So, you decided to eat your medical cannabis instead of smoking it, and your lungs thank you. But how do you know how much to consume? And what do you do if you eat too much? Check out this guide to consuming cannabis activated medibles:
- Go Slow – When trying any medible, start with half of the lowest recommended dose. Evergreen Herbal medibles list the amount of delta-9-THC (the psychoactive compound found in cannabis) on each package so patients can easily discern how much THC they are consuming. Also, taking medication on an empty stomach can intensify effects. Remember that every patient is unique. Find a dose that works for you.
- Patience Is A Virtue – Medibles have a delayed reaction unlike smoking cannabis. When you consume a medible, the delta-9-THC travels through your digestive system and makes its way to your liver. Your liver then forms a potent metabolite called 11-OH-THC. This metabolite accounts for the different feeling you get from consuming cannabis vs smoking it. So, while you are waiting to feel your medible, your body is hard at work transforming the beneficial cannabinoids into bioavailable compounds. Give yourself time to feel the full effects of the medible. We recommend waiting a minimum of 75 minutes before consuming another portion. If necessary consume another small portion and wait at least one more hour. It is better to not feel the medible your first time than to overmedicate.
- Overmedicating – Consuming too much medical cannabis is a common occurrence among medical cannabis patients and can result in hallucinations and acute anxiety. If you feel you have taken too much cannabis, remain calm. Find a safe and comfortable place to relax. Try consuming food and stay hydrated. Most importantly, know that the feelings will pass with time and that cannabis is non-toxic.
Evergreen Herbal provides safe medibles with accurate THC content on the packaging. Every batch of activated cannabis is tested for THC content, so we can ensure our products are consistently dosed. Find the amount that’s right for you!
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