Theory Wellness Guide to THC Edibles
THC Edibles: What Are the Different Cannabis Edibles?
Looking to try cannabis edibles? If you’ve only ever smoked cannabis, stepping into the world of THC edibles is an entirely different experience. Edible weed or THC has grown almost as popular as cured flower for a few reasons. No smoking is involved, edibles are inconspicuous, and the effects can be both long-lasting and profound. Not to mention, there is something to be said about eating or drinking something flavorful and getting the added benefit of an enjoyable buzz.
Most newcomers to THC edibles are surprised by just how many options there are. Below is a good guide on THC edibles to give you an idea of the different types, the perks of each, and more.
First, a Quick Look at THC Edibles
When you think of cannabis edibles, you may think only of something like weed brownies. However, the modern edible lineup is far more comprehensive, offering a number of ways to enjoy eating or drinking something tasty that delivers the desired euphoric or therapeutic experience. In general terms, THC edibles are edible products that have been infused with THC (tetrahydrocannabinol). The THC may come from extract or distillate, decarboxylated cannabis flower, or nano-emulsified THC particles.
The Different Types of Cannabis Edibles
Chewy/Gummy Weed Edibles
Chewies and gummies, such as Theory’s THC Raspberry Chews are one of the most popular modern THC edibles. These chewy edibles taste like chewy candy, come in a multitude of flavors, and are typically made with some type of THC extract. Gummies are small, easy to consume, and make it easy to scale your dose according to the desired experience.
Mint or Candy Cannabis Edibles
THC mints or hard candies are small, lozenge-size edibles that you consume by allowing the product to dissolve in your mouth. Because these hard candies linger in the mouth, they can oftentimes be faster-acting than standard weed edibles. And, mints and hard candies often offer lower doses, some as little as a few milligrams of THC each, which makes them good for micro-dosing. Theory Wellness offers their own brand, called Statemints, which also donate 10% of all sales to one of four non-profits in the following categories: community arts, mental health, psychedelic research, and the environment.
Edible THC Chocolate
If you’re looking for something a little more substantial to eat, THC chocolate bars are a good way to go. These chocolate bars come in so many forms, from basic dark chocolate bars to something more gourmet worthy like the Coconut Lime Dark Chocolate Bar from Theory. Depending on the size, THC chocolate bars can have a substantial potency level, but most are also scored for easy dosing.
Baked Edibles with Weed
Those pot brownies from long ago haven’t disappeared. They are still one of the most popular types of THC edibles. These days, you can find everything from gourmet cookies and crispy treats to brownies and blondies infused with THC at a dispensary.
THC drinks and beverages are one of the newest additions to the THC edibles lineup, but rapidly growing to be one of the most popular. These drinks are infused with THC and may be made with different types of THC extracts. For example, Hi5 Cannabis Infused Seltzers are made from nano-emulsified cannabis extracts, which means they act much faster than most types of edibles.
Savory Edible THC Snacks
If you don’t necessarily have a sweet tooth, don’t worry—there are THC edibles for you just the same. From crackers and chips to salted nuts and salad oil, a lot of savory foods are making their way into the cannabis edibles lineup.
While some don’t consider THC capsules or tablets as edibles, the route of consumption and how the products are processed by the body are essentially the same. THC capsules may be filled with a pre-measured dose of cannabis extract or THC distillate, or, some tablets are made with crystalline forms of cannabinoids.
What Are Fast-Acting THC Edibles?
Standard THC edibles may not take effect for up to an hour or more. This is because the THC particles have to be broken down by the digestive system before interacting with the endocannabinoid system and yielding the desired effects. By contrast, fast-acting THC edibles are made with smaller THC particles that are absorbed and processed much faster, usually within minutes.
Where Can I Find Edibles Near Me?
When it comes to finding the best edibles, always trust a reliable dispensary to find high-quality products. THC edibles can be potent and should be dosed appropriately, which means you will want a reliably created and labeled product. You can find a full collection of cannabis edibles—including fast-acting THC beverages—at Theory Wellness. Want to know more about fast-acting edibles? Be sure to check out What Are Fast-Acting Edibles? on the Theory Wellness blog.
About Theory Wellness
Theory Wellness is a vertically integrated dispensary with a deep passion for cannabis and the role it plays in improving people’s lives. We focus on small-batch cultivation of premium genetics sourced from select breeders around the world. We use high-efficiency growing techniques that help the plant reach its full potential in bud structure, terpene profile, and bag appeal. In addition, our lab is filled with an eclectic group of passionate scientists. We produce our products using state-of-the-art manufacturing processes and are constantly exploring new methods to develop our products.
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