It is a Saturday night; you are home alone and just wanting to relax and eat that bag of chips that has been laying on the counter for the past week. To top it off you want to get high but do not want to smoke so you decide on trying marijuana edibles.
There are so many varieties you can choose from like brownies, candy, chocolate bars, drinks, pills, or even spreads. When you consume cannabis orally it enters your bloodstream after it is digested by your stomach and then it is absorbed by your intestines. Taking the edibles is the healthier option than smoking it because you are not exposed to any tar or carcinogens.
The different types of edibles
There are so many varieties of edibles out there, but they can be divided into three categories:
- Digested through your stomach
- Through saliva
- And then there is the category that targets both of these mentioned above
Let us us look at the first category:
This is where it is digested through your stomach. Examples are cookies, brownies, pills, or snacks. These can take up to two hours to activate with your body but has longer-lasting effects.
This can affect you immediately, but they tend to wear off faster. Examples of these are the following: suckers, tinctures, and lozenges.
This is the category that accommodates both mentioned above and can last up to 4 hours. Examples are infused drinks or chocolate bars.
How should marijuana edibles be stored?
Here are some of the risks that can affect your edibles if you do not store it properly:
- Moisture and humidity
If your edibles are made of sugar, flour, or oil it is better to store it in the fridge. Edibles tend to go bad very quickly when you leave them out at room temperature. If you are buying a commercial edible product check its label to give you an idea of the best way to store it. You can wrap your edibles in wax paper or aluminum foil, but not plastic because this tends to give the edibles a weird taste. You can then place the edibles in an airtight jar input it into the fridge.
Who can buy edibles?
Do not share your edibles with anyone under the age of 21 because it is illegal.
Recommended dosage of edibles?
Edibles can range anywhere from 1 mg to 100 mg of THC, and this variation can make you confuse on how much you should take.
Here is how much one should roughly take based on their tolerance to THC.
· 1 to 3 mg – Minimal Tolerance and a Mild Experience
· 3 to 8 mg – Minimal Tolerance and a Medium Experience
· 5 to 15 mg – Minimal Tolerance and a Strong Experience
· 2 to 7 mg – Some Tolerance and a Mild Experience
· 4 to 12 mg – Some Tolerance and a Medium Experience
· 10 to 20 mg – Some Tolerance and a Strong Experience
· 4 to 10 mg – High Tolerance and a Mild Experience
· 6 to 15 mg – High Tolerance and a Medium Experience
· 15 to 30 mg – High Tolerance and a Strong Experience
There you have it guys if you are looking for a way to relax and you are not in the mood to smoke you can try edibles and it is also the safer option. You can now spend your Saturday night snacking while experiencing a high and getting rid of that stress of a long week at work.
Do not let anxiety be your enemy let weed be your remedy.