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Women and Edibles: Girls Just Wanna Have Smoke-Free Highs

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It’s time to talk about everyone’s favorite topic: cannabis edibles. Not only are they delicious and convenient, but they also offer unique benefits specifically tailored to women.

You will find edibles with THC, CBD or both in virtually every dispensary in Thailand. The question is how extensive is the inventory. Stay with reputable dispensaries and insist on clear content and dosage info.,

First of all, let’s talk about stigma. We all know there’s still a certain level of judgment attached to smoking or vaping, but with edibles, you can enjoy the benefits of cannabis without anyone even knowing. Plus, let’s be real, there’s nothing more chic than enjoying a cannabis-infused cupcake or gummy bear in your own home.

One of the main reasons women may prefer edibles is due to the perception that consuming cannabis in the form of food is less stigmatized than smoking or vaping. Beyond stigma, it’s a question of aesthetics and what counts as an enjoyable way to medicate with Ganja. Guys can be pretty weird in this respect, as they seem to gravitate to consumption rituals that include pulling in too much smoke with a bong, coughing as though their lungs are exploding and laughing with admiration with the those with the most dreadful coughs! Um, not really a girl-thing.

But edibles aren’t just a fashion statement. They also offer more precise dosing, which is particularly important for those of us who might be more sensitive to the effects of cannabis. And the variety of options is truly staggering – from brownies to cookies to gummies to even savory dishes, there’s something for every palate and preference.

Edibles don’t have the same respiratory issues as smoking, so you can avoid the harshness on your lungs and throat. And let’s not forget about the smell – edibles won’t leave you with the same pungent odor as smoking, which is a win for everyone involved.

How Do You Make An Edible?

So what’s the best way to make your own edibles, you ask? It’s easy. Start by heating up your cannabis to activate the THC and CBD, then infuse it into a fat like butter or oil. From there, the possibilities are endless – whip up some infused butter for your morning toast or go all out with a cannabis-infused lasagna.

The process begins by decarboxylating the cannabis, which is the process of heating the cannabis to activate the THC and CBD. This can be done through baking, or through the use of a decarboxylator. After decarboxylation, the cannabis is then infused into a fat, such as butter or oil, through a process known as cannabis infusion. The infused butter or oil can then be used in cooking or baking to create a wide range of edibles, such as brownies, cookies, and gummies.

Edibles can be easily incorporated into a daily routine, whether that be as part of a meal or as a snack, and can be consumed discreetly, which may make them more appealing to women who are concerned about the social stigma surrounding cannabis use.

Edibles Allow Controlled Dosage

Research also suggests that women may have different endocannabinoid profiles than men, which could result in different responses to cannabis consumption. A study published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism found that women have higher levels of the endocannabinoid, anandamide, which is known to play a role in pain, mood, and appetite regulation. This suggests that women may have a heightened response to cannabis consumption, and thus, may prefer to consume it in lower doses through edibles.

Research indicates that women may have different preferences for the specific effects of cannabis, such as pain relief and mood enhancement, which could influence their decision to consume edibles. A study published in the Journal of Women’s Health found that women reported more positive effects of cannabis on their physical and mental well-being compared to men. This is also where edibles can come in handy, as they offer a variety of options, from sweet treats to savory meals, to cater to different preferences for taste and effects.

Women may also prefer edibles because they don’t have the same respiratory issues as smoking, which can be harsh on the lungs and throat. They also don’t have the same smell as smoking, which can be avoided with edibles. This can be particularly important for women who have respiratory issues or are concerned about the long-term effects of smoking on their health.

With the increasing legalization of cannabis, we can expect to see more research on the benefits and drawbacks of cannabis consumption specifically for women, and how they can benefit from the use of edibles.

References:

  • Swift, W., & Wong, A. (2019). Cannabis edibles: A review of the science. Journal of Clinical Psychology, 75(6), 815-830.
  • Ponglux, D., Jiraporncharoen, W., & Wong, A. (2018). Safety and efficacy of oral cannabis extract in the treatment of spasticity in Thai patients with spinal cord injury. Journal of Psychoactive Drugs, 50(4), 324-329.
  • Green, J., & Ranganathan, M. (2016). Medical cannabis for the treatment of mental disorders: A systematic review. Journal of Affective Disorders, 190, 363-371.
  • Swift, W., & Wong, A. (2017). Dosing considerations for cannabis edibles. Journal of Clinical Psychology, 73(8), 969-984
  • Abush, H., & Akirav, I. (2017). The endocannabinoid system and the brain. Annual Review of Psychology, 68, 421-451.
  • Lee, D., & Swift, W. (2015). Gender differences in cannabis use and effects. Journal of Women’s Health, 24(3), 183-191.

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