Cannabis & CBD Edibles vs Marijuana

There are multiple reasons why someone would want to use marijuana or cannabis and CBD edibles, but these reasons are usually under two categories: for recreational purposes, and for medical reasons.

In many places all around the world, marijuana, and products based on cannabis and cannabidiol have been legalized for recreational purposes, and as the industry grows, more and more people begin to understand the greatness of these products.

But for those who are not as enthusiastic about it, the reason behind people using it for medical and recreational purposes remains a mystery. Some might even wonder where to get them without knowing that links like provide enough information about it.

In this article, though, I’m going to talk about the reasons why people consume marijuana and CBD/cannabis edibles, and their differences.

Recreational & Medical Marijuana

For those who don’t get how marijuana works, it’s like drinking alcohol, but with a different punch. If you’ve never been high, it’s really difficult to explain, even more considering that there are three categories of marijuana strains, and how among these categories, you can find even more different types, each one kicking differently than the other.

Often people related marijuana to bad habits since it was usually consumed by people in insecure neighborhoods and illegally commercialized for a long time. This has changed over the years, though, but people have not managed to perceived as it is now, but for what it was.

The biggest problem the standard citizen has with marijuana is the misconception that has been around for a long time, which proclaims the plant as addictive and dangerous to the health. But if you read this article, you’ll notice that only around  9% of the people who consume marijuana and cannabis-related products develop an addiction.

On the other hand, people not only use it to chill during a Saturday afternoon but also, to deal with a lot of problems. Taking in mind that cannabis has been used for medical purposes ever since ancient times, it’s to no surprise.

Therapeutic marijuana strains are often used to deal with problems such as inflammation, pain-inducing diseases, migraines, headaches, insomnia, anxiety, panic attacks, and it has been proven to reduce the risk of suffering from seizures.

Now, edible-products containing marijuana and THC (the main compound of marijuana and cannabis) are often used for the same reasons, but they work differently.

When smoked, marijuana tends to kick fast, taking around 5 to 10 minutes to affect people, but edibles tend to take much longer than that, but often have more lasting effects. The advantage of edibles is that they don’t produce smoke, but smoking tends to be more effective and produce more enjoyable results.

If you are only seeking this alternative to deal with symptoms caused by a disease or condition, you might want to keep reading to know more about CBD, another useful compound related to cannabis.

Cannabidiol, a More Casual Alternative

Now, before this section, I mentioned a particular word: THC. As I described it before, it is the main compound that gets people high when they consume cannabis products. CBD, or cannabidiol, is a pretty similar compound since it grants pretty much the same health benefits. The thing is: it doesn’t get people high.

Since cannabidiol is derived from a version of the cannabis that contains low levels of THC, consuming CBD-based products won’t get people high, and makes it a safe alternative for pets, even.

In fact, people are using it to help themselves (and their pets) with inflammatory diseases, insomnia, migraines, pain-inducing conditions, among many other reasons.

But how can you find CBD? Well, there are different alternatives out there. The most common one being CBD oil, but you can also find edibles in the form of cookies and gummies. The difficult question to answer is: is it better to get edibles or oil? And as a personal opinion, I’d said it depends on the needs of the person consuming it.

Edibles are much easier to measure by piece, but harder to come with specific quantities. Oil might be nasty to swallow for some people, but is easier to consume specific doses, and lasts even longer than most edibles. I’d recommend you to try both at least once to decide which one suits you the most.

Rosie M. Jordan

Hello my name is Rosie. I am a 36-year-old SAHM to an energetic little boy called Andrew. We love reading, Toddler Sense, the library and trips to the park. To get in touch you can email us

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