Marijuana edibles are quickly becoming a popular and tasty way to consume marijuana. But with this popularity comes an increase in the number of people who think they know enough about how to safely consume these products. In reality, there is much that you might not know before trying weed edibles for the first time. This article outlines four important things that every new cannabis consumer should know before consuming weed edibles for the first time.
4 Important Things To Know About Weed Edibles
You’ve all heard the horror stories of people eating weed edibles and getting too high, but is it that common? The truth is, there are a lot of things you need to know before consuming weed edibles. Below are four important things you need to know about consuming weed edibles.
There are many reasons why people decide to eat marijuana-infused foods instead of smoking or vaping them. With the options of dispensaries and the ability to buy edibles online, it’s no wonder that many people want to give them a try. One reason is they want the effects to last longer than they would if they smoked or vaped; another might be because it’s possible to have an aversion to smoking in general; still others may be looking for new ways to use medical marijuana with less chance of side effects like anxiety, paranoia, dizziness, etc., while still achieving the desired results.
Weed Edibles Are Not Recommended For Everyone
People new to edibles should understand that it is not recommended for everyone. People who are sensitive or allergic to THC, have experiences with anxiety and panic attacks, pregnant women or breastfeeding mothers can experience negative reactions from consuming weed-infused foods. It’s also important to note that this type of consumption does require a much larger dose than smoking marijuana in order for the effects to be experienced fully making it easy for people inexperienced at eating pot products to accidentally eat too many cookies when one cookie will do!
In addition, there may be some variations between different batches of baked goods so you might want to avoid trying anything until you know how your body reacts. Be sure every person has their own single-serving before letting them eat anything.
You should also know that edibles can be unpredictable and affect people differently, so your level of experience with consuming weed-infused goodies may not mean you’ll have a great first time trying them out. If you’ve never tried this type of product before, it’s best to go slow and test the waters as slowly as possible until you find what works for your body. You might even want to try something like mints or gummies instead since they’re much easier to control the dose than cookies and other types of foodstuffs where there’s no way to determine how many milligrams are in each serving (i.e., brownies). Once again, start small!
Never Eat More Than The Recommended Dosage Of Weed Edibles
When you’re in a new environment and trying weed edibles for the first time, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed by what everyone else is doing. For example, there might be someone who eats an entire pan of brownies while they’re waiting for their friend outside on a bench when another individual decides to only eat one or two cookies after dinner. In situations like this, do not let peer pressure get the best of you!
The recommended dose for edible marijuana products can vary from product to product, so make sure you read all labels carefully before consuming anything. Remember that these are meant as medications, so never overindulge without knowing whether there’s enough THC left in your system to work effectively at treating whatever symptoms brought you into cannabis for help in the first place. If you want to be absolutely sure that your new brownie, cookie, or gummy bears are not going to make you sicker instead of better, it’s best to start off with a small amount and see how they affect you before eating more. This also helps people avoid over-consuming edibles, which can lead to uncomfortable effects like paranoia, anxiety, panic attacks, and nausea.
Be mindful of any food sensitivities as well since this could cause vomiting if consumed alongside weed-infused goodies even though both foods on their own might have little effect when eaten separately (i.e., dairy).
Always Pay Attention To How You Feel After Eating A Weed Edible
For the same reason that it’s recommended to start with a small serving of weed-infused food and see how you feel before eating more, it’s also important to pay attention to your body and mind after each edible is consumed.
It’s not uncommon for people who consume too much THC in one sitting (especially when they’re new at this) might find themselves feeling nauseous or sicker than normal afterward. If this happens, stay calm and do your best not to vomit because overindulging can cause dehydration, which could be dangerous depending on what part of the world you live in since we don’t want anyone going into shock from ingesting too many edibles!
If things get rough, drink plenty of fluids and relax for a few hours to let the THC wear off before going about your day. Be sure to rest up and get plenty of sleep because you’ll need time to recover from what could be an awful experience depending on how many milligrams were in that brownie or cookie (and how much was consumed).
Be Careful Of Mixing Alcohol With Weed Edibles
Mixing alcohol with edibles is never a good idea, especially if you’re new at this.
While it’s fine to have an alcoholic drink or two after consuming weed-infused goodies (assuming there are no other health concerns that may affect your decision), always remember that mixing these can be dangerous since the effects of each substance will work together in ways you’ll need time to figure out on your own. If they mix badly, not only might the feeling of being high cause nausea and vomiting but drinking while under the influence may lead someone who has consumed too much THC into thinking they feel okay when their level of intoxication could actually put them in danger depending on how many drinks were had during this timeframe.
There are a lot of things to consider when trying weed edibles for the first time. Hopefully, these 4 important points have been helpful in educating you on how to best enjoy your experience with cannabis-infused food products and avoid any negative side effects, including overindulgence or mixing alcohol with THC.
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