You are visiting your best friend in California, and he offers you something that you have not tried since you were a student—marijuana edibles? Whether he has cooked them himself or has bought them in a store, there are some things that may go wrong. We will get you familiarized with the most important issues that you may face, like how to get less high if the feelings are too intense. So, here are three things that you should keep in mind.
1. You waste a huge amount of money but get nothing
Many marijuana users may spend thousand of dollars only to screw up the cannabis extraction process. As Matt Gray, the CEO of The Stoner’s Cookbook, says, the cooking of weed requires the use of any type of fat, as THC is fat-soluble, not water-soluble. More than that, when someone decides to do a good marijuana extraction, they need to put in the time and effort into executing the steps properly. The majority of recipes that you may find leave out the most important step—weed decarboxylation. This is a serious mistake in the weed extraction process. Home chefs just skip this step and put the weed plant directly into the oil. The process of weed decarb removes the CO2 molecule from THTA, turning it into the psychoactive THC, which brings you that desirable weed high.
2. Eat too much weed and end up having a PTSD-inducing experience
Gray says that you can eat more THC edibles anytime, but you can never eat less. While eating weed edibles, it is important to give your body time to react to the THC component in the edibles. He recommends marijuana users to have non-THC products to eat if you are still hungry. It will prevent the overmedication of the body. Keep in mind that marijuana edibles may take up to three hours to start affecting you.
3. Have no idea how to sober up
It is a known fact that drinking coffee works as a placebo for drunks, but what about stoners who are too high? Indeed, nowadays there are some antidotes for THC:
– Pistachios or pine nuts. The pinene in their content greatly helps with mental clarity.
– Citrus acid. Even a simple orange or grapefruit may reduce the psychoactive effects of THC.
So, next time you ask yourself the question “How do you get high?”, remember these tips and do not be afraid of experimenting and eating various delicious weed edibles!