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*Please note that this is not medical advice*
What are edibles?
What risks come with consuming edibles?
While there are plenty of precautions you can take to avoid having a bad experience with edibles, consuming them does come with risks.
In the short term, it’s easy to consume too much too quickly, as it takes between 30 minutes to four hours to feel the effects of a cannabis edible. Consuming too much, too soon may lead to what’s colloquially called a “green out” (which may consists of one or many unpleasant symptoms).
Because the effects of cannabis take longer to kick in when it’s digested, it’s important to start low and go slow. Experts recommend starting with a dose of THC of 2.5 mg or less.
How is consuming an edible different than other ways of consuming cannabis?
Because of the way your body processes cannabis when consumed, the effects of edibles can feel different than those felt when you smoke or inhale cannabis. While edibles can be safer for your lungs, they can still be unpredictable.
When you smoke or vape, cannabis compounds enter your bloodstream through your lungs, but when you ingest cannabis products, the compounds are processed by your stomach, liver, and the rest of your digestive system. In the latter scenario, THC and CBD take longer to kick in (30 minutes to four hours compared to minutes when smoking).
As a general rule, you should start with a low amount of THC (2.5 mg or less) and take it slow.
Wait to feel the effects before consuming more.
How do I make sure I don’t take too much?
If it’s your first-time consuming edibles, regardless of how much experience you have smoking cannabis, you should start with a beginner dose (see above).
Every consumer is different, and a multitude of factors can affect one’s tolerance levels.
You should begin feeling the effects of edibles anywhere between half an hour and four hours, and they could last for up to 12 hours. If you take your first dose and don’t feel any effects within that time frame, it’s probably worth waiting before taking any more. If you hastily take too much early on, it could lead to unpleasant symptoms.