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Are Cannabis Edibles a Better Alternative to Smoking?

Marijuana users are always looking for new and better ways to consume their weed. Smoking cannabis is the most common way, but it’s not everyone’s favorite. Edibles are a great alternative to smoking, and they come in many different forms. There are edibles that you can make yourself, or you can buy them pre-made. If you’re looking for a healthier way to consume marijuana, then edibles might be the route for you! Here’s what you need to know about the differences between edibles and smoking marijuana.

What are Edibles, and What are the Benefits of Using Them

.Edibles are a type of cannabis that is consumed by eating rather than smoking. They come in many different forms, from brownies, cookies to gummy bears and candy bars.

Edibles Offer Several Benefits over Other Forms of Cannabis

  1. They provide a longer and more intense high than smoking does.
  2. They are a great way to get rid of any leftover cannabis from a previous session.
  3. Third, they are perfect for people who don’t like to smoke. And finally, they can be used to medicate minor ailments such as headaches, nausea, and pain.

How do Cannabis Edibles Affect us Compared to Smoking Cannabis?

1. Cannabis edibles are consumed by eating or drinking foods that have been infused with marijuana.
2. The active ingredient in marijuana, THC, is absorbed by the stomach and then travels to the liver.
3. The liver converts the THC into a chemical called 11-hydroxy-THC, which is more potent and causes a stronger high.
4. The THC and 11-hydroxy-THC enter the bloodstream and travel to the brain, where they interact with cannabinoid receptors.
5. The cannabinoids cause the release of dopamine, which produces the euphoric effect associated with marijuana use.

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What are the Different Ways of Ingesting Cannabis Products?

There are five main ways to ingest cannabis-infused edibles. They are tincture, syrup, gummies, baked goods or candy, and spray.


Tinctures use water or alcohol to extract the cannabinoids from the plant material. The “finished product” is typically taken orally with droppers either under the tongue or mixed in beverages like milk.


Syrup is similar to tincture however it is generally sweeter since it may contain sugar will be used for making this popular recipe varieties of our top shelf flower products into a sugary syrup that has a thicker consistency than honey would be able for instance.


Gummies are perfect for people who don’t want anything too strong – these tasty products come in various shapes and sizes ranging from block shape to fruit shapes.

Baked Goods

Cannabis baked goods and candy are infused with our top shelf flower products. These treats generally get you “higher” than regular edibles because the cannabinoids get absorbed into your blood stream faster.

Spray/ lozenge

Spray is a liquid-based ingestion method that has an almost instantaneous effect on the body’s endocannabinoid system (ECS). When CBD or THC is sprayed under the tongue, it will be immediately absorbed through the capillaries by the oral mucosa as well as go directly into the bloodstream from where it can cross over to different parts of your brain to affect pain receptors, cells, and other parts of your central nervous system. The effects typically last for a few hours depending on how much product was consumed.

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What is the Difference Between CBD and THC Edibles?

CBD and THC edibles have different effects on the body. CBD edibles are non-psychoactive, meaning that they do not get you high. THC edibles are psychoactive and will get you high. CBD is known to have medicinal properties, while THC is known to have recreational properties.

Can You Have Both CBD and THC in an Edible?

Yes, you can have both CBD and THC in an edible. However, the amount of THC will be higher than if you only had CBD in the edible. This is because when you have both CBD and THC together, the body absorbs the THC more easily. Therefore, if you are looking for a psychoactive effect, it is recommended to consume a higher dose of THC. If you are looking for medicinal benefits, it is recommended to consume a higher dose of CBD. Twisted Extracts and Cannaquick carry a 1:1 ratio of THC to CBD in either Sativa or Indica.


Can Cannabis Edibles Make You Sick?

Yes, cannabis edibles can make you sick. This is because when you eat an edible, it takes longer for the cannabinoids to be absorbed into your bloodstream. During this waiting time, some users decide to take more because they don’t feel anything. However, the consumption amount is now significantly more than everything kicks in and punches you in the face.

Are There Any Side Effects of Eating Marijuana in Edible Form?

Yes, there are some side effects of eating marijuana in the form of edibles. The most common side effect is feeling high. This is because when you eat an edible, the cannabinoids are absorbed into your bloodstream and can cross over to different parts of your brain. Other side effects include feeling dizzy, tired, and having a headache.

What if My Child Accidentally Eats One of My Cannabis-Infused Edibles?

A key difference when it comes to smoking cannabis vs cannabis edibles is that your child is more likely to get into your edible stash. If your child consumed enough Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) cannabis edibles, don’t beat yourself up and feel like you’re a bad parent. Kids are little vixens sometimes and even if you did your best to prevent the little angels from getting at your marijuana edible stash they still find a way. I should know, cause I was one of those little angels.

Here are some steps if your child got into your stash:

Step 1: Did They Really Ingest Cannabis Edibles Infused with THC ?

If your child ate your weed edible, they probably won’t feel much in the way of effects for around 30-60 minutes. Ask them to tell you exactly how they feel and be sure to take it seriously. There are still lots of safe childhood activities out there that don’t involve intoxication, so try not to freak out too much just yet and pay attention to certain symptoms in the next few hours.

Step 2: Don’t Panic

Stay calm, your kid might be asking for it, but you should really try to keep your cool. A panic parent will only make things worse.
If you can give them sugar/glucose (cake, cookies, Gatorade), that would go a long way to helping them out.
Do not offer anything with dairy (milk, cheese, etc.). Uncooked chocolate often has enough caffeine to be dangerous because it binds to theobromine.
Common signs to look out for are trouble breathing, difficulty balancing and slurred speech.

Step 3: Work Out the Problem

If your child is showing strong effects of Tetrahydrocannabinol, or if they seem to be more affected than normal, get them to a hospital.
Be sure to bring the package of edibles so the doctors can determine what exactly your child ingested.
The effects of Tetrahydrocannabinol often last much longer when kids take it.

Step 4: Poison Control Centers

Poison Control Centers will not refer you to 911, so don’t worry about any legal issues with your child being in possession of marijuana. So call poison control, they just need to know that your child is likely affected by Tetrahydrocannabinol and they’ll give you some pointers on what to do next.

Step 5: Take Them to the Hospital

If you suspect that your child actually took something other than Tetrahydrocannabinol(THC), go to the hospital anyway. Medical professionals are happy to help you figure out what’s going on, so long as you’re calm.
Again, be sure to bring the package of edibles so the medical professionals can determine what exactly your child ingested.

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Can You Order CBD or THC Edibles Through the Mail or Online in Canada?

Yes, you can order CBD or THC edibles through the mail or online in Canada. There are a few things you should keep in mind, though.
1. First, it’s important to make sure that you’re ordering from a reputable source. We recommend to buy edibles online through High Garden Marijuana
2. Second, you need to be aware of the legal restrictions on CBD and THC edibles in Canada.
3. Finally, it’s important to consult with a healthcare professional before consuming CBD or THC edibles.

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Final Thoughts

In the end, it’s up to you what type of edible or smoking experience you want. Some people just prefer edibles because they’re healthier and less harsh on their lungs than smoking cannabis. Others might feel more comfortable with a joint over a brownie. Either way, there are plenty of options out there for marijuana users who don’t think one method is better than the other. If you have any questions about this blog post or how High Garden Marijuana can help answer them, please let us know! We’d be happy to offer our expert advice in helping you choose and have an understanding how different types of THC consumption methods affect everyone differently so that you can make an inform decision!