Can you microdose edibles? Microdosing edibles involve consuming small amounts of cannabis-infused edibles, usually around 5 mg or less, to experience the plant’s therapeutic effects without experiencing its psychoactive effects.
The goal of microdosing is to find your minimum effective dose or the smallest amount of cannabis that will produce the desired effect. Death from edibles is extremely rare and typically only occurs when someone consumes a very large amount of an edible product, usually more than ten times the normal dose.
Understanding The Potential Dangers
The potential dangers of consuming too much of an edible product are similar to the dangers of consuming too much alcohol. Both can lead to vomiting, dizziness, impaired motor skills, and in extreme cases, death. However, death from alcohol poisoning is far more common than death from cannabis edibles.
In 2014, a man aged 19 years of age died after consuming edibles. He apparently ate more edible cookies than advised, which led him to exhibit erratic speech and hostile behaviors. He eventually jumped from the fourth floor of a building, which resulted in his death.
Thus, while marijuana edibles are generally considered safe, it is important to be aware of the potential dangers and always start with a low dose until you know how your body reacts.
Challenges of Edibles
One of the challenges of consuming edibles is that it can be difficult to know how much THC you are consuming. Edible products are not required to list the amount of THC on their labels, so it is easy to consume too much accidentally.
Another challenge is that the effects of edibles can take up to three hours to kick in, so it is easy to consume more than you intended before you start feeling the effects.
And finally, edibles can be very potent. A single cannabis-infused gummy bear can contain as much as 100 mg of THC. For comparison, the average joint contains around 20-25 mg of THC.
Can Edibles Cause Heart Attack
Cannabis edibles can increase your heart rate and blood pressure, which can be dangerous for people with heart conditions. But, it is unclear if the cannabis itself is responsible for heart issues or if there are other factors involved.
If you have a serious heart condition, it is best to avoid consuming edibles. If you still want to consume them, start with a very small dose and be sure to monitor your heart rate. Also, make sure to consult with your doctor first, especially if you are consuming edibles for the first time and have a known heart condition.
How To Recover From Edibles
Recovering from too much cannabis is not fun, but it is not deadly. The best way to recover is to drink lots of fluids, eat some ginger, and rest. If you are feeling anxious, try some CBD.
If you are feeling particularly bad, you can go to the emergency room, but they will probably just give you a sedative and tell you to sleep it off.
The bottom line is that edibles can be very dangerous if you do not know what you are doing. Start with a very small dose, preferably 5 mg or less, and see how you feel before consuming more.
How long do weed edibles stay in your system?
Your system can hold 1-2 weeks of THC metabolites. However, depending on how much you smoke or eat, your body may only store weed for a few days. If you’re a heavy smoker or consume a lot, it may take weeks for all the THC to leave your system. However, if you’re an occasional user, it may only take a few days. Studies show that THC is mostly out of your system after 3-4 days. But, if you’re a chronic smoker or consumer, it could take up to 30 days for all the THC to leave your system.
Conclusions and Recommendations
To conclude, edibles are a safe and effective way to consume cannabis. However, there are some potential dangers that you should be aware of. If you choose to consume edibles, start with a low dose and increase the amount gradually over time. Drink plenty of fluids, eat some food, and sleep it off if you feel like you’ve overdone it.