Cannabis edibles are a lot different from smoking or vaping cannabis. They activate slower, have a different buzz, and can last longer. We’ll give you advice on how to transition from smoking to consuming cannabis edibles.
Take Smaller Portions of Edibles
The feel of cannabis edibles can be intense and long-lasting. For beginners, it’s a good idea to start slow. Being too high can be uncomfortable for some people. You can always take a little more once it kicks in, but you can’t take it away if it’s too intense. The average edible is between 5 to 15 milligrams (mg) of Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). Depending on your experience with cannabis, it could be a high dose. For beginners, 2.5 mg will give you a nice vibe. 2.5 mg will give you mild euphoria, relief from anxiety, mild pain, and stress without unwanted symptoms like paranoia. A dosage of 1 – 2.5 mg is considered a microdose. If you have edible gummies, take a third or a half of the nibble of the gummy. If you have mints, break some pieces with a pill cutter.
Plan Ahead For Your High
When you smoke weed, it activates almost instantly. However, when you take cannabis edibles it can take up to 90 minutes to kick in. You won’t get instant gratification like smoking weed. Instant THC delivery makes smoking a preferred method for a lot of people but it can damage your respiratory system. Transitioning to cannabis edibles takes a bit of planning, but avoiding lung disease is worth it.
If you’re looking to be high by 7:00 P.M., take an edible at 5:30 P.M. If you want to be high for a party at 10:00 P.M., eat the edible at 8:30 P.M. You get the picture. Once you get into the routine of taking an edible ahead of time, it will become second nature. Therefore, do not give up.
Wait—Never Take More Edibles Until It Kicks In
As mentioned above, edibles take about 90 minutes to kick in. Do not take more thinking you cannot feel it. This is a common mistake made by beginners. When your first dose finally kicks in, the second dose may lead to overconsumption or an overdose. Overconsumption or overdosing can lead to a trip to the hospital for some people.
It’s easy to overdose when you’re taking edibles in social situations. You might be eager to feel high, so when it doesn’t activate right away, you take another dose. To help you keep track of when you took the edible, set a timer for 90 minutes. Once the timer goes off, you should feel high, then you can evaluate whether you can handle an additional dose.
Lastly, be sure to keep edibles out of reach from children. Keep them secure in a child-proof container. Avoid letting kids see you take edibles because they might go looking for them. After all, they look delicious!