Tips for Consuming Marijuana-Infused Edibles- July 23, 2017
Edibles can be a great way to consume weed without hurting your lungs. They provide long-lasting relief to chronic symptoms like pain and insomnia, making them a preferred choice for medical patients. When trying them for the first time, it’s important to be prepared as they are absorbed into the body at different rates.
Whether it’s a dispensary-bought edible or homemade pot, these tips will help you get the most out of your stash:
It is important to know the right dosage and this can be achieved by microdosing. If you’re new to cannabis infused products, start with a small dose of 5 or 10 mg. The amount of time it takes for the effects to kick in also depends on a few factors such as your metabolism, body type, gender, and age.
Never take it on an empty stomach
We recommend eating a meal before taking an edible. You will feel the effects quicker and more intense on an empty stomach, which may leave you feeling uncomfortable.
Find a brand that provides consistent results
Not all edibles are created equal. So experiment, do your research, read labels, or ask your budtender before purchasing. If you’re a patient at Steady Care Medical, our doctors will guide you towards an educated consumption.
You can even DIY! Try these delicious cannabis-infused recipes.
Expect a different high
It can take up to 30 minutes to feel the effects of an edible. Depending on the dose, the high may last for 3 to 6 hours. If you get too high, stay calm and breathe. You can also lay down and sleep it over. The feeling is only temporary but if the discomfort becomes so intense, seek medical attention.