The best piece of advice is to pick a strain that has the traits you desire. If you have smoked an indica that promotes mild euphoria, there is a good chance that the high in its edible form will be similar. Read up on the general attributes of a strain, and based on your preference, pick the one that appeals to you most.
Edibles have become less about banging a load of weed in a bowl with some cake mix, and more about a sophisticated means of dosing throughout the day. The key to getting what you want from edibles lies in choosing the right strain. Although many of the terpenes and flavonoids are destroyed during decarboxylation, the remaining attributes are retained.
In most cases, the decarboxylation process will remove many of the compounds, leaving the more abundant and resilient cannabinoids. While it is true from a scientific perspective that edibles are less likely to have the stereotypical characteristics we have become accustomed to, many anecdotal accounts still support a faint allegiance to either sativa or indica characteristics.
CREATING CANNABIS EDIBLES REQUIRES THE RIGHT STRAINS
If you are not sure where to start, we have seven excellent nominations, each of which brings something unique to the table.
Determined to make space cakes, but not sure which strain would be the perfect complement? We have put together seven fantastic candidates that are ideal for edibles. With options in both categories, sativa and indica, there is sure to be a strain to suit your needs. Keep reading to find out more.
Cannabis edibles are one of the single greatest commodities ever to grace the industry. Not only do they act as an excuse to chow down on your favourite treats, but they are also more potent than smoking and easy to consume discreetly. In fact, it is often their deceptive intensity that catches many edibles lovers off guard. Edibles take time to be digested by the body, and that means the effects of cannabinoids like THC and CBD are delayed. Most edibles kick in after 30 minutes, but it can take up to an hour or longer before you feel the full effects.
Well, yes and no.
Cannabis food products are one of the best features of the entire sector. Not only can you enjoy the highs of weed without the potential damage to your lungs that comes with smoking a joint, but the levels of THC are also stronger than smoking and so will get you even more stoned! Plus, you don’t have to worry about the distinctive smell that can alert neighbours to your activity. Just be patient and don’t get carried away with the brownies, as the effect can take from 20 minutes to over an hour to kick in. Edibles will always be popular with student parties, but an increasing number of people are also turning to comestible cannabis as a reliable way of taking a regular dosage throughout the day for medicinal purposes.
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Best strains for making edibles
Sour Diesel reaches harvest in as little as ten weeks but we advise waiting until the very end of the flowering period for a harvest that is truly extraordinary with a superb taste that lingers in the mouth. To increase the yield, we also recommend pinching out and training the plants during the growth phase because Sour Diesel has a tendency to stretch and become very leggy. If your grow room has limited height, you could start your rooted cuttings straight into the flowering phase which will give the plants an average end height of 100 to 128 cm.
Sour Diesel is classed as easy to grow as it is very forgiving of beginner mistakes and is vigorous and hardy. And it was awarded the second prize in the Hash category during the 2010 High Times Cannabis Cup. The strain is loved by many growers and consumers for its powerful euphoric effects and versatility. Why not try and grow some yourself?
Bubba Kush is a strain known for its high levels of THC. THC is a compound that is able to survive the cooking process so for that reason, Bubba Kush is a popular choice for comestibles. It is a truism that the stronger the weed, the stronger the food product and Bubba Kush is an Indica-dominant hybrid with very high levels of THC. It is excellent as an analgesic or as a treatment for insomnia. And Bubba Kush produces lots of resin with buds that are chock-full of complex compounds and essential oils. If these are properly extracted, you will have a potent cannabutter with which to cook.