Cannabis Edibles: A Responsible Guide

Cannabis edibles are a popular way to consume cannabis, but they come with their own set of risks and safety considerations. Edibles can produce longer-lasting and more intense effects than other forms of cannabis use, so it is important to understand how to enjoy them responsibly. Let’s take a look at what makes edibles different from other forms of cannabis consumption and why you should always keep them away from children and pets.

What Makes Edibles Different From Other Forms of Cannabis Consumption? 

Unlike other methods of consuming cannabis such as smoking or vaping, edibles are ingested rather than inhaled. This means that the effects may take longer to be felt and that the effects may be more intense than when smoking or vaping. When ingested, your body metabolizes THC differently, which results in a stronger effect as well as a longer-lasting one. In addition, because edibles must be digested before they can enter your system, the onset time is much slower than with inhalation methods—about 30 minutes to two hours versus almost immediately with inhalation methods.  

Why Should You Keep Edibles Away From Children and Pets? 

Edibles pose special risks for children and pets who might accidentally consume them. Because edibles must be digested before the effects can be felt, an unsuspecting child or pet could consume a large dose without realizing it until much later. This could result in an extremely uncomfortable experience for both child/pet and parent/owner alike. Furthermore, because edibles often look very similar to regular food items (e.g., gummies), it can be difficult for children or pets to tell the difference between regular candy/food items and those containing cannabis products. Therefore, it is important to make sure that all edible products are kept out of reach of children and pets at all times. 


Cannabis edibles are becoming increasingly popular due to their convenience and longer-lasting effects compared to other forms of cannabis consumption. However, these same benefits also present potential risks if not consumed responsibly—especially when it comes to keeping them away from children and pets who might accidentally ingest them without knowing what they’re consuming until much later on. So remember: if you choose to enjoy edible products containing cannabis, please do so responsibly! Keep all edible products out of reach at all times—and don’t forget to label them accordingly! Doing so will help ensure everyone stays safe while enjoying the benefits of cannabis edibles!