After years of anticipation and a lengthy approval process, edibles are now legal in Florida.
This exciting decision came into effect at the end of August, and many patients have questions about what edibles are and how they can be beneficial to them.
With THC and CBD infused options coming to a dispensary near you soon, edibles are the perfect route of ingestion for those who don’t smoke or vape, or for patients who want to add a new medication route to their regimen.
Let’s address the questions surrounding edibles now so that you know what to expect later!
What Are The Benefits Of Marijuana Edibles?
Marijuana-infused foods and beverages have been used for thousands of years to relieve pain and bring a sense of well-being to people seeking gentle alternative medicine.
Edibles can be used to help ease a variety of issues, ranging from anxiety to nausea to low appetite to pain, and more.
The CBD and THC compounds in the marijuana plant work in harmony to combat pain and induce feelings of euphoria and relaxation. Many find that inflammation and other bodily discomforts are reduced when the plant is ingested.
There are many ways to enjoy edibles. Options such as gummies, chocolates, baked goods, oils, drink powders, and more provide a route of ingestion for those who wish to avoid the harshness of smoking whole flower.
Edibles remove the concerns some patients have about smoking or vaping, and their effects can be more potent and long-lasting due to the way the body metabolizes the edibles.
The THC dosage is strictly controlled, and each manufacturer must obtain a Florida food preparation permit, which ensures quality and consistency for all patients.
This also means that dosage is easier to measure and control, giving the patient peace of mind.
Finally, you don’t need a fancy pipe or battery to enjoy edibles, you simply need to have your MMJ doctor add it to your script, and you’re good to go!
How Does Dosing Work For Edibles?
The new guidelines state that edibles in Florida must contain no more than 10 mg of THC in a single serving or 200 mg of THC in a multi-serving edible.
You can start with a single serving (or even just a few bites of a serving of your edible of choice) and see how you feel, increasing your dose if needed after about one hour.
*It is typically recommended that you start with 2.5 to 5 mg and then increase from there. That way, you will be in control of your experience and minimize the possibility of any discomfort or anxiety.
Whether you have physical or mental symptoms, you may find a great deal of relief with edibles.
If you have chronic pain, for example, you may find that spacing out your edibles throughout the day yields effective and enjoyable relief more discreetly than other routes of medicating.
Always remember to enjoy your edibles responsibly, but don’t be afraid to try different routes and dosages until you find what works best for you.
Who Shouldn’t Use Edibles?
Firstly, small children and pets should not use edibles. They can be toxic even in small doses to these groups. For this reason, always be sure to store your edibles safely (out of reach and in a sealed container).
In regards to adults, those who have experienced any adverse reactions to medical marijuana should take extra caution when consuming edibles, as they may find the effects to be stronger than the other routes.
If you do experience any discomfort, anxiety, or excessive sweating after consuming edibles, it is advised to drink a few glasses of water and speak with your doctor about other forms of treatment.
In general, edibles can be a safe and enjoyable experience for medical marijuana patients and may be an excellent addition to your medical cannabis regimen.
Stay tuned to see what FLUENT has in store, and contact your doctor today to add edibles to your order.
For orders and questions, please visit a FLUENT near you or call +1 (833) 735.8368. Our friendly staff is standing by to help you!