As people are becoming more and more aware of the good qualities of cannabis, food products related to it have been significantly increasing in number, in the market. A quick search online will take you to sites like Budmail, which contains various kinds of cannabis products, from rolled-up blunts to marijuana edibles.
In a world where CBD edibles are becoming the norm, people should be aware of at least the basics of the product. There have been times where people get more high than they intend to and while it’s not a regular occurrence, it’s still better to know everything you can. This way, you can avoid any potentially dangerous situation.
1. Never On an Empty Stomach
You should never try marijuana edibles on an empty stomach. If you do, the effect would be too strong. Before you try and consume a brownie with marijuana in it or any other form of edible, eat something that’s rich in nutrition.
It’s kind of similar to how certain medicines are supposed to be taken after eating your meal. Cannabis can essentially be a medicine so it is the same situation.
2. Small Doses
This is especially important if this is your first time trying marijuana edibles and cannabis in general. This is a rule that you should follow with any kind of stimulant. You should always start with small portions. You have no idea how your body is going to react to certain stimulants before you try it and while really few people have a bad reaction to marijuana, it’s always best to err on the side of caution.
Consume in small quantities throughout the day so that your body gets used to it. This way, you would be able to identify your limit quickly.
3. Never Mix with Alcohol!
It’s simply not a smart idea to mix alcohol and edible cannabis together. It’s one thing if you’re smoking a joint while drinking a minimal amount of alcohol. However, trying to have edible cannabis and alcohol at the same time is simply a bad idea. The mix is too strong and both the products don’t go well together.
For most people, it results in a situation where they feel like the world is spinning and can even lead to nausea. Instead, if you must have something with the edible, stick to fruit juice.
4. Prioritize Comfort!
Especially for your first time, comfort should be your priority. This is why it’s best to try marijuana edibles in the safety of your home before you are comfortable eating it at a party or a friendly gathering.
Settle into your bed or couch. You’re going to be sitting and lying down for a while. Time plays a big factor when it comes to marijuana edibles. It’s going to take some time, at least an hour before the effect kicks in. Don’t get impatient during that time period. Instead, enjoy the relaxing atmosphere. Once you do get high, it will be a few more hours before you are back to normal again.
5. Information Is Your Friend!
More than anything, do as much research as you can about the product. Your state probably has guidelines about the amount you can take based on your weight, age and experience level. Try and research it.
These guidelines come with perfectly valid reasons. The dose of 5 mg, which can be too much for an amateur, can have the same effect as water on someone experienced–having no effects whatsoever.
Well, now that you are acquainted with the essentials regarding marijuana edibles, you can enjoy the marijuana edibles as much as you want. If possible, find a calm and relaxing environment before you eat one.
Also, keep your edibles hidden and away from the eyesight of children. Keep them in places where people won’t be able to access easily. While packaging certainly makes it clear it’s marijuana, the food itself looks like any regular food. A person who isn’t aware won’t be able to tell you that it’s marijuana and might end up consuming it. As long as you follow the safety procedures, though, everything should be fine.