Welcome to the world of edible cannabis! With medical and recreational cannabis becoming legal in more and more states, you have a variety of ways to get your buzz on. In the past, the most popular way to get high was to smoke cannabis, or maybe you knew someone that could make pot brownies. New research and technology in the cannabis industry have paved the way for tasty edibles that don’t have the old-school bitter pot brownie taste. You now have a huge variety of edibles to choose from and one of the most popular edibles to hit the market is cannabis gummies or weed gummies.
What are Weed Gummies?
If you’ve ever tried eating a cannabis plant, the thought of weed gummies might sound gross. However, the method for extracting the chemical properties of the cannabis plant that get you high allows the gummy makers to remove the taste of the plant and customize the flavor. Weed gummies are labeled as “gastrointestinal” cannabis, meaning you eat them and the THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol, the chemical that gets you high) is absorbed during digestion. You can talk to your budtender about different milligram strengths to help make sure you don’t buy something too strong.
Heading to grandma’s house and need to hide your bud? The easiest way to conceal your weed is to buy edibles, and gummies are an easy way to discreetly get your buzz on without lighting up a joint or pipe. Medical gummies can be used to treat a plethora of ailments including:
- Pain relief
- Crohn’s disease
Keep in mind, gummies are a great way to be discreet in places they are legal. If you plan to travel, make sure to research laws for areas you are traveling to and don’t travel over state lines with cannabis.
Possible Gummy Side Effects
When you ingest cannabis, your body creates a chemical compound, THC metabolite, that is stronger than the THC you get when you smoke. Weed gummies can take up to two hours to take effect, so be careful not to consume too many or you can end up with an overwhelming high. Since they take longer to take effect, wait two hours after the first dose before eating another one. You might want to set a timer so you know when it’s been two hours. Consuming too many weed gummies can cause:
- Increased heart rate
Other, more mild, side effects are drowsiness, dry mouth, and a possible urge to raid the fridge.
Gummies are a great way to get high discreetly. Since weed gummies look like any other gummy, you can eat them without anyone knowing you’re getting high. They also don’t smell like weed and are very convenient because they don’t require any paraphernalia. However, make sure to keep them away from children. Finally, before buying weed gummies, make sure you know your local laws regarding cannabis. Check out our selection at MMD.