– Are you new to edibles and have some questions? You’ve come to the right place. Some of the most common questions that we get about using edibles is of course, what is the difference between eating and smoking cannabis? Is one better than the other? And how do I shop for edibles? To answer your questions keep watching and make sure to download our free resource down below. (gentle music) Edibles are foods infused with cannabis such as gummies, cookies, brownies, chocolates and candies. Cannabis can also be used in everyday cooking. Effects can take up to two hours to feel since the food must be digested and then pass through the liver to be put to work.
Sometimes I’ve even heard of it taking four. Since it passes through the liver, the product will be stronger. And for this reason I suggest starting with a lower dose. It is better to have little to no effects than to have too much. The benefit of using an edible is that the effects are deeper, felt more in the body and will last longer. About six to eight hours, this can be really beneficial for getting a good night’s sleep or getting through the day with a lower dose of strong pain meds.
The drawback is that it takes longer to kick in. I highly recommend resisting the urge to take more before feeling the effects. The downside to taking too much is the possibility of high anxiety, excessive paranoia and a rapid heart rate. Cannabis does not affect your primary bodily functions, such as your heart rate or brain function. So no death to overdose has ever been recorded. You can just stop worrying about that right now. Here in Canada, you could currently purchase a single package with a dose of 10 milligrams. If you have never taken edibles before, this is a safe amount for a beginner. Health Canada has chosen to limit the amount to protect consumers from accidentally ingesting too much. If you are wanting to go slower, purchase a package which has multiple units of smaller doses such as a five pack of gummies that are each two milligrams. I like to take edibles in two different situations. Small amounts throughout the day to maintain a pain free happy day and a higher knock me out dose at night that helps me sleep. During the day, I enjoy the two milligram gummies slowly one at a time, and then an hour before bed I’ll take a 10 milligram chocolate to help me get a good night’s sleep.
Now let’s talk about smoking cannabis. I’m gonna stick with the idea of smoking cannabis flower which is the most simple and probably most well known method although there are many, many other ways to smoke cannabis. Traditionally, cannabis has been smoked by rolling it into a joint or cigarette or packing it into the bowl of a pipe. The benefit to this method of ingestion is that the effects are usually felt immediately. This is beneficial for someone with a severe palsy or seizures, people with extreme pain or someone suffering from panic or high anxiety. Since the effects are felt quickly, a smaller amount can be used. Now the disadvantage to smoking is that the effects can wear off quickly. So although the user is only consuming a small amount, they have to continue several times throughout the day. Smoking creates more of a euphoric head-high compared to the body-high felt with edibles. Now I hope that this video has helped you make an informed decision about cannabis, whether you’re eating it or smoking it.
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