4 Tips to remember while trying cannabis edibles in the first time

For some, cannabis can provide pleasant and beneficial side effect. But too much can affect your experience. Here are some ways you can control your cannabis intake.

Cannabis legalization is increasing in states. This is leading to increased interest in the use of it. Both cannabis plants are linked to a wide range of health benefits, including THC and when you eat edibles, there are many positive things that can occur to your body. These include relaxation and a decrease of inflammation. You should not overdo it as this can lead to anxiety, panic, and a faster heart rate. (Before you decide to start with edibles, consult your doctor. You must also ensure that cannabis-containing foods are kept out of reach from children, pets, and unsuspecting snackers.

To make edibles you can substitute or add cannabis-infused butter to regular cooking or butter. It can be a relaxing and enjoyable experience, if you use the right amounts. However, it can be difficult for beginners to know what to take. Here are some suggestions to help you get started slowly and not do too much.

Start small

Making your own cannabis-infused treats is easy. Instead of using all the oil or butter to make infused oils or butters, you can try a 50-50 mix. The infused oil can be used in half of the recipe, but it will still make your product half as powerful. Also, it will make your product milder and less potent. You can always increase or decrease the amount of butter and infused oil you use in your recipes, but it will be easier to begin with half. The same applies to edibles. Start with the smallest portion, and build from it (e.g. a half-a-gummy or truffle).

You should wait at least 2hrs

Edibles dosing take time to digest and can take several hours to kick in. The time it takes to feel the effects is dependent on how much you ate that day, your metabolism, size and other factors. Most edibles dosing will take 2 to 3 hours before your body begins to experience their full effects. You should take a small amount of the edibles to begin and wait two hours before you take any more.

Eat before

Similar to the way you would drink alcohol or caffeine before eating, eating before you consume edibles can help make the effects more gradual. A full stomach helps you process the edibles more slowly. This makes you less likely not to feel any unpleasant side effects. The “munchies” you might feel later on can be mitigated by eating a meal prior to enjoying an edible.

A buddy is a good idea

If you’re taking food, it is important to have someone with you who is not drunk. Like having a designated driver it is useful to have someone to help you get around safely and make sure that you are well. If you are trying food for the first time, having someone to help you can be grounding.


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