HOW EDIBLES WORK
Edibles enter the body through the mouth and are absorbed through the gut. The absorbed compounds are metabolized in the liver. Then the remaining THC and its metabolites circulate through the heart and reach the brain. Most drug testing and urine testing for cannabis look for THC as well as its metabolites such as THC-COOH.
How Long do Edibles Take to Kick In?
THC is metabolized in the liver into a compound called 11-hydroxy-THC. This compound is more potent than THC, has a longer half-life and can be very sedating. It’s this mechanism in the liver that causes edibles to have different effects in most people. This entire process can take between 45 minutes and and 3 hours.
HOW EDIBLES ARE MADE
When it comes to anticipating the effects of edibles, it’s important to understand how they’re made. The ingredients used and the methods used for producing edibles affect the resulting product, onset time, and duration of effects.
Infused edibles found in the marketplace are made using hashish, cannabis distillate — an odorless and flavorless oil — or pure cannabinoid crystals, which are infused into an edible made using a fat such as butter or oil. It’s important to recognize what form of cannabis concentrate was used to create your edibles as they can yield different effects.
What Happens if You Eat Weed?
Decarboxylation plays a key role in determining the type of effects an edible may present. Decarboxylation is a process by which THCA, present in the raw form of cannabis, is slightly heated and changed into the intoxicating THC. The human body cannot convert THCA to THC, which is why eating raw cannabis won’t have intoxicating effects, regardless of whether you consume it with a shake or smoothie, or on an empty stomach.
We’ve teamed up with Colorado’s most popular edible brands to provide our customers with the best and oh-so delicious edible selection available. Whether you crave a sugary treat, need a chocolate fix, want a soft and chewy baked good, or a refreshing drink, Maggie’s Farm is the place to stock up. We carry edibles and tinctures in varying milligram dosages from Wana, Cheeba Chews, Coda Signature, Love’s Oven, Stratos and more. If you’re having trouble deciding if a Coda Signature truffle will suit you more than an awesome Wana gummy or Love’s Oven red velvet cookie, just ask! We want to make sure everyone finds the best-suited product for them (at the right dosage), and with so many options in the edibles market, we know it can be tough. Maggie’s Farm makes it easy.