What are Marijuana Edibles?
Edibles, made with marijuana leaves or higher potency cannabis extracts, are a popular alternative to smoking marijuana. They may look like common baked goods, candies, and beverages, and are often designed in a way that appeals to Consumers. Package labeling may indicate THC-laden contents.
Edibles can also be made using cannabis extracts such as tinctures. Adding a drop or two of a tincture to your food can create an instant THC cookie or brownie. Using a tincture also makes it easier to control the amount of THC in your edible.
Effects of Edibles
After eating an edible containing marijuana, THC is absorbed into the bloodstream through the stomach and then the liver. Since this absorption process is much slower than in the lungs (in some cases, as long as 30 to 90 minutes before reaching the brain), the effects felt through an edible will be less potent, but could last much longer – sometimes between 4 to 6 hours. Also important to note, the liver can change THC into a stronger strain, usually resulting in a greater sedative effect.