Just about everyone who wants to break into the CBD retail space is familiar with CBD edibles. These delightful products combine two of our favorite things, the refreshing effects of CBD and delicious treats. Of course, that isn’t everything there is to know about this popular product category.
In this guide, you’ll learn all of the basics about CBD edibles. You’ll discover what CBD edibles are, why they were created, who loves them most, and the effects of these products. With this information, you’ll be able to more confidently select products and make recommendations to your customers.
- What are CBD Edibles?
- Why is CBD Sold in This Form?
- What are the Effects of CBD Edibles?
- Who Buys CBD Edibles?
What are CBD Edibles?
CBD edibles are edible treats that contain some amount of CBD. They deliver the effects of CBD in a tasty package that isn’t intimidating to first-time customers.
Edibles come in a wide range of forms to cater to a variety of tastes. They could be anything from a drink or cookie to a gummy bear. Each edible may contain a different amount of CBD, so pay close attention to the listed amount of CBD in each of these products.
The amount of CBD in each edible determines the potency of its effects. CBD is usually measured in milligrams, and it does not take a significant amount of CBD to activate its effects. When a first-time customer asks about how to enjoy edibles, we recommend starting with a lower-potency product.
Finally, CBD edibles have a very slow activation time. Many customers report waiting for anywhere from 30 to 120 minutes before the effects of the edible were activated. Because of the slow activation time, it’s highly recommended that customers wait at least one hour after ingestion before consuming another edible.
Why is CBD Sold in This Form?
It should come as no surprise that people love tasty treats. If you can take those treats and add the power of CBD to them, that’s even better. But beyond the taste and visual appeal, CBD edibles are an easier sell for new customers who might be intimidated by things like tinctures and vape oil.
The body processes CBD edibles in a different manner than CBD consumed via inhalation. The effects tend to be more potent than vaporized CBD, though activation is much slower. These slower activating effects are a result of the digestion process, which puts CBD into the bloodstream in a different way than inhalation. The different methods of consumption play a major role in the duration and potency of the effects that a customer experiences.
Finally, CBD is also popular in an edible form because the technology surrounding CBD oil creation has improved significantly in recent years. Prior to these innovations, CBD edibles had a distinct taste to them, no matter what else went into the recipe. Today, near-flavorless oils ensure that the final product tastes almost exactly like a non-CBD version of the food. This made it much easier to create delicious products that customers can’t wait to taste!
What are the Effects of CBD Edibles?
The effects of CBD edibles are as numerous as the effects of all CBD products. However, there are three different types of CBD edibles, each of which is likely to produce a distinct effect in the human body.
- Isolate Edibles: Isolate edibles use a form of fully isolated hemp-derived CBD. These products contain no other cannabinoids or terpenes.
- Full-Spectrum Edibles: Full-spectrum CBD products are directly derived from the hemp plant and do not isolate out specific compounds or cannabinoids. Some of these may contain THC, but most are hemp-derived and contain less than 0.3% THC.
- Broad-Spectrum Edibles: These edibles are nearly identical to full-spectrum CBD products but they contain no THC whatsoever. These products are recommended for people who have to regularly undergo strict drug testing, such as government employees or operators of heavy machinery.
The full scope of CBD’s effects are still being determined by research, and the FDA has not reached any conclusion on the specific effects of these products. As such, it is important that you do not make any outsize claims as to the benefits of CBD when selling these products. That said, both research and anecdotal evidence provide strong support for a few notable effects of CBD edibles.
The primary effects that most people report after having taken CBD edibles include pain relief, relaxation, and increased appetite. The potency of these effects depends on the amount of CBD in the product you consume. These effects also vary from person to person, and have varying levels of potency based on factors such as age, sex, and body mass.
Who Buys CBD Edibles?
CBD edibles are popular for just about every demographic that buys CBD products. The immediate appeal of something delicious and discreet is easy to understand, and makes edibles a perfect first product for those who want to try CBD.
Edibles are also far more predictable than other CBD products like vape oil. When vaporizing CBD, it is difficult know just how much CBD you are inhaling. Each person inhales a different amount each time they use a vaporizer. Even the same person inhales a different amount with each use, so there’s no way to accurately determine how many milligrams of CBD are being inhaled.
Edibles have the amount of CBD clearly listed on the packaging. It’s perfect for people who cannot afford to consume too much CBD on accident, and for people who are concerned about lung irritation from vaping.
They are also great for people who need the effects of CBD to last longer. Older customers are particularly grateful for this effect as it removes the need for them to use a vaporizer over and over. With an edible, they can take one and expect the effects to last for anywhere from two to five hours depending on the amount ingested.
Add CBD Edibles to Your List of Product Offerings
CBD edibles are a fast growing category of products, and every day brings a new innovation to this group of products. Not only is this an area of high interest in the CBD community, it’s also become one of the most popular CBD products among customers.
If you’d like to add CBD edibles to your list of product offerings, you’ve come to the right place. At US Hemp Wholesale, we offer a wide range of hemp-derived edibles that are sure to catch the eye of your customers. Each of our products has been thoroughly tested to maintain compliance with the federal laws of the United States, and many of our products exceed the minimum requirements of the government.