Before consuming an edible, it is important to understand how cannabis-infused gummies work. The effects of edible consumption can vary depending on the person. However, those who are new to edibles should be cautious when trying them out for the first time.
WHAT ARE CANNABIS GUMMIES?
Cannabis gummies are a type of cannabis edible. Edibles come in a variety of different food products and contain either one or both of marijuana’s active ingredients – CBD and THC. Using gummies infused with cannabis is a great way to lower stress, anxiety, improve your sleep, and relieve pain.
HOW DO CANNABIS INFUSED GUMMIES WORK?
Gummies infused with cannabis work by being digested, and then become metabolized by the liver. After the liver metabolizes them, they will reach your brain. This is why edibles take so long to kick in versus smoking or vaping. Edibles can take about two hours to kick in, and smoking hits instantly.
When you smoke or vape, the lungs metabolize the cannabinoids and reach your brain through your bloodstream. When you consume an edible, you should expect the effects to last anywhere from 6-12 hours or sometimes the day after eating edibles.
The length of the cannabis gummies’ effects can differ from person to person. This depends on meal timing, dosage, lifestyle, and your genetic makeup. When consuming gummies or any other edibles, expect to feel a body high, head high, and feelings of euphoria.
Pros of Edible Gummies vs. Vaping/Smoking
- No smoke inhalation
- Discreet way to consume cannabis
- Long-lasting effects
- Potentially stronger per dose
Cons of Edible Gummies vs. Vaping/Smoking
- Waiting period for effects to kick in
- Gummies can be mistaken for a normal snack
HOW TO DOSE CANNABIS GUMMIES?
If you are new to using edibles, it is wise to start low with your cannabis gummies dosage. This is because you have not yet built up a tolerance for the consumption of edibles, and your body might react differently than you would expect. When starting out with cannabis gummies, start with between 1mg and 3mg.
This will allow you to get a feel for how your body will handle a higher dose. Eventually, you can work your way up to 10mg, which is a lot. When purchasing gummies at a dispensary, ask the budtender to recommend which dose will work best for you.
WHAT HAPPENS IF YOU CONSUME TOO MUCH?
If you consume too much cannabis from an edible, do not worry. No matter how much cannabis you consume, it will not be fatal like overconsumption of alcohol. The feeling of having too much can last for several hours, but the effects will wear off as time goes on. To calm down, try changing your environment and turning down any loud music.
Focus on something you enjoy, like a TV show, to help distract you from how your body is feeling. While doing things to help distract your mind, drink some water and reassure yourself that everything will be fine. If you do feel like something is wrong and feel physically ill, it is a good idea to consult a doctor or medical professional.
TYPES OF GUMMIES
There are a variety of cannabis gummy bears to choose from at Embarc. Tangie Gummies are a Sativa dominant strain that is a mix of California Orange and Skunk-1.
This gummy offers a relaxed and euphoric effect while giving off a tangerine aroma. Another favorite Sativa gummy is the Raspberry Gummy. The Raspberry Gummies create energizing and euphoric experiences to help keep you focused.
An Indica dominant gummy is the Marionberry gummy. Being that this type of gummy is an Indica, it will help you unwind and feel relaxed.
All gummies at Embarc are made from real fruit, which makes them taste delicious. Moondrop Grape is another great Indica gummy. This one truly tastes just like a grape but sweeter. It will make your mouth water and help you feel relaxed.
If you want to try something that is in between a Sativa and an Indica gummy, consider trying a hybrid gummy. Huckleberry Hybrid Gummies are ideal for creating a sense of happiness and cheerfulness. They generally will help ease your mind, help you feel relaxed, and will stimulate your mind.