Ingesting weed edibles can bring a different high than smoking. It is very easy to over-consume edibles, which then leaves you in for the slightly unpleasant “Holy shit, I’m really high” phase. Here are some tips to consider before you take the dive into the weed chocolate bar.
Small Doses at a Time
The very last thing you want to do is consume more than the recommended dose without knowing how the recommended dose effects you. 5 milligrams of THC may seem very minuscule so then you take 15mg because “you can handle it”. Now you’re traversing space-time and think you’re going to die. Start small, learn how it effects you individually, first.
It takes time to take effect
It can take anywhere between 1-2 hours before you start to feel anything so be patient. Plan out the time you are going to eat the weed edible accordingly. You can always smoke a little bit while you wait. But be careful. You might come to realize the herb and edible together are pretty intense.
The Weed Edible High is a Different Type of High
The liver is the culprit here. You take in THC in your lungs when you smoke. But when you eat it, your liver processes the THC and breaks it down into 11-hydroxy-THC. So what does that mean? It means you are in for a more potent psychedelic effect, so happy tripping!
Weed Edibles Are Absorbed In Different Manners
The liver processes the THC when it comes to edibles that you eat. But there are different types of weed edibles. You have your classic foods like: brownies, cookies, rice crispy treats, pills, etc. But you also have edibles that are orally absorbed through glands in your mouth like: tinctures, lollipops, mints, etc. Any edible orally absorbed will likely hit you quicker, but not last as long.
Consuming on an empty stomach
It’s important to keep in mind that if you will receive a heavier effect if you consume the edible on an empty stomach. Choose wisely when deciding on what type of experience you want to have. Be careful when downing alcohol with your edible unless you want to deal with a messy crossfade.
Where did you get the weed edible?
If you hit up your friend who makes edibles, make sure you ask about how potent they are. You never want to be thrown a curveball when it comes to your high. You think it was going to be a certain potency, but in reality, it was a heavy-hitter. Any edible created by legitimate brand has to go through some sort of quality control. You’ll be safe by following the recommended dosage labeled on the packaging.
A lot of knowledge about edibles will come to your from experience. Learn about your body and how edibles effect you. Everyone is different. Be sure to enjoy your edible experience and the amazing sleep that follows it.