Edibles have been growing in popularity for some time now. As they do, the number of product options on the market continues to increase. Today, you have a whole host of infused food and beverage options that allow you to quickly and discreetly ingest your dose of cannabinoids. As if that weren’t enough, edibles dosing is incredibly easy. Here’s what you need to know to get it right.
How Edibles Work
Edibles work a bit differently than other methods of cannabis use. Instead of inhaling your dose or applying it to your skin, you eat it. The cannabinoids travel into your stomach and throughout your digestive system. They get processed through your liver and then released into your bloodstream.
Digestion means that it takes longer for your dose to take effect. Additionally, delta-9 THC converts into 11-hydroxy-THC in your liver, a conversion that makes the effects stronger and longer-lasting.
Getting Your Edibles Dosing Right
Taking a dose of an edible is easy. At the same time, it’s also very easy to overdo it. Here are a few tips that can help you ensure that you get your edibles dosing right.
Read Package Labels
When you’re looking for edibles at your local licensed dispensary, one of the first things you’ll notice is that every product contains a label with pertinent information. Part of that information includes how much THC (and CBD) is in the entire package. It’ll also tell you how much THC each serving contains. For instance, let’s say that you have a chocolate bar that contains 100mg of THC, and there are ten servings in a package. That means each serving has 10mg per serving. Knowing how much THC you’re getting with each serving can help to ensure a better overall experience.
Even if you use other forms of cannabis and are used to higher doses, you should always start low when you’re trying something new. While many users consider 10mg a “standard” dose, you might want to start with 5mg. If you’re brand-new to cannabis in general, you might consider starting with a dose as low as 1mg to 2.5mg THC.
Listen to Your Body
Everyone is different. Even if you and a friend are the same size and consume the same amount of the same product, you can have entirely different experiences from one another. Listen to your body, not what everyone else tells you. Do what works best for you to avoid ingesting too much THC at once and facing unpleasant consequences.
Tips for Success
Just a few more things before you jump in and start shopping for some tasty edibles:
Remember that edibles may hit a bit harder than a joint or tincture, especially on an empty stomach
Drink plenty of water before, during, and after your dose
Be patient, as it can take up to two hours to feel anything
If you do ingest too much at once, remain calm and try to relax, take a dose of CBD, eat a healthy snack, take a shower, or go for a walk
Find Edibles for All Your Needs
Edibles offer a discreet method of cannabis consumption. Not only that, but they’re also some of the easiest to dose, helping you to ensure you get what you need for the results you want. Whether you’re in the mood for something fruity, chocolatey, savory, or something else, there’s an edible out there for you. You’ll find all kinds of high-quality products at your local dispensary. Just remember to start low, go slow, and enjoy the experience.