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What To Know Before Trying Weed Edibles for the First Time

With countries like Canada legalizing and regulating cannabis for safe public consumption, there's been a growing interest in weed edibles. This is primarily from curious consumers looking for a more discreet way of taking this recreational drug.

However, edibles come with their own experiences and precautions that differ from smoking weed. First-time consumers should know about them before trying any product.

So before consuming weed edibles for the first time, give this post a quick read.

Edibles Take Time To Kick In

With weed edibles, the effects spread slower than smoking or vaping the compound. That's because digesting food generally takes time, which might seem a disadvantage, but many see it as a significant benefit. Although it takes a while for weed to kick in, the compound's effects stay longer in the body.

There's no ideal time for how long you have to wait before the body triggers the compound, but it could take somewhere between 30 minutes to two hours. It's best to always take it slow on the first try and wait for the effects to come. You must also wait two hours before taking more to avoid consuming too much.

May Interfere With Existing Medications

It's important to know that one of the main side effects of products containing cannabis is that they can interfere with the effects of other medications. That means your weed edibles could increase or decrease your current medicine's effectiveness when consumed one after the other.

So, before you order edibles online from Canada or any country with trusted weed dispensaries, consider seeking a doctor's opinion first. This is important if you're taking medications regularly.

Ideal Time To Take Weed Edibles for Newbies

When trying edibles for the first time, it's best to take your first dose in the evening, preferably after you finish all your daily activities. Doing it at night can help you enjoy the experience of the compound fully and find out if edibles are perfect for you or not. Plus, you can sleep it off if you overdo your first try.

Meanwhile, if you take edibles for the first time during the day and end up with the wrong dose, you could disrupt your daily activities until the effects wear off.  

Comes With Various Flavours You Can Try and Make

One of the best things about weed edibles is that they're available in various flavours. You can try store-bought products, including gummies, chocolate bars, cereals, and chips.

However, if you're feeling adventurous, you can infuse various foods with weed to make your own flavourful edibles. Apart from the famous brownies, many weed recipes are available online. These range from peanut butter to pasta you can go for once you get the hang of the correct dose.

For first-time users, however, it's best to go with store-bought products to help track your tetrahydrocannabinol or THC consumption. TCH is the compound known for triggering the psychoactive effects of marijuana.

Proper Dosage for First-Time Users

Experts recommend that the ideal dose for first-time users is 2.5 milligrams of THC. Starting with a low dose provides a mild euphoria and can help new users ease into the world of weed edibles. Once you get used to the experience, you can work your way to 10 mg, the standard recreational dose and the legal limit required by most countries.

Proceed With Caution and Enjoyment

Weed edibles provide a different cannabis experience for various consumers. That means they have a whole other set of precautions that users should consider, including longevity of effects, proper dosage, and intake time. It's best to remember all these things before trying for the first time to ensure a worry-free cannabis ride.

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