How many types of edibles are there?
As you may already know, dispensaries usually carry a wide range of edibles in all shapes and sizes, ranging from low to high concentrations. Gummies, beverages, cookies, chocolates, and it’s only to name a few.
While having a lot of different options can be fun and exciting, it can also be frustrating as there are so many options to choose from.
Luckily, to help you better understand what’s best for you, we’re going to go over some of the most common cannabis edible types and their great benefits!
Gummies And Candies
Gummies and candies are the most common and favorite type of edibles of casual consumers and experienced users alike. From the iconic pot brownie all the way to THC-infused chocolates, there are endless options of gummies and candies you can choose from.
Whether you’re new to the scene or you’re a longtime toker, these types of edibles accommodate all types of cannabis users due to their great taste and potency.
Here are a few things you can expect from solid edibles:
- A large assortment of creative options
- Tasty and easy to eat options
- Good shelf life
- Most solid edibles are cost-effective
- Long-lasting, potent effects (approx. 8 hours)
These types of edibles are also particularly good for treating chronic pain, insomnia, and depression.
While these types of edibles are definitely tasty and carry high potency, they are also very high in sugar and could be an issue for those who have medical conditions such as insulin resistance and diabetes.
When it comes to the trendy side of cannabis, weed drinks are at the top of the game. Whether your taste is ice tea or hot chocolate, you can rest assured that there’s a THC or CBD infused version somewhere.
These types of edibles affect you in a similar fashion to gummies and candies , so they must be digested first before they can be activated.
Many people also enjoy the idea of a cannabis-infused tea as it’s a figurative one-two punch since you get the benefits of your favorite cannabinoids and the antioxidants found in tea. On top of that, cannabis drinks can be used as a refreshing treat for post-workout recovery to tame any delayed onset muscle soreness.
Here are a few reasons why we love weed drinks:
- There’s a large assortment of different flavor
- Several types of drink options (coffee, tea, juice, etc.)
- They’re tasty and easy to consume
- They provide long-lasting, potent effects (approx. 8 hours)
- Cannabis drinks are extremely refreshing
Cannabis drinks are a great option for those who prefer beverages to food and are a great reliever of chronic pain, muscle soreness, and depression.
Cannabis in pill form is a surprisingly popular choice for both casual and medical cannabis consumers. That said, cannabis pills tend to bridge the gap between recreational and medicinal use, allowing people to administer their cannabinoids by ingestion without adding any extra calories or hassle to their day.
Cannabis pills can range from single cannabinoid extracts to full-spectrum cannabis oils of a specific strain. As far as dosage goes, cannabis pills are securely sealed, accurately dosed , and easy to consume providing consumers with a flavorless choice to consume cannabis.
Here’s why so many people enjoy cannabis capsules:
- They are accurately dosed
- Capsules are easy to consume and discreet enough not to draw any attention
- They’re Flavorless
- Cannabis capsules can be highly potent (or not)
- Cannabis capsules are also highly portable
Similar to gummies, chocolate and drinks, these types of edibles must follow the same first-pass metabolism rule and must be processed by the liver before producing their effects. Cannabis capsules are tiny but pack a strong kick. Don’t underestimate these ones.
These types of edibles are alcohol-based cannabis extracts that are great for those who are looking to take it slow with edibles.
For the most part, tinctures are cannabinoids and terpenes that have been extracted using a high proof alcohol solution. They make for great portable companions whether you’re in the office or out travelling.
These types of edibles are best taken sublingually, by placing it under your tongue, as the tissue under your tongue will help to get the medications to your system faster.
In terms of its practicality, cannabis tinctures have a long list of benefits including:
- Fast-acting effects
- Safe and easy to control dosage
- Mild flavor
- Highly portable
- Long shelf life
- Comes with liquid dropper to control dosage
Whether you’re looking for a smokeless option to consume your cannabis or are a slow consumer, tinctures are a great option for those who are looking for a safe, easy-to-dose, and long-lasting option.
Phoenix Tears are full-spectrum cannabis oils that are similar to tinctures, with the main difference being that Phoenix Tears are pure cannabis oils and aren’t mixed with an alcoholic solution.
Phoenix Tears are incredibly helpful at relieving things like joint pain, inflammation, and insomnia. That said, Phoenix Tears can be applied topically to alleviate pain and inflammation, or consumed sublingually to experience its psychoactive effects. Keep in mind that Phoenix Tears are relatively potent and can also be eaten, if you don’t mind the wait.
Here are a few reasons why we are big fans of Phoenix Tears:
- They have fast-acting effects (when applied topically and sublingually)
- They’re safe and easy to control dosage (using a liquid dropper)
- They only have a mild cannabis flavor
- Phoenix Tears are highly portable
- They have a long shelf life
- Potent effects with the full range of cannabinoids
In addition to all of these benefits, Phoenix Tears are already decarboxylated, meaning you add it to your food or drinks without any processing. Finally, Phoenix Tears are also highly stable and have a great shelf life much like tinctures.
Types of Edibles – Concluding Thoughts
Now you should have a great understanding of various types of edibles and the benefits they carry. If you are a person who likes potent and lasting effects, then gummies and beverages would be the best options for you. And those looking for flavorless and highly portable cannabis products, tinctures and capsules would be your must-have.
Remember, it can take anywhere up to 30 to 120 minutes for your ingested edibles to kick in, and about 15 to 30 minutes for your sublingually administered cannabis oils. Other factors such as your body weight, how much food you’ve eaten prior and your own metabolism will also influence how long it’ll take before they kick in.
If you’re unsure about dosage, it’s always best to follow the old adage: “Start low and go slow.” Doing so will help to avoid unpleasant experiences and enjoy your edibles to the fullest.
As always, happy trails!