Due to the increasing acceptance of cannabis products, forecasters expect the marijuana edibles market to achieve a value of $11,564 million by 2025. These figures include both CBD and THC products.
While THC remains illegal in some states, there are places where you can indulge in these popular eats without fear of retribution. So, if you live in one of these places, you might want to find out what all the fuss is about for yourself.
Here’s your guide to THC edibles for beginners.
How Do Edibles Work?
Cannabis edibles are any food that contains cannabinoids, especially THC. They include drinks, snacks, ice cream, cakes, and the ubiquitous pot brownie.
Gummies are one of the most commonly consumed THC edibles nowadays. You can also bake cannabis goodies by replacing ordinary butter with canna-butter that’s infused with marijuana.
If you’re taking THC edibles for medicinal reasons, your local medical cannabis dispensary will help you choose the best products for you.
Edibles work by introducing THC into the bloodstream via your liver. From there, it travels to the endocannabinoid system, which acts on the brain’s neurotransmitters.
This process takes a little time, so don’t expect to see results immediately.
What to Expect After Taking Edibles
Figuring out what works for you is largely a matter of trial and error, so take it easy when it’s your first time taking edibles. It can take as long as two hours before you’ll feel the effects, depending on your metabolism.
Avoid overdoing it, too much THC can have unpleasant side effects like paranoia, agitation, drowsiness, and hallucinations.
You can always eat more edibles if you want to, but once they’re in your system, you’ll have to wait for the THC to wear off. This can take up to 8 hours in some cases.
Edible can create a ‘body high’ which means you’ll feel super relaxed and chilled. However, edibles produce unpredictable results and are often associated with very intense highs.
Check Your Labels
The FDA isn’t keeping strict tabs on the labeling of cannabis products, so it’s up to you to ensure your safety when you buy marijuana edibles.
Always buy your edibles from a reputable supplier. These outlets will stock products with clear, understandable labeling. Potency is another thing to bear in mind when shopping for edibles. This term refers to how much TCH an edible contains.
Some edibles have as little as 1 mg per serving, while others are packing over 1,000 mg of TCH each. If you’re considering taking THC edibles for the first time, opt for the lowest potency for starters.
For example, while 10 mg is generally considered a standard dose, 10 mg is quite a lot if it’s your first time. Personally, we recommend no more than 5 mg or even 3 mg if you’re just starting out.
Making the Most of THC Edibles
The key to a pleasant experience with THC edibles is to start off taking a small amount, which you can gradually increase to suit your needs.
You might not get the same results every time, either, so always act cautiously when taking these kinds of cannabis products.
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