Dec 202015
 December 20, 2015
marijuana consumables

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Marijuana edibles are very popular. I once seen a statistic that stated 40-50% of all legal marijuana-related product sales in America are of edibles. I wouldn’t be surprised if that number grew in upcoming years. More and more people are either consuming marijuana for the first time now that recreational is legal in some states, or they are coming back after a long layoff. I have been trying to get my grandma to consume some cannabis since she’s retired, recreational marijuana is legal in Oregon, and would really benefit from it. She has told me that she would never smoke it again (she did back in the day, she’s a baby boomer), but that she would be interested in a cookie or candy.

Consuming marijuana in smokeless form is a lot more desirable to newbies and returning consumers. Edibles are popular with smokers and vape pen lovers too. I smoke flower, hit dabs, and carry a vape pen on the regular, but you will rarely if ever see me pass up on a cookie, candy, or some other smokeless form of marijuana consumption. I like all things cannabis related. If there was a cannabis deodorant, I’d be the first in line to try it!

I had a very interesting conversation with a cannabis entrepreneur the other day. He asked that I keep his company, product, and his name secret, which I would have done anyways since I’m not in the business of publicizing hardworking people’s proprietary information. Keep it in the vault! All I will say is it was a drink, and I was impressed by it and I’ll leave it at that. Anyhow, he pointed out that he didn’t like the term ‘edible’ and that it should really be a ‘consumable.’ It’s much more encompassing.

That’s not to say that people shouldn’t use the word edible, because edible still applies. But the word consumable is much more fitting. I myself have been guilty of getting fast and loose with the term edible, using it to describe all kinds of things that are actually more accurately described as a ‘consumable’ (Feel free to shame me). No more I say. Moving forward I will strive to embrace the term consumable, and hope that others do to. I will also use the term edible too, but only when it’s appropriate. An edible is a consumable, but not all consumables are edibles. Kind of like a square is a rectangle but not all rectangles are squares? Thoughts? (I could go for some consumables and edibles right about now…)

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  10 Responses to “The Difference Between A Marijuana ‘Edible’ And A Cannabis ‘Consumable’”

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    Lotion would be a consumable….edible is stuff that only goes into your mouth and is consumable also.

    BTW, the way you described “edibles” makes its sound like a drug pusher trying to drum up more clients. Ya, you gotta put it in candy to get em started. Then they will be on to flowers and dabs.

    I don’t consume edibles. They are made with the lowest grade product and I have to take 50mgs for a decent buzz of top tier and probably 100mgs from average products (the way you formulate the product effects the “efficiency.”

    con·sum·a·ble
    kənˈso͞oməb(ə)l/
    adjective
    adjective: consumable
    1.
    (of an item for sale) intended to be used up and then replaced.
    noun
    noun: consumable; plural noun: consumables
    1.
    a commodity that is intended to be used up relatively quickly.”drugs and other medical consumables”

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    It seems like obfuscation to me. It’s an edible if you put it in your mouth and swallow. All Cannabis is “consumable” – what’s the point of making NO distinction?

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      I’ll clarify it for you. I will eat my cannabis infused EDIBLE cookie then apply my cannabis infused CONSUMABLE topical ointment on my sore muscles. I hope that helps you see more clearly the why point of distinction between them. He is saying at the end of the article he will be more diligent on WHICH term he uses to be more accurate in descriptions.

  3.  

    Glad you straightened that out, Johnny.

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    Lotion would be a consumable….edible is stuff that only goes into your mouth and is consumable also.

    Ya, you gotta put it in candy to get em
    started. Then they will be on to flowers and dabs. ;P

    I don’t consume edibles. They are made with the lowest grade product and I have to take 50mgs for a decent buzz of top tier and probably 100mgs from average products (the way you formulate the product effects the “efficiency.”

    con·sum·a·ble
    kənˈso͞oməb(ə)l/
    adjective
    adjective: consumable
    1. (of an item for sale) intended to be used up and then replaced.
    noun
    noun: consumable; plural noun: consumables
    1. a commodity that is intended to be used up relatively quickly.”drugs and other medical consumables”

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      I believe better I make and then the brownies and cookies are so delicious and a friend of mine that is also disabled could never get high or feel any better then he smoked it when he tried one of my brownies he said he had felt no pain whatsoever and it was the best feeling he ever had he lost both of his legs quiet a while ago so he has to use his automatic wheelchair he said I’m glad my wife was asleep because I felt as if I was floating around in my wheelchair it was the best feeling I have had in 15 years and no pain whatsoever so whenever I get the chance to make brownies you can be sure most of them will be going to my best friend

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      That is ridiculous. 10mg THC is 10mg THC, whether it is from bud or trim. Trim just has less THC by weight, so 1gram of bud is NOT equal to one gram of trim, but the THC is equipotent. The problem with edibles is the delay and extensive first pass metabolism (Delta-9-THC to 11-hydroxy-THC)

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    I appreciate this term consumable very much!

    In full agreement with the term consumable vs. edible! This is a very important definition as we consume alcohols, herbs, etc. . . What we ingest vs. eat. Personally I am familiar with what would be considered by in Oregon oral cannabis concentrate. What would if you look to the nutracuiticals would be almost on in the medicine cabinet or on the kitchen counter supplement. It is in the beverage industry, that as a mom gets a little concerning, similar to the alcohol/ energy drink, however experimentation of the youth will always be that. Or the picture of the candies. However, liquid forms of cannabis items I agree with the entrepreneur of the “drink”.
    Also, and since I am anonymous I will say edibles concerns me, similar to the examples of genetic modification and organic even too allergens, there is something we all need to not worry about our exposure to food that may be drugged, I don’t want to dose myself, nor others through food, I think it goes to an almost primal security feel, example e:coli. Leave those fantastic cannabis confectionery creations to the people that want add flower to heat and fat and create on a cottage type level for at least the time being. I like the term medibles and find value in that for patience, possibly not the recreational market piece.

    As for topical products, example of lotion that Bongstar420 brings up. That is a topical, which is something that absorbs through the skin, is a whole different product category of cosmetics and other environmental exposure. Like bathroom cleaners in the shower that is heated and steamed and then we apply topicals to open pores, personal example: essential oil burns.

    Hope my response makes some sense to others and it is a great moment in time of this emerging market to educate and empower consumers!

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    Made that money lying on your back? Get out and vote for Cannabis/Hemp legalization. This female?, if not robot, (one of a couple) is spamming this site, Harass them! :-p

  7.  

    I can appreciate good food and I also digs anything Cannabis. I have been mildly surprised to down right disappointed from certain Cannabis products I have tried.. With that being said I would like to see Cannabis in goods such chili, pasta dishes something besides sugary based goods..Most sick people need nourishment than you and a daily basis. Just another train of thought

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