Cannabis edibles are an alternative way for people to consume marijuana rather than smoking or vaping. Cannabis edibles are cannabinoid products which can either be eaten or drank.
THC is a cannabinoid that induces euphoria and intoxication (or high) in an individual. CBD (cannabidiol) is a non-intoxicating, medicinal cannabinoid, which has been proven in helping certain medical conditions.
Before trying any cannabis edibles there are several thing you need to know. In order to have a safe and enjoyable experience.
Driving or operating any type of heavy equipment is not recommended. Cannabis edibles have a long-lasting effect which can be a danger to you and to others.
Effects of cannabis edibles last longer
It takes a considerably longer time for cannabis edibles to make their way into your bloodstream. THC is active much longer in your system compared to when smoking or vaping marijuana. The effects of cannabis edibles last longer when compared to smoking or vaping cannabis.
The symptoms can last for 12 hours and continue to linger for another 24 hours. New users to cannabis edibles should use them in an environment where they are comfortable. Making sure they are with friends who have used edibles and can help guide them.
What level of THC is in your edibles?
Many people experience more powerful effects with cannabis edibles than when inhaling a comparable dose of dried cannabis. This intensity is mainly due to the liver turning the THC into a more potent form in your body.
When consuming edibles one should take into account the THC content of the strain used to produce the edible. Along with the stronger THC content produced by your liver will increase the high effects.
New users to cannabis edibles should use products with a cannabis content containing not more than 2.5 mg of THC. Start slow and slowly build up to a content that is right for you.
Cannabis Edibles take time before they kick in
Eating cannabis edibles does not cause intoxicating or strong symptoms immediately. Rather it takes anywhere between 30 minutes and 2 hours before it kicks in, and lasts up to 4 hours. The effects may last up to 12 hours, with residual effects lasting up to 24 hours. Meaning that you might be affected until the the next day.
The time period is different compared to smoking or vaping weed. Where the effects are felt within a few seconds to a few minutes and usually hit a maximum peak at about 30 minutes.
When you consume cannabis edibles they first travel into your stomach. Get digested and then are slowly processed by your liver. After which they make their way to your bloodstream and brain. The process is different between individuals. Making it difficult to predict how and when each person will feel the full effects.
Since it may take up to four hours to feel the full effect, consuming more cannabis can lead to over-intoxicated.
Be patient and increase dosages slowly limiting your intake to no more than 2.5 mg THC at a time.
Know what you are consuming
Edibles come in many types of products from sweets, snacks, fast food items and beverages. Each one with a different level of THC and CBD content. Before consuming cannabis edibles, read the label making sure the mg per serving is indicated. Along with the THC and CBD amounts and instructions for use.
If you have never consumed cannabis edibles before, or are new to cannabis. Always start by taking no more than 2,5 mg of THC per serving.
Mixing cannabis and alcohol can increase your risk of severe intoxication and impairment. Cannabis and alcohol can lead to severe-intoxication, with symptoms such as anxiety, panic, nausea, vomiting and paranoia.