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One of the most popular ways of consuming cannabis is through edibles, foods infused with cannabis. However, edibles can be much more potent and longer-lasting than smoking or vaping cannabis. This is because when cannabis is ingested, it undergoes a different metabolic process in the body. As a result, it can be difficult to determine the appropriate dosage and understand the effects of edibles for first-time edible eaters. This blog will explore the world of cannabis-infused edibles and provide insights into understanding strength, effects, and dosage.

How to Know If Edibles Are Right For You

Edible cannabis products may be particularly beneficial for managing various health conditions. Before making any decisions, it is essential to clearly consider why you are seeking this particular treatment and whether edibles would best address the intended purpose. For this reason, consulting a doctor or specialist can provide invaluable insight and direction when selecting the ideal therapeutic option. Doing so can ensure you make an informed decision that meets all your expectations, thus maximizing your potential for effective symptom relief.

There are various reasons why people choose to consume cannabis edibles:

  • Pain relief
  • Anxiety and stress
  • Sleep aid
  • Recreation
  • Medical conditions

Can Cannabis Interfere with Medications You Are Taking?

With the recent rise in the availability of cannabis-containing products, it is paramount to discuss the potential for interactions between these alternative treatments and traditional medications. Each individual has a unique chemical profile, so anyone using cannabis-based products must consult a physician or pharmacist before doing so.

Cannabis can have an effect on a wide variety of pharmaceuticals, so always be aware and careful:

  • Antidepressants
  • Blood thinners
  • Benzodiazepines
  • Opioids
  • Antipsychotics

How Long Will My Edibles Last and When Should I Start Feeling It’s Effects?

Whereas smoking tends to yield effects more quickly, edibles may take anywhere between 15 minutes to 2 hours to kick in depending on individual factors like metabolism, how recently you ate, body type, and tolerance.

On the flip side, edibles tend to last much longer than other consumption methods – anywhere between 6-12 hours most commonly. To avoid any potential pitfalls with overdosing, it is best practice to start off slowly by consuming small doses at first until you know how your body responds.

Recommendations For Beginners

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Here are some edible recommendations for beginners:

1. Start With a Low Dose

One of the most important rules of thumb to remember is to start low and go slow.

Beginners should start with 2 mg of THC or less when trying edibles for the initial few times. You can later increase this dosage up to 5 mg or more when you become more familiar with edibles and how they affect your body.

It is also recommended to try a strain containing THC and CBD to even out the effects and mellow out any potential intensity.

Lastly, wait a full 2 hours before consuming more, preferably 24 hours if possible. Following this cardinal rule will ensure that your cannabis journey is enjoyable!

2. Take Your First Dose in the Evening

One of the most common effects of cannabis consumption is getting a good night’s sleep, which is why many people choose to take it 30 minutes before going to bed.

Others might want to use it to manage symptoms (like pain, stress, anxiety, etc) while still being able to perform activities. In this case, it’s best to take the edible earlier in the evening while you can still be productive with no plans for later in the night. Always remember that it’s key to eat something before consuming any sort of edible for it to work properly and offer desired results.

3. Wait About 2 Hours Before Taking More

When consuming cannabis edibles, it’s important to remain patient as the effects can take up to two hours before they are felt. For those used to vaping or smoking cannabis, this slower onset may present a new challenge. If you don’t feel any changes after a few minutes, resist the temptation to increase your dose before the 2 hour time mark, as this can usually lead to an unpleasant experience. It’s best to stay consistent with your approach and rely on your body’s signals to determine the appropriate dose.

4. Avoid Mixing With Other Intoxicants

You may have heard the slang terms “cross-fading” and “speedballing.” It is not recommended to combine edibles with alcohol or any other intoxicant. Doing so can increase the risk of an altered mental state that could present itself as being overly drowsy, impaired, or drastically reduce one’s ability to remain aware of their surroundings, feeling like your heart is racing, nausea and vomiting, unwanted amplified effects, health risks, as well as lead to an increased likelihood of a dangerous event occurring.

5. Store Your Edibles Safely

Choose a cool and dry place to store edibles. This can range anywhere from a fridge to a cupboard out of direct sunlight. Be sure your edibles are always sealed in a bag or airtight container.

Benefits of Edibles

There are many benefits to edibles, including the following:

Easy to Use

When consuming effective cannabis edibles, controlling the dosage is made easier by the exact amount of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) content printed on each package.

Tasty and Odorless

Edibles allow consumers to quickly and easily get their cannabinoid fix without anyone being the wiser. From energy-filled gummies to CBD chocolate bars and a chocolate brownie for you chocolate lovers, these delicious edible selections come in discrete shapes and sizes that can be easily transported in a bag or pocket with no smell and no mess.

No Lung or Liver Damage

Edibles are a popular alternative to smoking or drinking alcohol for consumers who want to avoid its impact on their lungs or liver. With edibles, health-conscious consumers can still enjoy the medicinal benefits of cannabis without the concern of any long-term effects from smoking or drinking.

CannaSource Sells Many Different Types of Edibles

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Edibles provide a convenient, discreet way of consuming cannabis and can be a great medicinal use for patients. Here at CannaSource, we are dedicated to providing the highest quality edible products in town. We proudly partner with local artisans, who have proven themselves time and time again when creating edibles of all shapes and sizes. Everything from lollipops to taffy to chocolates is available in many different levels of THC potency, so no matter your preference or dosage needs, you can find a wide selection of edibles just right for you. Plus, you can guarantee each edible contains only natural ingredients handpicked by our professionals, ensuring safety and quality with every bite. With our selection and expertise, CannaSource has everything you need regarding edibles in Portland.

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Other medicinal marijuana we sell in our dispensary:

  • Hybrid Cannabis
  • Indica
  • Medibles
  • Sativa
  • Topicals

Cannabis flavors we offer for our edibles:

  • Gummy Candies
  • Dark Chocolate
  • Fudges (Orange Cream, Strawberry Cream, Double Chocolate)

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