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Cannabis edible consumption works better for some people than it does for others. However, if you are a first timer, it is important to know more about how to consume it.

If you smoke a joint or use a vape pen to consume your weed, the effects will come immediately. However, when you indulge in cannabis edible consumption, it takes some time for the effect to take root.

The body must be given time to digest the edible, metabolize it and absorb it through the blood stream. In most cases, it takes from one hour to ninety minutes. And more importantly, the effect hits you like a ton of bricks; coming on stronger than you would expect.

The Process

When you use a vape pen, it calls for inhaling it and the THC content is activated by the temperature applied and that goes to directly to your brain and to your bloodstream as well. While that effect is faster, cannabis edible takes a little bit longer as mentioned before. The THC gets absorbed in the body directly from the blood stream after it travels down the esophagus and into your stomach.

So you could be sitting watching television and eating some brownies made with cannabis and laughing while enjoying the show and then suddenly like a block of brick, you suddenly feel high as a kite. It comes with no warning. If you ingest too much and don't appropriately pay attention to the dosage, you might end up becoming paranoid and wondering if everything is OK. Don't worry. It has happened to many stoners. You just have to be careful.

The Digestion

Cannabis edible goes through the digestion process aided by enzymes and acids and broken down into its various parts and this also includes the THC. In fact, the THC gets absorbed via the stomach's lining and then it goes right to your liver.

When the THC reaches the liver, it is transformed into something known as 11 Hydroxy-THC and it is at that time it gets more potent in such a way as to easily cross over any blood-brain obstacle than you would find if someone inhales THC. Cannabis edible consumption has a slower effect, but when it comes, you can bet that it will be stronger than inhaling THC.

Control Your Portion

The key is to control the portions or dosage of cannabis edible so that you can have a better experience. Be patient while eating your edibles. No matter if you are a novice to different types of marijuana delivery, it is important that you begin with the lowest dosage as possible.

For example, if you are getting ready to eat a cannabis brownie, you should cut it in half and then wait for about an hour and a half to experience the result or effect. Go ahead and save the other half for later. Don't be greedy.

By the standards set by even experienced stoners, the safest dosage should be about 2mg THC. If you were to go up to 5mg THC, it might be too much for the novice. For the experienced stoner, 10mg is a good starting point, especially if the goal is to reduce pain or go into deep relaxation.

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Final Thoughts

If you want to experience relaxation and not necessarily get high, you might want to try cannabis edible that is higher in CBD than THC. Before you consume cannabis edible, make sure that you have eaten breakfast, lunch or dinner. If you eat the edible on an empty stomach, you might not get the best results. If you don't want to eat a heavy meal before consumption, then eat some snacks.

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