Foods and beverages containing cannabis are popular, but probing their effects is difficult. Scientists are scouring existing studies and knowledge from nutrition research to learn how these products interact with the body.
This episode, we meet with leading cannabis researcher Adie Rae to figure out the biology behind the difference between inhaling and eating weed, as well as what we do and don't know about the potential health benefits and harms of cannabis. Can THC help you sleep? Is all this trendy CBD-infused everything on supermarket shelves actually doing anything?
From vegan gummies to cannabis teas, marijuana edibles are becoming the newest product in the “wellness” market.
As states legalize cannabis, a growing number of children are inadvertently consuming marijuana-infused foods.
The weed world is starting to crack the "terps" that makes each bud—and edible—unique.
Before sinking your teeth into edibles, do yourself a favor and get to know the facts.
Many of us new to cannabis-infused foods (also known as “edibles”) fall victim to the same mistake: we eat too much. Edibles are a great choice when consumed responsibly; they’re potent and body-focused, meaning they’re perfect for people who suffer from pain, nausea, or lack of appetite.
The caramel-chocolate flavored candy bar looked so innocent, like the Sky Bars I used to love as a child.
Sitting in my hotel room in Denver, I nibbled off the end and then, when nothing happened, nibbled some more. I figured if I was reporting on the social revolution rocking Colorado in January, the giddy culmination of pot Prohibition, I should try a taste of legal, edible pot from a local shop.
What could go wrong with a bite or two?
As any seasoned marijuana user can attest, edibles provide a mysterious high — one that is infinitely different than the buzz obtained from smoking or vaporizing. When you combine that with the varying ways edibles affect different people, it can be an unpredictable experience on your first foray. “Edibles are going to affect everybody differently.”
They concluded that medical marijuana patients were likely to receive too high of a dose (products with 58% more THC than labeled) or, more likely, too low of a dose. Some of the products tested had “negligible” amounts of the drug.
Speculate no longer, curious ones: we’re going to break down the differences between psychoactive snacks and the more familiar inhaled forms of cannabis.
But is edible pot really any worse than the inhaled version? Or have people just discovered a new plaything that they just don’t know how to work?
The answer is a little bit of both.
I'm not endorsing it, but if you choose to go the edible route, read the label. Ask for dosage recommendations. Take small bites at a time and be patient. Know that it could be a while before you feel anything at all. Education is key, and you should always do your research before you try something new.
Many marijuana users are wondering if it’s better eating marijuana as pot edibles instead of smoking it. What’s behind the interest in marijuana edibles? Sure, smoking marijuana is the fastest way to deliver THC and other cannabinoids into your body and mind. But some people are tired of coughing, throats hurting, having to buy and use pipes, bongs, or vaporizers. The smell of smoked marijuana, or a big cloud of marijuana smoke, brings unwanted attention that can harm your privacy and freedom. It’s also because eating marijuana gives you a different kind of marijuana high.
What if you could combine two of the mightiest American indulgences—comfort food and reefer—in one meal? We found out: You can!
Since THC and CBD are non-polar, they can be extracted into non-polar bases like butter or oil. This allows them to be used in a variety of baked goods such as brownies, cookies, and pastries.
It isn't just the length of time it takes to feel their effects that makes edibles a bit tricky. Here, thanks to the Cannabist, are five reasons edibles can be unpredictable, especially when compared to smoked buds.
Legalization has made cannabis foods much safer, but it’s also introducing them to a whole new audience, many of whom have no idea what to expect.
Overdose symptoms from eating marijuana are often more severe than symptoms of an overdose from smoking marijuana.
Because most edibles are exposed to some kind of heat during the cooking process, many of the inactive cannabinoids such as THCA and CBDA, are converted to THC, CBD, and CBN. This heating process, known as decarboxylation, as well as the high levels of THC found in edibles, work together to create an ideal treatment for many disorders...