Cannabis-infused beverages are a great way to get high without having to light up or vape. But like all edibles, there are some things you need to know to get the most out of your experience. And using beverages is distinctly different than most infused products. Before you take a sip of that weed-infused elixir you bought at your favorite Denver dispensary, read up on these tips.
Check the Dosage
Some beverages break dosages down by ounce while others let you enjoy the entire bottle in one go. Before you take your first sip, check the dosage. If the recommended serving is the entire bottle, enjoy at will. But if the bottle suggests pouring a 2 ounce serving and letting it sit, follow those instructions. The last thing you want to do is waste your drink by consuming more than you need to get high.
Let It Mellow
As with all edibles, resist the urge to use more if you don’t feel the high kick in immediately. Edibles of all varieties take time to kick in. And that means you’ll want to let your beverage work its way into your system before using more cannabis. Remember, edibles can take a few hours to kick in fully. Give your body time to digest what you gave it. If you still don’t feel high enough after an hour or two, go ahead and use more.
Pick Your Flavors
Don’t just take the first cannabis beverage you find. Get picky! Look at the flavors and types available at your favorite dispensary. Things have come a long way since beverages first hit the market and there’s a flavor and type for everyone. If you like carbonated beverages, try a cannabis-infused soda. If you want something super potent, try a cannabis-infused punch. Just remember to take your flavor preferences into consideration. No amount of cannabis will cover up a flavor you don’t like.
Mix It Up
If you’re new to edibles, even heavily flavored beverages can have a strong cannabis taste. And that can be overpowering. Instead of jumping straight in and drinking the beverage neat, mix it up. Use soda water for added fizz or add it to fruit juice. Just avoid adding it to alcohol. Mixing cannabis of any kind with booze should only be done with caution. You need to know your limit as cannabis can enhance the effects of alcohol and catch you off-guard. When in doubt, just don’t do it. Let the beverage and the pot speak for themselves.
Cannabis beverages are a great way to try something new and they’re ideal for people who aren’t quite comfortable with the idea of lighting up a pipe, bong, or joint. But you do need to be careful when you start using them initially. These tips should help you get the most from your beverage and help you enjoy your high until it wears off. If you’re ready to pick up a beverage or two, stop by one of our three Denver-area dispensary