Let’s start at the root question. Edibles consist of an array of Cannabis-infused food and drink products. They take on a multitude of forms, including gummies and chocolates. There are typically four categories of THC edible:

  • Sativa-only
  • Indica-only
  • Hybrid (sativa and indica mix)
  • Pure CBD

However, even within each category, not all edibles are created equal …

Making the right choice at the point of purchase is crucial to getting the edible experience you want. But with so much to choose from, what makes one edible better than another? After all, they’re all so similar, right? Well, not exactly. The main factor to consider is – ingredients. The general rule of thumb is, “if you can’t pronounce it, then you don’t want it in you. At House Of Chronic our edibles are made small batched, micro infused & packed with love and care. 

As we’ve all learned from our first experience with weed edibles, they just hit differently than cannabis that’s smoked or vaped. The main reason for this is the pathway pot takes to our bloodstream when eaten. Smoking weed sends it to your lungs and immediately to your bloodstream, causing you to feel high almost instantly. But when you eat cannabis, it metabolizes through the liver and travels through your digestive system, where it takes far longer to process than it does in your lungs.

The journey from eating an edible to getting high can usually take 30 minutes. It’s a delayed reaction that often leads consumers to eat more edibles in one sitting because they think the first serving isn’t working. To that, we say, “hold up!” Give your weed edibles a chance to flourish in your system, and then after 30-40 minutes minimum, gauge your high before going in for a second bite. However, because of the absorption method, the impact can last much longer than if you smoke or vape — sometimes even up to a day, depending on the dose.

Dosing is essential when engaging with edibles, especially for beginners or anyone nervous about getting too high. At House of Chronic we specialize in the “Macro Dose” with 50MG of pure THC in each candy!

Shuttle 420; we have liftoff! Macrodosing is for the serious edible consumer—those professional stoners that are incredibly comfortable getting high, particularly with edibles. Generally, any dose 25 milligrams THC or more, macrodosing makes the most sense when you have no real obligations and instead want a spaced-out trip to unfold over a few hours.

When consuming sativa or indica edibles, the two primary strains of cannabis follow the same rules as to when they’re smoked or vaped. Sativa induces a “head high” and more uplifting, energetic effects. Indica is more of a bedtime bud, delivering a “body high” that puts you on the couch and keeps you there, feeling relaxed and sedated. A hybrid strain takes both of those characteristics and blends them, resulting in a boost of euphoria that’s more muted and contemplative than goofy and off-the-wall.

Like flower, cannabis edibles require proper storage and protection from heat, sunlight, moisture, and other elements that can harsh the effects. 

First things first, air is the enemy of your edible weed. Edible gummies, hard candies, and baked goods should be stored in an airtight container, which wards off moisture loss, staleness, and poor texture. And if you plan on keeping your edibles for an extended period—you know, instead of eating all of it in one night—there’s nothing wrong with keeping your goodies in the refrigerator or freezer.

Exposure to heat can destroy edibles, degrading the overall effect and devastating the flavor. When edible chocolate and edible candies melt, they never regain the same taste, texture, and impact when you try to re-solidify them. In general, edibles benefit from cooler temperatures. Whether that’s in a cabinet away from a heat source or in the refrigerator, as long as it’s in an airtight container, you’ll be OK