Hemp Oil Edibles: What are They and How to Properly Consume Them?
When we hear the word “edible,” often flashes of getting too high and eating too much food comes to mind. While this may have been true in the past, edibles no longer have to mean an intoxicating experience. For those hoping to avoid cannabis’ psychoactive properties, Hemp oil edibles are the perfect treat for you. Though a “Hemp oil edible” may sound like an oxymoron, it certainly isn’t. These tasty treats are just like the popularly known THC edibles, only with a few key differences.
What are Hemp Oil Edibles?
Be it baked goods or a fruit gummy, as the name suggests, Hemp edibles are treats that have been crafted with Hemp oil. Hemp is short for cannabidiol and this cannabinoid does not contain psychoactive properties, therefore it cannot get you high. This means that Hemp oil edibles do not have the chemical compounds necessary to make you feel intoxicated, buzzed, or anything of the like. So, what do they do then?
Some studies have suggested that Hemp’s properties may be medicinal. However, the medical claims that come with cannabidiol are not yet solidified, with more research needed to distinctively say what Hemp should be consumed for.
Though the information is a bit limited, people everywhere are still turning to Hemp oil edibles for alternative alleviation in a tasty treat.
Dosage and Consumption
Dosage is one of the most important factors to consider with regards to edibles, even if they are purely Hemp. In order to feel effects, the body must first metabolize a Hemp oil edible, which similarly to THC edibles, will have a slower onset. However, though you will not get intoxicated when consuming Hemp oil edibles, your body still can react negatively if directions are not followed accordingly, or if you reside in a place where higher concentrations of THC are allowed in Hemp products. That said. purchasing a low-milligram dosed edible is suggested; most begin with about 5mg, but every person is different.
As mentioned, when consuming Hemp oil edibles, your body must fully digest the treat before you begin to feel the effects of your chosen snack. This is because the cannabinoids must be broken down within your digestive system and liver to then disperse and allow for free-flowing properties. So, always be patient when enjoying edibles of any kind-- they are going to take longer to work. Give yourself about an hour or two, then — if you don’t feel the effects the way you want, you can consume just a little bit more.