Cannabis edibles are one of the industries’ top sellers. With everything from beverages to fine chocolate, the edibles space has something for every type of lifestyle. This abundance of products drives the importance for consumers to know how to have a positive experience. Eating cannabis is one of the easiest ways to overdo your cannabis experience, which is why it’s important to understand how it works.
Eating Cannabis is Different than Smoking or Vaping It
The first thing to remember is that eating cannabis can have entirely different effects than smoking or vaping it. This has to do with each person’s unique digestive system, and the path cannabis takes to finally end up in the bloodstream.
Once cannabis is eaten, it could take up to an hour before any effects are felt. It’s usually during this period that people get into trouble with edibles. Since the edible is often in the form of a tasty treat, it’s very easy to overdo it. That’s why cannabis professionals recommend that you start low and go slow for the best outcome.
Begin with a Low Dose
Luckily, many hard candies, gummies, chocolates, and beverages are available in the recommended 10 mg dose. These low dose edibles can be used to micro-dose. They can be used to slowly ramp up to your ideal high while avoiding the discomfort of being “too high”.
The best way to approach an edibles experience is to eat 5-10 mg of cannabis and then wait an hour. If there is no difference in how you feel after an hour, then repeat with another 5-10 mg and wait another hour.
This process is called titration and it will help you find your minimum effective dose. Titration will help you avoid the negative effects that can be associated with ingesting too much THC.
Keep a Bottle of CBD Tincture on Hand
Another way to ensure a positive experience with cannabis edibles is to keep a bottle of CBD only tincture on hand. CBD is known to counteract the effects of THC so it’s a good idea to have some around when you’re eating cannabis. If you start feeling any amount of anxiety simply take a dropper full of CBD under the tongue and it will balance you out.
JUVA offers an excellent selection of top-quality cannabis-infused edible brands for you to experience. We welcome orders in and around San Francisco county.