Now that Cinder has expanded operations into Albuquerque, New Mexico we want to give our new customers the rundown on recreational cannabis. Today’s lesson is going to focus on edibles. In this article, we’ll discuss the legal purchasing limit, what forms of edibles are available, and everything else you could possibly need to know about purchasing cannabis-infused edibles.
Cannabis Purchasing Limits in New Mexico
While we know many of you wish you could walk out of Cinder with an armful of edibles, you’re going to have to limit yourself. According to the law in New Mexico, each person over the age of 21 cannot purchase more than 16g of cannabis extract or 800mg of cannabis edibles at a time. In terms of individual edibles, each recreational serving cannot exceed 10mg.
Cannabis Purchasing Limits in Washington
According to the Washington Sate Liquor and Cannabis Board, “Adults age 21 and over can purchase up to one ounce of useable cannabis (the harvested flowers, or “bud”), 16 ounces of cannabis-infused edibles in solid form, 72 ounces in liquid form, and 7 grams of marijuana concentrates.”
Types of Cannabis Edibles
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Starting off with the classics, Cinder offers a variety of different cannabis-infused chocolates! From milk chocolate to dark chocolate and even fudge, we’ve got it all for your purchasing pleasure. Our chocolate selection even offers different THC:CBD ratios for those looking to get all of the qualities of CBD as well as THC from their edible experience. Chocolates can be purchased in a pack of 10 or as a single-serve individual. So if you’re not quite sure what you like yet, pick up some different singles and do some taste testing!
Another option for you sweet-toothed stoners out there is cannabis-infused gummies. Like chocolates, gummies also offer different ratios of CBD:THC. Some brands even offer gummies with a wider variety of cannabinoids like CBG and CBN. Each cannabinoid profile offers a unique experience. CBG tends to offer a restorative and balanced high, while CBN works similar to CBD and allows you to feel a bit more relaxed after consuming. You can even find edibles that incorporate bits of fresh fruit into their edibles!
For those who don’t care about how their THC tastes, capsules are a convenient option too! If you’re vegan there’s no need to worry, many brands offer vegan-friendly capsules.
Don’t want to chew your cannabis? Well, you can drink it instead! From 1.75 oz to 17 oz drinks there’s a size for everyone. However, despite being different sizes both of these drinks can both contain 100mg of THC! So, your choice really comes down to how concentrated you want your drink to be. Large drinks are best for those who want to pace themselves or only drink a portion of their beverage, while smaller drinks are better for those looking for something super strong or mix them into a larger drink batch for a party. Remember, 100mg is 10 times the average serving of THC!
So far our list has included sweets and flavorless options, but what about an option for those out there who live on the savory side of life? Lucky you, there are salty snack options like pretzels, nuts, and more! These snacks taste just like any ol’ bag of pretzels or nuts (well, they might actually be tastier) and get you high at the same time. What’s not to love?
Want to incorporate THC into a dish of your own making? Consider picking up some infused sugar. Options like this not only give you extreme flexibility with your dosing, but you can make whatever your heart desires into a tasty cannabis-infused treat! You can pour a packet into your favorite brownie recipe, sprinkle it over a bowl of ice cream, or even stir it into a cup of cocoa! With cannabis-infused sugar and seasoning, the possibilities are endless.
In a similar vein to sugars/seasonings, products like RSO and tinctures are forms of cannabis that you can infuse into dishes of your own creation! These require a little more skill and know-how than simply buying pre-made edibles, but luckily for you, we have plenty of delicious recipes here on our blog. Try making some Infused Pumpkin Bars, Crunchy Munchy Mac & Cheese, or Cannabis Butter that can be infused into almost anything!
Now that you know all the options that the world of cannabis edibles has to offer, it’s time to learn just how edibles work. Unlike smoking cannabis, consuming cannabis in edible form doesn’t take effect immediately. In fact, it takes roughly 30-90 minutes for your body to fully metabolize the THC in your edibles. So, take it slow. Start with a single edible, wait 90 minutes to see how you feel, then make the choice of whether or not you want to consume another. If you take too many before letting them settle, you’ll get way higher than you intended to.
Along these same lines, if you’re consuming a drinkable cannabis product, don’t immediately chug the entire 100mg bottle. That’s an entire 10 servings of THC at once! Instead, consider taking small sips or even measuring your drink out in the cap of the bottle. You can also pour a small amount into any non-infused drink of your choice.
Products listed are available at Cinder locations: Cinder North, 6010 N Division St, Spokane, Wa 99208; Cinder Downtown, 927 W 2nd Ave, Spokane, WA 99201; and Cinder Valley, 1421 N Mullen Rd B, Spokane Valley, Wa 99206
This product has intoxicating effects and may be habit-forming. Which is to say, cannabis can impair concentration, coordination, and judgment. Therefore, do not operate a vehicle or machinery under the influence of this drug. Furthermore, there may be health risks associated with consumption of this product. For use only by adults twenty-one and older. To sum up, keep out of the reach of children.