Choosing cannabis edibles

When I visited my local cannabis dispensary, I was surprised by the number of edibles available.

Because of all the regulations for ingredients, packaging laws and dosing caps, I had read the companies were struggling to comply.

Despite that, there is a wide selection of cannabis infused gummies, hard candies, baked goods, beverages and milk, white and dark chocolate. I was a little intimidated by all of the choices and some of the horror stories I’ve heard from people who have accidentally ingested too high of a dose. According to the budtender at the dispensary, edibles are one of the safest ways to control the level of the high. They have very strict dosing restrictions and provide clear and informational labels.In my local state there is a 10 milligram per serving dosing limit and a ban on any edibles with dairy or that require refrigeration. One of the most important factors in selecting an edible is dosting. I started out with products that offer one to five milligrams of THC per serving and I carefully follow instructions. I want to take the edge off after a long day at work yet not get obliterated. I make sure to wait two hours before consuming another dose if needed. On the rare occasion that I’m OK with getting a bit stoned, I might splurge on some chocolates with 5 to 10 milligrams of THC. I’ve noticed that the higher the THC content, the more the edibles taste like cannabis. I am not a huge fan of the pure cannabis flavor. I prefer when there is a higher profile of chocolate, mint, caramel, fruit or other added flavors. I pay close attention to the ingredients included in the edible. If I can’t pronounce what’s in it, I don’t buy it.

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