Understanding the Effects of Cannabis Edibles


Cannabis is one of the world’s most popular recreational substances, particularly among young people. In addition to being very fun, Cannabis also has numerous health benefits. Some of these include reduced pain, inflammation, and mental health problems. Unfortunately, many people are hesitant to consume Cannabis and to enjoy its benefits because they simply do not like the idea of smoking or inhaling anything. Edibles remove the need for smoking and allow people to discreetly consume Cannabis on the go.

Cannabis edibles do produce a different type of high, however. In this article, you will find everything you need to know out about the effects of Cannabis edibles:

Other Cannabinoids

Before rushing to your local dispensary and buying THC-laden edibles, it’s important to remember that you do have other options. There are multiple cannabinoid-based edibles, all with different effects. Some produce more mellow, chilled-out highs than traditional Cannabis edibles do. According to the Cannabis specialists from DharmaD8.com, delta-8 THC gummies are a great option. These gummies are still psychoactive but are more mellow. However, like all gummies, they do produce a strong high if taken in large quantities. Make sure to consider your options before you commit to buying any Cannabis-derived edibles.

Differing Strengths

It’s important to remember that edibles vary in strength. Because of this, you need to read the label of any Cannabis edibles that you’re intending on consuming before consumption. If you are new to Cannabis edibles, then it’s very important that you consume no more than 2.5 mg. This is because the high that edibles produce can be very strong and aren’t typical Cannabis highs, so by eating too much you may put yourself well out of your comfort zone. The label of the edible will tell you how much THC the product contains. You can then adjust your dose according to the product’s size and weight.

Longer Lasting

It’s also important that you’re aware of the length of edible highs. Smoking Cannabis typically produces a high that lasts for around an hour or so. Edible highs can last much longer. This is because it takes one’s body longer to fully absorb all of the THC presents in an edible product than it does when you smoke Cannabis. Edible products, in fact, can last for over 12 hours, sometimes lasting up to 24 hours. If you’re new to edible products, then it’s likely that they will last longer than if you were familiar with them. For this reason, make sure to plan your day accordingly. Ensure that you’re in a safe place, surrounded by family and friends.

Edible Intensity

As has been expressed several times already in this article’s contents, edibles are much more intense than traditional Cannabis products are. This is because THC, when ingested, is converted into a stronger form inside your liver. Because of this, individuals who are relatively new to edibles need to be well aware of how much THC they are consuming. Particularly intense edible highs are more akin to psychedelic, hallucinogen highs than they are a traditional Cannabis high. The intensity and strength of edibles often take people by surprise.

Onset Time

It’s also important that you know how long it takes to feel the full effects of an edible. Unlike dried, herbal Cannabis, edibles have delayed onset. When you smoke Cannabis, you feel it nearly immediately. Edibles can take up to an hour to come into effect. The delayed onset often results in people consuming more edibles, which produces an even more intense high. Once you have consumed an edible, make sure that you wait for at least two hours before redosing. This is so that you can be sure that you won’t be taken by surprise.

Product Storage

You must go to great lengths to ensure that your edibles are stored properly. If you store your edibles improperly, then they can go off and rot like any food product. In addition, if you don’t store your edibles properly, then there’s a chance that your children or pets could consume them. This is much more common than one might think. Keep your products tightly sealed and stored securely, preferably in a lockbox if you live with children. Make sure to keep products refrigerated if necessary, and properly label them.

Substance Mixing

If you’re new to edibles, then you might want to avoid mixing other substances with them. Mixing substances with edibles is a very bad idea if you’re an amateur because you will end up getting extremely high and might not like the effect produced. Substance mixing can intensify the high, leading to very uncomfortable experiences. You should avoid alcohol and other drugs. You may comfortably be able to smoke Cannabis, once the edible has kicked in, however. Although with that said, as a beginner you should just consume the edible and nothing more until you’re experienced and comfortable.

Cannabis edibles are a lot of fun, as long as you know what you’re doing and are in control. If you take too many edibles at once, you can experience a “bad trip” which can be very scary. Always take edible consumption seriously and carefully work out your dosage.


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