Edibles are food products that are infused with cannabis extracts, such as THC or CBD. They come in a variety of forms, including baked goods, chocolates, gummies, and beverages. When consumed, edibles provide a longer-lasting and more potent high than smoking or vaping cannabis.
This is because the active compounds are metabolized in the liver, where they are converted into a stronger form that can cross the blood-brain barrier more easily.
As a result, beginners are advised to start with a low dose and wait at least an hour before deciding to consume more.
Edibles can also have different effects depending on the type of extract used, the quality of the ingredients, and the method of preparation. Some edibles are designed for specific purposes, such as pain relief, relaxation, or sleep aid.
It is important to read the labels and follow the instructions carefully to avoid any unwanted side effects.