one that can last for several hours and can include panic attacks, elevated heart rate, anxiety or “couchlock.” Always remember: You can take more later, but you can never take less once it’s too late.
If you’re curious about edibles and want to guarantee the best experience possible, talk to our budtenders in North Las Vegas or Downtown. Our professional staff at Thrive Cannabis Marketplace is happy to teach you everything you need to know about edibles including how to use them responsibly.