York experiences unbearably cold winters during the fall and winter months, so it’s no secret that the season for cozying up is fast approaching. Who wants to go outside and smoke a joint in that weather? Definitely not us. Cannabis chocolates, on the other hand, are the ideal solution for satisfying both your sweet tooth and enjoying cannabis recreationally without having to go outside. You can choose from a wide selection of cannabis chocolates in our shops in Broadview North and Oakwood Village, which are dosed sensibly so you can control the intensity of your high.
Our Budtenders offer some buying suggestions based on their experience with cannabis chocolates, what they are, how they’re made, and what to expect when buying in York.
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What are Cannabis Chocolates?
To understand what cannabis chocolates are is to understand what edibles are. Edibles are food or drinks that are infused with cannabis. Weed chocolates, in particular, are chocolates that are infused with either a CBD or THC concentrate.
People have been infusing cannabis with food for a really long time by melting cannabis with butter to create cannabutter. Before regulation, edibles were made in home kitchens which created unpredictable dosing information and led to unfortunate stories about getting too high on edibles. That’s not the case now, they’re regulated and dosed accurately so you know exactly what you’re getting, and what to expect. Edibles are a perfectly safe option to consume cannabis without the side-effects of smoking or inhalation. If you’re worried about the effects of weed chocolates and want to learn more, our budtenders at Weedjar have the expertise to give you the lowdown on what will work best for you, based on your taste and dosage requirements.
What to Know About Cannabis Chocolate and Edibles
If you’re looking into getting into cannabis chocolates or other edibles, it’s important to know edible etiquette.
The Right Dose for a Good Time
The cannabis chocolates at our Weedjar shops in both Broadview North and Oakwood Village offer up to 10% of THC or CBD. Only a maximum of 10 mg of THC (the psychoactive component of cannabis) is allowed in a single package and unit of edibles.
Understanding the Difference Between THC and CBD Cannabis Chocolates
As we mentioned earlier, cannabis chocolates come in various shapes and sizes, which also means they come in varying potencies. At our dispensaries in Broadview North and Oakwood Village, we have options of cannabis chocolates that are just CBD, or THC, or a mix of both.
CBD is short for cannabidiol and is the non-psychoactive ingredient that helps alleviate signs of anxiety, depression, pain and help promote better sleep. The non-psychoactive aspect of CBD is appealing for folks who are looking for the healing benefits of cannabis, without the mind-altering effects that THC can provide.
THC is tetrahydrocannabinol, which is the main ingredient that gets you high. The higher the THC percentage, the stronger your high will be. THC is also used for a number of benefits, which include increasing appetite, reducing nausea and reducing pain.
Simply put, THC helps the way the mind perceives pain and helps in that way, whereas CBD may be able to treat it from the local source.
Start Low, and Go Slow
People who try edibles often make the mistake of not waiting for the effects to kick in. The full effect of edibles can take anywhere from 30 minutes to two hours. If you are not prepared for the experience, you will most likely get too stoned and have an uncomfortable time if you take another dose right after. The appropriate thing to do if you’re new to edibles or chocolates is to start at a lower dose and work your way up to build your tolerance.
Choosing Weed Chocolate in Broadview North and Oakwood Village
There’s a lot to know about weed chocolates if you’re new to the game. Before you go into either of our dispensaries in York without knowing what to ask for, let’s break down some of the common forms that cannabis chocolates come in. Cannabis can be infused with dark chocolate, white chocolate, caramels, and matcha chocolate coating, it can also be processed into lava cakes, space cakes, chocolate taffy, truffles and the beloved brownie – the options are endless! Although the names and shapes might change, the method of consumption stays the same; you eat it!
Our most popular cannabis chocolate product at our shops right now is currently the Milk Chocolate Salted Caramel by Fireside – it’s a traditional caramel in a velvet milk chocolate with a subtle taste of THC finished with fine salt shavings.
Ask our Budtenders at Weedjar for a recommendation for cannabis chocolate if you’re looking for something more adventurous this fall and winter!
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