Medical cannabis legalization has made it much easier for novice and experienced cannabis consumers to explore various ways to consume cannabis. Cannabis-infused edibles are a popular way to experience stronger and long-lasting effects compared to any other consumption method. Legalization has made edible products safer with accurate and consistent labeling of cannabinoid content and child-proof packaging. And we want to help you find the right edible dose.
For many first-time users, edibles can be intimidating to try. Taking too much can be deceptively easy and can leave a person feeling nauseous, dizzy, and paranoid. These effects can overwhelm a person at the time, but eventually subside. The problem with finding the ideal edible dose is that everyone’s metabolism, weight, and other factors determine how the body reacts to cannabis-infused edibles.
Dispensaries are often full of edible products ranging from mints to drinks and even capsules. Before purchasing an edible for the first-time, however, doing research can help you avoid consuming too much product. Even long-time and heavy users can be lightweights when it comes to consuming high amounts of the hallucinogenic THC compound. Packaging typically includes lab-testing information along with cannabinoid content and serving amounts.
Some edibles contain low levels of cannabinoids, while others contain higher levels for those seeking stronger effects. Other products may seem small, but contain a high dosage of THC and vice versa. Choose an edible based on how often its needed, strength, and taste. Finding the right choice can enable users to medicate discreetly without smoke or odor.
Many states are adopting the 10 mg THC serving as the standard dose for novice users. Users that want to avoid negative reactions can start off with 5 mg doses of THC to experience the effects. After consuming a small dose, users should wait anywhere between one to two hours before consuming more. Effects can be characterized by relaxed muscles and blissful feelings, that can last from four to six hours, or more with large doses.
Our digestion system processes cannabis-infused edibles slowly, especially if you’ve eaten a meal right before. Through a complex chemical process, the liver converts the psychoactive THC into 11-OH-THC, a molecule that produces more potent effects than THC. Additionally, edibles pass through the least amount of membranes compared to other consumption methods. More experienced users can start off with 15-20 mg doses of THC-infused edibles to start.
Finding the right edible dose is a slow and thoughtful process of taking low doses to achieve desired effects. It’s also difficult to determine an ideal dose since people can react differently to various brands and products. Considering weight, age, and metabolism, novice consumers can feel effects with anywhere from five to 10 mg of THC. As long as consumers don’t mix cannabis with other substances, they can avoid nausea and dizziness since alcohol can amplify the effects of cannabis. The key to finding the right edible dose is to start with low doses (5-10mg THC) in incrementally small doses to achieve your preferred relief.
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This product has intoxicating effects and may be habit forming. Smoking is hazardous to your health; risks associated with consumption of this product. Should not be used by women who are pregnant or breastfeeding. For use by adults 21+. Keep out of reach of children and pets. Marijuana can impair concentration, coordination, and judgement. Do not operate a vehicle or machinery under the influence of this drug. Nothing is for sale.