Updated: Feb 1
Cannabis infused foods and drinks are all the cannabis craze since places like California and Colorado legalized cannabis recreationally. And I'm sure you've heard about people talking shit about their edibles out of impatience only to eat more edibles and then have the first round of edibles kick causing an extreme high that was way too much for the person to handle. As a cannabis enthusiast, I would like to point out that this edible horror story has never ended in the death of someone. Which brings me to the first thing you should know about cannabis edibles.
1. You cannot Die from Cannabis
If you eat too much of a cannabis infused edible you won't die! Worst case scenario is that you will fall asleep and wake up hungry AF. It helps ease any anxiety while experiencing the psychoactive effects of THC to know that you cannot die from cannabis use.
2. CBD Lessens the Psychoactive Effects of THC
CBD available to take to help decrease the psychoactive effects from the THC. CBD and THC have a ton of medicinal benefits and when they are used together CBD and THC increase their medicinal values, while CBD decreases the psychoactive effects of THC.
3. Keep Cannabis Edibles Out of Reach of Children
Even though people don't die from edibles we still want to protect not only our children but other people's children from possible accidental dosing of cannabis. Getting kids high isn't funny nor is it safe unless the child is being treated for a specific medical issue like epilepsy, childhood cancers, or for mental health issues. It is important to store cannabis and cannabis infused edibles in areas that are inaccessible to children. There are also several types of containers with locks on them to easily lock up edibles and cannabis while still storing them in the refrigerator, freezer, or cabinets. Talking to your children about cannabis and how it helps people is a great way to keep a line of communication open between the parent and child about future drug use choices. If you are comfortable talking to your child about the medicinal benefits of cannabis as well as the dangers of cannabis use.
4. Label Your Edibles Clearly
Not only do we want to protect our children from possible accidental dosing, but we also want to protect our friends and family. Make sure the edible you are storing have clear labels of what they are and whether they contain cannabis and how much. This not only protects friends and family, but it will also help you make the safest dosing decision the next time you go to medicate using edibles.
5. The Use of Out-of-State Caregivers is Risky AF
The use of out of state edible caregivers is risky, especially if they are shipping the cannabis edibles to you. Cannabis is still classified as a schedule 1 drug on the federal level, therefore shipping cannabis or cannabis edibles is a felony and may also carry penalties on the state level as well. A person who does not have a criminal history and is caught shipping less than 110 pounds/50 kilos faces a maximum penalty of up to 5 years in prison and a fine of up to $250,000 if they are not charged with other federal crimes that carry their own set of penalties. A person who has a previous criminal history who is caught shipping under 100 pounds/50 kilos of cannabis face double the potential penalties as someone who does not have a criminal history with up to 10 years in prison and a fine of up to $500,000.
6. Making Your Own Edibles is Easy Peasy
Prison time and fines aren't fun, but making your own edibles is definitely exciting and rewarding, especially after you get over the initial anxiety of messing it up. Edibles are super easy to make and you can utilize shake, stems, reclaim, concentrates even cannabis that you've already extracted in creating your very own edibles. Stoner Strategies has a dope edible ebook available for free download when you sign up for the mailing list - check it out here!