When Colorado legalized marijuana consumption for adults in 2012, even the major manufacturers of marijuana-infused foodstuffs couldn’t have predicted the overwhelming increase in demand for their products.
In fact, the explosion of marijuana-infused edibles even stunned state officials, making it one of the biggest surprises for those involved in the marijuana industry during the first year of legal recreational marijuana sales in Colorado.
But unfortunately for the marijuana legalization movement, the news media focuses on the negative aspects of edibles by pointing out the few documented incidents where individuals have consumed too much at one time and report having a horrible experience.
And as more states begin to change their laws regarding the recreational consumption of marijuana by adults we’re likely to see this trend continue across the nation, so we thought we would list some tips for first-time consumers in order to help educate the public in regards to safely consuming marijuana-infused food products.
1-Start with One Serving!
If you’re new to consuming edibles or haven’t tried them for a long period of time, it’s best to start with a low-dose or single serving product until your familiar with how these types of products will affect you.
After you’ve taken an initial low-dose or single serving, it’s best to wait until it kicks in before choking down another portion. Please keep in mind that depending on an individual’s body chemistry (metabolism), edibles can take anywhere from 30 minutes to 2 hours or even longer take full effect. So try to be unwearied and wait it out before taking more.
Until you fully understand how edibles will affect you, it’s best to refrain from mixing an edible with that of alcohol or prescribed medications. For those of you that do take doctor prescribed medicines, it’s best to check with your doctor to make sure consuming edibles won’t cause you to have an undesirable reaction.
4-Keep Your Edibles Out of Reach!
It may sound like a no-brainer, but you might be surprised how many folks leave their marijuana-infused products out in the open, especially where kids can get to them. And it’s these types of incidents that put edibles in the negative spotlight of the news media outlets. So, if we take the necessary steps these types of situations can be mostly avoided. Be sure to keep your edibles away from children, pets or anyone under the legal consuming age of 21. And it’s always a smart move to keep those products in their original packaging so no one mistakes it for non-medicated food.
Consume with care because it’s always better to be safe than sorry!
Please share these tips with your friends circle in order to help us educate those that may not be aware!