Edibles can be considered slang for food items and products that contain cannabis. After the Farm Bill that was passed in 2018 removed marijuana from the classification of a Schedule 1 Drug, it was legalized in many places for medicinal and even recreational use. Since then. More and more people are curious about different ways of consuming cannabis in order to derive its benefits. Edibles are quite popular among people who dislike smoking. This is quite a discreet and safe way of consuming cannabis. There are many benefits one can derive from edibles, it is just important to be careful and take an accurate dose since edibles can be quite powerful. Here are some of the benefits of taking edibles.
It relieves anxiety and reduces stress
We already know that the tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) that is present in marijuana is responsible for the feelings of relaxation and calmness that we get after consuming weed. Did you know that you can derive the same effects from CBD? You can very easily use a strain that is high in CBD in order to derive the benefits of it without smoking it and without even getting high! More than 75% of people who took CBD in a study reported having significantly less anxiety than when they consumed THC.
You should know that edibles provide a different high from cannabis. Edibles can last really long and can be really potent, even if you use the same kind of strain for smoking and for edibles. This is why it is a preferred method of consuming cannabis for most chronic pain users. You can make your own, or even buy medicated edibles from shops such as kush Koma that have a range of edibles. Cannabis has the ability to attach itself to the endocannabinoid receptors in our bodies that regulate our pain, mood, and sleep. When the high lasts long, the pain sensitivity is also reduced for a longer period of time.
Controlling muscle spasms
Are you an athlete that does not prefer smoking as a method of consuming cannabis? Another benefit of edibles is that they help in controlling muscle spasms. This is quite an attractive feature for athletes who enjoy the use of recreational marijuana. Research conducted in 2013 showed that there was a significant improvement in the muscle spasticity of the subjects when they took cannabis regularly. There is even an oral preparation for people with severe muscle spasms and multiple sclerosis.
Controlling seizures and epilepsy
Did you know that the FDA has even taken out a drug that is a medicine form of cannabis? This medicine is called Epidolex and is used to treat two very rare forms of epilepsy that cannot be treated otherwise. There is a ton of evidence, as given by research conducted in 2017 about the use of CBD in reducing the intensity and frequency of seizures as well.
Edibles are a much safer way of consuming cannabis, especially if it is to treat ailments such as the ones mentioned above. Remember to try small doses at first so you know how much you would need to take.