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We tend to think of the pot brownies as the earliest edibles, making their debut way back in the 1950s, but edibles have actually been around for centuries. In fact, the earliest edibles go back to 1000 BCE India in a drink known as “bhang,” made by combining ground cannabis leaves and buds with milk and spices. Today’s edibles are made from much stronger strains and mixed with tastier foods – this is especially true of edibles offered by premier recreational and medical cannabis retail shops like Lucid.
Edibles are a delicious way to enjoy all the goodness of cannabis without the smoke! Ingesting cannabis has many distinct advantages over other forms of consumption. Edibles provide cannabis connoisseurs with greater control over the amount of THC they consume, for example, as all edibles are clearly labeled with their THC content.
Many prefer edibles as an alternative to smoking. Lighting up causes the telltale odor of cannabis, which can draw unwanted attention during concerts, at home, or in places that do not allow smoking. Edibles are also a good option in situations where vaping is not possible.
Because of the way the body metabolizes cannabis through the digestive tract, edibles also offer a longer-lasting high. When smoked or vaped, the most potent effects of cannabis can last for 3 hours then taper off over the course of a few hours. When ingested, however, the most powerful effects of THC can continue for 12 hours.
While it takes only moments for the psychoactive effects to kick in after smoking or vaping cannabis, it can take up to an hour to feel the effects of edibles. The difference is due to the speed at which THC enters your bloodstream. The THC enters your bloodstream immediately after inhaling it, but the THC in edibles must go all the way through your stomach and into your small intestine before it reaches your bloodstream. Once in the bloodstream, THC travels to your brain and binds with special receptors in your brain cells to cause the psychoactive effects.
However, ingesting THC through edibles can often produce stronger effects than smoking or vaping it. This is because of the way the body metabolizes, or breaks down, THC into smaller components, known as metabolites. Your digestive tract breaks down THC into the metabolite delta-9-THC, which binds more readily to the receptors in your brain cells, thereby giving you a strong buzz. When you smoke or vape cannabis, your body does not have a chance to break down THC, so you don’t get the full effect.
Right here in Spokane at our dispensary! We have a vast selection of cannabis edibles. We adhere to the highest quality guidelines and we take every step possible to make the edible we stock are as delicious as they are effective.
The next time you buy edibles in WA, come to Lucid!