As one of the hottest classes of marijuana products on the market, cannabis edibles are available in a stunning array of delicious styles and strains.
If you’ve been searching “where to buy edibles” but come up short, you’ve come to the right place. Here’s everything you need to know about cannabis edibles including what they are, how they work, and an introduction to a few of the most popular styles.
What Are Cannabis Edibles? A New Way to Explore The Power of Cannabinoids
At the simplest level, a marijuana edible is nothing more than a food or beverage infused with cannabinoids such as THC or CBD. If you’ve spent time with our cannabis blog, you know these compounds interface with something called the endocannabinoid system, or ECS. A highly developed regulatory network, the ECS helps control sleep, memory, immune function, and other important bodily processes.
When you smoke or vape cannabis, the cannabinoids typically take effect within a few minutes. But when we consume marijuana edibles, those cannabinoids are processed through the stomach and liver instead. It takes longer for them to take effect—somewhere in the thirty to ninety minute range—but as a result they last far longer while also feeling more potent compared with smoked or vaped cannabis.
What does this mean for you? As with all forms of cannabis, start low and go slow. We recommend you wait at least two hours after consuming a cannabis edible before taking more. Why? The effects can really sneak up on you, and while having too much cannabis is rarely dangerous, it can feel uncomfortable. And that’s the last thing we want to happen!
How Are Cannabis Edibles Made? Just the Good Stuff
Just as there’s no end to the styles and strains of cannabis we offer, there’s no limit as to the variety of marijuana edibles we stock. If you can eat or drink it, there’s a good chance somebody’s figured out how to infuse it with cannabis.
That said, there are a few basic concepts around edible cannabinoids. For one thing, marijuana edibles aren’t made using raw cannabis like the flower we sell at our dispensary. Edibles are made with extracts, keif—the powdered trichomes that cover fresh flower—or other extracts that contain highly concentrated edible cannabinoids. This not only gives cannabis edibles strong and consistent potency, but helps make them more shelf-stable.
Different Types of Cannabis Edibles
What are some of the types of edibles you might encounter on our dispensary shelves? Here are a few of the most popular:
- Gummies: Without a doubt, gummies are among the most popular cannabis edibles. No mystery why: They’re fruity, easily portable, and most of all a lot of fun!
- Chocolates: It’s a no-brainer that someone would think to infuse rich and creamy chocolate with the power of cannabis. Check the menu of the dispensary nearest you to see what’s currently in stock.
- Beverages: That’s right, you can infuse sodas, teas, and other beverages with edible cannabinoids just as easily as tablets or candies. Now there’s a whole new way to quench your thirst!
Dispensary Edibles: Shop Mission’s Lineup of Cannabis Products
Wondering where to buy edibles? If you’re looking for consistent dosages and effects, dispensary edibles are the way to go. Just choose the dispensary closest to you and browse the expansive selection on our live menus. Better yet, we invite you to visit any of our family of dispensaries and ask your friendly budtender for tips. We’d love to hook you up!