Making homemade cannabis edibles is rather easy, but that doesn’t mean you should start baking right away. Edibles interact with the human body in a different way. The effects may not be immediately evident, but may linger for hours, often for ten hours or more. If you are new to cannabis edibles, we strongly recommend that you get your supplies from a licensed dispensary, so that you can be very precise with the dosage. In this post, we are sharing the basic aspects worth knowing.
DO – Find about the dosing standards
The cannabis plant contains something called THC – the only psychoactive cannabinoid. When someone talks of dosage with regards to cannabis edibles, they are referring to the THC content. If you check with a licensed dispensary, you will find that cannabis edibles are labeled in terms of THC dosage. A product can have anywhere between 1 mg and 100 mg of THC. You may also find that CBD content details are also mentioned in the packaging. CBD is not psychoactive but can have some therapeutic benefits.
DO – Understand the experience
If you are looking for a mild experience, do not consume cannabis edibles that have more than 5 mg of THC. You don’t need to have a high tolerance level and should do just fine, as long as you don’t consume a lot of the product. If you want a strong experience, go for edibles with THC content of 15 mg. Beyond that, only experienced cannabis users should consider the options. If you have a high tolerance level to cannabis edibles, you can go up to 30 mg of THC safely for a more effective and stronger experience.
Don’t – Buy from any random seller
Always get your cannabis edibles from a dispensary that you can trust, and check all the relevant details. Secondly, never ever consume edibles on an empty stomach. Go easy with the bites, and wait for at least an hour before you declare that a particular product is not working for you.
Don’t – Consume a lot
Always go easy with cannabis edibles. Make sure that you try the smallest dose when you are trying edibles for the first time, and as you realize the effects, you can have some more. Also, always stay hydrated. Cannabis can cause side effects, such as dry mouth, which can be avoided when you are well hydrated.
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