By Ricardo Baca, The Cannabist Staff

With the arrival of marijuana legalization in the US comes medicated cookies, gummies, brownies, caramels, hard candies, chocolates, Rice Krispies treats and more -- available for purchase in states that allow infused edibles within their pot laws.

Edibles make up a sizable chunk of Colorado pot shop business, anywhere from 20-40 percent of overall sales, according to industry estimates -- and for good reason, say industry leaders.

“They’re discreet, and it’s an easy way to dose the medication,” said Bob Eschino, a partner at Colorado-based Medically Correct, which makes the popular Incredibles infused chocolate bars. “Especially here in Colorado, where you can’t smoke in public, you can still medicate with edibles.”

As any seasoned marijuana user can attest, edibles provide a mysterious high -- one that is infinitely different than the buzz obtained from smoking or vaporizing. When you combine that with the varying ways edibles affect different people, it can be an unpredictable experience on your first foray.

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