If you are currently using marijuana and looking for a new way to medicate or a better way to control your dose, then edibles may be the way to go for you. Smoking marijuana is very helpful, fast acting and promises to achieve the results the individual is looking for in a matter of minutes but the problem with smoking is that you can't always light up everywhere. This can leave patients between a rock and a hard spot. They either have to hide somehow while they are smoking or risk the consequences of going without it, i.e. pain overload, nausea, or the inability to focus are just a few of the issues it can cause someone who cannot take their medication in public.
Thanks to our open-minded and creative marijuana community, individuals now have trustworthy edibles they can medicate with to control their ailments. Although smoking is one of the most common ways of consuming marijuana, many prefer not to smoke it or prefer the different benefits that come from eating the plant matter.
Edibles available through the industry today are more potent than ever, with longer lasting effects, and they have a consistent dosing method, with the same amount of product throughout the whole edible. The hardest part about edibles is figuring out how much one should take. Dispensaries advise that you start with a low dose of 10mg as they are much stronger than most anticipate them to be. The packaging on the edibles will tell you to consume up to 10mg of THC.
Next rule of thumb to remember is patience; edibles do not work as fast as smoking or vaping marijuana. You need to give it time to get into your system through the process of digestion which can take up to an hour or more. Now if you have hit that hour mark, do not pop more in your mouth, let the effects start, they are just kicking in at this point. Edibles are like a pill, takes about an hour to start working and will top out at the max strength of relief about an hour and a half after you first took it.
If at this point you still are not getting relief, now you can do a little bit more but do not take another full dose, this will hit you hard and could leave you with a very paranoid high. Many first-time edible users do not listen when the budtender says do not take more than recommended dose. Being a heavy smoker and having a high tolerance because of it has no effect when it comes to edibles.
Edibles work in a different way, they enter your system via the digestion system and give more of a body high. They interact differently within the body, and the effects can last much longer than smoking. Users of edibles describe it as being more intense and a more focused body high than what is felt when smoking or vaping it. It is all about portion control and education on the edibles you will be ingesting. Make sure it comes from a dispensary or company who controls the dose and knows what they are doing. Patience, time, moderation and respect for the power of the edible is all that you need when it comes to medicating with these tasty treats.