Edible products like cannabutter, oils, candies and brownies are a wonderful way to use weed. Decarboxylated, or baked, cannabis can be added to just about any meal, allowing you to ingest the product without having to smoke it. But how can you predict the potency of what you’re about to consume?
Testing the potency of edibles is actually harder than you may think. The labels on the products are generally inaccurate as the testing process is so difficult. Edibles usually hit people a little harder as they are eaten and not smoked, so before you pop some in your mouth, it’s a good idea to figure out what the effects on your body and mind will be.
Here are some factors that will affect the potency of your edibles.
- Your size: The general rule of thumb is, the bigger you are, the more it takes.
- Your environment: Before eating edibles, make sure you feel comfortable in your surroundings, and can stay comfortable for a few hours as you may be there for a while.
- Your mood: Consider your state of mind before eating anything containing THC as it will enhance what you are feeling.
- Your tolerance: Is this your first time with weed or are you a regular user? Seasoned smokers or people that consume pot on a regular basis will not feel the effects as much and may need more.
- Your strain: What kind of cannabis is in the edible you’re consuming? If you know, and have used it before, you may be able to better predict your outcome.
If you are testing your edibles, make sure you take only ¼ – ½ of the recommended serving, and then wait for 1.5 – 2 hours to see how you feel. If you don’t feel like you’re getting enough out of it before then, try to wait it out as it can sometimes take a couple of hours to feel the full effects.
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