Just about everyone has hear of CBD oil. Did you know that CBD comes in many different kind of forms? That’s right! There is even a form of CBD that you can eat! These are called CBD edibles! But what are CBD edibles and why would someone want to eat CBD rather than taking the oil or smoking it?!
Edibles are forms of CBD that you can eat! Meaning these are forms of CBD that will go through your digestive tract when you ingest them. This requires no combustion or fire, in other words, you don’t have to light the joint when you take CBD this way. Many people prefer eating cause they don’t want to inhale the smoke when smoking CBD flower, or at least they don’t want to smell like smoke!
When they are made from hemp, as opposed to cannabis, they are legal in all 50 states. What’s the difference between hemp and cannabis edibles? The difference has to do with THC content. According to US Federal Law, a hemp plant contains less than .3% THC. THC being the intoxicating component of cannabis.
Hemp based CBD edibles provide a number of benefits but don’t provide the “high” that cannabis edibles provide. One of the most obvious and already stated advantages is that you don’t have to smoke the edible. They also tend to taste better than most forms of consuming CBD. The oils that you drop under your tongue tend to taste like a oil that has been soaked in weeds.
One of the best things about CBD edibles is how long they last. Smoking or vaping will only last a few hours, and sublingual drops will last 3-4 hours. They will last most of the day, about 5-6 hours. This is what happens when your digestive system breaks down the cannabinoids.
Unfortunately, CBD edibles take a little longer than most to take effect. This is also because your digestive system needs to break it down. It will take about an hour for you to feel the effects of a CBD edible.