If you’ve never explored the world of cannabis edibles, would it surprise you to discover that “edibles” can include everything from cookies, waffles, chocolates, hard candy, gummies, mints, and taffy? And there’s more, including infused capsules, mixable flavorless powders, drinks, and coffees.
Edibles in Colorado are a great option to experience consuming cannabis in a new and different way with many options to try. While edibles contain THC like other forms of cannabis, they do work a bit differently. Read on to discover more about cannabis edibles.
You Have Options
In addition to the many forms of cannabis edibles in Colorado mentioned above, strain-specific options are available along with dominance specific options for anyone looking for the effect of an Indica, Sativa, or hybrid. Dosage is the most important part of ensuring a great experience. If you’re new to edibles, it’s highly recommended to start with the minimum amount or ask for micro-dosed options. Small amounts of THC and CBD are great for pain and relaxation while providing a milder effect.
Edibles containing CBD in various ratios like 1:1, 20:1 or 2:1 (CBD:THC) are another great place to start. CBD offers a relaxing yet non-psychoactive effect and can help to offer a great edible experience.
With a variety of options to choose from, it’s always important to describe the type of experience you are looking for to your budtender.
Give It Time (a.k.a. “Be Patient!”)
When you smoke or vape cannabis, the effects very quickly take place. Edibles can take between 30 minutes or up to 3-4 hours (or more) before you feel the effects. Beginners have made the mistake of consuming more edibles if they don’t feel the effects right away instead of waiting for the effects to be felt. Eating too many edibles can lead to drowsiness, nausea, and various other uncomfortable sensations because the cumulative effects may hit you very strongly.
Edibles, when mixed with alcohol, can result in extreme drowsiness and is highly advisable to avoid mixing the two or mixing cannabis with any illegal or pharmaceutical medications with sedative side effects.
Other factors that may delay or increase the time it takes for a person to feel the effect is diet. Because cannabinoids bind to fat cells, eating something when taking an edible is advisable. like a piece of cheese, avocado or handful of nuts ensures the THC and CBD have something to bond to as your body is digesting it.
Combining edibles with concentrate consumption, like vaping or smoking flower will also increase the effect of the edible and is not suggested.
Edibles In Colorado
Looking for edibles in Colorado? Roots Rx has a full range of edibles including Vegan, Gluten-Free, and sugar-free options. Check out our list of locations today to find the one closest to you. Our friendly budtenders are excited to share their cannabis expertise with you are always willing to answer any and all of your cannabis questions!