If you’re looking to try a THC edible, be aware of the risks and side effects. THC edibles take longer to kick in than smoking or vaporizing cannabis. Depending on your metabolism and how much food is in your stomach, edibles can take 30 minutes to 2 hours to take effect. But when they do, they can last as long as 12 hours.
Some people don’t like the idea of eating something that makes them high, so they prefer vaping or smoking cannabis instead. For other people, vaping or smoking simply isn’t an option due to underlying health conditions. The good news is that there are ways to improve the taste of edibles and make the experience more enjoyable.
The best way to manage the effects of edibles is to start small and go slow. If you haven’t tried an edible before, it’s a good idea to start with just 2-5 milligrams (or less) and wait 2-3 hours before taking more. Most people don’t get high from 5 mg of THC, but if you’re new to cannabis you’ll want to go slowly and see how you react.
THC Edibles are a great option for people who dislike smoking, don’t like the taste of cannabis and want a longer, more intense high. However, they can be unpredictable and difficult to dose. Here’s what you need to know before you try THC edibles.
What Are THC Edibles?
THC edibles are any food product that contains tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC. The cannabis-derived chemical is psychoactive, meaning it produces the euphoric feeling commonly associated with marijuana use.
THC edibles come in many different forms. Brownies, cookies and gummies are popular choices. Some users prefer to bake or cook with cannabis butter or oil themselves at home.
What does a THC edible feel like?
The effects of a THC edible depend on the dose. A small dose of 5-10mg is usually enough for beginners to feel relaxed and euphoric but not impaired. Doses between 10 and 50 mg will cause stronger effects that could include drowsiness, euphoria and even hallucinations in some cases. It is not uncommon for users to experience anxiety or paranoia after consuming a high dose of THC. Users should always start with a low dose (5-10mg) and wait one to two hours before consuming.
The effects of ingesting THC and CBD edibles can be delayed for up to two hours, which means you might feel fine at first and then suddenly feel very high. You may have a different or even stronger reaction from an edible than from smoking because the body absorbs it differently.
It’s really important to take it slow with edibles. Start with no more than 5mg of THC (the amount in 1/8 of a teaspoon of oil) and wait at least 2 hours before taking more.
If you’re having a good time, don’t eat the whole thing! Edibles can be too strong for some people and too much THC can make you anxious, sleepy, dizzy or paranoid. If that happens, drink some water, get some fresh air and try to relax. Taking a nap also helps. The effects will wear off after a few hours but if you’re still not feeling better, call 811 for health advice or 911 in case of an emergency.
Edibles are a great way to consume THC, but they can be quite potent, especially for inexperienced consumers. Here’s how to get the most out of your edibles experience.
The most common side effect of cannabis edibles is intoxication. As with any intoxicant, don’t drive or operate heavy machinery after consuming THC. If you’re new to edibles, take it slow and give your body time to adjust.
Edibles are food items made with cannabis flower or concentrates. Edibles can take a long time to digest and produce a high. It can be hard to figure out how strong an edible is, and new users should start with a very small amount (e.g., one-quarter of a regular-sized edible).
Edibles are an easy way to consume marijuana, especially for people who don’t want to smoke. However, it can be difficult to know how strong an edible product is, as strength will vary between brands and products. Each person also processes edibles differently depending on their size and metabolism. In addition, the effects of edibles often take longer to kick in than smoking or vaporizing cannabis.
Consuming too much THC can cause some side effects such as dizziness, dry mouth and eyes, relaxation, paranoia and anxiety, increased heart rate, impaired balance and coordination, confusion and hallucinations.
Humans have consumed cannabis for thousands of years. It was a common ingredient in the medicines that Europeans brought to the New World. And though it was used recreationally long before, it really took off after the invention of rolling papers.
100 years later, tobacco companies were looking for ways to diversify as people became aware of how dangerous cigarettes could be. Reynolds Tobacco introduced Camel Orbs, which were marketed as an alternative to smoking. The orbs were candy made with THC distillate that could be sucked on like hard candy or chewed like gum. They came in a range of flavors and were available at convenience stores and gas stations. Later, RJR would test market cigarette-sized blunts called Camel Stix and bidis (known as Camels Sutra) but those products never caught on.
Edible products and concentrates can be produced in different forms, including but not limited to baked goods, candy, chocolate, and beverages. Concentrates that are packaged as liquids or tinctures may also be added to drinks or food.
Edibles are appealing to certain people because they do not produce the smoke and odor associated with smoking marijuana. Also, edible products can be consumed discreetly without drawing attention. Some edible marijuana products have a long shelf life and can be stored at room temperature.
When someone consumes marijuana through edibles, the main psychoactive cannabinoid (delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol [THC]) must travel through the gastrointestinal tract before entering the bloodstream and traveling to the brain. This process takes considerably longer than when marijuana is smoked or vaporized—typically 1 to 2 hours—and can result in delayed effects that may be unpredictable or intense.
Edibles Are Not Recommended For New Users
Edibles take up to two hours to take effect, and effects can last 4-12 hours. With edibles, it is easy to eat too much by accident. If you over consume marijuana with edibles, the consequences can be serious, including panic attack or even hallucinations.
If you are new to marijuana, or if you are a first-time user of edibles, only eat 5-10 mg of THC Edibles (the active ingredient in marijuana). Effects can vary dramatically from person to person, so wait at least 2 hours before consuming more. Many first time users report feeling nothing for the first hour or even two. It can be tempting to keep eating more because you don’t feel anything yet, but that is not a good idea. Wait until the full effects come on. Then decide whether you want more or not.