In the 1970s, Ohio was one of the first states to decriminalize marijuana. Despite starting out ahead of the game, the Buckeye State still hasn’t legalized recreational cannabis. So what does this mean for medical marijuanas edibles? Are edibles legal in Ohio?
Yes, THC edibles in Ohio are legal and ready for consumption. So how do you get your hands on Ohio edibles? Here, we’ll go over different types of edibles, their effects, how to get edibles in Ohio, and how to get your Ohio medical card.
Are you ready to learn about THC edibles in Ohio? Elevate Holistics is here for you! Let’s get into it.
Types of Edibles
So you’ve heard of medical edibles (foods and drinks infused with cannabis), but what types of edibles are out there?
- Medical marijuana gummies: Mmm, a marijuana gummy bear. Medical marijuana gummies are typically sweet, fruity, chewy treats. Weed gummies are currently topping the charts in popularity.
- Baked goods: When discussing edibles, you can’t forget classic baked goods like weed brownies. Now, they also come in cookies, cakes, and other variations.
- Chocolates: Chocolates are a great option for sweets lovers who aren’t interested in the taste or texture of gummies. The high-fat content in chocolates and baked goods means that the effects may take longer to kick in, but they will likely be more potent and last longer.
- Drinkables: Weed infused-beverages are gaining popularity amongst consumers. Drinkable weed products come in the form of sparking water, tea, soda, energy drinks, and more.
- Cooking oils: Since THC is fat-soluble, cooking or baking oils are the perfect addition to a plethora of recipes. Cooking oils include cannabutter, infused coconut oil, and more. With cooking oils, patients can bake their own edibles.
- Sublingual edibles: Sublingual edibles, like hard candies and mints, absorb through the cheek or under the tongue to enter the bloodstream quicker. The typical edible needs to be absorbed through the digestive system, making sublingual products different than traditional edibles.
The most important things to look at when choosing weed edibles are the product’s THC and CBD levels. How do you want to feel from the edible? Are you seeking psychoactive effects (THC) or therapeutic benefits only (CBD)?
Edibles come in a variety of THC and CBD combinations to fit each patient’s needs. Some edibles may also feature cannabinoids like CBG and CBN to help promote different effects.
Check out our go-to edible dosing guide to learn more about dosing THC edibles.
What is the Difference Between Edibles and Flower?
Edibles are for any patient who doesn’t want to inhale flower or vape, as well as anyone who wants to try a new cannabis experience and feel a different high.
So what’s the difference between edibles and traditional flower?
- Flower, or traditional weed, is an herb that must be heated and inhaled (smoked) upon consumption. Unlike smoking or vaporizing plant material, edibles just need to be chewed and digested.
- Inhaling flower produces almost instant effects while the effects of an edible take longer to kick in (approximately 30-90 minutes). The effects of an edible also tend to last longer than inhaling flower, giving patients extended relief.
- Edibles deliver cannabinoids to the body through the digestive system where they are metabolized in the stomach and liver. When you smoke cannabis flower, the cannabinoids are absorbed through the lungs and go directly into your bloodstream.
- When the liver metabolizes delta-9 THC upon digesting an edible, it becomes 11-hydroxy-THC. This creates a different and stronger effect than inhaling flower containing traditional delta-9 THC.
When it comes to edibles, it’s always important to start low and go slow. Begin with the recommended dose of a THC edible and wait to feel the effects before consuming any more.
Is your friend already feeling the effects while you have yet to experience any? The rate at which you metabolize could be different – stick out the waiting period to avoid consuming too much THC.
What are the Good Effects of Edibles?
We know that the effects of edibles are a bit different than the effects of flower, so how is an edible going to make you feel? What effects should patients anticipate? Once a cannabis edible has been fully absorbed, patients can typically expect:
- Pain and inflammation relief
- Relaxation (possibly sleepiness)
- Neuroprotective properties that prevent conditions like seizures and muscle spasms
- Relief from mental health ailments like anxiety and depression
What about the possible unwanted side effects?
- Paranoia or anxiety
- Increased heart rate
- Impaired cognition
Usually, unwanted side effects come from consuming too much THC – or more than your body is used to. Remember, unwanted side effects are temporary. Get some sleep and you will be back to normal in no time.
What are the Laws in Ohio on Marijuana Edibles?
Even though marijuana flower is legal in Ohio, smoking it is illegal. This means that to consume flower in Ohio, a patient would need to vaporize it.
Luckily, THC edibles in Ohio are legal, giving patients an easier way to consume cannabis. Ohio cannabis laws state that medical marijuana patients can purchase up to 9.9 grams of THC in the form of edibles during a 90-day supply.
Are CBD gummies legal in Ohio? Yes, CBD gummies are legal in Ohio. Thanks to the Farm Bill of 2018, edible medicinal gummies derived from hemp that contain less than 0.3% THC are legal in almost every state – with a few complexities of course.
For more information, visit Ohio’s FAQ cannabis page.
Can I Buy Edibles Without a Medical Card?
So how can you get edibles in Ohio? Do you need an Ohio medical marijuana card to purchase gummy bear marijuana edibles?
According to Ohio marijuana laws, having a medical marijuana card is required to obtain THC edibles in Ohio or any other medical cannabis product.
Since Ohio is a medical marijuana-only state, patients with medical cards are the only residents who can purchase cannabis from Ohio dispensaries. That means that until Ohio legalizes recreational cannabis, you must have an Ohio medical card to legally obtain weed.
But, how do you get your Ohio medical card?
To apply for an Ohio medical card, you need to meet at least one of the state’s qualifying medical conditions. If you have at least one qualifying medical condition, such as fibromyalgia or IBS, it’s time to book a doctor’s appointment. That’s where Elevate Holistics comes in.
Learn more about our process below.
Where Can I Get Edibles in Ohio?
Now that you know how to get edibles in Ohio, where should you go? If you search “marijuanas gummy bear near me” on the internet, you’ll find a list of local dispensaries.
Choosing your favorite marijuana dispensary in Ohio comes down to personal experience with staff, prices and availability of products, and proximity to your residence.
It’s fun to explore and try out different dispensaries. Here are some top-rated dispensaries in Ohio:
- Pure Ohio Wellness in Dayton
- Buckeye Botanicals in Jackson
- Bloom Medicinals in Painesville
- RISE in Lakewood
- The Botanist in Columbus
Can You Order Edibles Online in Ohio?
Many Ohio dispensaries offer online ordering. This gives patients the option to choose their medical marijuana products online, place an order, and pick it up from the dispensary when it’s ready.
On the other hand, shipping THC edibles to Ohio from anywhere is illegal. But if you are looking for edibles derived from hemp that contain less than 0.3% THC, there are options for shipping. Just make sure you find a trusted retailer that provides third-party testing and plenty of reviews.
If you are unable to visit dispensaries yourself, apply for an Ohio medical marijuana caregiver. An MMJ caregiver picks up your cannabis products from a dispensary and delivers them to you.
What Should an Edible Cost in Ohio?
If you’re in the market for medical marijuanas edibles, what’s a reasonable price range to keep in mind?
Depending on the product and the amount of THC and other cannabinoids it contains, edibles typically vary between $15 to $60. Some may cost less if they’re on sale, and others may cost more if the quantity is greater.
Here are some average costs for different types of edibles in Ohio:
- 16 pack medical marijuanas gummies: $40
- 10 doses of medical marijuana chocolate: $30
- 2 pack of baked goods: $15
- 100 mg THC drinks: $20
- 20 to 40 pack of mints: $20
Elevate Your High with an Ohio Medical Card
To properly dive into your cannabis journey in Ohio, you’ll need an Ohio medical card. Elevate Holistics is here to help! We offer a fully online, secure way to get your medical marijuana card. It’s simple, choose a date and time for an online doctor’s appointment and we’ll help you the rest of the way.
Our quick and straightforward process keeps patients informed throughout each step of the MMJ application. Need extra assistance along the way? The Elevate team is available to answer any questions.
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