How To Eat Your Daily Cannabis
As one of the most widely popular delivery methods for medical cannabis, edibles deserve a conversation of their own. They are perfectly discreet, effective for relieving so many common symptoms, and of course, absolutely delicious.
Most important to the ingestion of any edible is the dosage. For most people, a “dose” of cannabis comes out to around 10mg THC. Some people can feel great off of 5mg, just as others may need 20mg and up to feel the effect. Either way, the general rule for newbies is to read the labels, “start low, and go slow” with edibles until you feel more comfortable estimating the right bite for your needs.
As a patient, you may have had an edible before, but the sheer variety of what’s being offered today may still surprise you!
Most of the edibles you will find on dispensary shelves will be of the snack food variety. In addition to the traditional “special” cookies and brownies, there are gourmet chocolate bars, potato chips, gum and breath mints, and savories like crackers and pretzels. Diet-conscious patients can also find vegan energy bars infused with a sativa-dominant strain. They’re easy to enjoy anywhere, and the effects of an edible can often be much stronger and longer-lasting than flower.
Name any beverage, and there’s bound to be a medicated version out on the market (or in development). From lemonades, sodas and iced teas to coffee and hot chocolate powders, it’s amazing what is being done in the medicated beverage space. There are even several brands creating discreet medicated water bottles – both THC and CBD varieties. Probiotic-rich kombucha teas are now being infused with cannabis, providing supreme nutritional benefit.
The beautiful thing about today’s edibles is that now, you can add many of them to your existing meals! Salad dressings, condiments and cooking sauces can easily be infused with THC. There are also flavored syrups that can be added to a beverage of your choice, changing the flavor while providing a sweet dose of medication at the same time.
Create Your Own
Many patients take matters into their own hands by creating novel infusions right in their kitchen at home. Just remember to “decarboxylate” flower at a temperature of 230℉ in order to activate the THC within. Then, the cannabinoids become fat- and alcohol-soluble. Create a tincture or tonic using alcohol, or infuse olive oil, coconut oil, or butter for endless edible-making possibilities. Many brands are also getting into selling THC or CBD isolate powders, which can be dissolved in anything. Try them out and judge their efficacy for yourself.
Joining Club M is one of the absolute best ways to stay abreast of all the amazing medical cannabis edibles that California has to offer. Many of our monthly subscription box sets contain a fine edible product for your enjoyment, like a special edition Bhang chocolate bar or THC-infused cooking kit from The Herbal Chef. Of course, not everything you eat can be medicated, so we always try to include a tasty non-medicated snack for you to enjoy your munchies.
Don’t be left out of the conversation when it comes to the finest quality cannabis products and accessories. Join Club M today and see what you’ve been missing in the world of edibles!