Edibles: Trick or Treat
Are edibles Trick or Treat? We’ve all heard the movie reference of the “special brownies”, but today, thanks to advances in the cannabis culinary arts and the emergence of distillate, you can find a wide selection of high-quality baked goods, brownie mixes, beverages, cooking oil, and treats such as CBD mints and THC gummies that provide the desired effects of cannabis. Edible forms of cannabis, including food products, lozenges, and capsules, can produce effective, long-lasting, and safe effects.
How to use and abuse these treats.
Many of us new to cannabis-infused foods fall victim to the same mistake: we eat too much. Edibles are a great choice when consumed responsibly; they’re potent and body-focused, meaning they’re perfect for people who suffer from pain, nausea, or lack of appetite.
Rule 1 – Give it time. Ingesting cannabis infused foods needs to metabolized through liver. This process takes time. So consuming an entire pack of infused mints may not be the best idea because you may not feel the effects for an hour or so. Metabolism of each person is different so you and your spouse may feel the effects at different times.
Rule 2 – More is not better. Ingesting too much cannabis can mean that what was once a pleasant evening can turn into a pretty bad time.
Some of the negative side effects of high-dose edible cannabis products include:
- Paranoia and anxiety
- Excessive drowsiness
- Skewed sense of time
- Slowed movement
- Red eyes
- Dry mouth
Eating the entire cannabis-infused cookie may seem like a good idea, but many times a single product may actually be considered two or more doses. If you do experience too high of a dose, don’t panic. Calmly and safely wait it out.
Rule 3 – Not All products are created equally. Keep in mind that these products are not FDA regulated. So dosing in one will likely not be the same as another. Be informed. Look for products that clearly label and package their items. Support companies that have taken the initiative to create clearly labeled, quality packaging for their products, as they’re taking extra steps to ensure their products are consistent, safe, and honest.
When you venture in to shop Cannabis Edibles remember that the best experience and outcomes will come from you being an informed consumer and the product knowledge you have. Eat responsibly and for good health.