Cannabis edibles have become more and more popular as people accept the benefits offered by THC, CBD and other cannabinoids. Marijuana’s legality in many states makes it easier for cannabis product providers to make edibles and sell them. Some people don’t like to smoke or can’t because of medical reasons, making cannabis edibles an ideal option.
Before you ingest edibles, read the label to see the THC level so you know the dosage. There are dosage rules when it comes to cannabis edibles. The creators of cannabis-infused edibles have to know the dosage rules for safe consumption, and you do as well.
Marijuana is the most common method of cannabis ingestion. You could light up a joint or a glass bong and be rewarded quickly with a noticeable high, depending on how much you consume and how high the THC level.
With cannabis edibles, you have to wait for the effects of the THC or other cannabinoids. It usually can take an hour and sometimes more, depending on several things such as how often you ingest cannabis, your weight, and THC content.
Novice marijuana users sometimes wait for the high and think it’s not coming, only to eat more edibles and then discover the paranoia and other effects are too much. You don’t want to go there. Let’s look at how the dosage rules can make a difference.
What Impacts the Edibles High
There are various things that contribute to how people react to cannabis edibles. Metabolism is one thing that plays an integral role. For example, a 300lb athlete has a faster metabolism and so will feel the THC effects of cannabis edibles much faster than the average person.
Another thing that impacts an edibles high is whether you’ve eaten or not. You shouldn’t ingest cannabis edibles on an empty stomach. You don’t need to eat a huge meal, but you must have food in the stomach, even if you have to munch on something.
10mg Dosage Rule
There’s an old saying among experienced cannabis users: You can always eat more, you can never eat less. Make sure you use marijuana strains with lower THC levels if you’re a novice. It’s best to start with 5mg instead of a 10mg dosage. It should be reduced if the THC is at a higher level. Most cannabis edibles have at least 2% THC.
If you are experienced with ingesting infused edibles, then you’ll probably be able to handle a 10mg dosage of cannabis edibles. If you want to have more, then wait for an hour or two before consuming another 5mg or 10mg dose. Taking a lower dosage of THC is best when you have already consumed 10mg.
Experienced chefs stabilize the effects of THC in their dinner guests by mixing edibles with CBD into the menu. Mix a couple CBD gummies with your THC gummies and you may get the best of both worlds.
Other Dosage Tips
When you are purchasing cannabis edibles, you should pay close attention in the instructions on the label or bottle. If you purchase a chocolate bar or brownie, for example and it contains 80mg THC, it means you should not consume it in just one sitting. You should only eat a small portion (5mg or 10mg) and leave the rest for another time. Don’t be greedy!
The delicious taste may tempt you, but maintain some discipline and resolve. One more thing: don’t drink alcohol when eating cannabis edibles. The impact could be more than you can handle. If you want to learn more, visit the Cannabis Training University.