A Beginner’s Guide to Cannabis Edibles
I’m sure most of us have seen the situation where someone eats an entire weed brownie and gets way higher than they anticipated. Are you new to cannabis edibles? Worried this might happen to you? Don’t worry, Miss Envy has you covered. Here is our beginner’s guide to cannabis edibles. And yes we will answer the question of what to do if you eat too much THC.
How to Consume Cannabis Edibles
- Start low. By low we mean dosage. Start with a low dose (5 to 10 mg) as you can always increase the dose after an hour or two.
- Go slow. Increase your dose slowly. If it’s your first time with edibles wait a minimum of 90 minutes before increasing your dose.
- Balance with CBD. CBD, when taken in combination with THC, help to take the edge off the high associated with THC and provides anti-anxiety effects. When thinking about where to start it comes to edibles, consider edibles that are 1:1 CBD/THC (note: you can also buy or make cannabis edibles that are CBD only)
- Don’t mix with alcohol. It may be tempting to do both, particularly in social settings, but unless you’re experienced with cannabis we do not suggest mixing alcohol and cannabis.
- Label your edibles. Making cannabis edibles at home is great but eating them by mistakes is less than ideal. So, make sure you not only store your edibles appropriately but label the containers (consider including dose). Also, make sure to keep them away from children and pets.
What to do if you eat too much THC
If you find yourself higher than you anticipated or higher than you want to be, here are a few strategies for balancing things out.
- Relax. We know it can be easy to stress or even start to panic if you’re higher than you want to be especially if you’re new to cannabis. Know that you’re okay- nothing physically dangerous is happening. Find a quiet, dimly lit space and have some chill time. You will be able to sleep it off and wake up feeling a bit groggy but okay.
- Stay hydrated. Drinking plenty of water helps to flush your system. Also, sugary drinks like fruit juice will help to raise your blood sugar and help you feel a bit more normal.
- Eat something. Eating, particularly something fatty, will help to down down the digestion of the THC in your system and dilute the effects somewhat.
- Black peppercorns. Chewing on one or two peppercorns can help you manage the anxiety or paranoia associate with consuming too much THC. Beta-caryophyllene, a terpene found in pepper, actually binds to the cannabinoid receptors in your brain and produces a calming effect. Haven’t heard of terpenes? Learn what they are and what they do.
- CBD. As we mentioned previously, CBD helps to temper the effects of THC. So, it can be good to start with edibles that are 1:1 THC/CBD. But after you’ve consumed your edibles you can use a higher CBD vape or tincture, both of which will help curb the effects of THC as they’re faster acting.
Miss Envy’s Cannabis Edible Products
Miss Envy has a line of chocolate bars that are predosed for your snacking needs. But with Miss Envy’s cannabis-infused coconut oils (CBD and THC) and THC infused olive oil you can make any of your favourite meals into cannabis treats.
All of our creations are produced with only the best organic non-GMO ingredients and infused with love. Check out our website each week for new recipes cooked with these amazing products.
The best thing you can do when it comes to cannabis edibles is to start low and go slow. This will help you to determine what the best dose if for you. But keep in mind when making your own edibles at home the dosage is likely an approximation and that dose may not be the same throughout the entire batch of brownies, for example, due to not mixing completely. So, it’s always better to err on the side of caution.
If you think there’s something missing from this beginner’s guide to cannabis edibles, or you have further questions let us know!