Who doesn’t know someone who had a bad experience with cannabis? Bad dreams, sobbing uncontrollably, passing out… This is all too common, especially for beginners, when trying cannabis edibles for the first time, but it’s not inevitable. Bad trips are usually just the result of taking the wrong dosage too fast. Yes, we know, cannabis edibles are extremely delicious, but, they are even more delicious if they are consumed the right way. Lots of cannabis beginners tend to be a bit less careful when they take edibles than when they take other forms of cannabis products, because they are easy to snack and look like regular food and snacks.
Cannabis comes in various forms and shapes. From vapes to edibles and even topicals. Each form will have a different impact on your body. If you smoke weed for example, you are highly likely to feel the effects almost immediately. With cannabis edibles, on the contrary, it takes more time.
The first thing you need to be careful about is dosage and if cannabis edibles contain CBD, THC or both. For beginners, it is recommended not to go above 5mg for the first few experiences. All the edibles that you can buy online on Puffland have clear indications on how much cannabis they contain. Once your body is more familiar with cannabis and its effects, slowly increase dosage if you want.
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Since cannabis edibles are going through the digestive system, you won’t feel any effects until the body has processed the edibles. You can start feeling effects as soon as 30 minutes after eating an edible, but they can take up to two hours to fully kick in, so don’t rush to a second gummy if you can’t feel any effects after 30 minutes. Wait a bit. We know, it can be a bit frustrating having to wait, especially if it is your first time and you are excited to enjoy the full cannabis effects, but trust us, it is for your own good.
A few things can influence how fast you will feel the first effects of the cannabis edibles you took:
- Alcohol can increase the effects of cannabis past the point of enjoyment, that’s why it is recommended to choose one or the other. Drinking might speed the effects up, but they will also increase the chances to experience a bad trip. You wouldn’t want to end up in the fetal position sobbing, would you?
- On an empty stomach, effects of CBD or THC can be felt around the 30 minutes-1 hour mark (compared to 1.5 hours on a full stomach). If you are consuming cannabis with a meal, effects will be slower to show. It is actually recommended to eat a meal and then take cannabis edibles, if you don’t want to feel uncomfortable.
- All cannabis edibles are not the same and won’t give you the same experience. Cannabis edibles like pot brownies, CBD gummies or chocolates for example will be slower to digest for your body, meaning that the effects won’t be felt right away. On the contrary, if you try directly ingesting cannabis edibles like CBD oil, tincture or concentrate, effects will be quicker to experience.
Keep in mind that everyone reacts to cannabis differently. It is better to start slow and increase after. So next time you eat cannabis edibles, like a pot brownie or CBD gummies for example, and wonder if it’s working, just stop for a second and ask yourself: “am I not high yet because this edible isn’t strong enough, or because it’s only been four and a half minutes?”. Give it time, it will be worth it.
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