We are aware of how fast the cannabis-infused foods are becoming more and more popular, and with that, it is growing into a multi-million-dollar industry. Edibles, however, don’t only include brownies with marijuana; there are many different versions of them, but smoking cannabis is still staying as No. 1 most preferable way of consumption.
Beginners, as in any other case, should get well informed beforehand in this one as well. Edibles can be quite tricky, so reading or talking to someone experienced might help in preparation for what’s to come.
The first thing we all need to understand is the way the human body processes the edibles.
Even though many would describe similar sensations from smoking and eating cannabis, there is a big difference in the way THC gets absorbed, which depends on the way the body processes it. When smoking, the body absorbs the THC through the lungs, then it goes directly into the bloodstream, and the effects usually kick in within 10 minutes. With edibles, this takes more time. The body needs first to digest the food or drink, and the THC is being absorbed through the stomach, then it passes through the intestine and makes its way to the liver. The liver then breaks down the THC and allows it to enter the bloodstream. The effects can usually be felt in at least 30 minutes or even two hours, which means that the “high” feeling lasts longer as well.
When smoking cannabis, however, the effects are expected to wear off after 3 hours. With
edibles, it can take from 8 or 10 hours since edibles bind to fats in the body. This is why some people who have insomnia take it before they go to bed. Some people can’t even go out in public after consuming edibles. Driving should be out of the question in such a state.
Experienced users would also advise a slow and low start, with no more than 10 mg of THC. You should wait at least two hours before ingesting more cannabis. After a day, you could try a slightly higher dose, increasing by 5 mg at a time.
And of course, this doesn’t apply to just beginners, but everybody. It is really important to be
careful where we purchase the edibles from. Finding a legitimate dispensary that sells lab-tested edibles with labels that say how much THC is in them is very helpful and important. It is also essential for the first time to be in a safe environment, around an experienced or a sober person. Eating good and drinking fluids is also helpful before starting. And in case you get too high at first, try not to panic! Get some good rest, drink lots of water and find something which will distract you until the effect passes. Having a dose of pure CBD on hand for balance may also be helpful!
Being extra careful is of immense importance for your health! Having fun may end up badly if
you are taking careless actions, so consider these tips and enjoy your edibles!