Do you want to experience the “high” feeling associated with marijuana but don’t like smoking? Edibles are the answer for you. Having said that, there are some differences on edible and inhalable marijuana, and you should know what results to expect when taking edibles.
Regardless of whether you are a new comer to cannabis edibles or you already know a bit, you should still practice safe consumption. In this article, we will provide you with some tips on how to safely consume marijuana edibles, especially if you are new to this. Without further ado, let’s start:
- Start with low THC products at first
There are many kinds of marijuana edibles in the market that you can try right now. Marijuana edibles can be brownies, cookies , pasta, and more. These various products also have their own level of dosage. When you are just starting with edibles, think about obtaining a product with minimal levels of tetrahydrocannabinol or THC, also known as the compound that causes the “high” feeling.
- Take it easy and slow
Edibles can take a long time to have an effect, and hours may pass before you feel any changes. One of the most common mistakes that newbies does is eating more edible if they feel like it is doing nothing. This can later turn against you, and you are at risk of having double or triple the effects once it starts. To avoid this, avoid consuming more edibles if you already ate a portion 1-2 hours ago.
Compared to inhalables, marijuana edibles takes hours before you start feeling high. However, because the THC takes longer to digest, it will have a longer duration. Additionally it is difficult to anticipate the outcomes of edibles to people with varied digestive systems. Starting slow when it comes to your first edible is an essential safety tip.
- Be aware of dosages in edibles
Consistently look into the label of any products,, and avoid taking edibles that do not state their dosage. The quantity of THC within a product is a vital bit of detail that shouldn’t be overlooked. Everyone have different tolerance and reaction for THC, so knowing the exact dosage is really important.
5 miligrams of THC is enough if you want to use edibles for pain relief, stress management, increasing your focus, and for recreation. Meanwhile, if you want to experience euphoria and being “high”, 20 miligrams should be enough. This dosage is only suitable for people who have already used marijuana based products before.
You can only take high dosages if you are a high tolerance user and you are well aware of your body’s reactions to THC.
- Do not take edibles with other drugs or substances
Combining THC edibles with other drugs such as anti depressants or substances such as alcohol will have unpredictable effect. You may experience nausea, panicking, vomiting, paranoia, and anxiety. Mixing THC edibles with alcohol also runs the risk of health problems due to intoxication.
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