What is a CBD edible?
The world of CBD edibles and other pot products is constantly growing and evolving. With the shadow of illegality still hovering over it, exposure to new products and safer consumer consumption is downplayed. So, here is a quick beginners guide that should help you confidently buy your first edible and have a pleasant experience.
CBD and THC edibles are a class of products that contain an extract from the cannabis plant. THC is the high inducing extract where as CBD isn’t. Both deliver relatively similar health benefits but which extract you buy truly depends on you goals, wants, and needs. THC is really divided into two classes, sativa and indica. Sativa delivers more of an energetic, bubbly, or functional high, whereas indica will deliver the classic “stoner” high that is relatively mellower, more relaxed, and sedated. CBD on the other hand is the non-high inducing cousin to THC that can help with high blood pressure, stress, anxiety, and different types of pain. Both THC and CBD can be taken separately or together based on the your body’s responses to each of the extracts.
A CBD edible or THC edible like chocolate edibles is just the edible mixed into oil that is used in the baking process. So, anything that you can think of that could use oil as an ingredient could also contain CBD or THC. Edibles are primarily sweet like chocolate edibles, cookies, brownies, gummies, and even nut bars. However, there is a small but growing assortment of savory edibles.
What should I buy for my first time?
But what do you get if it is your first time? The first piece of advice is to always go through a reputable dispensary. They will have a wealth of knowledge. However, if you are buying off line then read reviews of the brands and trust your gut when picking something out. For your first time it is impossible to know how your body will react to the THC or CBD. Generally, edibles take more time to kick in as compared to a joint and can last longer.
Start off with a low does. You don’t want to have a bad first experience and never want to try it again. Many states (including Colorado) are recommending 10mg for a first dose. You can buy packs of ten pieces with 10mg each. What to get entirely depends on your taste. Cookie fiend? Grab a cookie. More into the gummies? There are plenty of those as well. Love chocolate? Grab one of the many chocolate edibles.
I bought some chocolate edibles, now what?
Once you are ready you should always make sure you are in a comfortable and familiar place. On the off chance you have a bad experience you want to be somewhere safe and secure. Have plenty of water around and get ready to smile and be happy. Confidently take your CBD edibles or THC edibles with friends so you can share the experience. Try to write down or remember how that particular brand and dose affected you. Next time you can either change or increase depending on your desired results.