When it comes to getting high, not all methods are made equal. Someone who smokes or vapes their CBD or THC products is going to have a much different experience than someone taking edibles. So someone who doesn’t have much or any experience with edibles may be wondering exactly what they need to do in order to get the best experience. That’s why we’re here to let you know about these edible safety tips to help you get a nice high each and every time.
Edible Safety 101
As with any THC product, the dose of edibles is incredibly important for whether or not you are going to achieve a good high. Too little and you likely won’t feel much of a difference but consuming too much will quickly turn into a rough experience. Therefore, you need to reach a happy medium, which will be a slightly different amount depending on your body weight, metabolism, and many other factors. Generally speaking, someone who never or only occasionally consumes cannabis products will want to take a dose of about 5mg of THC, while someone more experienced can often get away with 10 or even 15mg.
It is also recommended that you have a few THC-free snacks readily available before consuming any edibles. Having food for after edibles is important because this will avoid the temptation to snack on even more of the delicious edibles and vastly increase your THC level. Plus, having food in your stomach also slightly reduces the effects that the THC will have.
Types of Edibles
Among the edible community, there are essentially two different categories of edibles. You can either have solid edibles like gummies, chocolates, and baked goods, or you can go with liquid/tablet edibles that include things like drinks, hard candies, capsules, lollipops, tinctures, and more. With solid edibles, the time it takes to set in will be about an hour or two hours. But with liquid/tablet edibles, the time to take effect will only be about 20 to 30 minutes.