Edibles are food infused with cannabinoids, the chemical compounds found in cannabis. Because they’re easy to consume, discreet, and often delicious, edibles are a great choice if you want to give your lungs a break from smoking, vaping or dabbing. Brownies are the stereotypical standard for edibles because chocolate is great for smoothing over the bitter taste of cannabis butter and oil, but there are many other edible options available such as dairy-free, gluten-free, and kosher.
Because the THC in edibles has to go through your stomach to reach your bloodstream, it takes longer to feel the effects compared to smoking or vaping. It can take up to an hour or more after eating before you feel anything. Overall, edibles are stronger and last longer than other marijuana products, with a duration of around three to six hours. Due to the higher potency and delayed onset, it’s important to start small and follow the golden rule of edibles: You can always eat more, but you can never eat less.