Cannabis edibles are popular, and that's for a good reason! But, you should know a few things to make sure you have the best experience every time.
Edibles are a popular choice for most cannabis consumers today. It’s understandable. After all, snacks and weed go together like peanut butter and jelly, so it's no wonder the two-for-one experience of edibles is a consistent hit!
But while it's easy to understand the appeal of edibles, this cannabis consumption method is sometimes tricky to dial in. So let's go over our experts' most important tips for ensuring a safe and enjoyable cannabis edibles experience, whether it’s your first time or your 50th time.
Let’s start from the top. Before you take a single bite, you need to decide how you want to feel. Energetic? Relaxed but functional? Something more intense? The style of edible you choose can drastically impact your overall experience.
THC edibles are psychoactive. They work within your brain (via the CB1 and CB2 receptors - more on that in a future blog) to create sensations like creativity, euphoria, relaxation, and general pain relief. So THC edibles are a good choice if you want a more intense, immersive experience.
100% CBD edibles, on the other hand, are more subtle, relaxing the body without impacting the mind (you won’t feel high). As a result, they’re perfect for your daily wellness routine, just like any other beneficial supplement.
Edibles with a blend of THC and CBD offer the best of both worlds. But ultimately, you should talk to your budtender about your consumption goals. Tell them how you want to feel and what you want to do, and they’ll happily help you determine the best products and ratio’s for your preferred experience.
Edibles typically take about an hour to absorb into your bloodstream, so give yourself plenty of time to experience the sensations before you decide to re-dose. Then, if you want a more intense experience, increase your dosage little by little over time.
Whatever edible or ratio you choose, you should start low and go slow. What’s that mean? It means you should consume the lowest recommended dose first, see how that experience goes, and adjust the dosage accordingly the next time you consume.
We don’t suggest that you go all-in with a significant dose unless you’re prepared for an interesting experience (still, even if you over-indulge, you’ll be just fine after you sleep it off).
Speaking of over-indulging, if that’s your significant concern, you should consider microdosing. Microdosing is a great way to dip your toe into edibles the water without committing to the entire experience.
Microdosing is the perfect way to work your way up to a full edibles dose, testing out the sensations of both THC and CBD to see how your body responds.
It can also be an enjoyable way to experience some of the effects of THC in particular, without committing to the intensity of a full dose.
If you want to learn more about microdosing, drop by and chat with a Sol Flower team member. We’ll get you up-to-speed!
These days, weed edibles can be found in nearly every form. Here are some of our favorite products for first-time consumers to try out:
All these products are super delicious. They’re also packaged to make finding the proper dosage easy for first-timers.
Whatever product you decide (and you really can't go wrong!), take a moment to read the labels closely before you indulge in that first dose.
Packaging will tell you exactly how much THC or CBD is in each dose and how to measure your amounts correctly. Don't make the mistake of accidentally eating a whole chocolate bar if the dose is half a square! Remember, starting with the lowest recommended dose is always the best policy.
Once you've consumed your first edible, settle in and get cozy. The effects of an edible can last for between 12 to 24 hours, so you want to make sure you create an indulgent, comfortable environment for yourself. Make sure to have plenty of water and delicious snacks on hand to perfect your cannabis edible experience.
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