If you are new to the world of cannabis and marijuana dispensaries, you are likely feeling a bit overwhelmed by the whole thing. If you have decided you want to experiment with marijuana consumption, you are also likely aware of the fact that there are many options of consumption available to you, such as smoking, vaping, and even cannabis edibles. While everyone has there own preference, many suggest that cannabis edibles are one of the easier ways to experiment with dosage and the way cannabis affects you and your body. If you are planning on trying edibles, there are lots of great, delicious items to try such as candies, sauces, drinks, baked goods, snack bars and more. Here are a few tips to keep in mind when trying out your first experience with cannabis edibles.
- Pay close attention to the instructions and dosage. Any edible you purchase will have information on it about what the dose of THC per serving is as well as a serving size recommendation. As a first time user, it is important to be conservative about your dose. For example, if you have purchase weed gummies and the dose suggests two gummies, you should only take one. This is because you do not yet know how the cannabis will affect you. Even if you have smoked before, the way edibles work in your system can be very different. This is why it is important to be mindful of how much you take.
- Patience is key. Unlike with smoking, where the effect of cannabis can be felt almost immediately, edibles must, in many cases, be digested before you will feel anything. How fast or slow this happens depends on a lot of factors like your sex, weight, metabolism, if you have eaten, etc. For some, effects could happen in twenty minutes, while it may take a few hours for others. Both are normal and totally ok. Make sure that even if you feel like “nothing is happening,” you do not take another dose. Be mindful about learning what works for your body and you can increase or decrease on subsequent experiences with edibles.
- Relax and enjoy. You have probably heard that some people who take the wrong does will end up high strung or paranoid. This can happen, but you can do a few things to avoid that. First of all, make sure you are following the above two tips and taking a small amount and being patient. Next, consider starting with an Indica-dominant cannabis treat which will help relax you and keep you calm. Finally, make sure you feel calm yourself before taking any edibles. This will help you to continue this mentality as the cannabis takes effect.
Once you have decided to try out a cannabis edible, you can go to your local dispensary such as Greener Pastures, and ask a few questions. People who work at dispensaries also have lots of recommendations and information that can be utilized to make sure you have the best experience possible.