Marijuana edibles are a preferred way to consume marijuana for many people. Even though these treats can be tasty, it is best to begin slowly and don’t overdo it. You want the experience to be pleasant and still get the effects you desire. Start with about 10 – 25 milligrams of THC, which is plenty to get you into a comfortable, calm state so you can fall into a good sleep if you desire. Don’t be surprised if this dosage leads to feeling light hearted and more carefree.
A high with this amount of THC can last you up to six hours. If you increase the dosage, your high could last even longer, but it all depends on your health and metabolism. Everyone’s body handles marijuana edibles differently.
If you are using marijuana to replace medicine that helps to alleviate pain, you’ll likely need to take hundreds of milligrams of THC per day.
Edibles Are Different!
Marijuana edibles become stronger once your liver transforms the THC into a chemical by the name of 11 –hydroxy- THC. This chemical is far stronger and has the ability to cross the blood-brain obstructions quite effectively.
When you are ready to enjoy edibles, check out these helpful tips.
Don’t overdo it
If you are a marijuana edible beginner, try a small dosage of 10 milligrams of THC and give it about two hours before you partake of anything else. It takes a while for the digestive system to breakdown marijuana and even more so after eating food.
Marijuana edibles are far more potent if you eat it without consuming food first. You will want to eat a healthy, hearty meal before enjoying your edibles.
Never drink alcohol while or after eating cannabis
Drinking alcohol will only enhance how cannabis affects your body. For instance, if you decide to eat a weed brownie, don’t follow it up with a glass of wine because you may end up feeling sick and light headed.
Have snacks around
Don’t be surprised if you start getting cravings, so be prepared by having snacks you can munch on that have no cannabis in them of course.
CBD capsules are your friend
CBD is known to have a strong influence over THC, as well as being healing. This means that consuming CBD can help to alleviate the paranoia THC can cause if you eat too much. Have little bit of marijuana with a high CBD amount nearby so that you can smoke if need be.
Never drive or partake in unsafe activities
To be on the safe side only consume marijuana edibles in the safety of your home. We don’t want you to end up in a bad situation you will regret.
In case you start enjoying your edibles too much and get way too high, it is important to stay calm. Find a good place to lay down and allow yourself to go to sleep. Once you wake up, you should feel rested.
Put a label on it
The last thing you want is for someone to accidentally consume your marijuana edibles not knowing what it is. This is why you want to label your treats to avoid this potential mistake.
Keep the kids safe
Make sure you lock your edibles away in a space that is out of the reach of children.
Marijuana edible pranks are a no no
You never know how someone will respond to eating marijuana edibles and not to mention it can lead to serious consequences. With that being said do not give someone edibles without their knowledge.
by Robert Bergman, founder of ilovegrowingmarijuana.com. Robert has been growing cannabis passionately for over 20 years and shares these insights how to grow weed to help educate growers to avoid mistakes and to fully capitalize on a bud’s potential and naturally supports the liberalization of the plant.