You’re probably already aware: You can have your THC and eat it, too. Thankfully with the rise in legality of cannabis products, like delta 8 THC, there’s even more hope on the horizon for the legalization of all THC. To get you ready to celebrate (or perhaps you’re in an area where delta 9 is already legal), let’s chat a bit about the best types of THC edibles.
What are THC edibles?
If you’re under the impression THC edibles just have chunks of hemp plant in them, this isn’t the case. Technically THC edibles contain THC oil (which, yes, you can eat). There’s also the option of distillate. This is a powdery form of THC. In other words, eating a chunk of a hemp plant won’t do anything for you in terms of psychoactive effects. In fact, it’ll just taste bad and go through you like any roughage. (Mmm, fiber.)
THC oil is made with both hemp extracts as well as other carrier oils, quite commonly. The actual THC content must be extracted, which can occur in a variety of ways. Carrier oils can include hemp oil, coconut oil, olive oil, and so on. You can even make THC butter. This flexibility of oil makes it possible for you to infuse THC in just about anything. Since oil is a key ingredient in a variety of dishes, the possibilities for edibles is basically endless.
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The best THC edibles
Unfortunately, we may be biased, but we don’t think there’s anything such as a BAD THC edible. The only bad kind of edible is one you weren’t prepared for, so you wasted it during a time when you weren’t prepared to party. However, to get those creative juices flowing, we wanted to identify a few of our favorite types of THC edibles.
- Cookies and brownies
- Gummies and candy
- Savory dishes flavored with butter
- Beverages made with THC-infused seltzer
If none of these sounds like a preferred option, you can also check out delta 8 THC edibles. These offer a different kind of high. (Not to mention, delta 8 is federally legal.) Check out the Top 5 Delta 8 Edibles to Share.
What to be aware of with THC edibles
Though THC edibles sound like a good time, all the time, there is a downside. Even for seasoned cannabis connoisseurs, it’s sometimes difficult to gauge how much of an edible is needed to achieve the desired effects.
It’s even more difficult for those new to cannabis. In fact, because of the nature of THC edibles, they must be digested before the THC content can hit your bloodstream. This is why it takes a while for them to kick in.
If you’re responsible and have been on this rodeo before, you know that you shouldn’t take more of any type of edible sooner than 30 minutes to an hour after your initial serving.
So, if you’re impatient or new to THC, be careful. Edibles may not be the best place to start. With advice from a professional and a good understanding of how your body reacts to THC, though, you’re sure to hit the sweet spot sooner than later.