There are a number of benefits consumers can receive from cannabis edibles

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Cannabis and CBD are advantageous alternatives for treating a number of health issues

With all the gummy bears and marijuana cookies now available, they might seem like a relatively new invention. Believe it or not, edibles have been around for thousands of years, from the traditional Indian bhang to Mary Jane Rathbun’s (called Brownie Mary) homemade brownies made for AIDS patients in the 1980s. Although edibles have been around for so long, there are many who really don’t know what their true benefits are and why they have been positively compared to other products on the market.

Although most people immediately think of smoking marijuana when it comes to consuming cannabis, it is not the healthiest option – especially for medical marijuana patients. Edibles offer a smokeless alternative for those looking to avoid the potentially harmful effects of inhaling weed smoke while still enjoying all the medical benefits cannabis has to offer.

On the other hand, marijuana edibles leave barely a trace, making them a discreet and easily transportable method of enjoying cannabis compared to smoking or vaporizing. Smoking involves a few tools (at least a lighter for joints), and blowtorches and complex dabbing equipment can be downright intimidating for the novice cannabis user. Consuming edibles, on the other hand, is easy and practical since it’s something everyone does on a daily basis.

When cannabis is smoked or vaped, cannabinoids quickly enter the lungs and make their way through the bloodstream, first to the brain and then to the rest of the body. In contrast, THC from edibles enters through the digestive tract and is metabolized in the liver before traveling to the rest of the body.

If you are used to consuming by smoking, start small and go slow with edibles to avoid taking too much without giving your body the time it needs to metabolize the edible. In addition, these products provide accurate and consistent dosing.