How to Safely Consume Cannabis Edibles
Learn to manage your dosage effectively:
- Begin with a ¼ of a “dose” or small portion.
- Wait for at least one hour and analyze the effects.
- Repeat steps 1 and 2 as necessary. Remember to look at the clock when you eat each dose — it is easy to misjudge time under the effect of cannabis.
Do not operate heavy machinery, motor vehicles, boats, or motorcycles while taking edible medication. Do not use if you are pregnant, nursing or caring for an infant. Be aware of your surroundings and possible hazards, and prepare for your needs before taking medication.
Remember: edibles can vary greatly in potency. Products can contain up to 10 doses in a single package. Weight, metabolism, and eating habits can alter dosage effects. Eating cannabis on an empty stomach can intensify effects. Learn dosage management that works for you when ingesting herbal medicine.
If you feel you have eaten too much of a food-based herbal medicine, do not panic, your symptoms will subside within a few hours. Remain calm. Stay hydrated and eat food to help symptoms pass.
Edible cannabis is safe and will not cause any long-term toxicity.