Top 6 Tips For Edibles Dosing For The First Time

Cannabis edibles are food products that are made by infusing some portion of cannabis leaves extract or THC into them. Formerly, marijuana was largely consumed as smoking but following current rules and laws set by the authorities, many manufacturers are replacing them with edible marijuana because they are less detectable. The food products come in the form of beverages, candies, and baked items. They offer high potency which can be analyzed with their labeling but considering their shape, they are much harder to indicate if they are infused with marijuana.

Take Some Precautions Before Your First Dose

Marijuana is illegal in many states because of its high potency and tendency to have damaging effects on the human body. Always update your friends and ask them to check in on you so that they can come to your rescue when you encounter any damage due to your recommended doses.

Important Tips to Remember When You Take Your First Dose

  1. Avoid Consuming It on an Empty Stomach

Consuming edibles on an empty stomach can have severe detrimental effects on your body which is why it is always recommended by experts to take them after a meal to lessen its effects. Taking it with some sides increases cannabidiol absorption in the human body.

  1. Increase Water Intake

Increasing water intake while consuming marijuana edibles can help in 2 ways. Firstly, it helps the body digest food easier and faster. Furthermore, it helps people relieve their ‘dry mouth’, a condition most common after the intake of edibles that cause thirst in humans due to which they tend to have more doses. To overcome this condition and to relieve thirst, water can be the best replacement.

  1. Eat Less

Some experts recommend taking low doses, such as 5mg to avoid the potential risks. Remember not to exceed your first dose. However, the consumption of some strains, including the delta 8 cbd, is considered a safer choice for people who avoid getting too high. You can consume it in high portions because they are less potent. They also get absorbed easier. Although for edibles, give your body some time to develop tolerance against the edible.

  1. Keep Yourself Relaxed

Having edibles for the first time is exciting. However, it can make some people worried when the effects don’t instantly kick in and they might want immediate effects. Avoid panicking since it might lead you to take doses more than your body requirement.

  1. Know Your Limits

A person must know their internal strength while trying it the first time. Since marijuana is highly potent, you must be tolerant enough to resist its effects and be responsible for deciding the amount of your dose.

  1. Wait Patiently

The effects can take time, so it is recommended to wait for a little while after having the edible. The body does not immediately show the effects so do not start stuffing your stomach. Instead, wait, trust the process, and let the magic happen.

Disadvantages of Excess of Edibles

Overdosing can be fatal for people of all ages. This practice can lead to hazardous ailments leaving a person sick and addicted. Once the human body is adapted and comfortable with the amount of dose it receives daily, there is no going back for the consumers. Getting too high can also affect human behavior negatively.

The high potency and consumption of marijuana have been associated with severe psychological illness including Psychotic episodes, paranoia, motor disability, and hallucinations. Therefore, marijuana is mostly consumed in states that have declared them legal. Furthermore, most people only allow its consumption for medical purposes.

Keith Mansur

Keith Mansur is the founder, publisher, and editor of Oregon Cannabis Connection newspaper. The print publication has been serving Oregon since 2010. He has been a Oregon medical marijuana patient, grower, and caregiver since 2006. Find him on Facebook or email him at

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