You’ve probably heard a fair bit about marijuana recently. Perhaps you’re wondering what exactly it is and how you can use it as a food ingredient. The answer – in many ways – is abundantly clear.

In Canada, people use the cannabis plant (also known as hemp) to make everything from ice cream to beer and even pasta sauce. In this blog post, we’ll be taking an in-depth look at Canadian edibles, focusing on everything Canadians need to know about this emerging industry.

What are marijuana edibles?

Marijuana edibles are any food product that contain cannabinoids. The most common examples include baked goods (such as cookies, brownies, and cakes), beverages, and snacks.

The production of marijuana edibles is an incredibly complex process and one that is still in its very early stages in Canada. Clearly, cannabis-infused products are a natural fit for the food industry and provide a number of advantages to consumers over other forms of cannabis consumption.

In order to understand the marijuana edibles market, it is first necessary to understand the main difference between edibles and other products. In most cases, edibles are produced using cannabis oil.

What is cannabis oil? Cannabis oil is extracted using a solvent such as CO2, Ethanol, Ethyl Alcohol, or Carbon Dioxide.

What’s the difference between edibles and other cannabis products?

While there are many different cannabis products, edibles are unique in that they are made with cannabis oil. Cannabis oil is extracted from the cannabis plant and then concentrated with cannabinoids (such as CBD and THC).

 Many other cannabis products are made from the flowers, leaves, or seeds of the cannabis plant. Some examples of these include cannabis oils, sprays, tinctures, and teas.

How do you make marijuana edibles?

In order to make cannabis edibles, you first need some cannabis plant material. The amount of plant material you will need will depend on the type of product you want to make.

In most cases, you will need a large amount of cannabis in order to extract enough cannabinoids to make a large batch. Once you have your cannabis plant material, you can extract the cannabinoids through a process known as decarboxylation.

Decarboxylation is the process of heating up cannabis so that the naturally occurring cannabinoids are released.

Next, you will extract the cannabinoids and use them to create a cannabinoid oil. Once you have the cannabinoids in oil form, you can use them to create any type of cannabis-based product.

Health benefits of consuming marijuana by eating it

In order to understand the health benefits of consuming marijuana edibles, it is first necessary to understand how cannabinoids work. When you consume cannabinoids through eating, the process is different to when you consume them through smoking or vaping.

When you consume cannabinoids through smoking or vaping, the vast majority of the cannabinoids enter your bloodstream and go directly to your liver.

This process is fast and noticeable; it takes only seconds for your stomach to digest the cannabinoids and deliver them to your bloodstream.

When you consume cannabinoids through eating, they will go through the digestion system inside your stomach and intestines. This process takes significantly longer than vaping or smoking.

Pros of edible consumption

There are many different pros to eating marijuana edibles. The most obvious positive is that CBD and THC are going through the digestive system, which means that the effects are much longer lasting.

This is due to the fact that cannabinoids are slowly broken down in the digestive system and are metabolized by the liver. While one hit of weed can last anywhere between 30 and 90 minutes, consuming a cannabis-infused edible can leave you feeling the effects for a much longer duration.

Another obvious pro of eating marijuana edibles is that they have a variety of different forms, including baked goods. This means that there are many different ways to consume cannabis edibles.

Cons of edible consumption

As with everything, marijuana edibles have their pros and cons. The primary con of consuming edibles is that it takes significantly longer for the cannabinoids to enter your bloodstream.

This means that the effects of eating edibles will be much more gradual than with other methods of cannabis consumption. Another common con associated with consuming marijuana edibles is that it is much harder to regulate your dosage.

When consuming edibles, it is extremely difficult to know how much THC or CBD you are actually consuming. There are ways to estimate your dosage, such as using a cannabis calculator.

Final words

Cannabis edibles are a fantastic product and one that is likely to become increasingly popular in the years to come.

With marijuana edibles, you can consume cannabis at any time of day, any day of the week, and in almost any situation. Given that it’s possible to make edibles in many different forms, there are no real limitations on how often you can consume marijuana.

For those who are curious about trying marijuana edibles for the first time, it’s important to remember that consuming edibles is a very different experience than smoking or vaping.

Keep these things in mind, and you’ll have a much better chance of having a positive and enjoyable experience with edibles.