Tips on safe edible consumption
by: Green Merchant
Start low, go slow.
When you eat (or drink) activated cannabis, it takes much longer to feel the full effects. Edibles are typically made with highly concentrated cannabis in hash or oil form. Consider 5 mg of THC as a “dose” and think about it like having a beer. A beer will effect some people a lot, while others not at all. The effect is based on various factors including:
Different delivery systems are absorbed into the body at different rates
Your body needs to digest and metabolize the food before you feel the effects.
It needs to be processed by the liver before it takes effect.
The amount of time it takes for the effects to kick in also depends on your Metabolism. People with faster metabolisms may feel the effect after an hour, yet people with slower metabolisms may not feel the effects for two hours or more.
1) If you don’t feel any effects from an edible after one hour, try eating a snack like a small snack to turn on the digestion and absorption in your gut.
2) Some people who are new to cannabis require 2-3 doses before they feel anything at all, so it’s often best to try the same low dose three times with 8 to 24 hours between trials before increasing the dose.
3) There are people who seem unable to absorb any significant amount of THC through the gut. In these individuals, absorption via the oral blood vessels (i.e., under your tongue) or the lungs is the best option.