We live in a world full of useful (and un-useful) information. Today we’re exploring Weed Edibles Facts & Tips.
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So first things first – what is a weed edible?
For those who don’t know and for those who would love a little refresher let us break it down for you:
A weed edible is any food or drink that is infused with or made with cannabis.
Examples of this are:
If you have a medical prescription or you’re using it recreationally, CBD isolate or broad-spectrum (where the THC has been removed) can be infused into any food you want to eat, and you will not get high.
If you decide to use THC (the psychoactive ingredient that gets you high) then yes, you will absolutely get high.
This is dependant on the individual.
If you’re using CBD in your edibles, you won’t get high as long as it is CBD isolate or CBD broad spectrum.
If you decide to use THC-dominant strains of weed, then depending on how you react with it, you may start feeling the effects between 1-2 hours after consumption.
Everyone is different though – and for some, it may ‘kick in’ sooner.
If you’ve made or consumed weed edibles with a THC strain – and especially if you’re just starting out – dose LOW and SLOW.
That’s what I affectionately call: “The Marijuana Mantra”
“Dose Low and Slow”
Here’s a situation you may find yourself in:
Let’s say you’ve just ingested weed edibles at 4:20 pm. At around 5:30-5:45 pm you don’t feel a thing.
You may think to yourself: ” Maybe I didn’t make the edibles strong enough?!” and you take another bite, slice or more.
Here’s the thing: in most cases, your weed edible was just about to kick in. Now you’ve double-loaded, and this may cause too much of a high – which could leave you feeling absolutely horrible.
The moral of the story is to stick to the Marijuana Mantra and dose low and slow. Wait at least 3-4 hours before eating any more weed edibles to be safe.
Many beginners make the mistake of not decarboxylating their weed.
Others do it incorrectly. It’s the most crucial step in the cooking process as a miss-step will result in a less potent, benign edible.
Skip it or forget it and you’ll have a weak product that lacks the active cannabinoids.
Decarboxylation is essentially the conversion of THCa into THC or CBDa into CBD.
Without decarbing your weed, THCa and CBDa will not fit into the endocannabinoid receptor sites in your body.
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