What is one serving?
New to Cannabis: Start with a small dosage of 1-5mg until you are familiar with how your body digests and responds to ingesting THC
Occasional Consumer: A single serving should not be greater than 10mg
Frequent Consumer: Consult your caregiver and remember to always consume responsible
Things to Know Before you Go
1. Go Low and Slow
Typically one serving of edibles contains 5-10mg some first time users and people with smaller body types have found 10mg to be too powerful, so those using for the first time should strongly consider starting at 5mg. Edibles are much more intense when consumed on an empty stomach. Be sure to eat a solid, nutritious meal before taking your THC dose and always remember edibles can take up to two hours to kick in. Don’t go back for that second serving before your first takes effect.
2. Do Not Mix With Alcohol
Only those who have mastered both substances should attempt combining edibles with alcohol. Smoking a jay while sipping a beer is a completely different vibe than eating a pot brownie when you’re already under the influence. Keep in mind that a few glasses of Chardonnay will magnify the effects of edibles significantly, causing nausea and dizziness, aka “the spins.”
3. Find your Happy Place
Pick a place to eat the edible where you feel both comfortable and safe. Keep in mind that since Some edibles take up to two hours to hit you need to plan ahead to ensure that you are in your comfortable place and not behind the wheel of a vehicle. Just like with drinking, it’s illegal to consume marijuana and drive or operate heavy machinery, as cannabis impairs cognitive abilities.
4. Store your Bites Properly
Part of being a responsible cannabis consumer is taking steps to ensure youth do not get access to cannabis. Store your edibles in a locking cabinet or box. At an appropriate age, educate any minors about the effects of edibles and make sure they understand these substances are for adult use only.
5. Remain Calm
If you do happen to overindulge on marijuana treats, remember that you will recover just fine. Retreat to a safe place where you can lay down, and most likely you will drift off to sleep. Upon waking, you will feel incredibly rested, if not a little groggy.
Last but not least ask your bud tenders for advice. They are there to help you enjoy your high responsibly no matter your skill level.