How Do Cannabis Edibles Work?

How Do Cannabis Edibles Work?


Millions of people are now embracing the use of marijuana for medical and recreational purposes. Cannabis is widely used to treat anxiety, chronic pain, high blood pressure, cancer, and more. There are different products, and edibles are commonly used. You’ll find them in most weed shops, but don’t pick them yet! Take time to learn about the standard forms, the dosage, how long it takes to experience the effects.

Cannabis Edibles- what are the Common Forms?

New cannabis products get injected into the market each day, and edibles are not an exception. They come in different forms, and the common types include;

Beverages– Coffee, soda, tea, wine, energy drinks, and alcohol.

Baked goods– Cookies, biscuits, brownies, and waffles.

Candy& Sweets– Lozenges, chewing gum, gummies, lollipops, chocolate, fruit bars, and truffles.

What are the Dosages/ How Much Should I Take?

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Weed Edible shows the concentration of THC and CBD in the product package. For example, a single gummy typically contains 10 mg of THC. However, some manufactures list the contents of the entire package, which can confuse users, particularly with brownies or cookies. To determine how much you sold take; check the tips below;

  • Read the label

Always check instructions on the label before consuming the product. Verify the THC and CBD content, and determine whether the serving size applies to apportion or the entire product. Nonetheless, it’s not easy to foretell edible dosages, for there are various factors involved.

  • Start slow

Start with small dosages and work your way up until you reach a dosage that offers the desired effect. Doses exceeding 20-30 mg per daily have a high likelihood of adverse side effects and dependency. Moreover, edibles produce intense effects, and the THC tolerance is different from other products.

If taking THC edibles, go for low doses between 2.5-10mg and keep increasing. For CBD, it can cause sleepiness. Take early evening until you fully understand its effects on your body.

When Do the Effects kick In& How Long Do They Last?

Edibles take longer to offer the desired effects, and you may be tempted to take more doses. Wait for hours before consuming more. Various factors determine the onset of the edible high. These include;

  • Dosage and potency
  • Diet
  • Sex
  • Weight
  • Tolerance to marijuana
  • Metabolism

The mode of consumption also matters. Chewed and swallowed products have a long-lasting high than those absorbed orally. Edible highs also last longer than smoking cannabis. The effects will likely be intense after three hours of consumption and may last from 6-8 hours. Ask for more information about this when shopping, and the budtender at the Pot Shop will guide you.

What are the Potential Side Effects?

These depend on the active ingredient. If taking THC edibles, you may have unpleasant symptoms for hours or days. These include;

  • Extreme sedation
  • Anxiety
  • Increased heart stress
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Hallucinations

For CBD edibles, you may experience fatigue, diarrhea, weight, and appetite changes.

Final Thoughts

Edibles are more advantageous than smoking. They don’t involve burning weed or inhaling the smoke and don’t pose much risk to your respiratory system. To get quality products, always shop from accredited cannabis dispensaries.