The Curious Mind of a Beginning Cannabis Eater: Answering the What’s and How’s

With a piece of candy or a fudgy bar, who would have thought that there’s a magical ingredient inside that would make you feel beyond your senses? Would you ever deny yourself from this unexplainable feeling you are about to experience in just a bite? So if your curious mind is now thirsty for some answers and adventure and wants to try what people have been looking forward to an edible Marijuana, then here is a quick overview for you before you try getting some:

What is Cannabis Edible?
Foods that contain “activated” Cannabis are referred to as Edibles. Activated cannabis is a form of oil or plant material that is chemically modified into a psychoactive substance that could easily be absorbed by the body. People all over the world have been infusing Cannabis into a wide variety of foods including candies and cakes which are used for medicinal and spiritual purposes.

How Long Is the Effect?
Unlike the inhalants that take effect within 15 minutes, edibles have much longer onset of effects, usually 30 minutes to 2 hours. The total duration of the effects of an edible varies from one individual to another. A person’s metabolic rate and eating habits can affect the total time of the body’s ability to break the edible down. Due to its longer onset time, experts recommend waiting at least 2 hours to 24 hours after the consumption of your first edible before you try to increase the dose. Once you know the effects of your beginning dose, you could now base there if you would increase or decrease your next couple of doses.

Aside from longer onset time, the entire duration of an edible inside one’s body can last for 6 hours. However, taking a considerably large amount of edibles might let you feel residual effects within 24 hours. Typically, the effects peak within the first four hours after consumption.

Feeling of fatigue, headache, slow mental processes, and lethargy might be experienced by those who took high doses of edibles. Don’t worry because these are considered mild and can just be considered as symptoms of ‘cannabis hangover.’

What Is The Right Dose of Edible For Me?
There is no one dosage of edible that fits for all. As what was mentioned earlier, edible dosing varies per individual. However, serving sizes of 10 to 15 mg of THC or CBD are legalized in several states in America. For starters, it is recommended to take first 5 mg of THC or lower, as 10 mg might cause strong psychoactive effects that could be harmful to you. Though edibles bound for medicinal purposes require higher dosages, do not self-medicate; only doctors could prescribe the appropriate dose of an edible which will be used for treatment or management of a medical condition.

Can I Overdose On Eating of Too Many Edibles?
Though it is close to impossible to be overdosed fatally via cannabis ingestion, the chances to feel discomfort are high when you take high doses of cannabis that are beyond what your body could tolerate.

Here the signs and symptoms which you might experience:

  • Paranoia and anxiety
  • Excessive drowsiness
  • Reddening of eyes
  • Disorientation time
  • Slowed pace of movement
  • Dry mouth

When you experience these symptoms, it is important to note that you should not panic. Because you are a first-timer and these feelings might be unusual for you when you had taken too many Edibles, just keep calm. The first thing you need to do is to try to wear it out. To counteract these symptoms, you could try the following:

  • Distract yourself by playing a game, watching a favorite TV series, or listening to a relaxing music.
  • Breathe some fresh air. If you are planning to go out, make sure that someone will accompany you for safety precautions.
  • Lie on your bed and get some rest.
  • Chewing some fresh peppercorn balls can ease anxiety induced by THC.

So if you think you are ready to make your own Edibles, you can visit some of our site’s recipe and experience a new extraordinary feeling.