Edibles are a tasty alternative to those who prefer not to inhale THC through smoking or inhaling. Cannabis edibles are food or drink products that have been infused with cannabis and provide a longer, more intense effect than other cannabis products. This option for cannabis consumption is easier for those just beginning their cannabis experience, or for those who aren’t able to inhale due to medical conditions.Cannabis infused edibles are more preferable cause it saves someone from consuming pesticides products that is fake products that are flooding our markets.
How Cannabis Edibles Are Made
Cannabis edibles go through a careful process when being created for consumption. The level of THC within the product must be at a safe level to help promote the safe use of the product. When making the baked products, the THC is infused into either canna-butter or canna-oil. The canna-butter is the replacement for regular butter, and the canna-oil can be mixed with any type of cooking oil. For liquid edibles, drops of cannabis extracts or tinctures are put into the drinks.
How do I figure out what dose is right for me?
The right dose is different for everyone. Start with a small dose, especially if it’s your first time or it’s been a while since you’ve used cannabis. Each person’s response to a dose of edible cannabis can vary significantly, more so than with other medications or herbs. The “standard dose” is considered 10 mg, but someone new to cannabis or with low tolerance should start with half of that. Trial-and-error is an integral part of finding the perfect dose for a great experience, just remember to start low and slow.
The amount of time it takes for the effects to kick in varies and also depends on your metabolism. People with faster metabolisms may feel effects after an hour; people with slower metabolisms may not feel the effects for two hours or more. An important factor is whether you consume the edible on an empty stomach or after you’ve eaten. An empty stomach will feel the effects much more quickly — a full stomach will keep it from hitting you as hard.
What should I do if I ate too much or feel too high?
If you become uncomfortably high, don’t panic. A cannabis overdose isn’t fatal, it’s just uncomfortable and possibly disorienting. Find a safe, comfortable place to rest. Put on music that eases you. Closing your eyes can also help. Take long, slow, deep breaths, ideally of fresh air – open a window if possible. And hydrate!
What should I look for on a THC edible label?
Cannabis products aren’t yet FDA regulated, which can result in a lack of consistency in dosage from one product to another. This can make finding the right dose even more difficult. Look for products that are clearly labeled and read the label carefully to figure out the correct portion size for the dose that works best for you.
How long does the effect of a THC edible last?
It may not surprise you that it’s hard to pinpoint the exact length of the effect of a cannabis edible. The short answer: it varies. Generally, the effects of edibles can be felt up to about 5-6 hours. This varies widely based your individual biology, the dose, and the type of edible consumed. The peak euphoric experience may only last 1-3 hours but may continue for much longer. Bottom line: start with a low dose and slowly work your way up to avoid uncomfortably long and uncomfortably potent effects.
If I don’t feel anything after an hour, what should I do?
If you don’t feel any effects from a cannabis edible after an hour, try eating a snack like an organic apple to turn on the digestion and absorption in your gut. Some people new to cannabis many not feel anything the first few times they try edibles, so it’s often best to try the same low dose three times with 8 to 24 hours between tries before you increase the dose.