Many people assume that taking gummies or drinks with cannabis will lead to a daunting experience. Guess what – it doesn’t have to be this way!
When taken responsibly, edibles can be a great introduction to using cannabis. With the help of our educators, here are some first-time tips for consuming edibles:
- As we like to tell our customers, “start low and go slow.” Here’s an example: If you have an edible gummy, cut it in half, then only eat one half. According to Health Canada, 10mg is the standard THC dose, however, the effects could be felt with as little as 2.5mg.
- Carefully read the labels because different strains could have different effects! Quick tip to know: sativa strains tend to be uplifting, whereas indica strains create the “couch lock” effect.
- It’s important to be patient with edibles and drinks. This is because it can take up to 90 minutes to feel the effects. In fact, effects can be long-lasting for about 4-10 hours.
- Don’t consume your edibles with alcohol. Taking alcohol and THC together could trigger further impairment and nausea.
- Keep CBD oil with you because, if you experience euphoric discomfort, you can add some CBD drops under your tongue. This could help with counteracting the high from THC.
- If you don’t feel well after eating an edible, don’t panic! For more on what to do if you get “too high”, click here.
As a gentle reminder, please lck up edibles away from children and pets, and never drive high. THC can alter your reaction time and mental perception. If you want to learn more information about recreational cannabis, read “Recreational Cannabis vs. Medical Cannabis: What’s the Difference?”