Today, cannabis is widely used around the world for pleasure or for medicinal purposes. People resort to this herb for its powerful effects at relieving chronic conditions. Marijuana can be used in a number of ways, the most popular being vaping and smoking. Some people who are not interested in smoking look for other methods of cannabis consumption. Many users are concerned whether it is safe to eat marijuana and whether eating has safe effects as vaping or smoking.
Here, we explain the health effects of CBD Edibles.
Can You Eat Cannabis?
The answer to this question is yes. Marijuana-infused foods and drinks have been consumed in history as well. Cannabis was used for medicinal purposes since 1000 B.C and was prescribed in the edible form to treat different conditions including digestive problems and chronic pain. Edible cannabis products were also used to get rid of stress just like alcohol.
Recreational use of cannabis became popular in the United States in the 1960s and today, a variety of CBD Edibles are being sold, legally as well as illegally. Candies, gummies, teas, capsules, chocolates and oils are some of the edibles sold through dispensaries and through illegal market. Enthusiasts also make their own cannabis-infused edibles by mixing it into baked items and other recipes.
While it is okay to eat raw cannabis, it does not have the same effects as consuming cannabis-based products because it has to go through a process to get activated. The compounds contained in raw cannabis must be exposed to heat to turn them into active forms. Thus, eating raw cannabis will not give effects similar to consuming it in a heated form like edible products such as baked goods, tinctures and candies.
While you can’t get high by consuming raw weed, health experts say there are some benefits of eating it because there are so many plant compounds found.
Health Benefits of Cannabis Edibles
Throughout history, cannabis has been used to treat various conditions due to its health benefits. Today, cannabis products have become more popular than ever and used in different treatment methods.
CBD Edibles are generally used to treat conditions like anxiety, chronic pain and cancer-related symptoms. Prescription of medical cannabis is legal in many countries of the world. THC is one of the compounds found in marijuana and is known for its psychoactive properties. Consuming cannabis products including edibles induce feelings of relaxation and euphoria. Another important compound is cannabinoid which has pain and inflammation reducing effects.
The combination of therapeutic compounds in marijuana makes it a popular treatment that alleviates symptoms and eases pain associated with various conditions. For instance, CBD Edibles like pills, gummies, cbd oils and tinctures are prescribed to treat pain, poor appetite and weight loss in people suffering from cancer.
These products are also known to reduce muscle spasms and pain, enhance sleep, help with anxiety and depression and relieve vomiting and nausea. Pharmaceutical companies have started producing medicinal products containing cannabis to treat muscle pain and inflammation.