Food infused with cannabinoids has been around for more than 3000 years all over the world. From ancient Indian bhang to modern Belgian chocolateries, edibles have always had an important place in humankind for being discrete and powerful.
The COVID pandemic has taught people worldwide that health is something to take seriously and thus more and more consumers have decided to put combustion aside in order to protect their lungs from long term damage and thus have turned their cannabis intake to edibles.
More and more companies are becoming aware of people’s needs and preferences. The increase of allergies and diets calls for innovative solutions to create a wide range of products. From infused specialty coffee to infused gummy worms.
READ YOUR LABELS
Have you ever had a “bad trip” with a brownie? This happens because of the misuse and miscalculation of doses. As consumers, we want to know what is going into our system and this is why you must be strict on being informed no only about the ingredients that are being used but also on dosage calculations.
If your edible is “homemade” and the maker has no idea on calculating doses then you are pushing your luck. If you want to make your own, here you can find some guidance on how to use the right amount.
To calculate how much THC there is in your weed, look for the strain at www.allbud.com
HOW MUCH IS TOO MUCH?
The human body is a perfect machine and each one works slightly different. Some people can get high with as little as 10mg and some need a powerful punch of 50mg. MAKE SURE TO START LOW.
This chart from Leafly.com illustrates easily how mg doses work.
CAN I OVERDOSE ON WEED EDIBLES?
No, but you can take a little too many and end up feeling like you need a hospital. The good news is that this terrible feeling of losing control and even fainting and vomiting will pass in a time lapse of 20 minutes to 2 hours. What to do? Take loads of liquids and sugary products such as honey (literally a spoonful of honey). Relax, lower the light, turn off the TV and try to sleep. If you happen to have CBD in any presentation, take it. CBD will lower the THC effects quite fast.
WARNING: IF YOU DRINK ALCOHOL WITH A CANNABIC EDIBLE THE CHANCES OF GETTING A “BAD TRIP” ARE VERY HIGH!!!!
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TAKE YOUR TIME
Most of the people that end up overdoing edibles and feeling dizzy, paranoid, thirsty, anxious and confused is because they do not wait for it to kick in and end up eating more. Remember that an edible may take 20 minutes to 2 hours to enter your bloodstream. Each body is a different machine! Be patient!
There are more than 779 strains worldwide, each one with a particular mix of terpenes (what gives flavor and smell) and also with a unique mix of cannabinoids which means each strain will give you a different effect.
Whether you are looking for an euphoric effect or a relaxed sleepy effect, knowing what strain the edible is made with, will give you important guidance on what you will actually feel and experience.
No idea on strains? visit www.leafly.com for an amazing guide.
ENJOY AND BE SAFE!