THC vs CBD Edibles: Which is Right for You?

If you are new to the world of cannabis, then you might be overwhelmed when you first go into a dispensary and see all the options available to you. For many people edibles are one of the most intriguing cannabis products commercially available – but there are a lot of them to sift through to find exactly what you are looking for.

You’ll see different amounts of THC or CBD and some with both – so how do you decide which you should try? Here’s a few things you should ask yourself to determine if a THC or CBD edible – or one with both – is best for you.

Why Are You Using Edibles?

This might seem like a ridiculous question to some – obviously the idea of a marijuana edible is to get high, right? While some might be surprised, others not so much, but edibles are much more than a way to get an intense buzz. For many it is the best option they can choose for medicating with cannabis due to the long-lasting effects.

If you’re only looking to get your buzz on, then you’ll want a THC or THC and CBD infused edible seeing as THC is what creates the mental and physically effects commonly associated with cannabis. You might prefer an edible infused with both if you aren’t looking for an intense high as the CBD will balance your buzz – and reference our Guide to Safe Dosing with Cannabis Edibles to ensure your first experience with THC infused food is one you look back on fondly.

If You’re Medicating, What Are You Treating?

For those who are using edibles as a medicine rather than a recreational activity you next need to ask what condition you are trying to treat. Different conditions respond better to THC or CBD or even a mixture of the two. However, if you are only looking for the medicinal benefits, without a buzz, then a CBD edible is exactly what you are looking for.

If the potential of being a little (or a lot) stoned doesn’t bother you then you should instead look at what benefits you are looking for. THC is known for inducing mind and muscle relaxation, euphoric giggle fits and a case of the munchies followed by a nap or a great full night of sleep. For those fighting conditions like arthritis, MS, migraine headaches, insomnia, depression, anxiety and lack of appetite edibles can be life changing and much more convenient than smoking or vaping.

What is Your Experience with Medical Marijuana?

Lastly, before purchasing an edible you should consider what experience you already have with medical marijuana. If you’ve been medicating by vaping or smoking for a while now, then edibles can be a convenient and delicious change of pace for longer lasting medicine – and you already know whether it is THC or CBD that has benefitted you most so far based on the strains you’ve been consuming so far.

Evergreen Organix offers a full line of cannabis infused edibles with THC, CBD and 1:1 CBD options available for many different treats. Edibles are available to consumers 21 and older and patients with valid medical marijuana cards. You can find Evergreen Organix products in a dispensary near you using!

Jillian Nelson