Chocolate obviously tastes good, but you need to make sure that you’re not overdoing it when it comes to the cannabis edibles you consume. Here are some things to keep in mind when it comes to responsible consumption around cannabis edibles.
Onset of effects
Because cannabis edibles are processed through your gut and liver, it takes a little longer for their effects to kick in. It can take anywhere from 30 minutes to 2 hours for you to feel the effects of a cannabis edible, which is why it’s so important to start low and go slow.
Duration of effects
Once you start feeling the effects of a cannabis edible, they can last up to 12 hours. In some cases, the effects can last as long as 24 hours, so make sure you’ve got enough time set aside to ride out whatever effects come your way.
How much can I possess at a time?
The carry limit is still 30 g of dried cannabis or the equivalent in other formats. Every cannabis edible label must indicate the equivalent of that product to dried cannabis. Use this when calculating your limit.
Store away from kids and pets
Chocolate is appealing to everyone, but cannabis-infused chocolate and all other cannabis edibles are ONLY for adults. Make sure your cannabis edibles are kept locked up and out of the reach of kids and pets.
Cannabis edibles aren’t necessarily a new thing...people have been making them for years. But here’s the thing: cannabis edibles purchased on the illicit market have nowhere near the amount of safety regulations as those purchased legally. There’s no consistency in terms of how much THC or CBD is in each product, not to mention other nasty additives they might throw in there. Purchasing cannabis edibles from the legal market is the only way to go.
Don’t drive high
This is crucial. Do not drive high. Ever.