Cannabis gummies, or cannabis-infused candies are sweets that are infused with cannabis. These candies can be made from any base-matter such as chocolate, fruit or even sugar.
Cannabis gummies are very easy to consume and can be manufactured using a number of methods. Firstly, cannabis gummies can be made from a tincture of cannabis which is then mixed with candy-base matter. Alternatively, they can be made by baking a hash oil-based mixture into a pre-made candy mold. Finally, they can be made by cooking the base-matter to sugar, adding the extracted cannabis oil and chilling it down again.
There are two main uses for cannabis gummies: medicinal and recreational. Medicinal use is stronger in the fact that cannabis gummies are stronger in their effects than other edibles such as cookies, chocolates and brownies. This medicinal strength also makes them popular among recreational users as they provide a stronger high which lasts longer than cookies or brownies do.
Cannabis gummies are popular among all demographics but are more favored by women than men. They are popular among tourists as well as locals and both groups enjoy the legality of their consumption.
Nowadays, the cannabis market is becoming more and more competitive. As such, there are an enormous amount of cannabis products available for consumption: edibles, tinctures, oils, concentrates – you name it.
Each edible has its own caloric value which is highly important to consumers who are watching their weight. Cannabis gummies range from 20 calories per piece up to 60 calories per piece depending on the manufacturer and the ingredients used. These macros per three-gram serving include: 6 grams of carbohydrates, 2 grams of protein and 7 grams of sugar.
It is important to know that how powerful your body reacts to cannabis depends on the individual’s body weight, metabolism and sensitivity as well as the dosage taken and method of administration. The more traditional methods such as smoking or eating an edible will produce different results and this is where the dosage comes into play. The rule of thumb with edibles is that one serving should not be bigger than 10mg of THC and should not be taken more than once every four hours. Otherwise, you risk over-medicating yourself. Edibles in general take longer to kick in compared to other administration methods but the effects last longer due to their metabolism in the liver before being moved over to the bloodstream and finally reaching the brain and bloodstream where they produce their desired effects.
The quick answer is yes! Even though legalized in certain states since 1996, cannabis remains a Schedule I illegal substance according to the Controlled Substances Act (CSA) which means it has no medical value and it’s highly addictive potential makes it a dangerous substance if consumed in large amounts or even abused recreationally. In addition, because most of its metabolites stay in your body for up to 30 days after consumption, it is quite easy to test positive even if consumed days or even weeks ago, depending on your metabolism. Due to this fact, you should never drive under the influence of any substance so always make sure to test before you get behind the wheel!