Are you looking to make a transition from smoking cannabis to eating cannabis edibles? Are you a first-time who is excited to consume the delicious cannabis chocolate edibles but do not know how to consume it the right way? Well, these are common questions asked by people before they opt to use cannabis edibles. So, here are the things you need to know about eating cannabis edibles.
Consume an appropriate dosage
As the popularity of cannabis edibles is increasing day-by-day, there is a higher risk of people consuming them incorrectly, which can lead to a number of health conditions. So, it is important that you start eating these edibles in smaller doses. For instance, you can consume 5mg of THC in chocolate edibles. Consuming more than that can have adverse effects on your body.
Don’t expect quick results
We all know that smoking cannabis or cannabis edibles are the only way to get quick results – i.e. getting high hits right away. However, this can be extremely harmful to your health. So, when you consume cannabis edibles, you will have to wait for the results for some time.
How much time do cannabis edibles take to produce psychoactive effects? Well, the simple answer is that you will have to wait an hour or two for the complete effect. During that period, your digestive system will work to assimilate the product in your tissues and cells. Simply put, being in a rush is not good.
Choose products with low THC levels
There are different cannabis edible products available on the market. Some of them are high in THC while others come in variable levels of THC. For beginners, we recommend going for cannabis chocolate edibles that are low in THC.
Choose the product according to your needs
Since there are a wide variety of products – we recommend you choose the one that you enjoy and best fit your needs. Cannabis edibles are available in chocolate edibles, granola bars, and hummus.
Generally, cannabis edibles can be categorized into cookies, pills, candies, lollipops, sublingual drops, and gums. It is important to know that food-related cannabis edibles such as cookies and candies are processed through the metabolism in the liver. On the other hand, lollipops, gums, and sublingual drops usually take effect through your mouth saliva.
So, if you are looking for quick psychoactive effects, we recommend you to choose the latter.
Go for the labeled products
Recent reports show that most people don’t get the desirable effects because they go to the market and buy the product that is not actually properly labeled – whether it contains the right amount of CBD or not. Researchers evaluated around 75 products and found that only 17% contained an appropriate amount of CBD.
Therefore, it is important to go for the labeled products that are manufactured by reputed companies and that contain an appropriate amount of CBD and THC. Also, before using the products such as chocolate edibles, you need to read the instructions – so that the desired effects are achieved.