Things You Need to Know Before Trying Cannabis Edibles for the First Time

We’ve touched before on how to safely dose yourself with cannabis edibles – especially considering most people trying edibles for the first time, are also trying marijuana for the first time. No one wants to see people having a bad experience on their first one – and consumer education goes a long way, so without further ado, here are a few things you should know before trying cannabis edibles for the first time.

Get Full First

One thing you definitely need to know about edibles is that you should always try to eat something before-hand. Edibles turn up more potent to those who have an empty stomach so making sure you’ve eaten something ahead of time will make this problem non-existent.

Delayed Reaction

Something that becomes frustrating for those who are more than novice consumers is the fact that cannabis edibles in any form have a delayed reaction before you final start to feel it. Edibles can take anywhere from 45 minutes to an hour (give or take) to finally kick in. THC infused edibles are perfect for winding down your day – eat, get comfy, and be along for the ride.

Don’t Mix with Alcohol

This one might seem like a no-brainer, but you might be surprised how often this happens. While most people who consume cannabis are unafraid to pair it with alcohol, others realize that like any other medication. Combining the intense high of edibles with the spinning and any other odd sensations is never going to work out well, so you’re better off skipping the alcohol all together.

Start “Low and Slow”

We’ve touched on this several times – cannabis edibles are far more potent than smoked or vaped forms of cannabis, and it’s an entirely different buzz as well. This is all due to the way the body processes THC when you eat it rather than smoke or vape. Check out our Guide to Safe Dosing with Cannabis Edibles for more information – but keep in mind that the standard is 5-10 milligrams is enough for any first-time or occasional consumer.

Evergreen Organix offers a unique line of cannabis infused edibles, including but not limited to: cereal bars and candy bars in a variety of flavors, Fruit Chews or even microdosing sized CannaCubes. With pre-made options like these, or healthier alternatives made at home with Cannabis Infused Coconut Oil.

Jillian Nelson