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Are you new to the world of cannabis products and unsure about how to properly portion edibles for yourself? Wickenburg Alternative Medicine is here to guide you through the process.

As the use of cannabis becomes more mainstream, many people are turning to edibles as an alternative to smoking or vaping. However, it’s important to understand that consuming cannabis in edible form can be a different experience altogether. It’s easy to make mistakes when it comes to the serving size, which can lead to unpleasant or overwhelming results.

If you’re a beginner looking to explore the world of edible cannabis, it’s crucial to have the right knowledge and understanding of how much to consume. Proper amounts can make all the difference between a positive, enjoyable experience and a negative one. In this article, we will discuss all you need to know about edible amounts, ensuring you have a safe and enjoyable journey into the world of cannabis edibles.

Important Things to Know About Edibles

There is a wide variety of edibles, and each one is different. Before trying edibles for the first time, you should learn as much as you can about them so you know what to expect. Here are some things you should know.

  1.  Edibles take longer to act.

When you smoke or vape THC, your body absorbs it in a different way than when you eat it. When you consume edibles, it has to go through your digestive system before it can be taken into your bloodstream and sent to your brain. 

Then, you will start to feel the effects of THC as it binds to the cannabinoid receptors in your brain. During this time, the THC in your body starts to break down slowly. Cannabis smoke or vapor goes directly into your lungs and pulmonary circulatory system; on the other hand it can take anywhere from 30 minutes to almost three hours for an edible to take effect, depending on the type, serving size, and your metabolism. The cardinal rule with edibles is to start low and go slow

  1.  The high from an edible can last longer.

The effects of an edible can last much longer than those of smoked or vaped cannabis. For the same reason, it takes a lot longer for an edible to start working. How long you feel high from an edible depends on how much THC it has and how your body breaks it down.

Keep in mind that edibles may last up to 3 or 4 hours longer for people whose metabolisms are slower. People with a faster metabolism tend to find that their experiences are shorter. Set aside a good amount of time for your first edible experience in case the results last longer than you thought.

  1.  What you eat may change how you feel.

Many people who are new to edibles may not know that the type of food you eat can change how the edible works in your body. Your body is better able to use the cannabis oil in edibles when you eat something high in fat. This means that if you eat edibles with a meal, especially one that has a lot of fat, the results may be stronger.

Amount Recommendations

When it comes to finding the right serving size for edibles, it can take a few tries. Here are some of the most common edible amounts you will find on the market and how they usually affect those with a low tolerance.

  • 2.5mg or less: This dosage of THC offers some potential benefits for relieving aches and reducing tension without causing the typical psychoactive effects associated with cannabis use.
  • 5mg: If you are new to edibles, it is recommended to start with this amount. It may help alleviate discomfort, promote better rest, and reduce feelings of queasiness. The intensity of euphoria, calmness, or increased appetite tends to increase with higher THC amounts.
  • 10mg: For individuals who can tolerate higher levels of THC, 10mg edibles may provide relief from discomfort and nausea. However, it is important to note that this amount can lead to significant impairment and a greater likelihood of experiencing psychoactive effects.

As your tolerance grows or you want more THC, consuming more than 10mg is common. That amount could be 15, 20, or 100 mg. People with high tolerances and those who use cannabis to treat serious conditions are more likely to use these amounts. It is wise to consult your pharmacist before eating more than 10mg.

Ready to Try Your First Edible? Choose Wickenburg Alternative Medicine for the Best Selection

The non-profit Wickenburg Alternative Medicine (WAM Dispensary) sells high-quality cannabis products and accessories in a safe, comfortable, and compassionate atmosphere for every patient. Serving Arizona patients since 2013, we sell premium strains, edibles, concentrates, and accessories. Our highly trained dispensary staff is happy to help new and experienced users understand the benefits of cannabis. Contact us today!