Edibles. For many the word alone conjures up images of chocolate brownies and tales of awkward experiences. Self-regulating markets vary in labeling and serving size recommendations, concerned parents think they look too much like candy, and the government moves slowly on how to best regulate them in a legalized marketplace. It is not unrealistic to say that edibles have a bad reputation.
There is a growing wave of cannabis edibles available in both legal markets and illegal markets, from infused drinks to gourmet chocolates. Whether the government has approved them or not, consumers are using them for pain relief, better sleep and a relaxing alternative to drinking.
I have developed a healthy dose of respect for cannabis edibles. I cautiously and regularly consume them, usually for mild pain relief, to relax after a long day, and to beat insomnia. To insure a positive experience and the