Cannabis edibles are consumables, usually foods and beverages, infused with cannabis. Edibles aren’t exactly new, though they are certainly rising to new popularity. With the ability to create cannabis-infused baked goods, gummies, seasoning packets, cooking oil, chocolates, breath strips, mints, sodas, and countless other items, it’s no wonder they are the new (old) craze.
“Have you tried the Kush brownies I made last week?”
“While we spent some time hanging out with grandma, she snacked on a few gummies.”
We recommend starting with chocolates or gummies. Not only are they easy to consume and easy to carry, it’s an easy, slow transition into the effects. You’re looking at a timeframe of anywhere between 30 minutes to 2 hours. Most stores, like ours, have plenty of low-dose options for you to choose from. Have fun, experiment, and don’t be afraid to ask us for help.
Ever tried a cannabis beverage? You should! There may not be the same bountiful selection however they were created to service high-tolerance consumers without inhalation. Drinks tend to kick in faster than other consumables, it could be just a few minutes though usually within the hour.
Trying edibles for the first time can be a great experience. Like any experience, your internal and external factors play into your result. The key? Low dose graduation; the idea of increase the dosage slowly over time.
Here are the key takeaways for an optimum edibles adventure:
Try edibles with both THC and CBD
Start small – aiming for 2 mg of THC or less
Wait at least two hours before consuming more, preferably 24 hours
For a psychoactive high, pick THC. May produce feelings of euphoria, creativity, relaxation, or pain relief. However, it may also produce feelings of confusion, short-term memory loss, shifts in time perception, rapid heart-rate, lowered coordination, and anxiety. Start low and go from there.
For a calm feeling, pick CBD. May produce feelings of… well, nothing. While still considered a psychoactive, CBD doesn’t really produce effects in the same sense that THC does. It’s non-intoxicating (so those above things, those things don’t happen) and has been known to assist in lowering anxiety. For those that are concern about an increase to anxiety while smoking, CBD is an excellent cannabinoid.
For a balanced high, pick a combination of THC and CBD. When THC and CBD work together, some people call it magic. The CBD works to counteract the intense effects of the THC which some feel leads to a calmer high than using only THC. Much of this depends on the balance between the two, so experimentation is key.