Edibles have become fully mainstream. Now it is common to see comfortable and well-lit cannabis retail shops offering premium cannabis edibles than ever.
The numbers reflect this, too. In fact, the sales of edibles have skyrocketed the past year and even right now in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, outperforming the total cannabis market even with a growth of 54% in 2020.
As an online dispensary of cannabis and magic mushrooms in Vancouver, British Columbia ourselves at Blue Buddha Canada, we have seen this increase in our sales, too.
This is actually the rationale behind the expansion of our weed-edibles to also include mush-edibles which are edibles infused with the goodness of magic mushroom strains in British Columbia. Visit www.bluebuddhaco.ca/product-category/e-d-i-b-l-e-s/ to see our full list of flavors and varieties! We offer cannabis and shrooms in whatever chocolate and fruit flavors you can think of—milk chocolate, dark, chocolate almond, raspberry, green apple, cherry, strawberry—you name it, we have it!
And with this upsurge in numbers and demand there is an upsurge in questions, too. So for this entry, we have compiled the most common questions we have received about edibles. Among these include:
- First off, what Are Weed-edibles?
Weed-edibles or marijuana edibles are food products that are infused with cannabinoids.
Some sources include other ingestible items such as drinks and capsules but generally, when you refer to weedibles, you’re talking about foods such as pastries, chocolate, candies, and other treats that contain marijuana.
- How Does the Body Process Edibles?
The processing happens primarily in the digestive system, particularly in the liver, where the body converts delta-9 THC to 11-hydroxy THC.
- How Long Do Edibles Stay in Your System?
Edibles can stay in your system for up to 12 hours depending on several factors. These includes:
- The half-life of cannabis
- Quantity consumed
- Tolerance, that is, the type of consumer that the person is—whether he/she is a casual or habitual user
Generally, habitual users have THC in their system longer than those who have just started using it.
- Do Edibles Show Up on Drug Tests?
Yes, it does not matter how you consumed it. The THC from your chocolate, candy, or brownie will come up in your urine, hair, saliva, sweat, and blood all the same for 3 to 12 days.
- Is Consuming Weed-edibles Dangerous?
In moderation, everything should be good. The rule of thumb is to be patient especially if you are taking it the first time. Make sure to start with a tiny bit one at a time and feel your way around it. Cannabis-induced psychosis from overconsumption is a huge problem for those who underestimate or who are too impatient to wait it out.