The legalization of marijuana in Canada made history in the cannabis industry. Days after the implementation of the law, supplies of cannabis products nearly sold out. Apart from smoking, there are other ways you can consume cannabis, one of which is through edibles.
Eating products with cannabis have different effects compared to smoking. Edibles may contain Indica strains or Sativa strains, each of which provides different sensations.
Cannabis Edibles Have Long-lasting Effects
When you eat cannabis-infused food, it may take 30 minutes to two hours before you feel the effects. This is because the tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) has to go through your digestive system.
Consuming cannabis edibles, however, provides long-lasting effects than smoking. The intoxicated feeling may last up to eight hours; in comparison, cannabis inhalants would only last for 30 to 60 minutes.
Scientists explain that a larger fraction of Delta-9-THC from edibles reaches the liver first. Then they turn to 11-hydroxy-THC, which results in a higher ratio compared to smoking weed. Consuming more 11-hydroxy-THC gives you an intense high.
Easy on the Dosage
Consuming cannabis edibles is safe, but you must be mindful of the amount you eat. Since edibles take longer to take effect, it may tempt you to consume more. But pace yourself; let the first few bites of your THC-loaded chocolate chip cookie or brownie do their “magic”, and weigh its effects before taking another dose.
Always look for the labeling information to know how much THC your edibles contain. You may start with five to 10 milligrams, especially if you’re new to this experience.
Additionally, you’ll want to have a meal first before consuming cannabis edibles. Taking edibles on an empty stomach could result in greater potency.
You also need to avoid drinking alcohol while eating cannabis edibles because of the uncomfortable spinning sensation you may experience. Make sure that you’re in a comfortable position while eating food infused with cannabis. Driving or operating machinery, of course, is out of the question.
Find the Right Strain for Your Edibles
Since the legalization of marijuana in Canada, you can now find cannabis edibles in different forms from brownies to gummy bears. You can even make your own at home. If you go for the latter, know that some cannabis strains work better than others and have different purposes. For instance, Indicas produce sedating and relaxing sensation, while Sativas heighten brain functions, making you more creative.
Finding the right strain for your edibles may mean going through several trial and errors. Cooking exposes cannabis to heat, which changes its characteristics. The flavour, texture and aroma also affect the quality of your edibles.
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