Rolling Up Guide to Edibles in California
Edibles used to be just the humble pot brownie, but times have definitely changed. You can find edibles in the form of gummies, chocolate bars, cookies, spreads, and even beverages. As cannabis legislation makes weed legal, opportunities for innovation and sophistication continue to grow. At Rolling Up, our selection appeals to every cannabis consumer in Southern California. Whether you’re a first timer or enthusiast, we have created a helpful guide on how to navigate the world of edibles as well as its side effects.
What are the most common types of edibles?
Cannabis gummies, infused baked goods, tinctures, and beverages are some of the common types of edibles that you’ll find on our website. Edibles are passed through the gastrointestinal tract, which means it takes longer to process, so be careful on how much you dose if you’re a first time user.
Cannabis beverages have become increasingly popular through soda, sparkling water, juices, fruit drinks, and more. Since it is in liquid form, it passes through the system a lot faster. Many people gravitate towards drinks because they tend to deliver full effects in 15 minutes.
Tinctures date back to thousands of years. Cannabis tinctures are alcohol based cannabis extracts - essentially cannabis infused alcohol. It’s a great entry point for anyone looking to reap the benefits without smoking. Tinctures are usually taken by putting a few drops underneath your tongue. In addition, tinctures can be incorporated in juices, ice cream, soups, gelatin, salad dressing, and more.
What edible should I try if it’s my first time?
Go for the high (or relief) you’re seeking. If you’re intimidated by the cookie or brownie, choose gummies or hard candies for something different.
What are the side effects to edibles?
The side effects are dependent on type and dosage. THC is synthesized into 11-hydroxy-THC when it is absorbed through the digestive system - it’s far more potent than the delta-9-THC after vaping or smoking weed. We suggest that you wait 1.5-2 hours before redosing. Better yet, wait a day or more to up your dosage and find what makes you most comfortable. Eat, relax, drink water while you wait. Always listen to your body.
Edibles, especially in high doses can lead to anxiety. A method for reducing anxiety is to take CBD or L-theanine before taking an edible. You might not get high the first 1-3 times. It is a commonly reported occurrence. Try a low dosage before diving into 5mg, you might be taking the perfect amount but your tolerance hasn’t been able to properly kick it in.
Expect a longer high
It’s much more potent to ingest weed than it is to smoke it, which means that it will stay in your body for much longer. Edibles bind to fat in the body which means that the effects may not wear off for 8 or even 10 hours.
Should I eat before consuming an edible?
It’s advisable to eat a snack before you take an edible. Having food in your stomach affects the absorption time. It’s good to have snacks on hand because it’s easy to get carried away with having more than one gummy or brownie.
Are edibles good for first time consumers?
Edibles have a long history of being inconsistent. With today’s dosing regulations in mind, the possibility of an edible induced panic is slim. We want you to have the best experience possible, so if you’re looking to learn more you can always reach out to us with questions.
Every body processes the same amount of THC differently so there isn’t a one-size-fits-all equation. Read the doses on the package carefully and go with the “start low and go slow” method for the best experience.