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How to get those mouthwatering edibles to kick in faster

Published May 28, 2019 11:21 a.m. ET
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When you are planning to indulge in a little infused edible treat, sometimes the waiting period seems too long. Then comes the question, is there anything I can do to speed up the procedure? You are not alone in asking that question, and manufacturers of your marijuana edibles have recognized this and are producing edibles that have a faster reaction time than the traditional ones.

If you indulge in your treat on an empty stomach, the goodies will enter your blood stream quicker. Remember, that if this is your first-time consuming edibles, make sure that you have something in your stomach. This way, the adventure will not be too intense.

Perhaps you would like to drink your cannabis. This method will also allow you to reap the benefits more quickly. Liquids pass through your digestive track much quicker than any solid food does.

Metabolism plays a role in the digestion and results of consuming edibles. If you have a fast metabolism, you will experience the effects much quicker. If you are a frequent flyer than you need to increase your metabolism to continue having the effects that you are looking for. This, however, is not a simple, quick fix. To increase your metabolism, you must commit to a healthy lifestyle that includes working out at the gym regularly, getting enough sleep, and eating a healthy diet.

There is some research that states when caffeine is included with your edible, this could help to temporarily increase your metabolism. So, try to add a nice cup of java or even green tea while you enjoy your marijuana edible.

Perhaps you may consider different alternatives for your edibles to react faster. Tinctures placed under your tongue (sublingually) will hit you quickly. This is a great alternative for the consumer who does not like smoking or is looking for a method of quick absorption.

CBD edibles are usually used for medicinal effects. The edibles or beverages using CBD as the primary component do not make you “high.” These products do not have the psychoactive abilities and are often referred to as hemp products.

Adding CBD to your edibles will assist in numerous medical conditions, such as:

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• Pain relief
• Relaxation
• Stress
• Anxiety
• Inflammation
• Nausea

THC edibles are primarily used for recreational purposes and provide feelings of:

• Euphoria
• Sensitivity to light, sound, and touch
• Can alter the sense of time
• Hallucinations

Keep in mind that for an enjoyable experience while indulging in your marijuana edibles take time to read the packaging. THC/CBD content should be marked on the packaging. A standard dose on most edible servings is 10 mg. The inexperienced user should perhaps start with half of that, wait about an hour then take another 5 mg if necessary. This will provide you with a base for enjoying your CBD/THC edibles.

You are enjoying your edibles while out is a great experience. Just be mindful of over consuming, larger doses are best kept for the cozy home environment.

If you find you have over done it with the edibles, relax you will be ok, try to sleep it off. No one has died from consuming marijuana edibles.

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