Weed Gummies FAQ: All Your Questions About Edibles Answered


Weed Gummies FAQ: All Your Questions About Edibles Answered


Trying weed gummies for the first time soon? We have all the A’s to your Q’s for anyone starting to dabble in edibles. Read on before you eat on.

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Opinions towards marijuana consumption have changed drastically over the years. Now legal in many countries and states, more people are turning to marijuana for both casual and medicinal use. There are even options for those who don’t like to smoke, with one of the most popular choices being edibles like weed gummies!

Edibles are a favorite for many cannabis connoisseurs, but for others, they can be unpredictable. It can be hard to find the right dosage, with too little having no effect, and too much turning people away from edibles altogether.

If you have questions about edibles, read on and maybe you’ll find the answers you need.

How Do I Start?

If you’ve never taken an edible before, the last thing you want to do is take too much or too little — especially too much.

For your first time, start with anywhere between one and five milligrams of THC. It’s hard to recommend an exact number because there are a lot of independent factors going on in each person’s body that determine how high you get. Generally, though, one to five milligrams should do the trick for a beginner or light marijuana consumer.

Starting low and going slow is the only real safe way to start with edibles, and to ensure you don’t have a bad time. If you felt the high wasn’t enough after that first time, try a higher dose of between five and 20 milligrams next time. Anything beyond 20 should only be taken by experienced marijuana and edible users with higher tolerances.

This is especially important if you’re introducing edibles to elderly people or the sick looking for the benefits of marijuana. Marijuana can greatly help these people with their symptoms, so the last thing you want to do is scare them off.

How Long Until It Kicks In?

Again, this will vary from person to person, but the effects of marijuana gummies and other edibles typically takes between 45 minutes and a few hours.

That’s a pretty broad length of time, but it’s important to keep in mind so you don’t end up taking more edibles thinking the first batch didn’t work. This is an easy way to over-eat and frequently ends with an unpleasant “trip” and feelings of being too high. Be patient, especially if you’re unfamiliar with edibles, or you could be in for a stressful night.

How Long Does an Edible High Last?

Edible highs may take longer to kick in, but the high lasts a lot longer than other methods of consumption like smoking and vaping. The higher the dosage the stronger and typically longer the high, but even a low dose can last as long as five or six hours.

The high comes on slow, with the peak coming in after two hours and the high diminishing and becoming calmer as it goes on.

What Do I Do If I Take Too Much?

Don’t panic. Nobody has ever died from taking too much marijuana, and the negative feelings associated with being too high (paranoia, anxiety, general discomfort) will leave in a few hours. If you’re taking edibles recreationally, it’s often a good idea to be surrounded by good friends who will assure you that everything is okay, distract you with things you like, and help you stay calm.

It’s also a good idea to have a “sitter” (someone who isn’t high) around when taking edibles, especially for the first time. Having someone with a clear mind to keep things together is extremely helpful for those just starting out.

How Are Weed Gummies and Edibles Made?

It’s not quite as easy as just mixing some bud into your recipe.

Edibles are frequently made with cannabis-produced substances like distillate, oils, and hash. Some people use pure cannabis bud and crystals by mixing the crystals into a high-fat oil or butter on a low simmer for a few hours at a time.

THC absorbs extremely well into fat, which is why so many go the weed butter route when making their own edibles. Weed butter can replace regular butter in any baked good that uses butter, and the same goes with oil, allowing for many diverse edibles. Depending on what concentrate you use in your edibles will give off different highs at different strengths, with something like shatter making extremely potent edibles.

You can safely make edibles at home by simply infusing bud into your favorite high-fat oil on a very low simmer for a few hours, and straining out the ground up bud. Just note that it’s very hard to figure out dosages this way, so this might not be the way to go for a beginner.

What Edible Is Best to Start With?

The easiest and safest choice for the beginner edible eater is something highly controllable. Weed gummies are a great way to start as the THC level per gummy should be labeled or easy to figure out. Start out with one or even half of a gummy and the chances of going wrong will be very slim.

Chocolate bars are also a good way to go, as each square should represent a uniform level of THC. Baked goods like brownies and Rice Krispy squares, and anything homemade, should be taken more cautiously. The THC levels are much less predictable in cases like this, so eat very small amounts if this is the way you’re choosing to start out.

Are Edibles for Me?

Edibles are an increasingly popular way of intaking cannabis and are great for people who don’t want to smoke. Medicinally, they’re used to fight pain and stress levels in the elderly, cancer patients, and beyond to offer long-lasting and effective relief. As long as you start low and slow with those weed gummies, chocolates, or whatever your choice, you shouldn’t be afraid to experiment with edibles for medicinal or recreational purposes.

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