Not all of us are blessed to live in a state with legal cannabis, let alone medical cannabis. In today’s blog, we’ll take you through a personal experience of how to find edibles in a less cannabis-friendly city and/or state. It can be challenging to find THC or CBD-infused products in certain parts of the United States, especially the South and areas of the Midwest. Please remember that this is one individual’s personal experience with ordering edibles in their city where cannabis is not currently legal. It may not be the same for you but we find that the best ways to learn and adapt are through other people’s stories.
I have a friend, for example, who’s about to move from Seattle (a very canna-friendly city) to Milwaukee (a not-so-friendly canna city). Her biggest fear is not being able to find edibles as part of her nightly routine and method of anxiety relief. She turns on the TV, makes a cup of tea, and snacks on a THC-infused brownie or cookie, depending on what she has available from her seller, to help her fall asleep. Would she be able to continue such a tradition in Wisconsin? Thankfully, she only needed a few days on Instagram to find her local cannabis bakers.
Cannabis Bakers on Social Media
Say what you will about social media and its toll on mental health, but we must give it a round of applause for introducing us to all kinds of creatives: cannabis bakers, clothing designers, makeup artists, and the like. Instagram, in particular, is where creatives flock to show off their impressive skills. That’s how my friend was able to find edibles with a local cannabis baker in her new city of Milwaukee. If she can find one so easily with just a few swipes on Instagram, so can you! To help, we rounded up some cannabis bakers who caught our eye.
The Best Cannabis Bakers on Instagram
Since Instagram has strict regulations about cannabis advertising and promotion, most of these accounts set their profile to private as to not get blocked or flagged. It’s nothing shady or a sign to deter you from following, it’s strictly to protect their business. Instagram still lumps cannabis into the “drug” category, so it goes against their policy to promote anything cannabis-related. Most of these accounts slide past Instagram’s anti-cannabis policies by adding “NO SALES” or “NOTHING FOR SALE” in their bio section. But actually, it isn’t quite true. It’s more of a formality than an accurate statement. The best way to order from these cannabis bakers would be to visit their website or send them a direct message via Instagram. Some are legitimate businesses, others are home chefs who sell edibles as a side hustle.
Once You Find Edibles in Your City, Here’s How to Order
While each account handles business differently, my friend’s experience was extremely positive and easygoing! She reached out to her baker with a request for 10 M&M chocolate chip cookies with 15mg THC each. Then, she asked about his pay scale, how to pay, and how to pick-up her batch. Her baker accepted Venmo, PayPal, and Zelle, and was happy to deliver the cookies for an additional $5 since they live in the same city. Some cannabis bakers are happy to ship their delicacies to other cities as well!
A Brief Overview Of Edibles
In a previous blog post, we noted the biggest cannabis trend to pay attention to come 2021—one of them being the rise of edibles. It’s becoming increasingly popular to consume edibles rather than smoke cannabis (probably for health reasons since weed can still damage your lungs in the long run). As more and more people switch from smoking to eating, it’s worth mentioning the key differences between each method. Many are surprised to experience how “hard” edibles hit them and how much longer the effects last. The effects of cannabis in edibles last between 6-8 hours on average, compared to 2-4 hours when smoked. Additionally, it takes significantly longer for the effects to kick in when eaten (somewhere around the 2-hour mark). It’s crucial to be patient and not overeat because you feel “normal” after 30 minutes on edibles. Beginners often make this mistake because they’re used to feeling high after 20 minutes when smoking.
Pros And Cons Of Edibles
Obviously, the biggest pro to edibles is their delicious taste! Experienced cannabis bakers can whip up anything from a weed bake to weed brownies to weed cereal bars. And you can even find savory versions of edibles like crackers and chips. On the flip, side, however, it’s easy for less-experienced home bakers to miscalculate how much THC goes inside each product. They may accidentally add more THC to one batch of cookies, leading to a less stable or reliable high. On its own, baking is already a highly precise and scientific process that can easily go awry. When you add THC to the mix, it could lead to some unwanted side effects like anxiety, paranoia, and disorientation. Slow and steady wins the race when it comes to edibles.