So far, I’ve tried cannabis-infused root beer, cola, tonic and lemonade.
Whenever I shop at the local cannabis dispensary, I always check out the edibles. While I’m a fan of flower and vapes, I prefer the simplicity of edibles. I don’t need to worry about having access to specialized gear such as papers, lighters or batteries. Edibles don’t create any noticeable smell. There’s no mess, waste or ash. I am careful about the delayed effects of edibles. It can often take several hours for the full effects to be realized, and the sensations tend to be more intensive. This is because the cannabinoids are absorbed through the digestive tract. I am experienced enough to know my tolerance level. I’ve learned my ideal THC potency and have found my favorite strains and brands. For precision dosing, gummies are super easy. By reading the label, I know exactly how much THC, CBD and other ingredients I’m getting in each gummy. Plus, they are available in a wide variety of flavors. I am also a fan of cannabis-infused chocolates, peanut butter cups, brownies and cookies. On a recent trip to the dispensary, I discovered cannabis-infused beverages. There are mocktails and cannabeers that provide a great alternative to alcohol. They are the ideal way to mellow out without worrying about a hangover the next day. Most of the cannabis beverages are extremely mild. So far, I’ve tried cannabis-infused root beer, cola, tonic and lemonade. The drinks are a little different than standard edibles in that the effects set in more quickly. The cannabinoids, such as THC, are absorbed into the bloodstream through the membranes under the tongue. The effects can be felt in fifteen to thirty minutes.