How To Dose THC Edibles

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How To Dose THC Edibles
Whether you are a beginner or an experienced individual taking edibles, everyone should learn how to properly dose THC edibles at some point in their stoner journey. It is best to learn before a mishap occurs, like taking too much too soon and it hitting at the worst moment like it always does (when you don’t know what you’re doing). Once you learn the method and formula to the edible madness, you will never have to feel like you are fighting for your life ever again. Go ahead and grab a few legal THC edibles like gummies, cookies, muffins, and more — there’s something tasty for everyone!

What to know about edibles

The reason why edibles are so popular in the cannabis industry is they are more discreet, long-lasting, and cost-efficient to incorporate into a daily routine than it is to take up smoking or even vaping. THC edibles are a fantastic way to get yourself feeling good without smelling like smoke or having to worry about needing to charge a vape pen. But, there are a few things you should know about edibles prior to taking them, so you can get a proper idea of what the true edible experience is like.

Activation times vary

There is no “one size fits all” mentality in the cannabis industry, and this rule especially applies when consuming edibles. It typically takes a little longer for THC edibles to kick in or activate, and this is because our digestive systems will take longer to process the THC versus inhaling smoke and having an immediate high. On average, it can take around 45 minutes to three hours for an edible to take effect and there is absolutely no telling when that will happen as this relies on the individual’s metabolism, weight, tolerance, and so on. There are many factors to consider and taking an edible should not be done carelessly.

What you eat matters

Since taking THC edibles involves your digestive system and what your body is consuming, what you eat definitely matters. While it is more than understandable that the munchies might take over once the THC starts to hit, paying attention to what else you put into your body does make a difference and can affect your overall experience taking edibles.

Some users prefer to take an edible on an empty stomach and eat later on and to each their own. We highly recommend to do your own research, but it is typically best to have some sort of food in your stomach when taking an edible so that your stomach doesn’t become upset — similar to taking medication on an empty stomach it is best not to irritate your intestines.

Edible highs last a long time

Just like there is no telling when an edible high will take effect — there is no way to tell how long an edible will last, either. Edible highs typically last a lot longer than a smoking high, so make sure you are aware of this before taking an edible so you can allocate the proper amount of time you need for a longer-lasting high.

How to dose edibles

One could say there are levels to this, so be honest with yourself about your tolerance levels. Flexing to your friend group will get you nowhere because an edible high is a rollercoaster of an experience where no one can predict what is to come. If you feel like you should be dosing lightly, remember you can always gradually increase doses.

Start at 5mg when dosing edibles

Experienced users will still vouch for this rule to always start out small unless you can absolutely confirm one can handle more than that. There are many gummy packages where each gummy contains at least 10mg and it is absolutely okay to cut gummies and other edibles in half or even quarters to gauge what is the best dose for you.

It also comes down to why you are taking the edible in the first place —- are you looking to find some nice relief or are you looking to get pretty messed up? Regardless of the reason, starting low in consumption is always a good idea, and building up from there can help you feel a tad bit more in control of your high.

Wait at least one hour for edibles to activate

It is normal for an edible to take a minute (or sixty) to activate, so don’t be pressed to double dose yourself before this time. It is best to wait two hours sometimes and patience is important when consuming edibles. Take your time, set the scene, and if you need to feel a bit more then increasing by 5mg every time will take you a long way. It is highly recommended to take multiple doses in smaller amounts than one large dose because there is a greater risk of a bad trip if dosing too much right from the jump. The memes you see floating around the internet about someone fighting for their life when the edible hits, is usually the one that doses too high and there’s no coming back at that point — you just need to ride that wave.

Stay calm no matter what

Regardless of how experienced (or inexperienced) one might be with taking edibles, there will come a time when the effects might become more intense than anticipated. If you or a friend begin to experience an intense trip while taking edibles, the best thing to get through it is to stay calm, hydrate with water, and remember that you will always get through it. One might feel like the world has literally flipped upside down or that you suddenly lost the ability to walk, but understand your body is experiencing the effects of the THC edible taken and you might need to take it easy for a bit. Hydrating is extremely effective in regulating your body, as well as eating a balanced meal is sobering in itself.

Best edibles to buy online

If you need some recommendations when it comes to buying legal THC edibles online, there’s none better to trust than our very own customers. Based on repeat customer reviews, here’s a quick list of our most popular legal THC edibles that come highly recommended:

Delta Pex D8 Grizzly Balls

Delta Pex D8 Grizzly Balls 

EF420 customers love Delta Pex D8 Grizzly Balls mixed with Delta 8 and THC-P, with most users amazed at the strength of each edible. Available in a 30-pack or 50-pack, munching on these will have you high in the sky in no time. Choose from different flavors and upgrade your stash of edibles with these, you will not regret it!

Stiiizy Delta 9 Gummies

Stiiizy Delta 9 Gummies

Stiiizy Delta 9 Gummies are a crowd-pleaser, and they taste delicious too so try not to eat too many at once. Stiiizy is a well-known and very trustworthy brand, so any edibles they make automatically come from high-quality ingredients and extensive lab testing. With 15 pieces per pack, each jar is resealable to keep its freshness. Grab one of the four available flavors, or grab all to see which might be your all-time favorite!

Extrax Lights Out THCH and THCJD Gummies

Extrax Lights Out THCH and THCJD Gummies

Extrax Lights Out THCH and THCJD Gummies are made of rare, naturally occurring cannabinoids that are extremely potent so taking one gummy at a time is highly recommended. Many customers rave about the good night’s sleep they get after taking these gummies, so it is suggested that you do your research and see if these extra-strength gummies are right for you. Again, make sure to take one gummy at a time until you build a tolerance, they tend to hit pretty hard!

For more recommendations, check out reviews of the best edibles because we do not gatekeep over here. If you want to chat and get more advice before you make a purchase, feel free to contact us or use our live chat feature we’re happy to help!

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