Have you ever heard that if you eat edible marijuana they will make you hallucinate? Edibles, also known as cannabis-infused food, is a food product that contains cannabinoids, especially THC. You would need the chemical serotonin, the “feel-good” chemical, in order to make you see things that aren’t really there.
This is just an example of the many misconceptions about edible marijuana, but there are plenty more exaggerated lies about this method of intake.
Putting flower directly in your food is how you make edibles. Wrong! In order for the THC to penetrate your food, it needs to be absorbed into some fat. A great way to do that is to infuse the cannabis into some butter or oil using a simmering method. You can find recipes here. The heat allows the THC to bind to the fat that you can use to cook or bake your food. This is a process called decarboxylating, which is key to creating effective edibles. Marijuana in its raw form isn’t psychoactive. So don’t waste your weed by making this mistake.
You should eat an entire edible to test your tolerance. Umm, no! Don’t do this. This can end up being a bad experience. Just because you have a high tolerance while inhaling marijuana doesn’t mean it is the same as ingesting it. Edibles give off more of a body high. It takes a while to feel the effects because it takes time for your body to digest food. You need to be patient. I recommend starting between 5-10 milligrams of THC and then working your way up slowly. To find more tips about consuming marijuana, click here.
You can overdose on edible marijuana. And when I say overdose, I mean to die. When has anyone ever heard of anyone overdosing on marijuana ever? Sure, eating too high of a dose can make you feel out of this world but, you will eventually come down as soon once your body digests the infused cannabis. The average stomach holds about 6 pounds of food and you would literally have to eat 9 pounds of hash, which makes it physically impractical. But please don’t try this. It would be just plain stupid.
Mangoes enhance your high. This is almost as crazy as saying that edibles are psychedelics. I’ve also heard that cigarettes can increase your high as well. Cannabis and mangoes both contain a terpenoid called myrcene, which supply flavor and smell. There has been no proof that this juicy fruit contributes to increasing your euphoria.
If a package says the dosage is double strength it means it’s more potent. This may be true, but this could mean that there may only be a dosage of 1 milligram in the product and they doubled the strength. And 2 milligrams is nothing, even for a beginner. Make sure to be certain of the THC content. Most reputable companies will have the THC dosage listed in milligrams on the package of the edible.
For more information on edible dosing, you can visit Leafly.com, which shares some great tips for marijuana intake. You can also learn more about edible marijuana below.