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What Are Edibles?

A Beginners Guide to Edibles

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Edibles offer a completely new way to enjoy the benefits of cannabis consumption and have come a long way since the special brownies. However, if you haven’t tried them before or have had a negative experience with them in the past, jumping into edibles can be intimidating. But they needn’t be! When dosed correctly, patients can ensure a safe, responsible, and enjoyable experience with edibles. 

At Kush Gardens dispensaries in Oklahoma, you will always find a wide selection of premium edibles to choose from. We know that finding the right edibles can be difficult for both uninitiated and experienced patients, but fear not, our friendly and knowledgeable staff is always ready to help you find the right products for you. We even put together a guide that will make you a cannabis edible whiz in no time. 

What Are Edibles?

Edibles are, well, edible. It’s cannabis you can eat! Unlike smoking or vaping cannabis consumption methods, edibles deliver THC and CBD compounds to the bloodstream through the ole’ digestive system, and as such, take much longer to produce an effect. There are many different types of edibles, from baked goods and chocolate bars to gummies, chews, and candy. There are even innovative products hitting the shelves such as cannabis-infused liquid extracts, beverages, capsules, and tablets that all can be consumed.

Medicinally speaking, because they’re more “body-focused” than regular cannabis flower, edibles are excellent for patients that are looking to treat ailments like physical pain, appetite loss, and even nausea or that are just looking to kick back and relax.

What Are the Benefits of Edibles?

Most edibles you find at dispensaries create a unique and delicious way to consume cannabis and offer many benefits that make them an alternative to smoking, vaping, and dabbing. Some of these benefits include:

  • Stronger, Long-Lasting Effects

Because cannabis edibles are broken down by the digestive system, not only do they take longer to kick in, but they also offer a delayed release of cannabinoids into the body. This typically results in stronger, longer-lasting effects that are brought on gradually. You’ll definitely notice the difference. 

  • Easy Dosing

The biggest mistake people make when taking edibles is taking too much. This is often due to the amount of time it takes for edibles to hit users. However, edibles are actually easy to dose. When smoking, vaping, or dabbing, you can’t really tell how much you’re consuming. With edibles, dosing is a breeze.

  • Discreet

Edibles provide a simple, discreet, and smoke-free way to use cannabis. Oftentimes, the edibles you get from dispensaries look almost identical to the snacks, treats, and foods you would find in your cupboard. Going to grab a cookie when the in-laws are in town has a whole new meaning.

  • Variation

There are so many different types of edibles to try. This gives patients the opportunity to experiment with different types and doses to find new ways to enjoy all of the other benefits that you just don’t get from smoking. Once you try cookies and other baked goods, try taking things to a new level with fast-acting extracts or drops. 

What Are Some Tips for Taking Edibles?

If you want to ensure an enjoyable experience when taking edibles, there are definitely some things you should keep in mind. For good measure, keep these three simple rules in mind.

  • Start low and slow. It is recommended that those new to edibles start with a lower dose. Typically, 2.5mg THC is a great dose for entry-level edible consumers. Keep in mind, it can take anywhere from 30 minutes to two hours to feel the effects.
  • Check the label. Cannabis edibles come in packaging that contains information about the product as well as specific dosage guidelines for patients to follow. Again, it’s wise to start with the smallest dose and then work your way up. 
  • Remember that all edibles are not the same. Edibles such as cookies, drops, and gummies are absorbed differently and will therefore be different when it comes to the strength and longevity of the effects.

Find Premium Edibles at Kush Gardens

Ready to give edibles a try? Visit your nearest Kush Gardens dispensary. There is a reason why Kush Gardens is known as the best edible dispensary. We have everything, from tinctures and gummies to chocolate and puppy chow. Stop by today to check it all out for yourself.

Our Locations

Kush Ponca

2012 N Union Street
Ponca City, OK 74601

P: 580-749-5732

Kush Enid

362 E Willow Rd.
Enid, OK 73701

P: (580) 297-6948

Kush Okmulgee

1023 E 6th St,
Okmulgee, OK 74447

P: (918) 304-2001

Coming Soon - Kush Rockwell Ave OKC

1501 N Rockwell Ave
Oklahoma City, OK 73127

Coming Soon - Kush SW 104 St OKC

3624 SW 104 St
Oklahoma City, OK 73159