Curious about edibles? You’re not alone.
In the US, sales of recreational and medical cannabis edibles hit roughly $3.6B in 2021. According to recent data, sales of edibles cannabis products are projected to reach roughly $8.2B in the US by 2025. Pair that with the recent report from technavio, which claims the global cannabis edibles market will grow by $25.27B between 2020-2025, and it doesn’t look like the edibles train is slowing down any time soon.
When it comes to the most popular edible type, gummies reign supreme; accounting for close to $1B in recreational retail sales in legal states in the US last year alone. More canna-curious consumers are turning to edibles to potentially relieve ailments like insomnia, pain, stress, and more. As a result, the popularity of edibles (especially gummies) continues to grow like gangbusters.
If you are curious about edibles but live in a state that has yet to pass recreational cannabis laws, and you’re looking for legal edibles to order online—you’re in luck. Thanks to the 2018 Farm Bill (which clarifies that Hemp is federally legal as long as it contains no more than 0.3% Delta-9 THC on a dry weight basis), Melee Dose is able to offer you a variety of hemp-THC edibles. And the best part is they’re all available for purchase online without the need for a medical marijuana card.
Make the most of your first time with this handy guide. Continue reading to learn 7 things you should do with THC edibles. We’ll also tell you how you can get a free sample pack of Melee Dose edibles delivered directly to your door!
What Are Edibles?
If you’re used to vaping or smoking THC, you may be prepared to feel the potential effects of your edibles right away. Unfortunately, edibles are a little more complicated than that. When you eat an edible, your body needs time to digest, process (metabolize,) and absorb the active cannabinoid compounds (like THC, CBD, CBN, CBG.) Depending on genetics and other factors, it might take anywhere from 1-4 hours for you to feel the effects of one dose.
While edibles can seem like the perfect way for someone new to dip their toes into the world of THC, the truth is, it can sometimes be hard to get things right on your first try. Because of this, beginners risk the potential of having a bad trip right out the gate. To help make sure that doesn’t happen, we’ve pulled together this list of 7 things you should do with THC edibles.
7 Pro Tips For Edible Beginners
1. Choose Edibles Based On Your Desired Effects
Melee Dose gummy edibles contain cutting-edge hemp-derived cannabinoids, designed to help our customers harness the power of plant magic. Our Delta-9 THC gummies come in different blends of cannabinoids, terpenes, and flavors that elevate your tastebuds as much as their potentially powerful effects.
Always read the label of new products for ingredients, potency, and recommended dosing. Keep in mind, everyone’s body is different. Some people may be super sensitive to edibles, while others can eat their weight without potentially feeling any effects. As a rule of thumb, try 2.5-5 mg doses and work your way up (slowly – see pro-tip 2) until you know your sweet spot.
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2. Start Low & Go Slow
A tried and true motto for edible newbies: Start low and go slow. As we mentioned above, when you smoke THC the effects might be felt almost immediately, but eating THC is a different story. We’ve all heard of someone eating too many edibles and having a “really bad trip.” The good news is, to date there’s no record of anyone dying from eating too much weed. However, being “too high” can be like, super uncomfortable.
The key to having a good edibles experience is starting low (dosage-wise) and going slow—meaning you allow time for the edibles to kick in (up to 4 hours) before taking more. It is also important to note that the life of an edible high might be a lot longer than other methods of consumption. Depending on your dose, and sensitivity to THC, the effects of edibles might last anywhere up to 12-24+ hours. If you’re planning on a heavy dose, you may want to clear your schedule. Curious to learn more about our Hemp-derived Delta-9 gummies? You can read more about the effects here.
3. Drink Lots Of Water
Experienced stoners are way too familiar with “dry mouth” or “cottonmouth,” a common side effect of consuming THC. Drinking water can help prevent feelings of dry mouth while helping you stay hydrated as well. While drinking water won’t necessarily help to prevent a bad trip with edibles, anecdotal evidence shows that it can help. Before you take edibles, we recommend filling up your favorite water bottle and keeping it nearby—just in case.
4. Eat Some Food (The Greasier The Better)
You wouldn’t want to drink on an empty stomach, and edibles aren’t any different. Besides staying hydrated, our experts recommend eating a meal before (or with) your edibles for the potentially best results. This is for two reasons. Edibles are thought to process faster on an empty stomach, which may cause uncomfortable side effects like nausea, headaches, stomach aches, and more.
Interestingly, a 2019 ScienceDaily study from the University of Minnesota found that high-fat foods sped up cannabidiol absorption. More extensive research needs to be done to know more about the potential benefits of food and edibles. But so far, it seems it’s better to air on the safe side and have a snack.
5. Be In A Comfy & Safe Space
Since edibles might be unpredictable for some, it’s best to enjoy them in a safe and comfortable space. For most people, being in a familiar place (with people you know) helps in the off-chance of a bad trip. We recommend setting your space up with things you enjoy. Listen to music, watch Netflix, build a sweet blanket fort; anything to help you stay comfy and mentally calm.
If it’s your first time taking edibles, having a sober buddy can help you feel like things are under control. Similarly, if you have to go anywhere, be sure you have a designated driver so you don’t feel forced to drive impaired.
6. When In Doubt, Go To Sleep
“Bad” edible trips seem like a right of passage for most stoners. But they can be enough to scare other potential cannabis lovers away. That’s why paying attention to dosage and giving yourself time to feel the effects is so important. Sometimes though, despite your best efforts, you’ll overdo it. If you start to feel the panic setting in, remind yourself that no one has died from having too much weed and that “this too shall pass.”
If you can’t distract yourself, the best thing that you can do if you realize you may have had too much is to sleep it off. You’ll wake up feeling refreshed (potentially a little spacey) and basically back to normal.
7. Try Melee Dose Gummy Edibles For Free
Sometimes, finding your favorite edibles comes down to trial and error. That’s why we are offering free samples of our THC gummies for free! Whether you’re a seasoned professional or just getting started, we know that trying new products can be costly. That’s why we’ve created this sample pack of our edibles – made from high-quality ingredients and infused with pure HHC, Delta-8 THC, Delta-9 THC, Delta-10 THC, and THC-O extracts. We go the extra mile to ensure safe, legal, and enjoyable experiences every time.
So why wait? Click here to claim your free samples now! We can’t wait to hear what you think. Limits Apply.
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It’s no secret why edibles are so popular. There is evidence that ingesting THC and other cannabinoids might offer a plethora of pleasant and beneficial effects, but taking too much can have you crawled up in a ball and crying for help. We do our best to prevent that from happening to you by providing transparent dosing recommendations with every package so you know exactly what to expect.
Melee Dose gummy edibles contain 5 milligrams of hemp-derived Delta-9 THC per piece, so you might get high…but not too high. Our mouthwatering gummy diamonds offer you the perfect combination of flavor and potency. Infused with unique cannabinoid and terpene blends to help maximize the potential strain-specific effects, you won’t find luxury gummy edibles like these anywhere else. You don’t have to take our word for it, we are proud of the community we’ve built! Check out our customer reviews to hear other people’s experiences with our products firsthand, or visit our online store to start shopping today.
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