5 Things You Need to Know About Edibles
There are many misleading scary stories revolving around overeating marijuana edibles. Consuming is a healthier alternative to smoking and alleviates a lot of common aches and pains, but the amount eaten can mean the difference between dozing off and feeling good. Following these tips will make sure your next experience is all that you want it to be.
- WAIT. The most vital fact about edibles is that it takes time for the effects to hit you. Too many have fallen prey to the ‘I didn’t eat enough’ illusion when they actually didn’t wait long enough. Most dispensaries suggest ingesting 5 or 10mg your first time, or if you’re more seasoned 10-20mg. Two hours is the perfect amount of time to wait before eating more.
- Sativa, Indica or Hybrid? Just like with strains of weed there are different kinds of edibles. Sativa, like when smoked, is more of a head high which usually makes you motivated and energetic. Indica creates a lethargic body high and is usually used to help insomnia and pain relief. Hybrid is the in-between leaving your body relaxed and your mind awake. It’s important to take note of which kind of edible you’re eating so you know how your body will most likely react.
- Strong Smell? When you first crack open the seal of a really good edible you’ll get a whiff of sweet THC. The stronger the smell the stronger the dose and the more precaution you should take.
- Medical or Recreational? Medical dispensaries sell heavier strength edibles than recreational. Most recreational stores only go up to 100 or 200mg while medical sells up to 300mg. The heavier the dose the smaller the amount you should eat especially if you’re new to edibles.
- When and Where? You should be in a comfortable and secure environment. Do not take before you have to drive and it’s not a good idea to consume just before going somewhere. Many first-timers experience paranoia in public.
- Edibles can cause munchies just like bud so make sure to have non-marijuana goodies nearby. It’s all too easy to eat more of that brownie or sucker when the munchies hit.
- If you accidentally eat too much, don’t be too alarmed. Most likely you will have a very long nap and feel groggy when you wake up.
- Take on your day off. The effects of eating weed lasts much longer than when it is smoked.
- Keep in a safe place. Most likely you won’t eat the entire edible in one sitting. Be responsible and keep the leftovers securely out of the reach of children and unsuspecting hungry adults.
Be safe and enjoy!