We have created a small guide to eating and drinking edibles, for first time users. In order to help you avoid having an unpleasant experience. Cannabis edibles are food items and beverages that are infused with marijuana or marijuana oils. Most cannabis edible infused food products contain cannabinoids in particular tetrahydrocannabinol (THC).
Marijuana edibles can be made at home or purchased in many varieties.
Foods: While weed edibles have increased dramatically since states have started to legalize marijuana. Baking cookies or brownies are still the all-time classics. With granola bars, cakes, snack mixes, honey sticks, and anything you can whip up in the kitchen.
Beverages: The cannabis beverage industry is in it’s infancy presently, and once cannabis is legalized in the federal level, the sky is the limit for this sector. All beverages can be infused with cannabidiol (CBD), tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) or both.
Candies: Candy edibles are a tasty way to consume cannabis. Everyone who loves candy will also love candy edibles. Edibles containing the active cannabinoid Cannabidiol, better known as CBD. CBD does not give you the psychoactive effect on the mind or body so they can be consumed anytime. Candy with THC contain the active cannabinoid Tetrahydrocannabinol which gives users the highly desired psychoactive effects of Cannabis. Unlike CBD edibles I recommend eating THC edibles only if you have no plans for a day.
Tinctures: Tinctures are a highly concentrated extract of cannabinoids which are infused liquids made with alcohol, honey, or vegetable glycerin. They are produced by grinding your decarboxylated marijuana and putting it into a solvent. Tinctures also can be added to foods and drinks. Tinctures are administered sublingually, which means underneath the tongue, they kick in a lot quicker than any food edible.
Oil or butter: These infused products are the base for the majority of edibles when cooking or baking.
How much should you consume?
A typical marijuana joint contains between 100mg THC to 300mg THC depending on the strain. Many states specify a single serving of marijuana product as 5 milligrams of THC, and may not contain more than 50 milligrams of THC per serving. Keep track of what you consume and eventually with time you will have a better understanding of your personal tolerance. The best advise is start out low and slow increasing your consumption gradually always waiting at least 60 to 90 minutes before consuming more.
Edible consumption guidelines
Eating too much of any cannabis edible can lead to acute marijuana intoxication.
Always check the label and know how many milligrams are in the package per serving.
Keep track of your consumption and how many milligrams of THC you have consumed.
Home made marijuana edibles are harder to control how much THC is in each serving. Home made cannabis users should be cautious and consume very small servings at a time. Giving sufficient time to feel the effects before consuming more.