Why edibles?

Edibles are food products, which are cannabis-infused. Cannabis can be added to consumables such as chocolate, candy, cookies, drinks, brownies, snacks, spreads, etc. Cannabis infused edibles, are refined from cannabis flowers and have a different kind of psychoactive effects. Most edibles contain a psychoactive component (THC) that has soothing and pain-relieving attributes according to current studies1. There are also CBD edibles.

What are the benefits of edibles?

People who do not enjoy smoking can enjoy marijuana in other ways. It can be eaten as a pot edible. This is suitable for users who are tired of having sore throats, coughing, etc. Some benefits of eating cannabis as compared to smoking are listed below:
  • Marijuana, when eaten, is not as harsh to the lungs when compared to smoking.
  • The consumption of marijuana produces more of a body high.
  • Smoking marijuana reduces the production of saliva in the mouth, which can cause bad breath, tooth decay and gum diseases.
  • Studies show edibles provide a longer effect starving off pain than smoking1.
  • Studies show edibles help to promote healthy cells and remedy damaged tissues1.

Edibles in Toronto

Edibles in Toronto come in different forms such as candies, teas and mints. They also are known to satisfy sugar and cannabis cravings.

Edible candies

According to recent studies, edible candies are used to treat mental disorders and pain1, 2, 3. An example of an edible candies are:
  • Gummies: are a cannabis-infused candy that gives an elevated feeling. Research shows they improve and enhance your mood and provide medicinal benefits1, 2, 3. They come in a variety of fun flavours and shapes.
  • Edible Teasmarijuana-infused tea are known to provide many therapeutic benefits. Brewing tea produces a mellow effect, which is not like the traditional options associated with smoking. Budderweeds offers Rosehip & Hibiscus, Inara Serenity, Caribbean Coast, and Apple of My Eye blends.
  • CBD Minty Mints:  Provides cannabidiol (CBD), for the body when they are ingested. As mints, dissolves in the mouth, CBD edibles are absorbed faster into the body. Cannabinoids are extracted out of a CBD plant, by heating up in oil or butter, which is cooked into foodstuffs.It is non- addictive.
Find out what products are available today at Ontario Cannabis Store (OCS), Alberta Cannabis, BC Cannabis Store or Societe Quebec de Cannabis.  

References:

  1. Baron, EP. Medicinal Properties of Cannabinoids, Terpenes, and Flavonoids in Cannabis, and Benefits in Migraine, Headache, and Pain: An Update on Current Evidence and Cannabis Science. Headache Curr. 2018;58:1139-86.
  2. Smith, P. A., Chan, S., Blake, A., Wolt, A., Zhang, L., Wan, B. A., … O’Hearn, S. (2017). Medical cannabis use in military and police veterans diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Journal of Pain Management, 10, 397-405. Retrieved from
  3. Bergamaschi, M. M., Queiroz, R. H., Chagas, M. H., de Oliveira, D. C., De Martinis, B. S., Kapczinski, F., … Crippa, J. A. (2011). Cannabidiol Reduces the Anxiety Induced by Simulated Public Speaking in Treatment-Naïve Social Phobia Patients. Neuropsychopharmacology, 36, 1219-1226.