“Edible” is a generalized term for food or drink that has been infused with cannabis. Edibles can be bought from dispensaries in the form of gummies, chocolate, cookies, soda, and more. In addition, many people make their own edibles at home using ingredients infused with cannabis, like cannabutter or infused coconut oil.

Taking edibles is ideal for people who want to consume cannabis but are weary of smoking or vaporizing. Unlike smoking, which has an immediate psychoactive effect, edibles can take anywhere from 45 minutes to 90 minutes to take effect. Edibles usually produce a high that can last four hours or more.

Learn more about edibles in these articles:
The Pros and Cons of Edible Marijuana vs. Smoking
How to Make Edibles: Simple Steps to Tasty Cannabis-Infused Treats

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Medical Marijuana Science

Cannabis science is one of the fastest moving frontiers medicinal sciences in the world. The pharmacology behind it has been accelerated by the realization that we’re all already marinated in cannabis-like molecules (endocannabinoids) and their receptors.

Endocannabinoids help regulate many physiological processes such as your mood, memory, appetite, pain, immune function, metabolism, and bone growth to name a few. Consuming cannabis also modulates this endocannabinoid system in many ways. The effects can be benevolent, although sometimes problematic.

Understanding the science behind cannabis is a key factor in being able to fully enjoy its medicinal value.

People have been using cannabis as medicine for thousands of years. The plant has also been widely used clothing, fuel, food, fiber, and medicine.

Cannabis contains more than 120 different cannabinoid molecules. But, as far as we know, only one gets you high: THC. The plant itself contains a huge amount of cerebral, non-intoxicating THC cousins with emerging medicinal potential. Their abbreviated names are often: CBD, CBG, THC-V, CBC, and CBN to mention a few.

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