Smoking is still one of the most popular methods of cannabis consumption. Despite its popularity and effectiveness, this particular method does come with one significant downside – it’s not all that great for your lungs. Fortunately, as the cannabis market continues to expand, newer products provide you with an alternative. One such option that many people enjoy is edibles. You can buy edibles of all kinds from your local dispensary, giving yourself a tasty way to get your dose without harming your lungs.
What Are Edibles?
When it comes to cannabis use, the first thing that many people imagine is taking a hit from a joint. While this might be the classic method, you do inhale more than cannabinoids. You also take in ash and harmful carcinogens that could hurt your throat and lungs.
Edibles provide an alternative. Rather than inhaling cannabinoids, you eat them. Your lungs aren’t involved in the process at all.
How Edibles Work
When you smoke, cannabinoids travel through your lungs and almost instantly enter your bloodstream. The result is fast-acting effects. Consuming edibles are a bit different. Instead of inhaling cannabinoids, you swallow them and process them through your digestive system. As a result, it does take a bit longer for you to feel the effects. The cannabinoids get processed through your liver first and then enter your bloodstream.
Types of Edibles
There are countless types of edibles on the market. Some of the most popular options on the market today include:
- Chocolate bars
- Sparkling water
In addition to a vast array of edibles, many companies offer products with varying amounts of THC and CBD, as well as all kinds of different flavors. You’re bound to find something that suits your unique taste buds.
Benefits Beyond Protecting Your Lungs
No harm to your lungs is just one benefit of cannabis edibles. These products offer several others, including:
Easy, Accurate Dosing
When you buy edibles, you’ll notice the packages tell you the cannabinoid content per package, as well as per serving. With this information, you can easily and accurately dose your products.
The Ability to Microdose
With accurate dosing, edibles provide an ideal method of consumption for microdosing. If you have a serving of a chocolate bar that contains 5mg of THC, you can easily snap it in half to get a 2.5mg dose. Some companies even offer products that come in these small doses.
Edibles take longer to kick in, but those effects last longer, too. You can get longer-lasting relief from pain, anxiety, and other concerns, which also means you need to use less of your total product at a time.
A More Discreet Method
Edibles look like any other food or drink on the market. You can consume your dose without anyone taking notice of what you’re doing. There’s no smoke and no distinct cannabis smell.
Smoking cannabis might be the quintessential consumption method, but it’s far from ideal for your lungs. Edibles provide you with a delicious alternative with a form and flavor for nearly every taste. The next time you visit the BayQueen menu, be sure to check out our selection. You’re sure to find something you’ll enjoy.