They’re discreet, convenient and delicious. Plus, you can find them in all your favorite forms, including gummies, truffles, suckers, cereal bars, macaroons, jerky, cookies, chocolate bars and much more.
Unlike smoking, which takes seconds or minutes to hit your bloodstream, medibles must first be digested in the stomach and processed by the liver. So, you’ll see a delayed arrival of effects – about 30 minutes, up to 2 hours. This will vary according to the individual and how each person’s body processes things. For example, if you have a higher metabolism, you’ll likely feel a change sooner than someone who took the same dose but has a lower metabolism. You’ll then have around 3-6 hours to enjoy the effects.
Some medibles, such as suckers and lozenges, typically kick in faster because they fall into the sublingual category and are absorbed into your bloodstream through the tissues in your mouth.
If you’re new to medibles, take it slow and be patient waiting for the party to start. While a typical dose is 10 mg of THC, you may want to start at 2.5 to 5 mg and see how you respond. Because edibles are made using oil, butter or cannabis distillate, all of which contain highly-concentrated amounts of cannabinoids, they can pack a serious punch in just one tiny square of chocolate.
Whether you’re a novice or expert, you’ll also want to skip mixing your cannabis intake with booze which can produce unwanted and unpleasant effects. Consider having some CBD-heavy flower available to smoke just in case things go sideways. This cannabinoid can help lessen the effects of too much THC.
Pro tip: If you consume edibles after eating fatty foods, you may feel the effects more than if taken on an empty stomach or after a non-fatty meal.
How to Choose the Right Medibles
Creating delicious cannabis treats has come a long way from homemade brownies made with unknown flower quality and random THC amounts.
Here in Maine, things are highly regulated, which gives medical patients full control of how much they want to ingest.
Here’s a quick rundown of how to choose edibles that provide the perfect effect:
Determine Your Goals
A good starting point is to choose an edible that fits your needs. If you are looking for a fun high, stick with goodies infused with THC. For relief of pain, stress, anxiety, even help getting a restful night’s sleep, you’ll want to look into CBD-infused edibles.
Do a Little Research
While Magic City Med Shop has carefully curated tasty treats from trustworthy manufacturers with high quality standards and good reviews, you can always Google the items we sell to gain a better understanding of what they offer and what to expect.
Talk to an Expert
When visiting the Magic City Med Shop, don’t be shy! Our budtenders would be happy help you find the perfect edible for your needs and tastes. We’ll walk you through doses, strains, CBD versus THC and more.
Ready to Get Started with Edibles?
Browse great options here using our menu link or stop by our brick and mortar location. We only carry the best products available to the Maine Medical Marijuana market, with many exclusive products that can only be found in our store in this region of the State of Maine and we want you to enjoy discovering the wonderful world of edibles.
Mixing Alcohol with Cannabis?
At Magic City Med Shop, we do not recommend mixing cannabis with alcohol, particularly edibles and drinks with significant amounts of THC. Things can quickly go from bad to worse. There are too many variables and each person will react differently when mixing. If you do wish to explore canna-cocktails, stick with CBD fusions only.
Take a look on our menu for THC and CBD infused drinks in a variety of flavors.
These products have been tested by the Magic City Med Shop team and are trusted resources for quality and taste.
You’re also welcome to stop by our location in Millinocket, Maine to speak with a knowledgeable budtender about exploring cannabis drinks.
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