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What is The Difference Between Edibles and Gummies?

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What is The Difference Between Edibles and Gummies?

The term “edibles” includes a broad category of THC-infused products that you can eat. There are all sorts of edibles, such as THC shots, THC chocolates, and, of course, gummies. In this guide, we give you some insights into how to enjoy them and help you understand the difference between edibles and gummies.

What are THC Edibles?

What are THC Edibles?

Edibles are anything you eat that has been infused with THC. Although gummies are edibles, this term doesn’t only apply to them. Here are a couple of tips if you want to enjoy THC but you’re looking for something other than gummies.

Different Types of Edibles

Some of our most popular products are gummies and for a good reason. We have some of the strongest out there. However, you might be missing out on some delicious edibles that can hit the spot.

Delta 9 Shots

What we love about the Delta 9 shots is that you can take them straight or mix them in cocktails. You can spice up your holiday parties by mixing some D9 Shots into your drinks. However, it’s only fun if everyone knows what’s happening, so warn everyone before you turn up.

Are Edibles and Gummies the Same?

Gummies are edibles, but edibles are not limited to gummies. However, because gummies are so popular when you refer to edibles, people typically are talking about gummies. In other words, edibles are a blanket term used to describe any type of THC-infused product that you can eat.

On the contrary, you can’t call a THC shot a gummy because there’s nothing gummy about it. Although they might use the same type of THC as a gummy product and can taste the same, they are made differently and use different ingredients.  

Which Edible is the strongest?

There’s no difference between the types of edibles because they must be processed through your liver first. However, when determining which edibles are the strongest, you must look for two things: 1) the cannabinoids and 2) the amount of THC (milligrams).


When looking for strong edibles, you’ll want first to see what type of cannabinoids are infused. Some cannabinoids are stronger than others, so paying attention to what’s in it will be very important. 

Some classic cannabinoids, like Delta 8, Delta 9, Delta 10, etc., are strong but not as potent as THCjd, THCh, THC-P, and others like them. Although they may appear the same, differences in their chemical composition make all the difference and tend to hit stronger.

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THC Amount

Paying attention to how much THC is in an edible can determine the type of experience you can expect. The higher the milligram content, the less edible you’ll need to take. You’ll always find suggested dosages in the back of the packaging, but that’s not a one-size-fits-all approach.

Instead, figure out your tolerance levels before jumping right in. Are you sensitive to THC? If so, take ¼ of the gummy and wait about an hour or two. What’s crazy about edibles is that they can sneak up on you when you least suspect it or forget you took one.

Shop Delta 8 Edibles

When shopping for Delta 8 edibles, there’s a checklist of things you’ll need to consider before jumping in.

Delta 8 Checklist

Read the Label 

Always check the packaging for information on THC content, serving size, and recommended dosage.

Know Your Tolerance

Understanding your tolerance to THC is crucial. If you are a beginner, start with a low dosage and gradually increase as needed.

Not on an Empty Stomach

Eating edibles on an empty stomach can intensify the effects. Consume them as part of or after a meal for a more controlled experience.

Be in a Comfortable Environment

Edibles can affect individuals differently. Choose a comfortable and familiar environment to enhance the overall experience.

Avoid High-Stress Situations

High-stress situations can amplify the effects of THC—pop edibles in a relaxed setting to promote a positive and stress-free experience.


The difference between edibles and gummies is that edibles is a term that can apply to a wide range of infused products – gummies only apply to infused products in gummy form. When shopping for an edible you’ll have to determine a few things such as the type of THC, milligrams, your tolerance, and other factors.

Delta 8 Edibles