Trying THC edibles for the first time can be a little daunting. Will the effects be too strong? What if I don’t like how it feels? And what the heck are microdosing and tinctures, anyway?
Never fear cannabis newbies. In this article, we’ll cover everything from dosages and effects to edible suggestions and resources. So you can approach your first experience confidently.
So whether you’re interested in trying THC for the first time or a seasoned cannabis user looking to switch things up, read on for all the information you need to get started.
What are THC Edibles?
THC edibles are food items infused with tetrahydrocannabinol, the active ingredient in cannabis. THC edibles can come in many forms, such as candy, cookies, brownies, and even savory dishes like macaroni and cheese. Many people enjoy THC gummies and lollipops to start.
The critical thing to remember is that all THC edibles must be eaten to experience the effects; inhaling them will not work.
How Do THC Edibles Work?
THC edibles work by being metabolized in the liver, which results in a different and often more intense high than smoking or vaporizing cannabis. The effects of eating cannabis can also take longer to kick in (anywhere from 30 minutes to two hours), so it’s essential to start slow and be patient. And always remember: when in doubt, go low and go slow.
There are also fast-acting THC edibles. This means the edibles can take effect much sooner. You want to ensure you are aware before taking your edibles.
What Are the Effects of THC Edibles?
The effects of THC edibles can vary depending on several factors, including your tolerance, the type of edible you’re consuming, and how much you’ve eaten. But in general, the effects of edibles can be described as relaxed, euphoric, and sometimes even uplifting. They can relieve pain, inflammation, anxiety, and other medical conditions.
One thing to keep in mind is that the intensity of your high will increase exponentially as you consume more cannabis. So if you’re new to edibles or have a low tolerance, it’s best to start with a small dose (5-10mg) and see how you feel before consuming more.
Remember: it’s always better to err on the side of caution when trying edibles. It’s easy to underestimate their strength, so it’s essential to start slowly and increase your dosage gradually until you find your sweet spot.
Edible Dosage Guidelines
Microdosing: 2.5-5mg THC per serving
Low dose: 5-10mg THC per serving
Moderate dose: 10-20mg THC per serving
High dose: 20mg+ THC per serving
CBD Tincture: Start with 1 full dropper = approximately 1ml = 20mg THC (This is considered a high dose)
Topicals: potencies vary depending on the product; always start with less than you think you need and increase as needed
These are general guidelines; everyone’s tolerance is different, so experiment until you find what works best for you. And always remember: when it comes down to it, there is no “correct” way to consume cannabis. Most importantly, as long as you’re doing what makes you happy and feels good, you’re doing it right.
Ready To Dive into the world of THC Edibles
So there you have everything you need to know about THC edibles! Hopefully, this article has answered all your questions and more so that you can make an informed decision about whether or not they’re suitable for you.
If you decide to try them, be sure to follow the tips outlined above so that you can have a positive and enjoyable experience. Thanks for reading!