If you've heard about the enjoyable experience that some of your friends have had with cannabis edibles, you might be ready to partake in this product yourself. Instead of asking for a bite from a friend, a better option is to visit your local cannabis dispensary and begin the process of learning about edibles. There's a lot that you can learn, but the right salesperson can make this experience informative and help you to make the right decision about what to buy and experiment with. Here are some questions that you may wish to ask at the recreational cannabis dispensary.
What's Suitable for My Tolerance?
Everyone has a different level of tolerance when it comes to consuming cannabis, including when it's in edible form. When you ask this question, your salesperson will want to know a number of things about you—for example, you'll be asked how often you've consumed cannabis, in what forms, and how you react to it. Other things, including your physical stature, can also influence your tolerance. The salesperson will likely recommend starting with edibles that have a low THC content so that how you react to these products will be controlled.
How Do Edibles Compare to Smoking?
Perhaps you've had little to no experience with cannabis over the course of your life, or maybe you've smoked cannabis cigarettes on several occasions. It's important to know that your body typically reacts differently to cannabis in the edible form, so asking your local dispensary's salesperson about how edibles compare to smoking can be helpful and informative. Different edibles, especially when they have different dosages, affect the user differently. The salesperson will recommend a product to you based on how you've reacted from smoking cannabis.
How Should I Consume Them?
There's a right way and a wrong way to consume cannabis edibles, and these methods can vary from product to product. An uninformed beginner may pop a few cannabis gummies in quick succession, for example, and then be unprepared for how these products affect him or her. Your salesperson will talk to you about a safe and responsible way to consume edibles. Generally, this involves taking a small dosage and then waiting for a while to see how your body reacts. Cannabis edibles can take different lengths of time until you're aware of them, so you want to take a slow, steady approach, especially when you're new to this type of product.