Edibles 101

edibles 101

Edibles 101

Edibles are cannabis-infused food and drinks. Edibles are steadily gaining popularity as a healthy and effective alternative to smoking, especially among new consumers and those that want to feel the effects of cannabis without having to smoke.

But before you go eating up all the edible treats you can find, there are a few things you should know.

What are Edibles?

Edibles, sometimes referred to as “medibles” refer to cannabis-infused foods.

These food items contain “activated” cannabinoids such as THC and/or CBD.

Today, you can find almost any food item you can think of infused with cannabis. There’s baked goods, chocolates, caramels, and gummies just to name a few.

What's the difference between eating and smoking cannabis?

The main difference between the two is the time it takes to feel the effects and the duration.

When cannabis is smoked, the effects are felt immediately and last about 2-3 hours.

When cannabis is eaten in the form an edible, it can take anywhere from 30 minutes all the way up to 2 hours to feel the effects. It is important to remember this so you can avoid eating too much, which can result in a very unpleasant experience. Edibles also last longer than smoking, lasting anywhere from 4-8 hours.

How much should I eat?

With edibles, it is recommended to start low and go slow. Beginners should start with a dose of 2.5-5mg and wait at least 2 hours before ingesting more.

Most bad experiences that happen from edibles are a result of this rule not being followed.  

Always pay close attention to the serving size of your edibles. Some producers make single gummies containing 50mg of THC, while others offer packs of gummies with each gummy containing just 5mg of THC.

So before eating that whole gummy or chocolate bar, double check the amount of THC it contains so you don’t end up getting way too high.

What if I get too high?

This happens to the best of us, but luckily, you can’t lethally overdose on weed. If you find yourself feeling way too stoned off edibles, try and stay calm and remember that you’re not going to die.

While there is no quick fix to remedy feeling too stoned, there are a couple of methods we have found to be helpful.

  1. Drink lots of water
  2. Try taking a nap
  3. Take a cold shower
  4. Take a few deep breaths
  5. Take some CBD (CBD reduces the psychoactive effects of THC)

Benefits of Edibles

For consumers who are new to cannabis and might be hesitant to smoke, edibles are a great introduction to cannabis.

Some of the benefits of edibles include:

  1. Measured dosage
  2. Longer effects compared to smoking
  3. Convenience (you can eat an edible practically anywhere)
  4. No extra equipment required
  5. They taste delicious

So whether you’re looking for an alternative to smoking or simply love tasty food infused with cannabis, edibles are a great option for all cannabis lovers.

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At Home Spa Day

At Home Spa Day Series Part One

Making the most of out your days off while doing your best to get some downtime can be a challenge. Even finding in between time to cherish the isolated moments of a little peace and quiet can be hard to come by. Sometimes cozying up on the couch with your favorite book just isn’t enough to fulfill your weekend dreams of rest and relaxation at home.

Most weekends can become jam-packed with chores, errands, fun with friends and family, or overdue homework you swear you were going to finish earlier in the week. The kids might have prior engagements that require a driver, and sometimes we just lose an entire day attending to the mundane. In cases such as these, we just need an entire day to unwind, recline, and hit the pause button while rejoicing in some much needed unaccompanied time off.

Empower Cannabis Therapeutic Soaking Salts
Empower Cannabis Therapeutic Soaking Salts

If you luck out and get the house to yourself for the day, an at-home spa day is be something to be cherished. Dissolve all your aches and stressors from the long work week by flooding your bathtub with Empower Body Care’s cannabis-infused soaking salts. Diffuse the distractions and dilemmas of the day and indulge in the sweet sensations of a Periodic Edible’s indica caramel. Then crush any worries or bad vibes by puffing on Portland Premium’s finest AC/DC flower. As a creature of comfort, allow yourself to experience relief and recreation by fusing your solo spa day with these three cannabis products.

Start your at home spa day by sliding into a tub of splendorous suds, accompanied by Empower Body Care’s cannabis-infused soaking salts. Using a healing blend of therapeutic essential oils, Empower’s Black Label will help mitigate and fritter away inflammation, spasms, creaks, and induce pain relief. THC and CBD cannabinoids come together to initiate a relaxed and almost dreamlike state, as you drift into a subtle daytime slumber.

Green Box | Spa Day with Empower Cannabis Infused Bath Salts and Joint

Recovering from the many demands of a pressing work week can take a toll on the mind, body, and soul. Empower soaking salts will battle any bump or bruise and take on the role of your at-home spa day specialist. By restoring, rehabilitating, and rejuvenating every aching inch, these THC and CBD infused soaking salts will help you hit the reset button by washing away all the pain.

Now it’s time to satisfy, nourish, and spoil your tastebuds. Pair a Periodic Edible’s Indica Cocoa Caramel with a freshly brewed cup of coffee to capture the rich velvety bursts of flavor. Then shift gears as you kick up your feet and nosedive into your favorite book, or settle into a serene state while escaping the world around by listening to some midmorning tunes.

Acknowledge and accept that these artisan caramels can combat chronic pain, as you savor the full effects of ease, leisure, and luxury. Periodic Edibles have united THC and CBD by crafting caramel confections that will not only take the edge off but move you into the mellowest of moods. Retract, reverse, and begin to rule out the tension and tenderness by biting into one of Periodic’s cannabis caramels.

Take a second to transition, simmer down, fill your favorite glass piece or roll a personal joint with Portland Premium’s all natural AC/DC. Inhale focus, lucidity, and calm nerves. Exhale stress, anxiety, and negativity. This high CBD sativa-dominant strain serves as an intimate medicinal mender as you fade and evaporate into clouds of clarity. This is an excellent time to pop in one of your favorite films or break out that old journal of yours that’s been collecting dust. Remember, an at-home spa day doesn’t always and only have to consist of pampering.

With Portland Premium’s AC/DC aromatic earthy, lemony undertones and CBD richness, indulging in another couple extra bowls isn’t entirely out of the question. Invest in the therapeutic relief of the miracle molecules known as cannabinoids. Hints of the myrcene terpene found in the AC/DC cannabis will induce restoration while neutralizing pangs, pain, and discomfort. Breathe easy as the rigidity of your muscles vanishes, as both terpenes and cannabinoids work together to synergistically bring you long-lasting harmony.

Do yourself the flawless favor by taking full advantage of all the healing powers and invigorating influences inherited by Empower Body Care Balt Salts, Periodic Edible’s Indica Cocoa Caramels, and Portland Premium’s finest AC/DC. Propel your at home spa day fantasies and be as indulgent as you wish by reserving your weekend for some solo time out.

With all of the stresses and strains that come along with everyday life, it’s crucial to take some time for ourselves and bask in a much needed day off. Not all of us can afford the luxury of a day at the spa or even have the time. Nevertheless, all of us deserve a break and first and foremost we all should have the right to medicate while savoring the seclusion of an at-home spa day.

Date Night Done Right

Stick Men Date Night

Intimacy is supposed to be surprising and spur of the moment, right? Get real! Being busy often means planning a date night and maybe even scheduling some snuggle time. Having a few things on hand for a close encounter can be the difference between going to bed early and going to sleep early. Start with a couple of CBD Chai Caramels, a sweet and spicy token for mutual relaxation. Get into the Empower 4PLAY Sensual Oil. Sweetly scented with coconut and almond oils, stacked on floral herbal notes and rounded out with cannabis. Empower’s secret weapon is sensual aromatherapy.  The perfect texture and viscosity to be either dropped on or rubbed in. We like Empower’s message, “Put It Where You Please” and with its light scent and taste, you’ll have plenty of room for you and a partner to figure the best place to put it. Finally, recover with a relaxing and cerebral vaporizer full of an expertly grown and cured Gorilla Glue by Nelson & Co Organics. Exhale the evening and dream on, your at home date night done right, then promptly schedule your next encounter.