The Lowdown on Florida Edibles

Here’s something to be thankful for this Thanksgiving: edibles have officially made their Florida debut.  

This is a huge milestone since the Florida MMJ legalization initiative was passed back in 2016. And now that they’re here, you might have some questions. 

According to Medical News Daily, edible marijuana products “typically provide the same benefits as other forms of marijuana. People ingest them to achieve certain effects, such as relaxation, or to treat medical conditions, such as chronic pain.” 

With this new measure in place, the diversity of medical wellness options here in the state continue to grow in an approachable way. While being safe and discreete, here are some other benefits to consider that make edibles a preferred route of administration. 

A safe alternative to smoking 

Ingesting edibles is a great way to give the lungs a break. Not to mention, now that regulations are in place, you can be assured through proper lab testing and protocols that you know just what you’re getting. With accurately dosed edibles you can get some peace of mind knowing you’re in for a more controlled and consistent experience.

Steady effects that last longer

Compared to smoking, edibles pave the way for a steady, more potent euphoria that can last anywhere from three to seven hours. This makes it a great option for patients with conditions like chronic pain (and anxiety). Since edibles are metabolized through the liver, the onset is much slower, but allows for a more evenly distributed clinical effects that last longer than smoking. 

Safety first... 

But before you go diving in headfirst, remember this rule of thumb: start low, go slow.

Patience is key when it comes to edibles as it can take anywhere from one to three hours for the full effects to be felt. This all depends on things like body chemistry, metabolism, and delivery method. In other words, the same dose can affect two people very differently. Just be sure to wait four to six hours before dosing more. Starting slow will help you learn what works best for you and your body. (But note that if you don’t feel anything after an hour, you can always eat a snack to help activate digestion and absorption.) 

While edibles offer a discrete option for cannabis consumption, it’s also important for patients to keep them in their original packaging and out of harm’s way to avoid accidental consumption. 

What can you expect as a patient?

While you can read up on the state’s edible regulations here, our friends over at MedMen help break things down: 

Looking to dive deeper or get edibles added to your recommendations? Reach out to Kaya Life today and book an appointment with us at our Pensacola, Santa Rosa Beach, or Panama City office.

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