7 Benefits of Edibles: Why Eating Cannabis Is An Ideal Way to Consume It

on April 24, 2021

Edibles are a popular, easy-to-consume form of medical marijuana. While they range in variation and flavor, there’s no denying the benefits of consuming cannabis edibles. 

Here are 7 benefits of edibles and why they’re an ideal way to consume your medical marijunana.

1. Simple and consistent dosing

When using concentrates or smoking, it can be challenging to give yourself the right dosage unless you’re experienced using medical marijuana or have used the same product regularly.

With edibles, dosages are crystal clear and consistently well tested, so you can always trust you’re getting exactly what’s on the package.

Read more about edible dosing here.

2. Absorbs through digestive system

When smoking it, cannabis is absorbed directly through the bloodstream via your lungs then goes to the brain before circulating to the rest of your body. However, when eating an edible infused with cannabis, THC is absorbed into the bloodstream through your digestive tract, then is metabolically processed through the liver before entering the bloodstream. 

This difference in digestive processing not only means a slower (and longer) effect, but can even mean a more intense effect too.

3. Harmless for lungs

While technology has come a long way with bongs and other marijuana smoking devices, smoking cannabis can still cause harm to your lungs over time.

Obviously as you eat edibles, you won’t have to worry about any negative side effects for your lung health.

4. Gives a body buzz

Edibles are well known for a more sedative or body high effect, causing users to feel relaxed. That’s why edibles are often sought after for muscle and joint pain!

Read more about using cannabis to relieve pain.

5. Use discreetly

Depending on how you like to enjoy your cannabis, discretion might be a priority.

Unlike smoking or dabbing, you can enjoy edibles around friends or family without them knowing the difference. Plus, you won’t have the post-smoking smell that is well known and recognized.

6. Countless uses

Edibles infused with cannabis have gone far past the basic gummies and brownies (though those are always old favorites!) and can now be enjoyed in a variety of foods. 

In fact, you can even cook with cannabis. From healthy quinoa salads to granola to pizza, you can enjoy consuming marijuana in just about anything!

7. Longer lasting effects

Remember how edibles metabolize through the liver, then the rest of the body? That makes for a slow, gradual onset of the marajuana’s effects. 

It also means that the effects will last significantly longer — about 6 – 8 hours, on average.

And there you have it: 7 awesome edible benefits for your medical cannabis. Which edible is your favorite?

At Hive Medicinal, we’d love to help with your medical marijuana needs as your local Maine dispensary. Take a look at our current products or, better yet, stop by in person!

Hive Medicinal

Hive Medicinal is a medical marijuana dispensary with two locations in Maine. You can visit us at 65 River Road in Chelsea, Maine or 210 College Ave in Waterville, Maine.