What if getting high also tasted great?
Cannabis edibles help you enjoy marijuana in an all-new way. But if you’ve never tried edibles before, it can be difficult to know where to start.
That’s why we put together the complete newbie’s guide to trying cannabis edibles. Keep reading to discover everything you need to know before you make your purchase!
It’s a pretty good time to be a cannabis connoisseur. You have more options than ever before when it comes to getting high. So here’s the question: why would you want to try cannabis in the first place?
The first reason is safety. Eating cannabis is more pleasant to many people than, say, smoking a joint. And while vaping cannabis is a good alternative to smoking, not everyone enjoys the vaping experience.
The second reason is the convenience. Many edibles resemble gummies or other actual candies, so you can bring them with you to various places without raising any eyebrows.
The final reason is potency. Edibles are one of the best ways to achieve a powerful and long-lasting high (more on this later on).
If you’re a true beginner to edibles, you may have a more fundamental question. For example, we need to answer exactly how these edibles work in the human body.
Smoking or vaping cannabis is pretty straightforward: you’re basically getting all of the THC and various cannabinoids via your lungs. With edibles, everything must first go through your stomach first.
From your stomach, the THC and cannabinoids go into your intestine and eventually into your liver. And your liver breaks everything down so that it may enter your bloodstream.
Compared to smoking or vaping cannabis, taking edibles means a slight delay in feeling high. It may take you anywhere between 30 to 120 minutes for you to feel the full effects, though most people are feeling it within 60 minutes.
Generally speaking, edibles lead to a very intense high. However, some people may feel a particular dose more strongly than others. And that often comes down to individual weight and metabolism.
For example, those who weigh very little may get quite high off of a small amount of edibles. Someone who weighs more may need a stronger dose. And despite the weight, some people just have a higher tolerance than others due largely to their metabolism.
If you take edibles on an empty stomach, you may get a more intense high than after you have eaten. And you may get high more quickly via cannabis beverages than solid edibles because your mouth will absorb some of the THC before it gets to your stomach.
By far, the biggest benefit of consuming cannabis edibles is that you get a longer and stronger high. And this is especially noticeable if you compare it to a traditional experience of smoking or vaping cannabis.
When you vape or light up, you are likely to feel high for about three hours at most. But after consuming edibles, some individuals experience effects for upwards of ten hours. This is because the edibles join up with fats in your body, meaning someone who takes edibles at night may feel high all night.
This long and intense high is something of a double-edged sword. It’s great if you want to relax all night and particularly if you have trouble getting to sleep. But if you consume edibles too early in the day, you’re going to be unproductive and super-relaxed for most of your waking hours!
There are countless jokes, memes, and tall tales about taking too many edibles. But there is a bit of truth to the reputation of edibles, which is why you should always start small and work your way up.
If you consume too much of an edible too soon, it can lead to a scary and unpleasant high. This is a rookie mistake and helps lead to many of the wild edibles stories you may have heard.
To avoid this, you need to pay close attention to the dosing recommendations. For example, if the instructions say one dose is one square on the chocolate bar, don’t eat more than one square. Some beginners end up eating too much of the edible because they don’t realize it can take up to two hours before the effects really kick in.
When you first start out, we recommend starting out small. If a recommended dose is 10mg, try starting out with 2.5 or 5mg first.
If you don’t get as high as you’d like, you can take another small dose after a couple of hours. Or you can just head to bed and make a note to take a bigger dose next time.
Most cannabis users prefer to buy their edibles over the counter. Some, however, take the route of making their own. We’ll be honest: beginners should not try making their own cannabis edibles.
You might be a rockstar baker in your own right, but it is downright difficult to infuse the exact amount of the desired THC with a tasty dish. If you’re not careful, you might end up with something that is either way too potent or not potent enough.
This doesn’t mean you can never make your own edibles. We simply recommend you buy over the counter first and get a better idea of how the professionals do it before you go for a DIY high.
What’s the best way for a beginner to start trying cannabis edibles? By getting them from a professional vendor.
Good vendors will have a wide selection of edibles that offer different tastes and different experiences. And all of their products will be clearly labeled with the precise amounts of THC and other cannabinoids in each item.
Finally, vendors can answer any questions you have about edibles in general and specific items in particular. In this way, you can make your first time with edibles truly unforgettable.
Now you know the basics about cannabis edibles. But do you know who can bring them right to your door?
We have a deep menu of edibles and other forms of cannabis, and you can either browse our store or order delivery online. To see what we can do for you, contact us today!