One of the most exciting elements in the cannabis industry is edibles, which are growing at a fast pace. In 2018, cookies and candies represented $2.3 billion of the market, and this number is expected to double in the next five years.
However, eating cannabis is different from smoking it, and many users aren’t aware of this. Instead, they jump right into eating weed brownies and cookies, expecting the same effects.
Here are some tips that can help you have a great experience with edibles.
- Don’t use edibles on an empty stomach
When you take alcohol or painkillers, you never have them on an empty stomach. The same applies to edibles since taking them on an empty stomach can result in extreme psychoactive effects. Therefore, have your edibles with some food to slow down the absorption rate of active compounds (CBD and THC) and ease into your high.
- Stay close to home
For first time users, it’s vital to stay at home or close to your home when using edibles. While the effects of edibles are delayed, they are more potent, resulting in longer and stronger highs. Hence, staying at home ensures your safety and that of others. Additionally, it allows you to be in a calm environment, aiding relaxation and sleeping.
- Don’t have too much
Edibles take between 30 to 90 minutes for effects to show, which can cause users to assume they didn’t consume enough. Unfortunately, taking more can result in severe effects such as paranoia that ruin your edible experience. It’s wise to use edibles in small doses and wait for at least an hour for the effects to take place.
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