Chewing gum is one of those things that can help to keep us away from habits that we’re trying to avoid like nail-biting or smoking, and it tastes absolutely delicious, but it’s not often something that we think about making from scratch at home. However, most bubblegum also doesn’t come with a super potent cannabinoid ingredient THC, and that alone is enough to motivate anyone to try this unique combination.
Before you go out and buy cannabis gum, you should understand that not every kind has THC and not all gum will get you high. Some cannabis gum only contains CBD, which is a cannabis oil that doesn’t contain THC. One company specifically offers cannabidol (CBD) gum that doesn’t get you high, but can still be great to deliver fast-acting pain relief.
Cannabinoids are the compounds in cannabis that work on your body to various effects. These chemical compounds interact with our ECS, or endocannabinoid systems, mimicking important chemicals that are made in our own body. The body’s response to these compounds depend on how they’re made up.
ECS receptors control appetite, hunger, memory, pain, pleasure, reward, immune function, and many other important aspects of our body. This is the specific reason why marijuana has so many important medical benefits. Many of marijuana’s benefits have nothing to do with the feeling that you get while high.
Does it taste good?
This THC gum may have a slight undertone of the earthy green taste that many have come to expect from edibles. However, it’s not overpowering, and the all-natural sweetness thanks to the honey which helps to fill your mouth with a delightful layer that is invigorating, and a slight hint of peppermint that stands out against such a basic background of aromas. So in short, yes, it’s delicious!
What’s the texture like?
For some people, texture makes all of the difference, but since this chewing gum recipe is made using food grade beeswax, it has a lovely chewy texture that is similar to big brands like Hubba Bubba. This bubblegum might look hard at first after it’s dried, but after a few minutes in the mouth, it will be as soft as a fresh marshmallow.
Where to Find Online Gum that Gets You High
That being said, there are plenty of varieties of gum that include THC as well as CBD. THC is the substance in marijuana that results in the high feeling, and when it’s in gum it’s just as effective. In fact, unlike other edibles, THC gets absorbed directly into your bloodstream without being absorbed through your digestive tract. It gets absorbed right through your inner lip lining. The high won’t last the full six hours you’re used to, but it kicks in within 15 minutes, and still goes for a good four hours.
When you compare this to smoking marijuana, it’s still a benefit. Smoking gives you only about a 2 hour high. It’s also very discreet; you can enjoy your cannabis while at a restaurant, movie theater, or just about anywhere, and it doesn’t even smell like cannabis. You can get it online just about anywhere you can legally order any other edibles.
Cannabis Gum for Pain
Not everyone, however, is looking for a better way to get high. The primary indicator for cannabis gum is to treat a wide variety of pain conditions. For less than five calories per piece, you get the THC you need to treat a variety of chronic pain conditions. It can also control spasticity in people who have multiple sclerosis. It’s used to treat digestive pain and irritable bowel syndrome and has been indicated to be an effective treatment for fibromyalgia pain.
It also offers a range of other benefits, including neuroprotective effects in the brain, stress relief, cardiovascular system protection and stimulation, and improvement of cognitive diseases like Alzheimer’s, which are associated with age. Many Crohn’s disease and colitis patients have used cannabis to control their symptoms. There is a form of gum that’s used to help those struggling from AIDS and chemotherapy side effects.
The primary brand of gum used to treat many of these chronic pain conditions and side effects is Marinol, which up till now has been delivered through a gel capsule. Unfortunately, this delivery caused significant side effects such as impaired thinking and reduced reactions associated with a serious high. Using a gum results in decreased side effects, delivering only the benefits of the gum.
How to make bubblegum with weed
This THC gum recipe is made using all-natural ingredients, and as a base of infusion, we utilize the power of cannabis-infused honey, so if you don’t have any on hand, you’ll have to be sure to whip up a batch before you get started. Luckily it’s easy, with only a handful of ingredients, and it doesn’t take long, which means that once you’ve started, you can be chewing your way to an incredible high in under an hour.
Preparation: 15 minutes
Cooking: 15 minutes
- 1 cup icing sugar
- ½ cup food-grade beeswax
- 3 tablespoons cannabis-infused honey
- 3-5 drops of peppermint extract
- Double broiler
- Add the gum base ingredients including beeswax and honey to a double broiler, and then turn the burner on to medium heat.
- Stir the ingredients until they are all thoroughly melted and combined. At this point, if you don’t want plain-looking bubblegum, you can even toss in a few drops of food colouring.
- Once the ingredients are melted, add the flavouring, mix the gum once more, and then the broiler can be removed from the burner to avoid scalding.
- Set aside 1 tablespoon of the icing sugar, and then you’ll need to create a volcano with it by dumping it onto a clean surface or cutting board and using your fingers to create a well in the middle.
- Pour the gum mixture into the well, and carefully use your fingers to work the icing sugar into the liquid ingredients.
- Knead the ingredients for either 15 minutes or until the gum is soft, stretchy, and it loses its stickiness.
- Use your hands to roll the chewing gum into a long log, and if you want square pieces, then you’ll need to press the tube into four equal sides so that it’s a rectangle.
- Once you’re happy with the shape, use a sharp knife to cut away individual pieces.