Edibles are a great way to enjoy cannabis. Whether you’re looking for the relaxation and pain relief of THC, or the energizing effects of CBD and other cannabinoids, there’s an edible for you. Edible products can come in many forms, such as chocolate, cookies, gummies, candies and more. Cannabis edibles offer a variety of benefits that make them appealing to so many people: they’re discreet and convenient (you can eat them anywhere), easy to dose (with most edibles) and they taste delicious! In this guide we’ll cover everything you need to know about weed edibles including: how to determine how much THC you’re consuming; how long until it takes effect; why edibles are stronger than other forms of cannabis; what happens when you overconsume on edibles; and how long do they last? Read on to learn more.
The Edibles Dosage Chart by mg of THC
To help you determine how much THC you want in your edibles, we’ve compiled a dosage chart by milligrams of THC. The chart is based on averages from several studies and forums, but as with any scientific data, it’s not perfect. Your body size and metabolism may affect how much THC affects you.
|Medium||10-30 mg||Strong Euphoria|
|High||30+ mg||Very Strong Euphoria|
The dose level at which you start feeling effects will vary widely from person to person depending on their tolerance level and personal experience with cannabis products — but this chart should be a good starting point for anyone who wants to try out cannabis edibles for the first time.
What Are Cannabis Edibles?
Cannabis edibles are food products infused with cannabis. Cannabis extracts, in the form of THC or CBD is added to baked goods or confectionery and that results in a cannabis edible, ready to consume.
Edibles are a great way to medicate because they don’t have to be smoked, and this makes them more discreet than smoking flower or vape pens. They also take longer for your body to process than smoking does, so you’ll feel the effects much more strongly if you choose a cannabis edible over another method of consumption!
There are many brands out there that make tasty and potent edibles including Sofa King Good Bakery (300mg THC brownie and cereal bars), Euphoria Extractions (full spectrum cannabis chocolate bars, shatter chews and chocolate shatter bombs), Pineapple Express Meds (edible THC and CBD gummies) and Willo Wellness (gummies). CAFE offers our patrons access to these brands, as well as other excellent brands such as Kush Kitchen and Stellar Edibles. Stellar recently launched an exciting new line of high potency THC Distillate infused chocolate and gummies, with dosages hitting 1000mg and beyond!
CAFE carries some of the most popular edibles brands in Canada, across a range of products such as delicious cookies, brownies and gummies made with high quality ingredients like organic butter and sugar. Our selection of THC-infused treats are sure to please any palate! You can find our edibles at any CAFE store, or get them HERE at our online store.
How Are Edibles Different From Other Forms Of Cannabis?
Edibles are a more concentrated form of cannabis, so they can be quite potent. Due to the fact that you’re going to be eating it and not smoking it, edibles take longer to kick in than other forms of cannabis. This is because they go through digestion first before being absorbed into the bloodstream.
Edibles are more discreet to consume than smoking or vaping. You’re able to consume it quietly, and without any smoke or vapor, no one will know that you’re getting high! However you want to be careful with edibles, because consuming too much can make your high too intense, which may affect your behaviour in social situations.
Why Should I Use Edibles?
It is easy to understand why you might want to use edibles, but perhaps you are wondering what makes them so special.
In a nutshell: they are a great way to get high. If you’re seeking a mellow experience that still allows you to function as normal (if not better), edibles may be for you! They are a great option for those that want to consume cannabis, but prefer not to smoke in an effort to protect their lungs. Edibles provide another route of ingestion which allows users more control over their dosing by titrating it over time—you can take just one or two bites and feel the effects slowly build up throughout the day.
Additionally, edibles offer some benefits in terms of potency and selection that aren’t available with other methods of consumption (i.e., dabbing). For example, some hard-to-find flower strains might be discovered in an edible form such as gummies and candies. The packaging on edible products typically contains information about what’s inside, the total amount of THC displayed as a percentage and how much THC can be expected per dose, or per piece within the package. At CAFE, we are especially particular about ensuring all of the packaging on our products meet our stringent standards in terms of transparency and responsible use. You can be sure that all of our edible products come in packaging that clearly displays content, and usage information.
For those concerned about sugar intake and wanting to avoid baked goods and confectionery, we advise trying out cannabis infusions by Wesley Tea. These are premium THC, CBD and 1:1 extracts in MCT oil. Those using such a product would use the included dropper to measure out exactly how much cannabis they wish to use, and then add it to whatever food or beverage they like. This way, the individual has complete control over their cannabis edible content, and can consume it in a manner that is best suited for them.
The Onset Time Of Edibles
The onset time of edibles is the amount of time it takes for you to feel the effects. This should be taken into consideration when deciding what type of edible to consume, as well as how much you should eat at once. For example, if you have a busy schedule and don’t have time to wait around or plan ahead, it would be best to avoid edibles with longer onset times. The same applies if you’re looking for an immediate high that won’t last long—some people prefer edibles like this because they hit fast and disappear just as quickly. Here are some common types of onsets:
- Slow Onset Edibles: These are generally taken at night or when one is home alone so there’s no pressure on yourself to do anything else immediately after eating them. They typically take about an hour before kicking in fully but can last up until four hours after ingestion (or longer if combined with other substances). Some examples include chocolate bars (milk chocolate contains more THC than dark chocolate), brownies (using oil instead of butter has been known to speed up absorption), cookies, gummies (these will kick in faster because they’re such small pieces).
- Fast Onset Edibles: These are ideal if you’re looking for a high that kicks in quickly and lasts only 20-40 minutes. These edibles usually contain more fat than other types of edibles so they absorb into the bloodstream more quickly. Examples include hard candy, gummy bears, lollipops, and brownies using oil instead of butter.
The best way to avoid an unpleasant experience with edibles is to start low and go slow. If you’re not sure how much THC is in the edible, ask your budtender!
How Long Do The Effects Last?
How long the effects of edibles last depends on several factors, including your tolerance and body weight. The effects can last anywhere from 1-6 hours and up depending on the amount consumed. If you’re new to cannabis, start with one small dose that won’t cause any side effects—and then wait at least two hours before consuming more!
Why Are Edibles More Potent Than Smoking Or Vaping?
When you smoke or vape marijuana, the effects are felt almost instantly. You can feel high within minutes, and the feeling is typically short-lived.
But when you eat edibles, it’s a different story. The effects of edibles are delayed, meaning that it may be hours before you feel anything—and once those effects kick in (usually about an hour after eating), they last much longer than smoking or vaping would produce. In addition to these factors being different from those associated with smoking or vaping marijuana, the intensity and duration of the high experienced can vary greatly depending on what type of edible was consumed and how much was taken at one time.
Can You Overdose On Edibles?
Getting high on edibles is not something to worry about. In fact, getting high is the goal of eating them!
But if you do want to know what can happen if you eat too many weed edibles and how to avoid it, we’ve got you covered.
If you’re feeling extra paranoid about whether or not eating too much marijuana will hurt your body in any way (or just curious about it), read on.
How To Counteract Overconsumption Of Edibles
If you’ve overindulged on edibles, there are a few ways to counteract the effects.
If you feel anxious or paranoid, try these:
- Distract yourself with relaxing music or a favorite game.
- Drink water (but not too much).
- Get some fresh air or exercise. This can help clear your head and get rid of any lingering paranoia that may have come along with overconsumption.
- Try a few pulls of Herb Angels 1:1 CBD:THC Vape to experience immediate onset and then followed with CBD Gummies or tinctures
If none of these options work for you, then consider taking a nap until the effects wear off completely—it’s much better than having an entire day ruined by consuming too much THC! If all else fails, chew on some peppercorn balls while waiting out the high; they can help ease anxiety caused by ingesting too many TCHs (tetrahydrocannabinol), which are also known as cannabinoids because they’re found in marijuana plants like OG Kush.
Why Don’t I Feel The Effects Of Cannabis?
Many people who are new to cannabis edibles experience a delay in feeling the effects of their first dose, so don’t worry if you aren’t feeling anything right away. Some people just need a little more time than others to feel the effects of THC and other cannabinoids. If it’s been over an hour since you ate your edible and nothing has happened, try getting up and walking around or going for a jog. Inhaling some fresh air is often enough to kickstart absorption by your digestive system. If that doesn’t work, try eating another dose of your edible; this could help get things moving faster (though be careful not to eat too much at once—you don’t want an unpleasant experience).
If waiting doesn’t work out for you, it might be time for some experimentation with different strains or dosages! There are dozens upon dozens of cannabis strains on the market today—and each one has its own unique effects based on how much THC and CBD it contains along with other types of concentrates like THC Distillate vs Full Spectrum THC Oil. So if one strain isn’t doing anything for you after half an hour…try another one!
How Do You Make Cannabis Edibles?
If you’ve never made weed edibles before, they can seem intimidating. But they’re actually quite easy to make at home! Any food or drink can become an edible.
Cannabis edibles are made by cooking with cannabis. This can be done in few ways:
- You could grind up some bud or plant and add it to recipes as you would any other oil or butter.
- Youu can heat fats like butter or oil with bud or plant, then strain out the solids so that all you’re left with is a more potent butter/oil for adding to recipes.
- or, in a slow cooker, saucepan or double boiler (to gently heat your butter/oil and weed) -An airtight container for storing your finished edibles (like a mason jar)
These days, it’s easier than ever to make your own weed edibles at home! Nowadays you can save yourself from having to find clean buds or plants (or worry about them drying out) and instead add active concentrates directly into any recipe, spray it on salads or use as an instant infusion tea (by dropping Tinctures to any hot tea).
CAFE offers cannabis oils and concentrates in liquid form and easy to measure into recipes with products like Wesley Tea Infusions, Herb Angels Infusions, Cannfusions Budter, Euphoria Extractions Chocolate Bars, and Zillionaire THC Distillate in Syringes.
Tips For A Good Experience
- Start with a small dose.
- Start with an edible that contains a low amount of THC.
- Eat an edible that has high CBD and low THC, if possible.
- Take your time, don’t eat too much at once.
- Eat slowly and wait for the effects to kick in (about 1 hour).
Find the right weed edibles for you
- Know your tolerance level.
- Choose the right dosage.
- Start with a low dosage and work your way up until you find what works best for you.
- Make sure it’s lab tested, backed by a reputable brand, and safe to consume before eating it (for example: don’t eat weed that’s been sprayed with pesticides).
- Make sure that you’re in a safe environment when consuming any edible—you don’t want to get too high while driving or doing anything else that could put yourself or others in danger!
No matter what your level of experience, there is a great variety of cannabis edibles available to help you enjoy the experience. You can find the right dosage for your body and the right type of edible for your needs. If you’re new to using edibles or just want something that tastes better than smoking or vaping, then these tips will help make sure your first time goes smoothly!