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Why Cannabis Edibles are Creating a Buzz

With the ongoing legalization of cannabis and prompt proof of its recreational and medicinal properties, many people are relying on cannabis edibles for its various benefits.

The cannabis wave and the growing interest on its edibles have seen companies maneuver the legalities involved, to produce cannabis edibles that have made big sales in many states.

Research shows that the global sales for cannabis edibles products, valued at 8.4 billion dollars in 2017, is set to register 25.7 billion dollars between year 2018-2022, which is a whopping growth rate of 25%. The cannabis-infused foods have maintained a lead, making big sales worldwide. Reports show that the food sector accounted for 60% of the sales and is set to increase its sales by 4% through 2022. 

CBD edibles, preferred widely by many patients because of its healing properties, can be consumed in different ways for different effects.  

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What are CBD Edibles? 

A cannabis edible, also known as a cannabis-infused food, is a food product that contains cannabinoids, primarily THC, which gives the psychoactive component in marijuana.  

Most edibles contain the psychoactive element that causes “the high.”  They medically and recreationally induce effects, including euphoria, relaxation, fatigue, and anxiety. Foods and beverages that contain high CBD levels are known as hemp foods and used for medical conditions. 

The use of feminized seeds, which has risen significantly in the recent past, has mainly contributed to the cannabis industry. With feminized seeds, growers can save time, energy and money and get the best bud out of it. Feminized plants do not have any male component, and this increases the production. The guarantee to produce a bud by feminized plants has then contributed in the making of cannabis edibles in the long run.   

Cannabis edibles manufacture and consumption 

Cannabidiol, a form of cannabinoid, is non-psychoactive and relieve mental and physical pain. As CBD is not restricted in many states due to its medicinal purposes, there has been a rise of hemp foods in the market.  

CBD edibles, made from active cannabinoids, are extracted from CBD plants and heated in oil and butter.  

The digestible products are sold in the form of food and beverages, while the indigestible ones are infused in gummies, pills, candy, capsule, and tinctures.  

Cannabis products are consumed in various ways: 

Orally - Orally consumed edibles include mints, lollipops, tinctures, and candies. Because edibles are absorbed through the oral cavity, their effect wears off quickly within 2-3 hours as compared to gastrointestinal types. 

Digestive - Edibles consumed through the digestive system take up to 3 hours for the effect to kick in and the effects remain up to 8 hours, longer than any other type. 

Hybrid - Examples include CBD drinks and infused chocolates, absorbed through the oral cavity to the stomach. Effects kick in, in 30 minutes and last up to 4 hours.

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An in-depth look into cannabis edibles 

CBD Gummies - this is one of the best cannabis products out there with Wana Sour Gummies taking the lead. People consume these gummies to enhance their everyday lives and treat symptoms of anxiety, pain, and insomnia. They offer long-lasting effects, ideal for those who shudder at the thought of regular medication. Gummies provide a fun way of consumption due to the availability of various flavors. 

CBD Capsules - these capsules, made from chemicals and essential oils found in cannabis plants. Tablets offer the advantage of reducing smoke and reduce symptoms of inflammation, nausea, and pain.  

CBD Bars - CBD-infused chocolate bars, which are organic, contain hemp in high content to cater for various purposes.  

CBD Honey - the sugar, minerals, amino acids, and vitamins present in the honey has antibacterial and antifungal properties. It is also sweet, suitable for those who do not like CBD’s taste. 

CBD Tinctures- made by dissolving cannabis in alcohol, tinctures have a higher concentration of CBD, used to treat acne, nausea, inflammation, diabetes, to name but a few.  

Other edibles are in products such as CBD coffee, tea, water, and peanut butter that offer numerous advantages.  

What to Keep in Mind when Consuming Edibles 

Edibles effects take time to kick in, and their effects range from average to very powerful depending on the dose. Keep these points in mind when consuming edibles.

  • Avoid taking alcohol. 
  • The buzz takes time to kick in.
  • Effects take 4-12 hours depending on dose.
  • Start with a low dose of 5-10mg of THC.
  • Have some CBD-rich cannabis ready to take the edge off your high. 
  • Store your edibles in a secure place.

Cannabis growing has evolved, and with the availability of quick growing seeds like autoflowering seeds, cannabis production will continue to rise. Also, with the growing wave in cannabis edibles, many consumers are using them for various purposes. Consumers agree that cannabis-infused products offer a sense of wellness and therapeutic benefits. It is no wonder that companies have ventured into cannabis products to meet consumer needs.  

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