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Medical Marijuana Edibles– What to Know


Marijuana’s popularity is increasing as outdated and old fashioned stereotypes about people who use it slowly fade. 37 states have adopted their own medical cannabis programs and 21 states have legalized cannabis all together.


There are many delivery methods where marijuana is concerned with the most popular being smoking. Some of the other popular ways to use marijuana include vaping, tinctures, topicals, and edibles.


Edibles come in many different forms, but there are lots of misconceptions about what they look like and what taking an edible actually entails. Here's everything you need to know about cannabis edibles!


What Are Cannabis Edibles?

Edibles are exactly what they sound like: cannabis in an edible form. While most people think of brownies, gummies, or cookies when they hear cannabis edibles, there are actually infinite ways to incorporate cannabis into anything consumable.


In other words, cannabis can be added to virtually anything including vegetables, meat, tea, and so much more.


Pros and Cons of Edibles

Like any other delivery method, taking edibles has upsides and downsides. Some of the most notable downsides are:

  • They last a long time (could be a pro depending on what you are looking for)

  • The take a long time to kick in (between 30 minutes and 2 hours usually)

  • They can impair you more than other delivery methods (also could be a pro depending on what you are looking for)

  • They are harder to dose accurately

On the other hand, some of the most notable pros of edibles include:

  • They last a long time, making them a great option for those with chronic pain

  • You don’t have to introduce unnecessary smoke into your lungs

  • Healthier than other methods

  • They are easy to make

  • There are tons of options when it comes to edibles

The Bottom Line

Medical marijuana is not yet legal in Georgia, but it is inevitable that it will be at some point! When you finally get your hands on your very own medical marijuana card, you will want to be informed on the types of products offered so you have an idea of what you want when you shop at your local dispensary.


Like marijuana, edibles are not for everyone, but they are many patients' first choice because of their long lasting effects. They are also a healthier option than smoking or vaping since you are not smoking or vaporizing anything.


Be Prepared for Medical Marijuana Today

Whether or not edibles are right for you depends on many factors, but there is no way to know for sure until you give them a try. Our best advice is, when the time comes, start low and go slow. Start with a very low dose and do not take more for about 2 hours to ensure you are giving the THC enough time to do its thing.


In order to access medical marijuana dispensaries in the State of Georgia, you are going to need your medical marijuana card. The program is not yet operational, but it’s coming soon!


Cannabis is coming to Georgia, and it is best to be prepared when the time comes to access safe, legal medicine so you don’t have to wait any longer for the relief you deserve.

If you aren’t sure if you qualify, we can help! You can reserve an evaluation online today with one of our compassionate cannabis doctors, and we’ll make an appointment for you just as soon as we can.


You and your new doctor will discuss your conditions and whether you qualify for a Georgia Marijuana Card. And if you make your reservation online today, you’ll even save $25 off the cost of your evaluation!


Or feel free to call us at (866) 781-5606, and we can help answer your questions about getting medical marijuana in Georgia.


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