Marijuana can be consumed in so many ways including flower, vapes, oils, and one of the most popular ways to ingest marijuana is through CBD infused edibles. New consumers of CBD may find it difficult getting the right CBD due to the different varieties available in the market. Budsoasis thus tries to cover consumer’s edible educational needs below.
What are CBD edibles
Edibles can be defined as an ingestible form of marijuana requiring no combustion (fire) to activate its chemical compounds. Many consumers resort to edibles because there is no smoke involved making them safer. Two common types of CBD edibles can be identified: balanced THC/CBD and CBD dominant which contain equal (or near-equal) amounts of both THC and CBD and CBD-dominant edibles which on the other on the other hand, typically contain little or no measurable THC as it is usually all about the CBD.
Owing to the fact that edibles contain some THC, balanced edibles do impart some of the classic marijuana high that THC is mostly responsible for. However it should be noted that CBD-dominant edibles, on the other hand, do not bring about any sort of intoxication
What are benefits of consuming CDB Edibles?
So many advantages of consuming CBD edibles have been have been revealed by scientific research. However the most obvious is that CBD edibles do not put smoke into the lungs. In addition to the health benefits, CBD edibles are also great for those seeking a quick, convenient, and discreet way to medicate using marijuana. The Last but not the least advantage, which is so far one of the greatest advantages of CBD edibles is that they’re often affordable.
How are CBD edibles made?
CBD edibles are made from three distinct types of CBD which include: full-spectrum CBD, broad-spectrum CBD, and CBD isolate. Full spectrum CBD edibles are produced using the complete chemical profile of the cannabis or hemp plant. Note should be taken that products from cannabis and hemp are not the same, and do not produce the same experience. Full-spectrum products extracted from marijuana use all of the cannabinoids, terpenes, and molecular compounds imbedded in the marijuana plant, sometimes including THC in very small, almost trace amounts, but sometimes in significant doses. Full-spectrum CBD products from hemp equally use the full chemical profile of the hemp plant, which may not really be different from broad-spectrum CBD products. Broad-spectrum CBD edibles on their part contain all of the cannabinoids of the cannabis or hemp plant they are sourced, but do not contain THC as this compound is completely removed.
However both products from marijuana and hemp can be labeled as full spectrum even though they are not the same because hemp products capture the full chemical profile of the hemp plant, which by definition contains only trace amounts of THC (less than 0.3%) and hemp products are technically full-spectrum, these products may not provide the complete experience that many consumers associate with full-spectrum products from more chemically diverse marijuana plants
Which CBD edibles are safe for consumption?
CBD edibles are available in various forms such as : gummies, hard candies, chocolates, cookies, cakes, and even capsules. But the most popular option for US marijuana consumers among these many varieties are gummies. The first question to always ask when choosing CBD edibles is, what type of experience do you want? If you are looking for a THC-inclusive or psychoactive or euphoric experience that will get you high, but be a little bit lighter than the high you might experience from consuming a THC-dominant flower, then is it advisable to get a balanced CBD edible. Many CBD edibles present a 1:1 THC/CBD ratio, for example 10mg of CBD to 10mg of THC, but others offer higher CBD to THC ratios as well. As such if you only want the medicinal or therapeutic benefits of CBD, then a CBD-dominant edible, from hemp or marijuana dependent on consumer preference, would be the best call for you, as they won’t get you high, but will allow you to experience the medical benefits of CBD
The bottom line
CBD edibles have been prescribed and used as treatment for many ailments, such as digestive and neurological disorders, appetite etc and research has equally revealed that they offer various benefits, such as reducing symptoms of chronic illnesses and anxiety. So if a fan of marijuana but scared of the negative effect of the smoke on your lungs you can try out CBD edibles as they appear to be safer.