420 Ganjaway: 3 things you need to know before trying edibles
For most people, consuming edible products to get high without smoking seems like the perfect option. It gives you a great amount of relaxation and offers no respiratory risk, unlike smoking. Besides, who wouldn’t want to get high and relaxed while consuming your favourite sweets like brownies, candies or cookies?
However, some beginners make the mistake of overindulging or increasing the dosage that does not match their tolerance. This leads to a faster heart rate, anxious thoughts and a panicky feeling that doesn’t seem to go away. In worse cases, a person can also experience mild to extreme hallucinations and psychosis.
So, to help you have a good experience in consuming edibles, here are some tips that you need to keep in mind:
For edible newbies, you should always start small and go slow. It might feel tempting to take a large dose to immediately feel that intense high as soon as possible. If you’re not too careful, you may end up ruining the experience altogether.
According to experts, start with an edible that has no more than 10 mg of THC and a dose of 2.5 to 5 mg if it’s your first time to get high. Try to be patient since it can take some time before it kicks in. Don’t try to ingest more cannabis just so you can rush the process!
Another suggestion is that you go for cannabis-infused drinks or mint candies instead of consuming brownies and cookies. In this way, you’d have more control over the experience!
Find a comfortable spot
Even the most experienced marijuana users had experiences where things got so unpredictable and confining. So, every time you try to get high, always find a comfortable place where you can be safe and sound.
If you ever experience a bad trip, being in a familiar place can help you remain calm and grounded. Try to distract yourself by listening to music, playing board games or watching a movie that you’ve always enjoyed as a child. Do anything that might ease your anxious thoughts and put you back on track.
Moreover, don’t take edibles when you’re with children and pets. If you’re not extra careful, they may accidentally ingest it. Besides, you won’t be in the right headspace to look after them.
Bring a friend with you
To make sure that bad things won’t happen to you when you’re high, try to bring a friend with you. This is especially important if it’s your first time and you still don’t know your body’s reactions when you ingest cannabis.
Think of yourself as a driver and you need someone to accompany you to make travelling safer. Just make sure that you’re both not high!