How about a bit of history before we begin? No, no, no, don’t go away! It’s relevant. We promise. So let’s talk gummies.
The first gummy candy (shaped like bears) was invented in Germany almost 100 years ago. Seventy years later, in the late 1990s, two natural-foods advocates mixed up a batch of gummy vitamins in order to get their kids to take a daily multi.
Now it seems like gummies are everywhere. We’ve got gummy this and gummy that. So it’s really no surprise that sometime in the last five years, some canna-genius was inspired — probably in a haze of joint smoke — to combine CBD and gummy candy into the ultimate medicinal confection: CBD gummies.
At this point, you’re probably asking, “But why do we need another method of consuming cannabis?” Our answer? Because each method offers a number of different benefits.
So why exactly should you take CBD gummies? In this article, the experts at Honest Marijuana will show you 18 benefits of this tasty and chewy treat. Some of them might surprise you.
CBD (short for cannabidiol) comes in many different forms, including:
Add to that some other novel methods of delivery — like pills, lube, and various kinds of bongs — and you’ve got yourself an infinite variety of fun. But with CBD gummies, now you’ve got infinite+1! That’s even more opportunities to get the medicine you need. Who could argue with that?
Let’s look at the top 10 benefits of taking CBD gummies instead of using oils, creams, and dab rigs.
1) Easy To Take
Do you have trouble swallowing pills? Do you feel like the pills will get caught in your throat? Do you think you’re going to choke? If that’s you to a T, CBD gummies will feel like a gift from the canna-gods.
That’s because CBD gummies are super easy to take. All you have to do is chew and swallow. There’s no long and involved prep work required, no waiting a half-hour before swimming. Just chew and go.
Unless you’re one of those unfortunate individuals who can’t walk and chew bubble gum at the same time. If that’s you to a T, you may want to finish chewing first and then go.
CBD gummies are non-psychotropic. That means they won’t get you high. It doesn’t matter how many you eat, you’ll never get your world to go psychedelic. You have to take THC for that.
In fact, no CBD products will get you high because of the way that the cannabinoid interacts with your brain. So whether you choose CBD gummies, or CBD oil, or CBD cream, you should never feel like you’re falling off the floor. If that happens, there was more in whatever you took than just CBD.
3) More Effective With Less Product
To help explain this benefit, we’re going to reduce two natural processes to their most basic explanations:
- Your stomach lets things through
- Your lungs keep things out
Both organs are remarkably good at their job. That means that if you choose to get CBD through your lungs (via smoke or vapor), you’ll need to take in a lot to get a little through to your brain.
But if you choose to get CBD through your stomach (pills, CBD edibles), you won’t need nearly as much to feel the effects.
Basically, you get more medicinal bang for your buck. So instead of smoking 0.7 grams of CBD ganja four times in sixteen hours, you’d only need to pop two CBD gummies during that same time period.
Your digestion and circulatory system operate at a relatively slow pace. If they didn’t, your body would be flooded with nutrients and then have nothing. Instead, your stomach delivers its contents slowly over time so the food you eat lasts longer than just an hour or two.
The same concept applies to the CBD edibles you chew. The CBD in the gummy is released slowly over a period of hours, providing long-lasting relief for your pain or anxiety.
That’s in sharp contrast to the effects you get from smoking your CBD strain in a joint, blunt, or bong. Those effects reach their peak in an hour or less and then taper off to nothing.
5) Gentle On Your Lungs And Throat
The harsh smoke of a heavy bong hit can make even the most experienced pot smoker hack up a lung. CBD edibles, on the other hand, won’t irritate your lungs and throat like marijuana smoke will.
That may not seem like a benefit for you hard-core, give-me-a-joint-or-give-me-death cannabis purists. But for those who just need CBD for medicinal purposes, it’s one of the biggest benefits of all.
Even though weed smoke isn’t packed full of chemicals like cigarette smoke, it can still irritate your lungs and throat and lead to inflammation. CBD gummies produce no smoke, no smell, no respiratory irritation.
6) Available Online
CBD products are often produced from hemp, which is a legal plant in all 50 states. That means hemp isn’t subject to the same laws that are causing so many problems and so much confusion these days.
By extension, then, CBD gummies are pretty much legal everywhere and can be shipped by commercial carriers across state lines. And because they are so easy to ship, one of the best places to find CBD gummies is online.
If your local dispensary doesn’t stock CBD gummies, you’ll be able to find a wide variety at your favorite internet shop. You may have to pay a bit more for shipping, but they’ll arrive on your doorstep ready for use.
7) Easy To Dose
Whatever brand of CBD gummies you choose to buy, always follow the instructions when first starting. After that, you can increase or decrease the dosage according to your needs. There’s very little risk of getting too much CBD, so don’t be afraid of an overdose or negative side effects.
For example, if the instructions tell you to take two CBD gummies with every meal but you need extra relief, you could double the dosage and take four CBD gummies with every meal instead. Your stash wouldn’t last as long, but you’d get the relief you need.
On the other hand, if the instructions tell you to take two CBD gummies with every meal, you could try taking just one with every meal. That would essentially double your stash and stretch your CBD gummies supply.
8) Can Be Used Discreetly
One of the nicest benefits of CBD edibles is that you can use them very discreetly. They look exactly like gummy vitamins and gummy candy, so you don’t have to worry about keeping them hidden.
And taking them doesn’t require anything more than popping one in your mouth. No eye dropper bottles or drops under your tongue like with CBD oil. No dermal patches on your arm. Just an easy, discreet way to get the CBD you need.
9) Cause Minimal Side Effects
CBD gummies produce only two side effects:
- Dry mouth
- Decreased ability to metabolize medication
Dry mouth happens a lot with cannabis, regardless of the strain you choose or the way you consume it. And many people who take CBD gummies for medicinal reasons would gladly take a slight case of dry mouth over their pain, anxiety, nausea, or seizures.
However, the cannabidiol (CBD) in CBD gummies can decrease your liver’s ability to process pharmaceutical medications. That can have very serious consequences if the CBD gummies you take don’t treat the other ailments the pharmaceutical medications do.
Be sure to talk to your doctor before adding CBD edibles to your daily routine.
At this point, you might be wondering if the lack of side effects in your CBD gummies makes it easier to overdose. In truth, it’s nearly impossible to ingest too much CBD.
10) Taste Delicious
We’re not one to complain about the taste of marijuana products. But we have to admit that they aren’t the tastiest treats out there.
Marijuana, in its most basic form, has a very earthy flavor and odor. And that’s great when you’re smoking a doobie, but not so great when you’re eating ice cream…or taking your daily vitamin.
CBD gummies, on the other hand, come in a variety of delicious, fruity flavors. They don’t taste like dirt. And they don’t taste like grass. That’s a major benefit in our book.
Give CBD Gummies A Try
If you can’t decide whether or not to try CBD gummies, we’ve got one question for you: “What are you waiting for?”
They’re easy to take. They won’t get you high. They won’t irritate your lungs and throat with harsh smoke. They last a hella long time. They’re easy to get ahold of. And they basically have no side effects.
There’s really no earthly reason you could give us to explain why you’re not already taking CBD gummies. So fire up a fat one, smoke it to the roach, and then head out to your local dispensary or favorite internet store to buy a bottle of CBD gummies.
We promise you won’t be disappointed.