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Medical Marijuana Edibles– What to Know


Marijuana’s popularity is increasing as outdated and old fashioned stereotypes about people who use it slowly fade. 37 states have adopted their own medical cannabis programs, and 21 states have legalized cannabis all together.


There are many delivery methods where marijuana is concerned with the most popular being smoking. Some of the other popular ways to deliver marijuana include vaping, tinctures, topicals, and edibles.


Edibles come in many different forms, but there are lots of misconceptions about what they look like and what taking an edible actually entails. In this blog, we will tell you everything you need to know about cannabis edibles.


What Are Cannabis Edibles?

Edibles are exactly what they sound like: cannabis in an edible form. While most people think of brownies, gummies, or cookies when they hear cannabis edibles, there are actually infinite ways to incorporate cannabis into anything consumable.


In other words, cannabis can be added to virtually anything including vegetables, meat, tea, and so much more.


Pros and Cons of Edibles

Like any other delivery method, taking edibles has upsides and downsides. Some of the most notable downsides are:

  • They last a long time (could be a pro, depending on what you are looking for)

  • The take a long time to kick in (between 30 minutes and 2 hours usually)

  • They can impair you more than other delivery methods (also could be a pro, depending on what you are looking for)

  • They are harder to dose accurately

On the other hand, some of the most notable pros of edibles include:

  • They last a long time, making them a great option for those with chronic pain

  • You don’t have to introduce unnecessary smoke into your lungs

  • Healthier than other methods

  • They are easy to make

  • There are tons of options when it comes to edibles

The Bottom Line

Medical marijuana is not yet legal in North Carolina, but it is inevitable that it will be at some point! When you finally get your hands on your very own medical marijuana card, you will want to be informed on the types of products offered so you have an idea of what you want when you shop at your local dispensary.


Like marijuana, edibles are not for everyone, but they are many patients' first choice because of their long lasting effects. They are also a healthier option than smoking or vaping since you are not inhaling smoke or vapor.


Be Prepared for Medical Marijuana Today

Although marijuana is still not legal in North Carolina, many people, including the House Speaker, expect it to be legalized in 2023! You should be sure you are prepared for the program to become operational as soon as possible.


In order to do this, you will need to get your medical marijuana card.


Reserve an evaluation online today, and we’ll book an appointment for you with one of our compassionate doctors just as soon as North Carolina’s medical marijuana market is fully operational.


You and your new doctor will meet virtually, using your smartphone, tablet, or computer for a telemedicine appointment. You’ll learn all about how medical marijuana may be able to help your conditions, without even leaving the comfort and safety of your own home. And you’ll even save $25 off the cost of the evaluation!


 

Doctors Who Care.

Relief You Can Trust.


Helping everyone achieve wellness safely and conveniently through increased access to medical marijuana. Our focus on education, inclusion, and acceptance will reduce the stigma for our patients by providing equal access to timely information and compassionate care.


If you have any questions, call us at (833) 781-7320, or simply reserve a medical marijuana evaluation to start getting relief you can trust today!


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