As the push for legal medical marijuana sweeps the nation, an increasing number of people are turning to cannabis to provide pain relief, help them sleep, or feel more relaxed and happier. Marijuana can be consumed in many ways, but one of the fastest growing methods is by consuming THC edibles.
What is an Edible?
An edible is a baked good, gummy candy, a piece of chocolate or another type of food or drink that is infused with THC and CDB, which are known as cannabinoids. The products are typically created by adding cannabis to butter or cooking oil and then using it to bake or cook. Some people also choose to use extracts. Adding a couple of drops of extract to a baked good creates an instant edible.
The Effects of Edibles
Edibles typically have the same effects of smoking marijuana does, although consuming an edible does not work as quickly. Smoking creates a buzz within minutes, but edibles must travel through the digestive system first, which means they can take anywhere from 30 minutes to a couple of hours to begin working. However, once they start to work, the effects are usually stronger and last much longer. Some users report feeling effects for as long as 12 hours. Positive results include pain relief, feeling more talkative and reduced stress. Edibles made primarily with a Sativa strain of marijuana create a head high that leaves people feeling more energetic, creative and happier. Indica establishes a body high, leaving people feeling relaxed and ready to go to sleep.
Finding the Right Dosage
Because each person’s body reacts differently to marijuana, it can be challenging to find the right dose. A single-serving edible typically has between 5 and 10 milligrams of THC in it, but some edibles have as much as 100 milligrams and shouldn’t be consumed all at once. Although most people consume between 10 and 25 milligrams at a time, it is important to start small if you aren’t an experienced user. Keep in mind that weight, metabolism and what you’ve had to eat or drink during the day will all affect how you feel your dosage.
If you have never consumed THC edibles before, choose the environment for your first time doing so with care. Sometimes, people are more sensitive to the THC than they expect, which can lead to anxiety or paranoia if they’re in an unfamiliar situation.
Revolutionary Clinic is a medical marijuana dispensary that provides a wide variety of edibles for you to choose from. To learn more about our products, contact us today.