As more states legalize cannabis for medical and recreational purposes, the market is growing rapidly. A whole host of new and interesting products can be found at dispensaries across the country. Edible products in particular have exploded in popularity in recent years. You can pick up all manner of infused foods and beverages at your local dispensary so finding an edible is easy.
With so many products to choose from, finding an edible might feel like a challenge. We’ve got the scoop on helping you find one that best fits your needs.
Start Your Search For An Edible Online
We live in a digital age. You can find information about almost anything online, including the newest and best edibles. Plenty of websites offer reviews on these products, which can provide you with what you need to narrow down your potential options. When conducting your searches, be sure to stick to those you can find in local dispensaries. Not all products are available in every cannabis-friendly state.
Read the Label
As you look at your options in the dispensary, take a close look at the label. By law, all labels need to provide information regarding the THC and CBD content. You’ll also find information regarding other cannabinoids, the terpene profile, and third-party lab results.
Reading labels will help you select products that provide you with the results you’re looking for, whether that’s pain relief, anxiety relief, relaxation, improved focus, or sleep.
Ask the Experts
If you’re feeling overwhelmed while searching for an edible, talk to the experts. Budtenders have all the inside information. They know all about the products they carry, which enables them to provide you with recommendations. Provide them with a bit about what you’re looking for and what you want to accomplish, and they can point you in the direction of ideal edibles. They’re one resource you don’t want to overlook.
Experiment With Different Edibles
Even if you perform a ton of research and gather a bunch of recommendations, sometimes the best thing to do is to experiment. Don’t be afraid to taste-test a variety of edibles. Try a few different types of chocolate bars, baked goods, and beverages with varying cannabinoid contents. Not only does experimentation help you find the best edibles, but it also exposes you to a vast array of tasty treats.
Try Making Your Own
If you can’t quite find what you’re looking for, try making your own! After decarboxylating your favorite strain in the oven, infuse butter or oil on the stove. You can use your cannabutter or canna-oil to make all kinds of different edibles, including cookies, cakes, frostings, salad dressings, marinades, and more. Dosing homemade edibles is a bit more challenging, but there are ways you can calculate the cannabinoid content of what you make.
No matter what your tastes, there’s an edible (or several) out there for you. By experimenting, talking to a budtender, and checking out your options before you visit the dispensary, you’ll find the ones that best suit your needs and taste preferences.