Edibles Not Kicking In? Here’s Why

Edibles Not Kicking In? Here’s Why

If you are used to smoking cannabis and are now looking for a more tasty alternative to tackle some of your health concerns, premium cannabis-infused edibles may be just what you are looking for. There are so many choices available, choosing just one type can be hard. 

It’s important to know that the high you may experience after smoking a pre-roll can be completely different than the high from an edible. There is a difference between smoking and consuming and how the highs work for individuals. If you don’t approach this with an open mind, you may be in for a bit of a disappointment at first. 

Edibles take much longer for users to feel the effects than smoking cannabis. Many new edible users wonder what went wrong because they are not used to the waiting period to feel the effects or their dose was too small. All are possibilities, but here are some other reasons why you may not be feeling anything from your edible experience, to begin with.

There is a Difference in How the Body Digests Cannabis

When cannabis is inhaled into the lungs via smoking or vaping, the bloodstream immediately absorbs all of the active compounds, including the THC. It then has a direct line to the brain. Our bodies have an endocannabinoid system, which is a system of neurotransmitters that helps regulate functions such as sleep and mood. It also has CB1 receptors. These receptors are the reason why the human body experiences a high from the THC. This is an almost immediate response to the drug. 

Edibles are a completely different animal. The body metabolizes an edible in an utterly different way. First off, you consume the edible and the body slowly absorbs it through the intestines. From there, it travels through the liver. There, it gets absorbed by the bloodstream and travels into the rest of the body. The liver converts the THC into another compound known as 11-hydroxy-THC. The good news is that this is more intoxicating than THC, for the most part. Therefore the process is much slower, but it may actually give you more of a potent high.

Here are some reasons why you may not feel anything after trying an edible:

You’re Not Waiting Long Enough

It can take as long as forty-five minutes to two hours to feel anything due to the metabolic rate of the user. The key to consuming an edible is patience. Wait patiently and see how you feel after a couple of hours.  

You Didn’t Take Enough

So, you have waited two and a half hours and still nothing? In this scenario, you probably haven’t taken an appropriate dosage. However, it is better to start with a lower dose and work your way up if you have not consumed an edible before. In the majority of cases, the psychoactive effects will take hold after consuming 3mg of THC. At that dosage, you may feel the effects for four to six hours. Do not eat more if you have not waited at least two and a half hours, as you may consume too much and suffer the consequences.

When thinking about dosing, it is important that you read the label of the edible you intend to consume to understand exactly how to properly dose. For example, a Dreamland Chocolate bar has ten doses, each dosed at 10mg of THC. This means you have to be careful with dosing. If you do have too much, don’t panic, drink water, and grab some snacks. You’re going to have to wait it out.

An Empty Stomach

Do not assume that having an empty stomach will mean it metabolizes quicker or feels stronger. In fact, you are better off eating your edible with fatty foods.

An edible has the potential power to really relax you and allow you to self-medicate in a non-harmful way. If you have not tried an edible, you really should think about it as a viable alternative to smoking or vaping. Not only will you get that high and potential relief you are looking for, but you will enjoy the taste of the edible products we offer. See our full menu here and choose our delivery option.

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