Edible cannabis products are foods and drinks, such as cookies, chocolates, beverages, candies etc. that have been infused with cannabis extracts, or concentrates, all of which contain active ingredients such as tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD).
Edible cannabis products are absorbed into the body through the digestive tract. They enter the bloodstream and travel to the liver, where they are metabolized and released back into the bloodstream. These active ingredients then enter the brain and the rest of the central nervous system, potentially producing an effect.
- Beverages are a smoke-free alternative to consuming dried cannabis
- Because it has been reported that the onset time to feel the effects of beverages is typically longer than when inhaling cannabis, to minimize the risk of consuming too much, start with a very small amount (2.5mg of THC or less)
- Consumption effects are said to last longer than when inhaled