Edible Education

Edibles 101: The Different Types of Cannabis Edibles

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If you’re just getting your feet wet in the world of cannabis-infused edibles, you’re in for a treat! Welcome to BC Weed Edible, your go-to Canadian online dispensary. Think of this as your handy-dandy intro to all things edibles. We’re here to give you the lowdown on what edibles are all about, the variety you’ll find here, and some tips to make your edible journey even more epic. So, grab a snack (or maybe an edible), and let’s dive into the delicious world of cannabis-infused treats!

A cannabis edible is any food item infused with cannabis, commonly referred to as edibles. These products have evolved significantly from the traditional space brownies, offering a wide array of forms for consumption. Nowadays, the diversity in cannabis-infused edibles allows for a more personalized and flavour-centric experience, providing users with numerous options to suit their preferences. The advancement in edible varieties reflects a shift towards more unique and tailored cannabis experiences.

Things To Know About Edibles

  • Unique Effects of Edibles: Unlike smoked cannabis, edibles’ effects don’t begin until the cannabinoids are metabolized in the bloodstream, offering a distinct experience.
  • Cannabinoids in Edibles: Edibles contain therapeutic compounds like THC and CBD, which interact with the body’s endocannabinoid system affecting mood, sleep, appetite, pain response, and inflammation.
  • Metabolism of THC: Consumed THC is converted by the liver into 11-hydroxy THC, a compound about 5 times more potent than when smoked, leading to delayed and more intense effects.
  • Dosage Guidance: Start with a low dose (2.5-5mg) and wait up to two hours before considering an additional dose. Keep track of dosages and effects for future reference.
  • Duration of Effects: Edibles provide longer-lasting effects (4-8 hours) compared to smoking or vaping (2-4 hours), suitable for all-day relief.
  • Medical Benefits: Especially beneficial for medicinal users, such as cancer patients, edibles can help manage symptoms like nausea and increase appetite due to their prolonged effect.

TYPES OF EDIBLES

Cannabis infused food exist in a wide variety of products. The thing with cannabis is that imagination is the limit. While the type of edibles is growing year after year there are a few of them you should know about because they represent over 95% of the sales:

GUMMIES

Gummies are a popular choice among cannabis edibles for their convenience, variety, and ease of dosing. These chewy, flavourful treats come in an array of shapes, sizes, and fruit flavors, appealing to both beginners and seasoned users. The precise dosage in each gummy makes it simple to control your experience, you can also easily split them in two.

Chocolates

Cannabis-infused chocolates blend the rich, indulgent taste of cocoa with the therapeutic benefits of THC and CBD. Available in bars, bites, and truffles, these edibles offer a discreet and sophisticated way to consume cannabis. Chocolate edibles are perfect for those who want to combine their love for chocolate with the calming effects of cannabis.

BAKED

Cannabis-infused baked goods blend the comfort of classic treats like cookies, brownies, and muffins with the benefits of cannabis. Ideal for those with a sweet tooth, these edibles offer a familiar and enjoyable way to consume cannabis. They're perfect for a cozy night in or sharing with friends.

SNACKS

Cannabis-infused snacks, including popcorn, are a savory option for those who prefer a munchable experience. These snacks are perfect for social gatherings or movie nights, offering a tasty way to consume cannabis without the sweetness of traditional edibles.

Beverages

Cannabis drinks offer a refreshing and fast-acting alternative to traditional edibles. From sodas and teas to coffees and fruit punches, these beverages are infused with varying levels of cannabinoids to suit your preferences.

Lozenges

Lozenges and hard edibles offer a discreet and convenient way to consume cannabis. These small, candy-like edibles dissolve slowly in the mouth, providing a gradual release of cannabinoids. Ideal for micro-dosing or those seeking long-lasting relief, they come in various flavors, making them a tasty alternative to smoking or vaping.

Oils

Tinctures and oils are versatile, potent forms of cannabis edibles. Administered with a dropper, users can add them to food and drinks or place them directly under the tongue for faster absorption.

Capsules

Soft gels are an ideal choice for those seeking precision and discretion in their cannabis consumption. These capsules contain a measured dose of THC or CBD oil, providing consistent effects without any taste or smell. Soft gels are easy to take, making them suitable for on-the-go use and for those who need a straightforward dosing option.

EDIBLE DOSAGE

It might take a little trial and error to figure out how many edibles you should take, especially if you’ve never done it before. If you’ve never administered edibles, start with a lower dose; 5mg is a good place to start. You’ll discover edibles with even lower amounts of THC, but most of them contain between 10 and 20 mg of THC per serving. For someone who has experience smoking cannabis, the 10-20mg range is a reasonable place to begin.

The edible dose varies depending on the edible strength, weight of the individual, and THC tolerance. If you want an accurate dosage chart depending on those factors we suggest that you take a look at our Edible Dosage Chart by Weight. Edibles can create some powerful effects such as extreme paranoia or anxiety if not taken in the appropriate dosage. So, be cautious about potency levels and serving sizes to ensure you’re receiving a good but not excessive amount.

Edible FAQ

Edibles generally take up to 2 hours to kick in, though this varies by type. For instance, infused hard candies can act faster (around 30 minutes) as some THC absorbs sublingually into the bloodstream. Most edibles start working within 1 to 2 hours, so avoid taking more if you don’t feel effects immediately. Many beginners make the mistake of consuming additional edibles too soon, leading to unpleasant experiences. Exercise patience and caution with your first edible ventures!

The effects of edibles can last significantly longer than smoking or vaping cannabis, typically ranging from 2 to 6 hours, depending on the dose, individual metabolism, and the type of edible consumed. In some cases, particularly with higher doses, the effects can last even longer.

When it comes to edibles, some cannabis-infused foods will mask the flavour so you can’t tell whether or not there’s any THC in your mouth. It is usually the case for chocolate bars or baked goods such as brownies. Other times potency has a lot more influence on how an edible tastes; high potencies may actually create stronger flavours than low ones because they’re richer with cannabinoids!

Typically with low dosage edibles like 10mg and 20mg you won’t experience a strong taste, most likely an after taste but nothing potent. However everything above 50mg, especially for small gummies, you will experience the taste of Cannabis.

Yes, edibles come in both Sativa and Indica strains, as well as hybrid forms that combine aspects of both. The type of cannabis used in the edible can influence the effects you experience. Sativa edibles are known for their more energizing and uplifting effects, making them suitable for daytime use. Indica edibles, on the other hand, tend to provide more relaxing and sedative effects, which are often preferred for evening or nighttime use.

You can buy edibles from a local dispensary , delivery services or online dispensaries. Please note that edible potency is still limited to 10mg per package in local stores, they are also expensive in comparison online services.

If you are just beginning your journey with edibles you can simply go to your local store and they will guide you through your different options. If you’re looking for more potent options we’d recommend the online versions.

When shopping for edibles online, there’s a simple rule to ensure you’re paying a fair price. The THC concentration of an edible is clearly labelled and this will be used as our measure against what we feel it should cost in order not only to make sure that customers are getting their money’s worth but also give them peace of mind knowing exactly where every penny goes so they can enjoy themselves without guilt or regret later on down the road!

  • 200mg THC/CBD edible pack cost around $19
  • 500mg THC/CBD edible pack cost around $29
  • 1000mg THC/CBD edible pack cost around $39

FINAL THOUGHTS

The demand for edible cannabis in Canada is on the rise, promising a broader selection and greater availability. This means both newcomers and seasoned users can find edibles that meet their desired effects. Edibles are perfect for Canadians looking to spice up their cannabis use with variety and new experiences. Whether you’re exploring for the first time or seeking something new, consulting with a cannabis professional can help you find the right products for your needs.

THC Vape Cartridges 1gram

$19.00
Our THC Vape Cartridge are made with premium-grade Distillate and 5% of natural terpenes that allows you to get the entourage effect of cannabis. You have the choice between Sativa and Indica types of carts to get the effects you are looking for. Buy More and save up to 30% on the retail price! Check the price table below! Every batch of Distillate is lab-tested to ensure quality and consistency in every inhale. Engineered to deliver the most flavourful vapour, every cartridge contains 1000mg of THC, housed in a 1.0mL TH2 cartridge. If you want more carts than usual you can also check our Bulk THC Vape Carts (50 carts), price is only $14 per cart when buying in bulk!

20mg THC Gummies (10x20mg)

$15.20
Our 20mg Edible Gummies are vegan, no gelatin, made with the best ingredients. The perfect texture for the perfect taste you could find. Easy to transport and perfect to take care of yourself and finally enjoying a product of great taste quality. All our gummies come in different flavours. 20mg is a great dosage for beginners. It can even be split into two parts of 10mg in order to have a light buzz. Both dosages are great for recreational purposes. Each 200mg package contains 10 gummies containing 20mg of THC each. Ingredients: fruit purée, sugar, pectine NH, glucose, lemon juice, distillate THC, natural terpenes Storage: 6 months in the fridge, 2 months at room temperature
Buy More, Save More: Get up to 20% Off your edibles when buying multiple packs.

10mg THC Gummies (10x10mg)

$9.60
Our 100mg THC Gummies come with 10 piece of 10mg THC per bag . All our gummies are are vegan & made with natural ingredients only. We only use real fruits and no conservative, colourants or artificial flavours! The perfect texture for the perfect taste, finally enjoy a product of high-quality. All our gummies come in different phenotype, so you can choose between Sativa & Indica variations to get the full entourage effect of marijuana! 10mg is a great dosage for beginners. It can even be split into two parts of 5mg in order to have a light buzz. Both dosages are great for recreational purposes.

100mg THC Gummy Edibles info

THC Content 100mg
THC per serving 10mg
Type Sativa or Indica
Ingredients fruit purée, sugar, pectine NH, glucose, lemon juice, distillate THC, natural terpenes
Storage 6 months in the fridge, 2 months at room temperature. Store in a cool, dry & dark place

1000mg THC Gummies

$39.20
Our 1000mg Edible Gummies are vegan, no gelatin, made with the best ingredients. This edible is part of the strongest edibles in Canada. Each 1000mg package contains 2 large gummies containing 500mg of THC each. It is easy to cut in pieces for a more control dosage. All our gummies come in different phenotype, you can choose between Sativa & Indica.  1000mg is a dosage for expert consumers or patients with heavy health conditions that need to medicate on a daily basis at the best price. If you are not sure about the dosage you should check please take a look at our Edible Dosage Chart by Weight.

1000mg THC Gummies Details

Total THC 1000mg THC
Content 2 x 500mg THC
Dosage Split 1 gummy in small pieces and allow an 90min for full effect to kick
Effects Pain, Energy, Fun, Focus, Anxiety, Sleep
Ingredients Fruit purée, sugar, pectine NH, glucose, lemon juice, distillate THC, natural terpenes
Storage 6 months in the fridge, 2 months at room temperature