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Frequently Asked Questions About Edibles

June 14, 2017

Consuming edibles is a very different experience than smoking, so even if you are a long-time smoker, you may still be unfamiliar with edibles. Become more familiar with these tasty treats by reading these answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about edibles:

How long do you have to wait to feel the effects of edibles?

If you smoke cannabis, the high effect typically kicks in right away, but the same cannot be said for edibles. Your metabolism will affect how long it takes for you to feel the effects of edibles. If you have a fast metabolism, you should start to feel something about an hour after you eat an edible. But if your metabolism is slow, it could take upwards of two hours for the effects to kick in.
Another factor that could affect how quickly you feel the effects is whether you ate edibles on an empty stomach. If there’s nothing else in your stomach, you should begin to experience the high much faster.

How much should you eat?

Because it takes so long for the effects to kick in, many people accidentally eat too many edibles. They may continue to eat serving after serving because they assume that they haven’t taken enough to feel anything. Don’t make this mistake. Each serving size of edibles sold in marijuana dispensaries in Denver should contain no more than 10 mg of THC. If you’ve never tried edibles before, start with one dose and wait for one to two hours to see how it hits you. Be sure that you check the label on the product before you begin eating to determine the serving size. For example, if you buy a chocolate bar that has been infused with cannabis, look at the packaging to see how much should eat. It’s possible that the serving size is one small piece of the chocolate bar instead of the entire bar.  
Remember, even if you have a high tolerance when smoking cannabis, this does not mean that you will have a high tolerance for edibles. Read marijuana edibles: a beginner’s guide.

What happens if you eat too much?

The more that you eat, the more your high will intensify. It’s possible that you could experience paranoia, lack of coordination, extreme fatigue, and hunger if you consume too many edibles. It’s important to remain calm, drink water, and find a quiet place to lay down and relax if you feel that you have eaten too many.

Why should you choose edibles?

Many people prefer consuming edibles over smoking cannabis because it doesn’t affect their lungs. Others enjoy the fact that they can consume edibles discreetly, which is difficult to do when smoking cannabis. In the end, it all comes down to personal preference. Feel free to try both methods of consumption before you decide which one is best for you.
If you have additional questions about edibles, stop by Altitude Dispensary, one of the best marijuana dispensaries in Denver. Our knowledgeable budtenders can help you find the right medical or recreational product to suit your needs. Contact Altitude Dispensary for more information today!