A First Timer's Guide to THC Edibles

Being a first-time cannabis consumer, whether you enjoy it recreationally or medicinally, can be quite an intimidating task. No two people react the same when they consume THC, and there is a lot of conflicting data on what the 'right' way to ingest edibles is. However, with the proliferation of THC edible products on the market today, many newbies are given a wide selection of options for consumption — which is both overwhelming and confusing. Here is a guide that will ease you in.

Edible Dosages

The first thing to understand is that there's no such thing as a one-size-fits-all dose in edibles. You can't just eat an entire cookie and expect to feel the same effect as someone else who ate half. That's because your body weight, metabolism, and other factors will play a role in how much THC you can tolerate.

Side Effects

If you're new to edibles, the kind of high you get from THC can be a little different from smoking or vaping. This is because when THC is absorbed into your bloodstream through your stomach, it's metabolized differently than when it's inhaled through your lungs.

You might feel more body comfort and relaxed than you would after smoking or vaping. Dizziness and lightheadedness are potential side effects, as well as dry mouth. Some people experience an increase in heart rate and blood pressure when they consume THC edibles. If you have high blood pressure or any cardiovascular issues, be sure to consult with a doctor before trying them out.

Tips for Consuming Edibles for the First Time

Edibles are a great alternative to smoking and can be an excellent way to consume cannabis. However, the effects tend to take longer to kick in than when you smoke, so it's important to know what you're doing as a first time edible user. Here are some tips for consuming edibles for the first time.

Start Slow, Then Wait

The biggest mistake that people make when consuming edibles for the first time is eating too much too quickly. If you're new to edible consumption, it's important to remember that it takes time for the THC in cannabis to kick in — and when it does, it can take several hours for its effects to wear off. So don't be afraid to take small bites and wait at least an hour before taking another one.

Start on a Day When You Have No Responsibilities

If you're new to edible consumption and feel as though you might need some help getting through your first experience with cannabis-infused food products, we recommend starting on a day when you have nothing going on except eating delicious snacks or meals infused with THC or CBD. This will give you the freedom to experiment without the added pressure of having other obligations.

Don't Mix With Alcohol

Alcohol is known to slow down the absorption of THC, which means that it can take longer for you to feel the full effects of your edible. When combined with cannabis, alcohol can also increase your chances of having an unpleasant experience or getting too high.

Consume in a Safe Space

Edibles are best enjoyed in a safe, comfortable environment where you will not be distracted by activities or people who might make you feel uncomfortable or anxious. You should also avoid using edibles when driving or operating heavy machinery as they may impair judgment or movement abilities.

Read the Label

The first thing you should do before eating edibles is read the label. The label will tell you everything you need to know about your edible, including how much CBD it contains, what type of THC it has, and more.

CBD edibles are typically labeled with a percentage of CBD content, so be sure to look for this information on the packaging. If there is no percentage listed on the package, then it likely contains little to no CBD.

Try cannabis infused edibles like our Milk Chocolate Minis and Buttercream Caramels that have been precisely measured and infused in the 1:1 Ratio of (Delta 9 and CBD) to ensure a balanced effect.

How Long Does It Take Before the Effects of Edibles Kick In?

Edibles usually kick in anywhere between 30 minutes and an hour after consumption. With edibles, the effects are felt more slowly than with smoking or vaping. The process begins when you consume an edible, which means that you have to wait for the THC to enter your bloodstream before it can be absorbed by your brain and begin to take effect. A number of factors can affect this process, including:

  • Weight
  • Metabolism
  • Height

If you're someone that doesn't want to smoke or vape and still wants to use cannabis, edibles can be a great way to medicate without inhaling. Our edibles at XITE are made with a balanced 1:1 ratio of Delta 9 and CBD for an even more comfortable edible experience. Remember to avoid the mistake of taking too much, which usually results in an uncomfortable experience. To ensure a pleasant experience, follow this guide for first-time edible users and shop XITE Edibles.  .