START LOW GO SLOW
While consumption of cannabis is safe when responsibly consumed, since THC is a psychoactive substance, it can still cause feelings of unease if it is overconsumed or used improperly.
When smoking dried flower in any form, if you are new to the process – take one to two puffs and wait 10-15 minutes to feel the effects. Only proceed to consume more if you feel comfortable.
If you are a new consumer, the golden rule is to always start low and go slow. Try a balanced strain with equal levels of THC and CBD. The CBD helps to counteract the effects of the THC.
If you are a seasoned user, but new to the legal market – start with a lower THC percentage. Since black market product is not regulated to state accurate active cannabinoid levels, the product you receive in the legal market might be much stronger.
EDIBLES, OILS AND CAPSULES
With edibles, again the golden rule applies: start low and go slow. Since the cannabinoids are processed by the liver, the high is longer and stronger, and you won’t feel the effects for approximately one hour post-consumption. It’s important to note this so you do not double dose while waiting for the edible to take effect.
Remember, oils and capsules are processed the same as edibles, as they are the same product just without the extra tasty ingredients.
For edibles, oils and capsules we recommend the following doses to start:
· People with no cannabis experience whatsoever should opt for a low dose: 5mg of THC per serving
· Those who are beginners with some cannabis experience should use 5mg of THC per serving
· Experienced users can increase the dose to 10mg of THC which is the limit per package
· Advanced users can increase their serving size to 20mg of THC or above
VAPE PENS, CARTRIDGES AND CONCENTRATES
For vape pens, cartridges and concentrates, it’s important to note the potency of these products. If you are unfamiliar, follow the same steps as you would with flower. Take one to two puffs and wait 10-15 minutes to feel the effects. Only proceed if you feel comfortable.
A FINAL WORD OF ADVICE
If you consume too much, the key and most key action is to not panic. This will subside. To help taper the high, you can do the following:
Stay calm. We recommend doing an activity that keeps both the mind and body active, ie. yoga, cooking, reading (even if you read the same line 10x over), a hot shower. Keeping your mind busy helps to calm you and can help to counteract negative feelings.
Go to sleep! Being in bed is not only cozy and safe, but standing can enhance negative feelings or sensations.