The cannabis edibles market has grown substantially. In just a few short years, we’ve gone from the well-known infused brownies to being able to buy infused products such as a vast array of infused baked goods, gourmet chocolate, and even beverages. One product that’s gained a lot of traction is cannabis gummies. There are a few reasons for this. Let’s take a closer look.
What Are Cannabis Gummies?
Cannabis gummies are gummy candies, not all that different than the chewy little bears and worms you may have enjoyed as a kid. The biggest difference is that they’re infused with cannabinoids to provide benefits such as relaxation, anxiety relief, and more.
Gummies come in all sorts of shapes, sizes, colors, and flavors. You’ll also find gummies with varying levels of THC and/or CBD to produce specific effects. If you prefer fruity sweets over chocolatey ones, these little morsels might just be what you need.
Benefits of Cannabis Gummies
Cannabis gummies are more than just tasty, cannabis-infused treats. Some of the most significant benefits include:
They Provide Discreet Dosing
Gummies look fairly similar to regular gummy candies. You can easily pop one without raising any suspicion. To everyone else, it looks like you’re enjoying a regular sweet treat when, in reality, you’re taking a dose of cannabis to alleviate specific symptoms.
You Know Exactly How Much You’re Getting
Like all other edibles, gummy packaging tells you how much THC (and CBD, if applicable) are in each dose. You’ll save time trying to measure out a dose because the work has already been done for you.
They’re Perfect for Microdosing
While many gummies typically have 5 to 10mg of THC per serving, some have even smaller amounts. The lower doses enable you to get just enough THC to produce results without causing significant psychoactive effects. If you need more, you can always take another dose.
The Effects Last Longer
As edibles, gummies take longer to take effect. Even so, the effects tend to linger longer, which means you won’t need to take them as often.
No Harsh Effects on Your Lungs
Since you’re not inhaling anything, you don’t have to worry about any harsh effects on your lungs. For those who worry about the risks of smoking or vaping, gummies (and other edibles) provide an excellent alternative.
Things to Watch For
While gummies have many benefits, there are a few things you might want to keep in mind:
- They take longer to kick in
- Taking a second dose too soon after the first could result in getting too high, which might lead to unwanted side effects like paranoia
- It can be tempting to eat more than your normal dose, especially if you enjoy the flavor
- Children can mistake them for regular candy, so it’s best to stash them out of reach
Ready to Give Gummies a Try?
If you’re thinking of trying cannabis gummies, take a look at what your local dispensary has to offer. Chances are you’ll find at least a few options to choose from, which means you’ll likely find something that fits your needs perfectly. As always, don’t hesitate to speak with a budtender if you need additional information, answers to specific questions, or some general recommendations.