Edibles 101: A Beginners Guide to Cannabis Edibles
Cannabis Infused Edibles are gaining popularity as a method to enjoy cannabis. If you are new to edibles, this is a must read and must know for you!
What Are Cannabis Edibles?
Edibles are foods and drinks which are infused with cannabis. Activated THC is the main ingredient in all cannabis edibles. However, you cannot throw in a bunch of cannabis flowers into a smoothie and get activated THC. There are several ways to activate THC and Cocoa Meds uses a highly refined process called Fractional Distillation. Fractional Distillation produces one of highest concentration of cannabinoids extracts out there. Pure distilled oil is the magic behind Cocoa Meds Chocolates.
3 Benefits of Cannabis Edibles
One, ingesting cannabis edibles is a method that offers a lower health risk. Smoking and vaporizing could negatively affect your lungs and throat. When you smoke cannabis, you also inhale non-cannabinoid elements such as carcinogens.
Two, you will feel a stronger and full-bodied effect. When you ingest cannabis edibles, the THC is metabolized by your liver which then converts the THC to 11-hydroxy-THC. 11-hydroxy-THC is an active metabolite that effectively crosses over the blood-brain barrier. Taking this path is what makes the high so intense.
Three, discretion. No heat, no smoke, no problems. You can easily enjoy cannabis edibles in secret or bring them on the go to enjoy at your destination.
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How long does it take to feel the Effects of Edibles?
The length of time it takes to feel the effects from cannabis edibles depends on your metabolism. If you have a fast metabolism the effects could emerge after an hour. Whereas, if you have a slow metabolism it could take 2 hours for the effects to kick in.
How long do the effects last?
The duration of the effects depends on the amount of the dose you take. A beginners’ dose of 10 mg could last from 1-2 hours and a larger dose could last up to 8 hours.
5 Common Mistakes Beginners Make with Cannabis Edibles
Too Much Too Soon
When it comes to cannabis edibles, impatience is your enemy. Once you have figured out the right dose for you – stick to it. Be patient and wait to feel the effects. Check out Cocoa Meds Dosing Recommendations to get on the right track.
Mixing With Alcohol
Mixing cannabis edibles and alcohol could have an adverse effect. Instead of reaping the rewards of cannabis, you could get the “spins”. Stick to one libation at a time.
Eating On An Empty Stomach
Ingesting an edible with an empty stomach could be a recipe for disaster. Make sure to eat a light meal before ingesting a cannabis edible. However, with more experience, you could enjoy your edible first and then eat. Doing so, you could feel the effects faster.
CBD has the power to counteract the psychoactive effects of THC. Combining Cocoa Meds THC and CBD bars could be the perfect combo for your edible experience.
As a rule of thumb, anytime you enjoy cannabis (in any method) always have healthy snack readily available. Once the edibles take effect, you will not be able to drive. So, stock up!
What To Do When You’ve Eaten Too Many Edibles
One, there are no reports of anyone overdosing on cannabis edibles. But everyone has heard stories of ingesting too much. If this happens to you, stay calm and understand that this to shall pass. You may feel uneasy but remember…. now you know.
Alkaline water is the best choice to hydrate. Squeeze some lemon in a glass of water and Voila!
If you ingest too many edibles, you may have no choice but to take a nap. Fall asleep and enjoy your rest. Set an alarm if you need to wake up.
Get Fresh Air
Open those capillaries and take a deep breath of fresh air. Try to mediate while focusing on your breathing.
Take A Shower with 432 Hertz Music
Everyone loves a nice relaxing shower. Listening to music at 432 hertz is known to raise positive vibrations for the mind, body and soul. Thoughts and vibrations impact our bodies functions because we are 80% water. 432 hertz could positively affect the shower water as well as your mind. Try it out.
Find A Distraction
Take a walk, color in an adult coloring book, or watch a comedy. Do something positive.
Cocoa Meds wants you to have the best experience each time you ingest edibles and be your trusted source of pure cannabis oil infused in premium chocolate. The process also includes lab testing the quality of our products, clearly labeling and dividing each bar into breakable doses. Now that you are armored with knowledge, you can confidently enjoy edibles.
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Disclaimer: This post is written to get the conversation going about the popular uses of cannabis. Information and statements are made for educational purposes. The views and nutritional advice expressed are not intended to be a substitute for conventional medical service.