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Soft Chews 101

Soft Chews are part of the Starseed’s ingestibles lineup providing patients with product options that are pleasant tasting and pre-measured for consistent and accurate dosing.

If you are new to medical cannabis or interested in trying this format as part of your treatment plan, there are a few things you need to know before getting started.

What is a Soft Chew?

A soft chew is a type of edible cannabis that is ingested, an alternative to inhalation. Soft chews are infused with cannabinoids and have a soft, gummy texture. These provide a precise and consistent experience for patients seeking the therapeutic benefits of cannabis in a convenient, discreet, and enjoyable form. They are offered in a variety of flavours and doses.

Types of Soft Chews

Starseed offers soft chews in a variety of natural fruit flavours and cannabinoids. The potential therapeutic effects of each variety is dependent on its  cannabinoid content.

Potential therapeutic effects of the dominant cannabinoids:

• CBD: Non-intoxicating, Lowers Inflammation, provides relief from Muscle Spasm, Lowers Anxiety, Brain Protective, Antioxidant, Mood Stabilizing

• THC: Provides relief from Pain and Muscle Spasm Sleep Aid, Improves Appetite and Nausea, Mood Elevating

• CBN: Non-intoxicating at therapeutic Doses, Sleep Aid, Provides relief from Pain. To learn more about CBN, check out our blog post on everything you need to know about this minor cannabinoid.

• Balanced: The balanced ratios provide patients with the benefits of both cannabinoids while minimizing the risk of unwanted side effects. If patients experience persistent pain and sleep problems and do not respond to CBD only, balanced THC:CBD products may be a reasonable alternative.

• Fast-Acting: offers a quicker onset from traditional medical cannabis ingestibles

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The Effects Of Ingesting Edible Cannabis

Edible cannabis travels first to your stomach and then to your liver before getting into your bloodstream and brain. The liver converts THC into a stronger form, and this combined with the THC from the original product can add to the intensity of the experience. Effects from edible cannabis can be felt within 30 minutes to 2 hours of ingesting. Full effects can peak within 4 hours, with the effects lasting up to 12 hours after use. Some residual effects can last up to 24 hours.

For dosing instructions (i.e., how many soft chews to take and how often a day), please consult your healthcare practitioner. The safest dosing strategy is to “start low, go slow”, and stay at the lowest effective dose that allows you to reach your treatment goals with minimal to no side effects.

Storing Your Edible Cannabis Products

Cannabis should be kept in an airtight container in a cold, dark location to ensure optimal preservation. Safe storage of cannabis helps keep everyone safe, especially children and pets. Keep it up high and out of reach, securely packaged, and locked up.

Follow these steps for soft chews:

Step 1: Open the package of the cannabis soft chews.
Step 2: Soft chews can be divided in half for smaller doses.
Step 3: Chew and swallow the soft chew like a gummy.
Step 4: Seal the soft chew package securely to keep the remaining soft chews fresh.

Why Choose Soft Chews?

1.     If you prefer ingesting over inhalation, soft chews offer a smoke-free alternative for those looking to benefit from the potential therapeutic effects of cannabis.

2.     Soft chews are simple to use. These provide a discreet and easy  method of consuming cannabis without involving additional tools.

3.     The effects can be more potent and longer lasting. The cannabinoids in edibles enter through the digestive tract and are metabolized in the liver before travelling to the rest of the body. THC is processed in the liver and transforms into a more potent form of THC which can lead to a stronger experience over other consumption methods.

4.     Precise and consistent dosing. Soft chews are carefully crafted and specially formulated to contain an exact dose in each unit. This allows for precise, accurate and repeatable dosing.

5.     Tasty natural fruit flavours. If you prefer a flavourful experience like Pineapple Tangerine or Strawberry-Elderberry, rather than an oil or capsule, soft chews provide an enjoyable consumption format.

Soft Chews offer a precise, consistent and flavour-forward method of consuming medical cannabis. Starseed offers soft chews in a wide variety of flavours and doses to fit in your treatment plan.

If you have any questions about our products or services, please don’t hesitate to call us at 1-844-756-7333 or email us at

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