CBD is a cannabinoid in the Cannabis sativa plant that is popular because of the medicinal use, and because the molecule lacks the psychoactive properties often associated with marijuana. Therefore, for users looking for relief of certain symptoms without experiencing the high of Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), CBD-based products are a perfect alternative. Users and some medical professionals recognize that the consumption of the substance helps with the relief of pain, the reduction in anxiety and depression, and helps with treating some neurological disorders, among other uses. Some studies suggest that the molecule has anti-carcinogenic properties and shows promise, but this research is still in initial phases. The drug is often smoked or taken through various means. However, edibles are growing in popularity among users of medicinal and recreational cannabis
Lower Health Risks
Generally, the decision to smoke or not to smoke is a health concern. Putting any foreign substance through the lungs will not have a positive effect. Therefore, it is simply not healthy to smoke anything. For example, a study published in the Canadian Journal of Respiratory Therapy by Mallory Loflin and Mitch Earleywine suggested that heavy users often experience respiratory issues and some symptoms of bronchitis. These include coughing and tightness of the chest. However, this form of administration of the drug provides the fastest absorption, thus providing the quickest relief. Therefore, in these cases, the researchers recommend vaping as a less harmful alternative to smoking. Nevertheless, the human lung is not properly equipped to inhale byproducts of combustion. Although the negative effects of smoking marijuana are not as dramatic as tobacco, respiratory irritation and other health concerns are still prevalent in this form of administration. Healthcare professionals recommend using CBD edibles to eliminate the negative effects of smoke inhalation.
Gradual Release and Longer Effect of the Drug
Consuming CBD in an edible format provides the perfect type of effect for some medicinal users. This is because the body must digest the compound completely before the molecule is released. Therefore, the drug has a longer lasting effect and may work for hours as the body processes the substance. Not all edibles have the same effect, though. For example, the body digests hard candy faster. Other foods, including cookies and brownies, require passage through the entire digestive tract, thus taking longer to absorb. Edibles can take an average of 30 to 60 minutes to take effect. Furthermore, for medicinal users that require a steady supply of the drug, edibles provide the perfect vehicle. The reason is that smoking or vaping the drug is hard to dose, as it would require periodic puffs to maintain a person’s needed level of CBD. Instead, edibles provide a constant level over a period of hours, delivering a longer and more controlled effect.
Added Benefits of Edibles
CBD can also help treat a variety of common conditions, including problems with sleep. If the problem is too severe, then they should see a sleep specialist or visit a sleep disorders institute. However, if the issues do not extend to such a level, CBD provides a great alternative and edibles deliver the needed mechanism. The reason is that the drug helps reduce anxiety and can improve insomnia while also enhancing the quality of sleep. Since the compound is not psychoactive, then users can mix the drug with their regular activities to create an environment conducive to relaxation and improved sleep. For example, people can read a book or watch their favorite television show after consuming an edible. As users begin to experience the effect of the drug, the relaxing nature creates a natural condition that is perfect for sleep.