One cannabis trend that has been making waves recently is the introduction of CBD or THC edibles. It seems that new cannabis products are making news every other week, with certain products more popular than others.
Why People Prefer Ingesting Cannabis Over Smoking Them?
Prevents Coughing During the Healing Process
Many people opt to consume cannabis instead of smoking it for a variety of reasons. For one, patients who have recently undergone surgery would want to avoid coughing that is oftentimes a result of smoking. Coughing can interrupt the healing process for any kind of operation. These patients turn to edibles to enjoy the same benefits of marijuana, sans the coughing. Several studies have shown that cannabis is an effective and natural alternative to strong pain killers.
Private and Discrete
Another reason why many people prefer edibles is due to the fact that these products and their packaging often look very similar to the actual non-marijuana variant. They also tend to smell less pungent as compared to when smoking the bud. Cannabis edibles allow for discretion and privacy, which is very important in our modern world.
Comes in Measured and Consistent Doses
The amount of THC in edible marijuana products, however, can vary a lot. This has caused some adverse effects, especially on individuals with low tolerance levels who might be caught off guard by the stronger potency in the edibles. The good news is that with the legalization of marijuana, many reputable companies assure consistently and measured dosing.
Delayed Onset and Long-lasting High
Compared to smoking marijuana, edibles offer a high that is long-lasting. Some reports say that it can uplift your mood up to more than six hours. This alone makes the edibles a preference for many cannabis users.
The most prominent difference between inhaling and ingesting cannabis extracts is the delayed onset of the effects during ingestion. Unlike smoking marijuana in which the effects are almost immediate, the high can kick in anywhere between 30 minutes to up to two hours when consuming edibles.
Сannabis Сotton Сandy № 1
One of the newest cannabis edibles in the market today is the cotton candy. It is fluffy, sweet, delicious, and melts in the mouth, making you wanting for more. It is the perfect childhood treat that can make your day at the carnival, amusement park, or anywhere else, for that matter, more magical.
The best thing about this edible is that you can make it on your own and the recipe is as easy as 1-2-3 :
- 2 scoops flossine concentrate
- 2 to 3 weed candies
Kitchen tools and equipment :
- Cotton candy machine
- Measuring spoon
- Mortar and Pestle
- Lollipop sticks, for serving
- Using your mortar and pestle, crush all the weed candies. Add the flossine concentrate gradually and continue to crush in between pouring. It is important to achieve a very smooth and fine powdered candy to achieve cotton-like characteristics.
- Next, we spin the candy. First, ensure that the cotton candy machine is propped safely on a flat and stable surface. Dip your whisk into the candy-flossine mixture and hold it over the pot. Turn the machine on and allow the candy to drip into the container. Fill the head with about two scoops of the mixture. Do not fill more than 90% of the container. Heat the mixture for about 30 to 40 seconds, and you will then see threads of the mixture forming.
- Dip your lollipop stick, hold it about one foot above the container and twirl the stick around until you get a nest of spun sugar. Make sure you do not touch the edges of the machine. When gathering the cotton candy on your stick, make sure to move the entire stick in a circular motion.
- Initially, it may seem a little messier than the candies you see in parks and carnivals, but after a couple of trials, you will be able to spin your own perfect cotton candy.
- Turn the machine off and serve. If you are not going to serve or eat it right away, place each serving in an airtight plastic or container to keep the moisture out and prevent the candy from getting too brittle.
The first cannabis-infused cotton candy debuted commercially in San Diego, California, last February of 2017. Ever since it has garnered a number of faithful following. The product contained up to 100 milligrams of THC – that is ten times more than the average serving. It also came in a variety of flavors : rose, watermelon, lavender, and apple. Lastly, it boasted of non-GMO, gluten-free, and organic sugar crystals. Every key term that the greater population would like to see in a product was made available in the cotton candy.
Legal cannabis-infused edibles are sector worth watching over the next few years. A number of active companies have already made a move to create their own products that promise euphoria as well as peaceful relaxation.
Сannabis Сotton Сandy № 2
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- 5 cups granulated sugar
- Scant 1 1/3 cups light corn syrup
- 1 cup plus 2 T. water
- Flavored oil
- Food color paste
- Vegetable baking spray
- To make this recipe at home, you will need a pair of wire cutters and an old inexpensive whisk. Cut the round ends off an inexpensive whisk. Arrange the tines so they are evenly spaced. You will also need an open space to make the cotton candy. At home, slit open a garbage bag and cover the floor area. Wedge 2 long wooden spoons under something heavy so they extend off the edge of the counter.
- Place the sugar, corn syrup, and water in a 2-quart heavy-bottomed saucepan over medium-high heat. Insert a candy thermometer and cook the sugar mixture until it reaches 320 degrees F, what is known as the hard crack stage (the sugar becomes brittle when it comes in contact with a cooler surface). Remove from the heat and carefully pour into a medium-size microwaveable glass bowl. If you leave the sugar in the pan, the sugar will continue to cook and turn dark brown. A glass bowl will hold the temperature of the sugar. I put a towel under the bowl to keep the bowl from tipping over and to protect my hands from the heat of the glass. (The sugar will stay liquid enough to work with easily for about 10 minutes; after that it will start to thicken. If this happens before you are finished, just pop the bowl in the microwave for 3 to 5 minutes, or until the sugar is liquid enough to work with once again.) If you are going to color and/or flavor the sugar, add those drops now.
- Dip the tines into the hot sugar. Allow the sugar to drain off for 1 to 2 seconds until the draining sugar strands are relatively the same consistency. Then wave the whisk over the extended wooden spoons and allow the sugar strands to gently drift until they are resting on top of the spoons. Make sure you are about 12 to 18 inches above the spoons. Use broad long strokes and work quickly. Gather the cotton candy and roll onto paper that you’ve rolled into a long, thin cone, like cotton candy is served in at the carnival or serve as is. If you need to store the cotton candy for a few hours, place it in an airtight container. The delicate sugar will melt in a humid environment.