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Edibles Not Kicking In? Here’s Why

Premium cannabis-infused edibles could be the answer to your search if you're used to smoking marijuana and want a tasty alternative that will address some of your concerns. It can be difficult to choose from the many options available.

You should be aware that the high you experience from smoking a preroll is completely different from the high of an edible. Smoking and eating cannabis can have different effects on the body. You may initially be disappointed if you do not approach this with an opened mind.

It takes longer to feel the effects of edibles than it does when smoking cannabis. New edible users are often confused by the long wait to feel effects, or the fact that their dose is too small. There are many reasons you might not feel anything after eating your edibles.




The Body Digests Cannabis Differently

Inhaling cannabis into the lungs through smoking or vaping causes the bloodstream to absorb all active compounds including THC. The THC then travels directly to the brain. Our bodies contain an endocannabinoid, a system that consists of neurotransmitters which regulates functions like sleep and mood. CB1 receptors are also present. These receptors cause the body to feel a high when THC is consumed. This is a very immediate reaction to the drug.

Edibles are an entirely different species. The body processes an edible in a completely different manner. You first consume the edible, and then the body absorbs it slowly through the intestines. The edible then travels to the liver. It is then absorbed into the bloodstream, and goes on to travel throughout the body. The liver transforms THC into 11-hydroxy THC. This compound is generally more intoxicating. The process is slower but may give you a more potent high.

You may not feel anything when you eat something.


You are not waiting long enough

Due to the metabolism rate of the individual, it can take up to 45 minutes or two hours before you feel any effects. Patience is the key to eating edibles. You should wait patiently to see how you will feel in a few hours.


You didn't take enough

You have waited for two and a quarter hours, and nothing has happened? You probably didn't take the right dosage in this case. If you've never eaten an edible, it's best to start low and gradually increase the dose. The psychoactive effects usually begin to take effect after 3mg THC. You may experience the effects of this dosage for up to four hours. You should not eat any more food if you do not wait at least 2 and a 1/2 hours. Otherwise, you could consume too much.

It is essential to read the label on the edible before deciding how much to dose. A Dreamland Chocolate has ten doses of THC, each at 10mg. You have to be very careful when it comes to dosing. Don't panic if you have too much . Drink water and grab some snacks. You will have to wait.


Empty Stomach

Don't assume that a full stomach means you will feel stronger or metabolize faster. You are better off eating fatty foods with your edibles.

A non-harmful edible can help you relax and self-medicate. You should consider trying an edible as a good alternative to vaping or smoking. You will not only get the high you want, but also enjoy the taste. You can view our menu in full here, and select your delivery option.


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