If you are considering trying edibles from a marijuana dispensary, you may be wondering what the side effects of them are. Fortunately, they do not tend to cause any significant side effects for most people, and any side effects that occur are similar to ones that smoking cannabis can cause. Furthermore, you’re only likely to experience significant side effects if you consume a very large dose of edibles. Here are some possible side effects of edibles to be aware of:
- Dry mouth
The dry mouth that smoked and edible cannabis can cause is not associated with being dehydrated. However, the side effect can still be bothersome to some users, but it’s possible to avoid this issue by lowering the dosage.
- Increased appetite
While increased appetite (a.k.a. the munchies) tends to be associated with smoking cannabis, edibles can sometimes have a stronger appetite-increasing effect. This side effect is not harmful, but it can lead to overeating, which means that it’s best to have some healthy snacks on hand.
If you take too high an edible dose, you may experience a heightened state of anxiety. While this is bothersome to some users, you can rest assured that edibles are very safe, even in high doses. However, if you experience this side effect, it’s a sign that you should take significantly less next time.
- Excessive sedation
Excessive sedation is primarily a concern with indica strains. In fact, sativas tend to have an uplifting and energizing effect rather than a sedating one. However, body-heavy indicas tend to produce especially strong sedation when they are taken in edible form. This can be an intended effect rather than a side effect if you’re taking the edibles at night. If you are taking them during the day, the sleepiness can be problematic.