Marijuana edibles offer a delicious option to smoking or vaporizing weed. Edibles are made by infusing marijuana in food, and are one of the most popular (and delicious) methods of consuming weed today. Many people are opting for this method because it’s easier to take in and its effects last longer. Remember, though, that the effects of edibles can be hard to predict. Read through this short guide to help make your marijuana edibles experience a pleasant one.

What are Marijuana Edibles?

Marijuana edibles are weed-infused products containing CBD and THC that you can eat or drink. Weed can be added to any kind of food, like brownies, cookies, chocolates, hard candies, and cold and hot drinks. We can even see chefs today infusing weed in sophisticated cuisines. Edibles are mostly made in two processes, using cannabis-infused butter or cooking oil.

After infusing, the resulting canna-oil or canna-butter can be used in practically any kind of recipe. Aside from this, edibles can be made with cannabis extracts like tinctures too. Adding a drop of tincture to your food or drink creates an instant THC brownie or cookie. (Tinctures also make it easier to control the level of THC in your edible.)

Eating vs. Smoking Marijuana

There are several differences between eating and smoking cannabis. Each consumption method has its advantages and disadvantages. Below are some of the reasons why people are opting to eat weed instead of doing things the conventional way—i.e. smoking it.

● Edibles are healthier and offer a tastier and more enjoyable way to consume weed
● Edibles are discreet and spare people from the negative health effects of inhaling weed into the lungs
● Edibles’ effects are a bit delayed, resulting to a more intense and long-lasting high

What are the Effects of Edibles?

Smoked weed can be felt just mere seconds or minutes after inhaling. Edibles, on the other hand, can take much longer at about 30 to 90 minutes after consumption. Eaten weed also creates stronger and longer-lasting effects, lasting from four to 12 hours depending on the dose taken. Consuming about 10 to 25 milligrams of THC can produce effects like these:

● Feelings of bliss
● Sense of relaxation
● Increased laughter
● Increased talkativeness

Serving Size and Proper Dosing

Determining the proper dose can be very challenging because every person has a different reaction to weed edibles. Gender, age, body type and experience can all come into play. There are some manufactured edible products that contain up to a whopping 100 milligrams of THC; these should only be consumed over multiple servings. Newbies should start at smaller amounts, like five or 10 milligrams.

Marijuana Edibles Advice and Tips

● New users should try in low amounts first and wait for about two hours to see the effects before adding another dose.
● Read the packaging of your edibles. Check the contents of the product and see how you can avoid eating too much at once (for example, by cutting them up into smaller pieces).
● Eat a nutritious meal before eating cannabis edibles as its effects can be very strong on an empty stomach.
● Avoid mixing marijuana edibles with alcohol and other substances—a stronger form of intoxication isn’t always as fun as you think it is.

What Happens When I Eat Too Much?

A bad experience with edibles is usually caused by eating too much of it. Because of their tastiness and delayed effects, it can be easy to over-consume. Common signs of edibles overdose are hallucinations, nausea, and agitation. If you feel that you’ve eaten too much, don’t panic. These uncomfortable symptoms will subside in a few hours. Try to stay calm and drink water—but if the effects become too severe, seek medical attention right away.

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