When we think of edibles, we often think of the very early days when people added marijuana into their chocolate brownie mixture. Since then, edibles have come a long way.
In the U.S, cannabis-infused foods have become a multi-million-dollar industry, with edibles being found at most celebrations like weddings, birthday parties, and engagements.
This industry is likely to continue to grow over the next few years, and it’s likely to become more popular than smoking.
Keep reading below to find out how you can try weed edibles safely for the first time:
Are Edibles Easy to Make?
Making and eating edibles can be daunting to a newbie. Lots of people have heard stories about friends who have put too much cannabis into their food products or not mixed them together correctly.
To make this easier, beginners can consult with a cannabis coach who will help them to learn the basics and get the best out of their experience. There are lots of edibles recipes available that are suitable for beginners.
How Edibles Work in Your Body
Research has shown that both smoking and eating edibles have a similar impact on the way a person feels, but there are some differences you need to consider.
When you smoke cannabis, you will usually start feeling the effect within 10 minutes, however, if you eat an edible, it may take up to half an hour before you start feeling the effects.
This is because your body has to break down the food you’ve consumed first. Although it takes longer to feel the effect, the effect it does have can be up to 10x stronger than if you were to smoke it.
Like other types of medication, the impact an edible has will vary from person to person. The type of edible you choose can also have an impact on your experience, so you will need to take this into account when choosing one that’s perfect for you.
Are Weed Edibles Worth the Effort?
Most people have found that edibles work better for them than smoking. Not only do edibles not make your house smell, but they often have a larger impact on the way a person feels. But these aren’t the only reasons why you should choose edibles.
One of the main advantages of consuming weed edibles is that the high you feel can last much longer. Cannabis smokers usually feel the impact for around 3 hours, whereas people who consume edibles can expect it to last anywhere between 8 and 10 hours.
This is why eating edibles is such a popular option for people who struggle with pain or people who struggle to sleep.
How to Begin
If you’re a newbie to edibles, then you should start off slow. Choose an edible that has less than 10mg of THC included.
You can slowly increase your intake if this dose is too low for you. Don’t rush it. Many people have bad experiences when they try and increase their intake too quickly.
Remember, it can take anywhere from 30 minutes to 2 hours for you to feel the effect of an edible.
Edibles have changed a lot over the last few years. They are now much easier and safer to use. Make sure to start off with a low dose and slowly increase it until it works effectively for you.