The legalization of cannabis for medical and of course recreational uses in a wide array of states in the US and nations across the world signaled a huge step for the growth of marijuana. All of which is testaments, as researchers expanded their research regarding the best way through which the full effect of marijuana can be felt during after consumption of the drug. This process of looking for a medium as opposed to the traditional ways of consuming marijuana gave rise to marijuana edibles.
Marijuana or Cannabis Edibles
Marijuana, cannabis edibles, cannabis-infused edibles, or edibles, is a food product that is rich in a wide array of cannabinoids, with THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) taking the lead. Taking to mind the fact that, a wide array of edibles come in the form of foods or drinks, cannabis-infused drinks are tagged simply as liquid edible or drinkable.
With that in mind, it should be worthy to note that, many edibles come with mouthwatering amounts of THC. One that is capable of inducing a wide array of effect such as
- Increased appetite
- As well as and anxiety
Furthermore, a wide array of THC rich edibles come in handy mostly for recreational and or medical uses. Although not all edibles are THC dominant, some come with other cannabinoids like CBD (cannabidiol). Most of which come in handy only for medicinal purposes. Also, the very many foods and beverages made with non-psychoactive cannabis products are regarded as hemp foods.
Types of Marijuana Edible
As there many cannabis species and strains, so too does marijuana edibles. Some types of marijuana edibles include.
- Baked Good
This cannabis-infused edible is made up of hash cookies, space cakes” (image) as well as brownies. Amongst other things, it may be difficult to differentiate between the regular baked good to those rich in cannabinoids. This is because they tend to possess a somewhat green hint sandwiched by the faint cannabis smell the edible emit. In addition, this edible also comes with a mild grassy or cannabis flavor. One that is evident if enough cannabis is used during the preparation of the edible.
Regarded as liquid edible or drinkable, this cannabis-infused dink is rich in cannabinoids, especially THC. As such, some drinks that can be infused with cannabis include Tea, Coffee, Cocktails, Milkshakes, Smoothies, Mocktails, and lots more.
The third cannabis-infused edible on this list is capsules. These capsules come with THC or CBD and can’t be found in regular pharmacies, except those licensed to cannabis-infused products. Like most cannabis-infused edibles, the capsules provide the same effects associated with consuming food and drink.
Some cannabis-infused ingredients include Tinctures, Oil as well as Butter.
Unlike the many cannabis extracts available today, the tincture is contained in oil and of course stored at room temperature. The inception of cannabis tinctures as an edible is credited to the stems and leaves of the cannabis plant. Both of which are very rich in cannabinoids, making it practically not a joy to smoke.
Made of cannabis oil, this marijuana-infused edible, is a cooking oil infused with cannabinoids by mixing cannabis to heated oil. These cannabis-infused cooking oils come in a variety of blends for various cooking applications for medical cannabis patients.
Cannabutter or cannabis-infused butter is a cannabis-infused product ideal for adding flavor to certain cannabis edibles. When cleaned properly, the dry buds of the cannabis plant are soaked in melted butter oil, in preparation for consumption.