While Edibles have been consumed since 1000BCE by Hindus in ancient India, modern interest started to spark in the 50’s and have become ever-more popular thanks to Amsterdam Cafes.
Before you go ahead and consume the infamous space cake brownie or another delicious type of edible, you may need to understand some facts. This article highlights the five (5) things you need to know about Edibles, as a means of marijuana (cannabis) consumption.
1. Understand the “High”
It’s an established fact that marijuana is a medium to get “high” or derive extra energy and inspiration to do things. It’s rather interesting to note that the level of intoxication differs from the method of consumption. Studies show that cannabis-infused foods tend to have a high level of intoxication.
In light of this, it’s imperative to understand the Edible "High" of cannabis before consumption. One thing you must look out for is the Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) content. Most edibles have varied effects. Note that these edibles have the primary delegation of offering medical effects to the user. Such effects are relaxation and relief from anxiety and fatigue.
Therefore, you must know the THC content of the cannabis edible you want to consume. This way, you’ll be able to take the right dosage to avoid excessive psychedelic punch after consumption.
2. Don’t Forget to Read the Label
Reading the label of the edible is necessary and not optional. Just like the first tip above, reading the label helps you to discover the THC and CBD contents. These two are inherent ingredients in marijuana (cannabis). Doing so will help you to realize what you’re getting into.
Besides, you may be consuming the edible for either a medical or a recreational purpose. By looking through the label, you’ll discover the CBD and THC contents of the edible. This makes it easier to analyze how high the edible can make you after consumption.
3. Master Your Dosage
In spite of the fact that cannabis is gaining more adoptions in the medical industry, the larger population of users still consume it for recreational purposes. No matter the category you fall into, the rule of the thumb is that you should do your homework to discover the dosage that is right for you.
Having a mastery of your dosage of cannabis helps you to overcome the high that comes with the edible. Besides, as a newcomer/user to marijuana, you might find it hard to discover the dosage that suits your need. For that reason, you need to liaise with a doctor or an expert in cannabis to understand the milligram that is sufficient for you in a day. As a beginner, 5 milligrams per day is ideal for you.
4. The High Won’t Hit You Right Away
Contrary to your experience with traditional smoking/vaping of cannabis, consuming edibles does not guarantee an immediate effect. Cannabis-infused foods (edibles) do not extend the ”high" at a short interval, as compared to smoking joints. Therefore, anytime you consume one, you should be ready to wait 1-3hrs before the effects hit you.