Frequently Asked Questions
What are Cannabis Edibles?
Cannabis edibles can be divided into two distinct categories. One group is THC-infused, creating the more euphoric effects most commonly associated with getting high. The other group is CBD-infused, which provides a much different experience, one that promotes steady and dependable relaxation, focus, and even helps with pain-relief. Both are great for different situations, so we encourage you to browse through our product listings and discover your favorite. When it comes to edible gummies, Canada has no better choice than My Supply Co., so get started and share the blissful feelings with your family and friends today!
How Are Cannabis Edibles Made?
It will always depend on the product. While the edible products may vary, they are usually created using highly concentrated cannabis extracts as a base ingredient.
How Long Do Cannabis Edibles Take to Kick In?
Unlike smoked or vaporized cannabis products, cannabis edibles are absorbed by the body mostly through the digestive tract, which can take anywhere from 30 minutes to a few hours to kick in. The length of time will vary depending on a person's metabolism. Eating on an empty stomach will often speed up the process, whereas having a meal beforehand will slow the absorption down. However, keep in mind that, unlike with alcohol, eating a meal after you're ingested a cannabis edible (specifically, a THC-infused edible) won't help get you sober up by diluting the effects. Rather (and somewhat ironically), eating a meal after eating THC-infused edibles has been known to actually push THC into your system more rapidly!
What is the Difference Between THC and CBD Edibles?
Both CBD and THC edibles, gummies, chocolates and tinctures are popular, but there are very clear distinctions between the effects of the two products. THC, the most abundant of the 60 cannabinoids found in the cannabis plant, produces the euphoric feeling people most associate with getting high. CBD, on the other hand, the second-most abundant compound found in cannabis plants, is non-intoxicating. More and more often, CBD edible products are used to reduce feelings of depression or anxiety, to help eliminate feelings of nausea, and to reduce aches and pains people experience in their joints. CBD edibles can even be used to dampen the symptoms of epilepsy, reduce inflammation, help with migraines and insomnia, and more.
How Do I Consume Edibles?
The answer is simple - by chewing or swallowing it! Because there are a variety of products, flavours and potencies, My Supply Co. has something for everyone. Because your body processes edibles through its digestive system, it can take anywhere from thirty minutes to several hours to feel the effects, so we always recommend that when you're trying a new product for the first time, introduce it to your system slowly, making sure that you don't have too much at once. Unlike when you smoke or vaporize a product (or drink it, as you would with alcohol), the effects are not instantaneous, so it is advisable to initially proceed with caution, especially for THC edibles.
Can Children Be Poisoned with Cannabis Edibles?
Cannabis poisoning (sometimes referred to as a "bad trip") is only possible when ingesting THC-infused products. When it comes to CBD, there is no danger, and there has never been a recorded instance of someone "overdosing" by eating too many THC-infused edibles. That said, children can be "poisoned" in the sense that they could experience symptoms that may include dizziness, nausea, slow breathing, chest pain, rapid heartbeat, or some form of an anxiety attack. Because it is sometimes impossible to distinguish the difference between edible cannabis products and regular edible products (such as a chocolate bar), it is always highly recommended that all cannabis products be clearly labelled and stored both out of sight and out of the reach of children.
What Are the Benefits of Using Cannabis Edibles?
CBD edibles often provide a pleasant and calm sense of wellbeing, a mellow and uplifting sensation that can help increase your focus, reduce any feelings of anxiety of stress, and even provide pain relief. CBD edibles are also long-lasting, providing hours of relaxation. THC edibles have a more psychoactive effect, and provide users with a more body-centered buzz, although that will always vary depending on the dosage and the product. An advantage common to both is that they also don't irritate your lungs (since they don't need to be smoked), and are able to be discreetly used.
Is it Legal to Buy Edibles Online?
As of late 2019, it is legal to buy edibles online in Canada. However, when it comes to baked goods or candy, cannabis edibles are not yet available for legal purchase in Quebec.