Let’s be honest – edibles tend to get a bad rep. Nearly everyone has their own tale of overdoing it on old-fashioned pot brownies or at least knows someone else who has. But like everything in the cannabis industry edibles are now in the midst of their own modern re-branding. Today, the effects of delta 8 edibles are winning over consumers of all generations, while the health benefits of edibles are catching on mainstream. In fact, from 2019 to 2020 edibles increased their market share from 10.65% to 11.07% and is expected to rise in popularity in light of some of their key benefits.
So, what are some of the advantages of edibles that are causing such a trend? Keep reading to find out the top 5 reasons you should consider adding medical cannabis edibles to your health and wellness routines.
Edible Benefit #1 – No Puff, Puff, Passing
The first and foremost benefit of edibles is there is no inhalation required. For those who suffer from specific lung conditions or try to avoid smoke in general this benefit is key. Edibles offer an alternative for those cautious of puff, puff, passing while still wanting to experience the unique effects of delta 8 THC, CBD or delta 9 THC, too.
This consumption method is also trending in light of the coronavirus, a condition that primarily affects the lungs. In 2020, many doctors actually recommended consumers switch from inhalable products to edibles, since smoking cannabis could increase risks associated with COVID-19.
Edible Benefit #2 – Potent (and tasty) Packages
Many consume delta 8 THC, CBD, and other cannabis compounds for the therapeutic and medical effects they can provide. With this in mind, medical consumers often build a tolerance or require higher dosages to reach their desired levels of effects. So, one potent fact from the past is now being seen as a modern-day benefit – that being, edibles may come in small packages but they can be quite mighty in potency.
Not to mention, there’s no better way to get the healing you need than with the side effect of satisfying your sweet tooth, too. Practically every and any type of candy, baked good, beverage or treat is now available in edible form. The most popular delta 8 edible types being gummies, chocolates, hard candy, taffy, brownies, cookies, and beyond.
Edible Benefit #3 – Accurate Dosing
Along with packing a punch in potency edibles also serve as a more accurate way of dosing. Especially in comparison to other common ways of consuming hemp or cannabis. When you’re smoking flower, it’s virtually impossible to decipher how many MG’s are in each bud or how much you inhale each time. With edibles, you know the exact delta 8, CBD, or THC mg amount per serving which helps better decipher the level or dose that works best for the effects you’re trying to achieve.
Edible Benefit #4 – Discretion is Key
Again, in comparison to consuming flower you won’t find yourself surrounded by a fragrant cloud of smoke when consuming edibles. Instead, you can pop an edible without anyone being the wiser. Of course, always keep the goods stored away from children under 21 as you know they can sniff ‘candy’ from a mile away. The discretion benefit of edibles also lends to convenience and travelability as most are packaged in a way that you can throw them in your purse, bag, or pocket without any worries of a pungent scent, or spillage.
Edible Benefit #5 – Long-Lasting Effects
Last but not least, and maybe the most beneficial (and notorious) benefit of edibles is their long-lasting effects. When consuming edibles you can expect effects to last anywhere from 4-6 hours versus 30 minutes – 2 hours with other popular consumption methods. Why? Because the cannabinoids inside are metabolized by the digestive system versus being absorbed directly into the bloodstream. This process of metabolization takes much longer to accomplish, hence the longer duration of delta 8 edibles effects.
Experience the Benefits of Edibles
All in all, everyone and everything are capable of a comeback and edibles are quickly creeping up on theirs. Now that cannabis is shedding its stigmas and is widely legally available, consumers are able to see edibles in an all-new light. While producers are manufacturing the latest and tastiest new treats to try, faster than ever before.
Speaking of new…Longleaf Provisions Company now has the freshest collection of delta 8 edibles for sale. As we’re pleased to announce the launch of our latest delta 8 edibles online – our hard candy, and taffy. Check out our artisanally and locally made delta 8 edibles today and be treated to the unique benefits of edibles.
Of course, with the same dedication to high quality, you expect from Longleaf hemp and goods.