FAQ: This one time, I got super high from edibles...why should I give cannabis another try?
Updated: Apr 25, 2018
You'll be hard pressed to find anyone without a "crazy edible" story where they consumed too much and had an unpleasant experience that included the munchies, feelings of paranoia, an intense body high or getting super sleepy.
That's because edibles are tricky. They metabolize in your body differently than other methods (e.g. patch or vaping), can produce a stronger effect, take longer to kick in and can last up to 4-6 hours. Homemade batches are particularly hard to control the dose and many edibles contain 20+ milligrams, which is a pretty high tolerance for those newer to cannabis (think taking a shot of moonshine versus drinking a beer).
But did you give up drinking after that infamous night of too many Tequila shots? We doubt it, and we believe cannabis deserves another try...especially when you consider all of the nasty side effects with alcohol that don't generally occur with cannabis.
And if you're brand new to cannabis, the best rule is START LOW, GO SLOW. First try 2-3 milligrams and wait up to two hours to see how you feel. If you don't feel anything, take another 2-3 milligrams and wait another hour. It make take you a few tries to get the dosage right, and if you overdo it, don't panic. The worst that's going to happen is you'll get super sleepy or paranoid...or a serious case of the munchies. So drink plenty of water (fruit juice can also help snap you back) somewhere safe and wait for it to pass. There are ZERO records of anyone dying from a cannabis overdose, per the DEA. Learn more re: the "smoke high" versus "edible high" at Tonic.com. And check out the complete beginner's guide to edibles at GreenFlowerMedia.com.