8 Things to Know Before Trying Ingestible Cannabis

A growing number of people have started to look to edibles to replace things like alcohol in recent years. Edibles in Calgary have become easier to get than ever with a dispensary around every corner. There are at least 10 cannabis stores near me right now as I wrote this blog. However, before you check out how to get some cannabis delivery just yet, it might be a good idea to find out more about edibles. We have a large selection of edibles in Calgary and edibles in Chestermere but many of them have huge differences.

  1. How Should You Dose Yourself?
    It is recommended that someone with no tolerance or experience with edibles should take 2.5 – 5mg for their first time. A 10 mg edible is considered a single serving edible for an adult. So, you should start small and be patient until you find the perfect dose for you. Remember, start low and go slow.
  2. How Long it Takes to Affect You and How Long Does It Last?
    When you first ingest the edible, it can take 30-60 minutes to feel the effects of them. The most common mistake people make is that when they eat the edible, they won’t feel anything after 30 minutes and will take another one. This can cause problems for you because you haven’t given the first edible enough time to affect your system and instead of only that affecting you, now you have two edibles kicking in at the same time. Once they are in your system, they can linger for 6 or more hours. After about 3 hours the THC in your blood will reach its peak and then it will slowly go down.
  3. Side Effects
    Increased focus and creativity.
    Euphoria (excitement or happiness)
    Impaired coordination and perception.
    Relaxation and anxiety relief
    Discomfort and irritability
  4. Things to Help Your Experience
    Eat a meal before taking the edibles, sometimes they can be a bit harsh on the stomach and this can help prevent any nausea.
    Edibles can cause dehydration and cottonmouth (dry mouth) to help with his make sure you drink plenty of water.
    Make sure you are in doing this in a safe place to you and with people you are comfortable with. Being in a busy place can cause you to get paranoid which can ruin your experience. The best place to try it would be at your home or the home of a friend where you can relax and see how the edible will affect you.
    It is recommended you do not combine the edible with alcohol or other intoxicating substances.
    If you start to become worried or paranoid, try not to panic. Take some deep breaths, drink water, and turn on a TV show, movies or songs that you like to help relax you. If you are alone, calling a friend, and having them come over or even talk with you on the phone can help you get your mind off of the edibles.
  5. Body Chemistry
    Everyone has their own unique body chemistry. Just like other medications, cannabis affects everyone differently. Some people can handle large amounts of cannabis and still function adequately, while others only need small amounts to feel the same effect. This is all based on a person’s tolerance. There will be plenty of trial and errors when trying to find the best edibles for you.
  6. Difference Between Edibles and Oils/Capsules
    Edibles in the form of candy, chocolate, cookies/brownies, or even drinks are the most popular type, but what if you just want something easier. Oils and Capsules are also considered edibles because you are still ingesting them. Some of the oils can be flavored (ex. mango, chocolate mint), but most of the time you will just get a plain oil that has an earthy taste.
  7. Homemade Edibles vs. Dispensary Edibles
    Making edibles is a fun way to try different cannabis infused treats. At dispensaries you will normally find edibles in the forms of, gummies, chocolate, dissolvable tablets, beverages, oils, and capsules. When making them at home you can experiment with different recipes to make brownies, muffins, cake, coffee, syrup, and more! Some people even use weed at home to season meat, like steak. The only downside to making edibles at home is that it can be hard to know exactly how much THC is in them without taking it somewhere to be tested. Whereas dispensary edibles are regulated to be a certain THC percent.
  8. What is Greening Out?
    THC and other cannabinoids interact with the body’s natural endocannabinoid system, including the CB1 receptors in the brain. When you consume too much THC, the CB1 receptors become overwhelmed, which may cause you to become sick. Symptoms can be different for everyone. Symptoms can include paranoia, anxiety, limb heaviness or a lake of mobility, increased heart rate, dizziness, nausea/vomiting, or chills/sweats. Symptoms can last from 30 minutes to 6 hours. When this happens, take some deep breaths and try to stay calm. Drink some water, talk with someone, take a nap, lay down, or watch something you enjoy. Remember it is only temporary and it will pass.

Lake City Cannabis is Chestermere’s first approved cannabis dispensary. Nestled just 10 minutes from Calgary on Chestermere Lake, our store is curated to your experience. Our second location is in the heart of Mount Royal supporting Altadore, Glamorgan, Mount Royal University, Lakeview, and the great Calgary area. Come stop by to shop our vast selection of cannabis or shop online!

8 Things to Know Before Trying Ingestible Cannabis

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