Eating cannabis edibles for the first time can be intimidating. Heck, buying edibles can be intimidating too! But at Clean Remedies, we want you to feel supported throughout your edible experience.
- Start with a small amount
- Wait at least two hours before consuming any more edible products
- Make sure you take your first dose on a full stomach
- Drink plenty of water to help your body process the effects of edibles
- Choose a comfortable place to take your edibles
- Have a buddy closeby for safety and comfort
Below are our top tips that will make taking edibles feel like a piece of cake. (Sometimes, literally.) Whether it's your first time or whether you've been around the block with edibles, these tips are sure to come in handy!
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#1. Start small with cannabis edibles
As a general rule for both pet CBD and human CBD, you will want to start low with your cannabis edibles, as in a low dose of CBD. Even if you know your own tolerance.
Double-check the potency and mg of THC in your product. And look on the label for guidance as to how much THC to take.
But always opt for a smaller amount than is recommended. You don't want to overload your system as other factors may also be in play.
#2. Wait at least two hours before eating more
When you first take weed gummies or a cannabis beverage, it may take some time to take effect. That's because the THC and CBD are traveling through your digestive system first.
Then these compounds get metabolized by your liver. The last thing you want to do is take another edible before the first edible's effects kick in.
So be patient. And know that there are many factors at play that may affect when the THC edible decides to kick in.
These factors can be anything from your weight to your metabolism, whether you ate on an empty stomach, or whether your CBD product is particularly potent. With so much to be determined, it's best to be patient throughout the process and go at a pace that works for you and your body.
#3. Don't take cannabis edibles on an empty stomach
Some people think it's better not to eat before taking a delta 9 THC edible. But having food in your stomach may improve the bioavailability of cannabis.
It may take longer for any effects to kick in. Since your stomach is processing both foods and cannabis.
But it's important to eat beforehand, especially if you are building up a tolerance to cannabinoids. Think of it as a safety net.
Plus, improved bioavailability may even increase the potential benefits of CBD. So you're not only cushioning the CBD in your stomach - you're supporting it the best way you can.
#4. Drink plenty of water
When you eat CBD and THC products, you may experience dry mouth. So while you're not necessarily dehydrated, it's still important to keep your body hydrated.
Additionally, drinking water can help to speed up overall digestion. So regardless of whether you're using cannabis or not, drinking water is particularly good for your system's overall function.
Plus, staying hydrated will help your body process cannabis in a more effective way. This is something small you can do to ensure you get the most out of your CBD edible.
#5. Consume cannabis edibles in a comfortable space
Taking too much THC comes with the risk of having a negative experience. But the most important thing is to stay calm.
That's why it's best to take edibles in a comfortable space. Somewhere you feel safe.
Even listening to music or watching a television show can help to keep you focused on one thing at a time. Besides, trying something new should always be done in a safe space where you feel comfortable and secure.
#6. Have a buddy close by
As another safety net, grab a buddy! You might like to enjoy the experience with them.
Or simply have them there to look out for you. If you've never consumed edibles before, this can greatly aid your potential anxiety.
And you can always look to them to tell you that everything is okay. Either way, having another person there can help you feel calm and more secure during this experience.
FAQs about consuming edibles
Should I take homemade edibles or cannabis products from a licensed dispensary?
So you know exactly what's in your product and what's not. With homemade or dispensary products, it can be a little more difficult to tell.
How long does it take for edibles to take effect?
You can expect to feel the effects of your edible within 2 hours after consumption. That being said, there may be other factors at play that either speed up or delay the effects.
Can I mix cannabis infused edibles with alcohol?
Typically, it is not recommended to mix cannabis with alcohol. Namely because alcoholic beverages may intensify the effects of the cannabis product and vice versa.
Are edibles legal?
CBD with less than 0.3% THC has been deemed federally legal. But state laws still vary.
That being said, it's important to check your local laws. And determine what all your cannabis products contain.
We hope these tips can help you in your upcoming experience with CBD and THC products. As always, it's important to note that everyone will have a different reaction.
So take your time. And listen closely to what your body needs at the moment. But most importantly, enjoy!
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