Most everyone has heard of cannabis-infused edibles. Marijuana brownies and gummies are probably the most recognized form of edibles. As legalized recreational and medicinal cannabis is reaching more states and acceptance continues to grow, the number and variety of products on the market has expanded rapidly. Today’s selection of edibles is nearly endless. There are dark, white and milk chocolate bars infused with cannabis. Peanut butter cups, suckers, rice crispy treats, cookies and all sorts of baked goods are available. The flavors of gummies accommodate every preference. There are also capsules that can be swallowed and strips that dissolve on the tongue. Plus, the menu of edibles are tasty and cover the full range of THC:CBD ratio. There are purely CBD products for strictly curative benefits and high-THC potency edibles for psychoactive effects. Like other cannabis products, edibles are divided into indicas, sativas, hybrids and CBD. However, edibles differ from other consumption methods in that the cannabinoids are processed through the digestive tract. Because of this slower absorption, there is a delayed onset of effects. With smoking, the cannabinoids are absorbed quickly into the bloodstream, distributed rapidly to the brain and provide effects within minutes. Oral ingestion takes approximately 30 to 90 minutes for effects to begin and they tend to reach their peak after two to three hours. The effects of edibles are often more intense than with other methods. For beginners, it is especially important to start with a low dose of an edible and resist the temptation to eat more until the full effects have been realized.