SAFELY CONSUMING EDIBLESKenneth Churchill
Many people are skeptical about the safety of edibles for consumption because of the belief that they might get stoned. The truth is that while edibles can indeed make you feel high when you consume an overdose, you can still use them without feeling the psychoactive effects.
In addition, knowing how to safely consume edibles can help you enjoy the recreational and medicinal benefits of the marijuana-infused foods.
5 Tips for Safely Consuming Edibles
Read the dosing guidelines: If you’re buying edibles from the dispensary, you don’t have to worry about consuming too much as there’s usually a list of the CBD/THC content in grams on the packaging. The standard dose for a regular marijuana user is 10mg, but beginners and people with low tolerance are advised to start small. Edibles usually come in the following dosing intervals: 5mg, 10mg, 20mg, 80mg and 100mg. Make sure you read and follow the instructions on the packaging before you use the edibles.
Consider your tolerance: Much like drinking alcohol, everyone has a different tolerance level for edibles. Your level of tolerance is the amount of edibles you can consume before you start feeling high. It is dependent on a range of factors which include your body weight, medical history, health condition (if any) and your experience with using marijuana. Taking your tolerance into account can help you avoid the side effects of overdosing edibles. If it is your first time of consuming edibles or it’s been a long time since you used it, you should start with a small dose.
Exercise restraint and start small: Since edibles taste much like normal foods, it’s easy to eat all you want, but you must remember that they come with side-effects like paranoia, dizziness, hallucination and more. If you want to safely consume edibles, you need to control the urge to eat everything at once. Start by ingesting a low dose and watch for side effects which usually kick in about 1 hour after consuming the edible. You can gradually increase the dosage as your body gets used to the edibles.
Eat a meal before you medicate: Although edibles are marijuana-infused foods, they’re not really safe for consumption on an empty stomach. Using them when you’ve not eaten can make the effects kick in fast and make them more intense than usual. So make sure you eat before you medicate to help keep the situation under control. In addition, combining edibles with alcohol is a bad idea as the effects will be amplified.
Find a comfortable place: Edibles are a discreet and convenient way to use marijuana, making it possible to consume them outdoors but it’s pertinent you do so only in a place that’s comfortable. But if you’re planning to consume a large dose, it’s advisable to ingest them at home and in the company of a friend or loved one. That way, they can offer assistance when necessary until the effects wear off.
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