You are currently viewing CONSUMING CANNABIS EDIBLES TO IMPROVE YOUR DAILY HEALTH

CONSUMING CANNABIS EDIBLES TO IMPROVE YOUR DAILY HEALTH

Consuming marijuana in high dozes can be a problem especially for cannabis newcomers. Marijuana can be inhaled in so many ways such as smoking a joint and vaporizing,  using bongs, pipes or dab rigs. However for those who want to consume marijuana in large quantities especially marijuana with high THC content, it is advisable to consume in form of edibles

WHAT ARE MARIJUANA EDIBLES?

When we hear the word  edibles,  it takes our minds to tasty treats like pot brownies and medicated candies,  sweets like chocolates, ice cream or candies, savory items like medicated pizza, BBQ sauce or chips just to name a few.  However, the possibilities appear to be endless when it comes to cannabis-infused snacks. The good thing about marijuana edibles is that they are highly versatile as almost any food or drink can be turned into an edible.  But cannabis edibles are made from a base such as butter, oil, glycerin, honey or alcohol infused with marijuana. As such one of these bases has countless options for what to infuse.

Since not all edibles take the form of our favorite snacks, those who want to medicate with edibles regularly without eating large amounts of candy or junk food can look to tinctures and capsules, which deliver the medicine more directly.

WHY DO SOME PATIENTS PREFER CANNABIS EDIBLES?

Many patients prefer marijuana in form of edibles due to some  few reasons  but the most important is the fact it’s a discreet method as  patients are able to medicate with edibles without worrying about smelling like marijuana (like you might after smoking a joint).

However, it’s sometimes hard to give a distinction between cannabis edibles and other types of food without being told their content as patients who want to medicate with cannabis edibles can even take their edible in front of others, without revealing that they’re using marijuana.  Patients also use edibles because  their effects are long lasting. The effects of Edible effects tend to last for around six to eight hours, better that the effects from inhaled methods which tend to diminish after only two to three hours.

Edibles can be much more appealing to take every six to eight hours than to have to continually take smoke breaks to get relief for patients who want a consistent medicinal effect throughout the day such as patients with chronic pain.

Edibles are also advantageous because its long-lasting effects are also more consistent and this is not the case with smoked methods, as i7there’s usually a progression of the high, where it ramps up to its peak quickly and then tapers back off and gradually fades. On the hand with edibles, the high comes on more gradually over a few hours and then lasts for some time before dropping back down making edibles ideal  for certain patients such as those suffering with  anxiety or depression, as they often use edibles to support their mood throughout the day.  However, while smoking or vaporizing can offer immediate relief from a panic attack or sudden feelings of sadness, the ups and downs of inhaled methods can have these patients in a constant roller coaster of emotions but this is not the case with edibles.

Edibles are also advantages because they can offer something more stable, acting like an anti-depressant to provide background support which can reduce the likelihood of getting anxious or depressed, so that patients don’t have to use more fast-acting methods as often.

Patients also sometimes use cannabis edibles to medicate   when they want to take a large dose, all at once such as patients who have a high tolerance as smoking or vaping simply won’t give them the effects they need. In addition, cannabis edibles are often the easiest way to medicate for patients suffering with chronic pain who may require larger doses or patients attempting to use high doses of marijuana oil for the treatment symptoms related to their cancer treatment.

HOW TO USE MARIJUANA EDIBLES THE RIGHT WAY

For those who think using edibles might be right for them, they should learn the basics about how to use them. Many frequent consumers have bad experiences with cannabis edibles because they didn’t understand how to choose the right edible for their needs, or the quantity of dose to take.

When patients take more of a  cannabis edible than they’re used to, it can trigger   an uncomfortable and frightening trip as the  high doses of cannabis edible instead of making them feel better, or relieving their pain,   leaves  them confused, dizzy, sedated, disoriented, uncoordinated and unable to think clearly which can lasts all day.

 As such to avoid a bad experience with cannabis edibles, it is advisable not to dive head-first into any edible you lay your  hands on start at the smallest dose you can.

 It is also advisable to Microdose with amounts as low at 1–2.5 mg . Once the first microdose, it taken the user should wait at least two hours before him/her think about taking more.  However patients often think that they   will not get any effect when an edible doesn’t kick in immediately but it should be noted that it can take time for edibles to start working. As such if the user takes his/her next dose too soon, he/she may realize too late that he/she has taken too much. If two hours pass, and he/she still don’t feel like he/she had enough, then he/she can take another dose of the same size. Each time he/she increases his/her dose, he/she should make sure to wait the full two hours

HOW TO CHOOSE THE RIGHT CANNABIS EDIBLE FOR YOU

Consumers are advised to think about their needs when selecting an edible. They should ask themselves if they are looking to have a psychoactive experience because most cannabis edibles are packed with tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the main psychoactive compound in cannabis, so it should be easy to find what they are looking for.

They may also want to think about what strains have worked well for them in the past. As such they should know if they are looking for an indica, sativa or hybrid edible and Consider strain-specific edibles to provide even more control over their experience.

If they are looking for relief without the high, non psychoactive edibles rich in cannabidiol (CBD) or tetrahydrocannabinolic acid (THCA) may be a better fit for them as these cannabinoids offer many of the benefits of THC edibles, but tend to leave the user clear-headed and able to function normally and do not produce the high.

Whichever edibles the consumer chooses, he/she should always start small and titrate up slowly. If he/she does run into some less-than-pleasant side effects, he/she should remember that they will pass in a few more hours.