CBD Gummies & Edibles
CBD edibles are food products like baked goods, lollipops, and gummies that contain a chemical derived from cannabis and/or hemp plants called cannabidiol. Cannabidiol, or CBD, is one of more than 100 different compounds found in the cannabis plant. Many people prefer edibles because there is no smoke to inhale or permeate carpets and furniture.
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*People use CBD to help with a variety of symptoms including:
- Chronic pain
- Multiple sclerosis
- Parkinson’s disease
- Symptoms from cancer treatment (like nausea and vomiting)
CBD edibles are very safe and are non-toxic. It’s impossible to overdose on CBD, so you never need to worry about taking too much. The side effects you may experience from CBD edibles are the same as other CBD infused products.
Some people may experience:
- Dry mouth (a common side effect of cannabis products)
Most of these side effects are uncommon. They can indicate that you took too high a dose for your current tolerance level. Try lowering your dosage and seeing how you feel after a few more dosases.
CBD infused edibles enter your body slower than taking a CBD tincture, but they often last longer. With a tincture, you may start to feel effects in as little as 15 minutes. Whereas with a CBD edible, you should expect to wait at least 30 minutes and up to 2 hours before you start feeling the effects.
Many factors affect how quickly you feel the edible CBD product. Your metabolism, the strength of the dosage, and whether or not you’ve eaten recently all affect the timeframe.
If you’ve never taken edibles before, it’s always better to start with a lower dose than you think you need. Avoid taking more because you don’t feel the effect yet. Simply wait and then try taking a larger dose the next time.
CBD edibles are made from CBD oil derived from hemp or cannabis plants. Hemp plants contain less than 0.3% THC, which makes hemp oil legal in every state. Cannabis plants, however, contain a significant amount of THC, but it varies from plant to plant.
CBD products derived from hemp contain no THC, but products derived from cannabis contain trace amounts of THC. This trace amount of the psychoactive THC compound creates what’s called the entourage effect and makes cannabis-derived CBD more potent than hemp-based CBD.
The main difference is that full spectrum extracts may contain trace amounts of THC (under 0.3%), while broad spectrum extracts have the THC completely removed.