When taken responsibly, edibles may provide an enjoyable high that may also bring therapeutic effects. Those suffering from appetite loss, insomnia, or anxiety might benefit from regularly taking edibles in proper increments.
Edibles may provide a more drawn-out high than traditional smoking. This is because it takes longer to digest whatever edible you ate than it does for cannabinoids to be absorbed into your lungs by smoking.
You may be trying to find that sweet spot with edibles. Maybe you don’t like the strength of cannabis flower and edibles get you where you need to go. Many of our older customers at Valley Pure enjoy edibles for their discreetness, lower potency, and the ability to meter your dose. For all of those in question, Valley Pure is here to give you a helpful guide to properly dosing cannabis edibles.
Identify Your Needs
There are many different reasons why someone might be interested in taking edibles. It could be for an achy back, to help with sleep, or to avoid smoking. Whatever the reason, your needs are everything when selecting a cannabis-infused product.
CBD edibles may be better suited for someone suffering from chronic pain, whereas a strong THC-dominant blend could be beneficial for sleeping problems. If you feel confused when shopping, don’t be afraid to ask one of our friendly budtenders for help. We’ll make sure that you leave with a product that’s the best fit for your needs!
Consider Your Tolerance
A first-time cannabis user should never take the same dosage as a seasoned toker. The bulk of edibles available in stores include 10 milligrams of THC per serving. For someone who has never used THC before, it is best to start slowly. Start with half an edible and monitor how you react to about 5 milligrams. Don’t be fooled, these tiny candies pack a powerful punch.
After waiting around 30 minutes, see how you’re feeling and take another 5mg to see how it affects you. It takes time to metabolize the cannabinoids in edibles so if you take too much at once, you may suddenly get too high later on when they kick in. Consider your tolerance and act accordingly.
Choose A Comfortable Location
When cannabis edibles kick in, you might want a comfortable area to chill in. If you take edibles in an unfamiliar area, you may experience some anxiety. It’s necessary that you feel comfortable and secure wherever you are having this experience, especially if it’s your first time. It may also be beneficial to have a friend with you for support. Edibles may get overwhelming for some, but they might be truly enjoyable with the proper dose at the right location.
This tip is one of the most important. Don’t keep taking additional edibles in an attempt to get the first one to work faster. When it comes to edibles, this is one of the worst mistakes you can make. People often believe their edibles aren’t working because, for some, they can take over an hour to kick in. This pushes users to take more until the effects kick in. When you reach that point, the high may become too strong. To be safe and avoid a possibly stressful scenario, it’s best to err on the side of caution and don’t overdo it.
Take It Slow
These tips are meant to enhance your edibles experience while minimizing the worry that may come with infused goods. Sometimes the high doesn’t go as planned. If you find yourself in a panic, there are a few things you can do. Make sure you stop using cannabis right away, drink plenty of water, get comfortable, and eat something. Phone a friend if you don’t have someone nearby, and carry on a conversation until your nerves die down.
There is no such thing as a one-size-fits-all edible. Fortunately, Valley Pure offers a wide range of infused products to meet the needs of all customers. There’s something for everyone with trusted brands like Wyld, ABX, Dr. Norm’s, and Keef. Wherever you are in the Central Valley, stop by one of our four locations for access to these outstanding products.