July 8, 2021

Marijuana Edibles in New York: A Guide — Hemp Central

Homemade Edibles

When you have medical marijuana, you can easily make your own edibles, even if you do not typically do much cooking. THC and the other cannabinoids are soluble in fat, which means they will mix better in fat than with water. It is easy to make your own cannabutter to enjoy your own daily dose. Plus, making your own edibles also lets you control the taste and potency. And you can experiment with making edibles that would be very hard to find at a dispensary.

Smoking vs. Edibles

When you think of edibles, the first thing that might come to mind is pot brownies. But there is more to it than that. For instance, you could make a cannaoil and use it to make your own homemade salad dressing. 

Some people believe that edibles offer a healthier experience than smoking does. They believe that smoking cannabis puts toxins in the lungs. With edibles, there is no burning plant material inhaled. Another reason that some people prefer edibles is that they are more discreet, and no one will know that you have THC or CBD in your snack. 

When you take an edible, it will take longer to affect you than smoking will. This is because you will be introducing cannabinoids to your body via your digestive system. Through your intestine and stomach, the THC will enter your bloodstream more slowly. Then, your liver will break it down to a more potent substance known as 11-hydroxy-THC. That means that your high will be much stronger and the psychoactive effects will affect you a lot longer.

Effects from Edibles

If you vape or smoke your cannabis, you will feel the effects within just a few seconds of taking your hit. But with edibles, you will have to wait a lot longer. Often, you will not notice any effects until around 30 to 90 minutes later. Some people have to wait as long as four hours to notice anything. 

But the effects will also last longer. For some people, they might last around four to 12 hours, depending on the dosage. This is why many New York medical marijuana patients like to take an edible in the morning since it will last most of the day. 

Taking around 10 to 25 milligrams of THC will make your body loosen up and help you feel more blissful and relaxed. You will also be more talkative and laugh more. Depending on the individual, the effects will vary based on factors like their level of fitness, weight, and metabolism.