Cannabis edibles have come a long way since the early days of “pot brownies,” and there are now more options for high-quality edibles than ever before.
Edibles are convenient, discreet, and best of all, incredibly enjoyable – after all, who wouldn’t want their cannabis in the form of a delicious snack or beverage? Ranging from sweet to savory and everything in between, marijuana-infused edibles have become hugely popular with both MMJ patients and recreational consumers.
SWC is one of the leading medical and recreational dispensaries in Prescott, serving up the best variety of edibles Arizona has to offer. We’ve created a menu that features an array of flavors, price points, and more, so you can shop according to your personal taste and go home happy.
What are Cannabis THC Edibles?
Cannabis edibles are food and beverage products that are infused with cannabis. In other words, it’s cannabis delivered in a form you can eat!
You can find edibles made with all of your go-to strains, including sativa, indicas, and hybrids. There are also options for high-THC edibles, as well as CBD-only edible products. Traditionally, edibles are made using butter or oils that have been infused with cannabis. But today’s cannabis innovators are finding new ways to get creative in the kitchen, crafting recipes that feature pure, distilled THC and/or CBD.
Types of marijuana edibles
Odds are, if you can think of a certain snack you enjoy eating, then you can probably find it as a cannabis edible. Some of the most popular types of cannabis edibles include:
- Hard candies
- Baked goods
- Flavored waters
- Dissolvable “strips”
How do weed edibles work?
When you consume a marijuana edible, it’s processed and metabolized by your body’s digestive system. The cannabinoids, such as THC and CBD, are absorbed by your body.
Because your body processes edibles differently than cannabis smoke, the onset and duration of effects are also unique. Usually, people describe a slower, more steady onset of effects, lasting up to several hours.
What to expect from the effects of cannabis edibles
As mentioned above, the effects of an edible will usually take a bit longer to set in when compared to smoking or vaping cannabis. You can expect to begin feeling effects anywhere from 5 minutes after eating the edible, up to 3 hours afterward.
Generally, there are a few factors that will shape your experience, including:
- The type of edible
- The dosage
- Your personal experience/tolerance
- Other food you’ve recently eaten
- Your body mass
Eating vs. smoking cannabis will deliver a much different experience, which mostly comes down to the rate at which your body absorbs the cannabinoids. So, 10mg of THC inhaled via smoking will not “feel” the same as 10mg of THC eaten in an edible. Keep this in mind when you’re just starting with edibles.
Benefits of Cannabis Edibles
So, why are cannabis edibles so popular? In short, they offer plenty of attractive benefits for both medical marijuana patients and recreational consumers:
- Can offer potent, long-lasting effects
- No smoke
- Very discreet
- Easy to enjoy, without any experience or technical knowledge needed
- Available in a variety of forms
- Can be a tasty “treat”
- Because they are pre-made and pre-packaged, there’s no guesswork when it comes to dosage
Tips for Enjoying Marijuana Edibles
If you’re new to the world of edibles, here are a few tips to help you get started:
- Start low and go slow: This is classic advice in the cannabis community, no matter what form of marijuana you’re going to try. Start with a small amount of a low-dose edible, and take it slow. Some edibles won’t produce effects for up to three hours, so give it time before you try a second dose.
- Don’t mix edibles with other substances: Avoid combining your edible with alcohol or other substances, especially when you’re still learning the ropes.
- Keep them properly stored: Children and pets can easily mistake a weed edible for a regular snack, and you definitely don’t want your edibles ending up in the wrong hands. Ensure they’re stored in a child- and pet-proof container and kept in the original packaging until ready for use.
Where Can I Find Cannabis Edibles Near Me?
Sure, you could always just search for “weed edibles near me,” – or you could just come straight to one of Arizona’s favorite dispensaries, SWC. Here, you can be confident that you’re browsing an expertly-curated collection of CBD and THC edibles for sale in Prescott. Plus, you’ll get helpful guidance from our friendly, experienced team, making it easier to choose the products that fit your needs.
You might be wondering: what about learning how to make homemade cannabis edibles? Even though some consumers try to find THC or CBD edibles recipes, shopping at a trusted dispensary is usually your best bet. Look at it this way: you could either spend your time and money on trying to make edibles using cannabis extracts that don’t taste that great, or you could just come grab a few favorites at our dispensary and get right to enjoying them. It’s easier, usually more affordable, and you know you’ll be happy with the results.
Sample the Best THC Edibles in Tempe & Prescott, AZ at SWC
No matter what your cannabis preferences might be, the perfect edible is three things: delicious, made with quality ingredients, and infused with premium cannabis. When you’re ready to find your ideal edible, visit our Prescott or Tempe dispensary to start shopping – see you there!
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