Edible cannabis has more profound effects than smoking and vaping. Depending on your body mass and metabolism, it could take more than an hour before the effects kick in. While smoking allows the psychoactive THC to enter your bloodstream and brain directly, edibles are slower but stronger.
Here’s how the tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is absorbed into your body after you consume edibles:
How edibles work
After reaching your stomach, the tasty edible reacts with enzymes and acid that break it down. After the stomach’s lining absorbs the THC, it moves to the liver, transforming into a more robust form known as the 11-Hydroxy-THC. Since this component is more potent, it can cross the brain-blood barrier more conveniently and have a more profound impact than when the TCH is inhaled.
When it comes to consuming edibles, the smaller you start, the better. As a rule of thumb, cut your treat into two pieces, eat one and save the rest for later. A 2mg dose of THC is considered light, whereas a 5mg serving is deemed to be standard. Make sure that you remain on the lighter side during your first few deliveries.
Those experienced with edibles think 10mg is a good starting point for enhanced relaxation and pain relief. With time, when your body becomes used to it, you can move up the ladder.
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Best edibles to start with
Edibles that are high in CBD and low in THC won’t make you high, and you can ingest them more easily. While trying out edibles for the first time, make sure that you get them from a trusted dispensary that mentions how much THC content is inside the lab-tested packet.
Ask an experienced friend to hang around while you try the delicious treat. Remember to eat and drink lots of water before taking the relaxant and find a safe place to loosen up if you get too high. For emergencies, keep a dose of pure CBD on hand to stabilize your system.
Edibles have a longer high than vaping and smoking. But there isn’t a one-size-fits-all rule that applies to these delicious treats. You may have a different experience with the same type and dose that your friends had. So, it’s better to start small.
If you don’t feel any effects for two to three hours, you can have another dose of the same quantity. This may not result in instant gratification, but it’s considered one of the most enjoyable and effective methods.
Today’s edibles have come a long way. They look and taste way better than their predecessors. Whether you’re looking for sour gummies, fudge brownies, crunchy granola bars, or chewy chocolate trip cookies, you’ll find all of these and more in our exquisite collection.