Mini Guide to Edibles

  • Posted by agency-it
  • On December 18, 2017

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Venturing into the world of edibles is exciting, but it can also be a bit daunting. Here at Ruckus Recreational, we want you to have the best experience while enjoying your edibles. Whether you are new to edibles or an experienced user, this guide will help you choose one that’s best for you.

What Are Edibles?

Edibles are cannabis-infused products containing THC and CBD. Most edibles are made by creating a canna-butter or canna-oil, which is then used in the preparation of anything from brownies and cookies to casseroles and excellent cuisine. Tinctures of cannabis extracts can also be an easy and convenient way to add some THC to your food. Here at Ruckus Recreational, we offer an impressive menu of cookies, sodas and almost any other goodies you can dream of.

Edibles vs. Smoking?

For some people, inhaling is not the safest method for using marijuana. Edibles can be a great alternative to enjoying the benefits of cannabis without any of the possible risks or side effects caused by inhaling smoke. Another benefit of edibles is that they can be enjoyed more discreetly and have longer lasting, more relaxing effects.

When you smoke marijuana, the THC enters the bloodstream through the lungs, producing an almost immediate effect as it reaches the brain. But edibles are absorbed more slowly by the digestive system. When you eat an edible, the stomach and intestinal tracts slowly absorb the THC, which is then broken down by the liver.

Tips for Enjoying Your First Edible

Before you bite into that brownie, it’s important to be aware of a few factors that may help improve your overall experience.

Anyone who has used edibles will tell you that it is always a good idea to start with a low dose and give yourself plenty of time to gauge a response. Effects of some edibles can be felt as soon as 30 minutes but may take as long as 90 minutes, so it’s always a good idea to go slowly. Remember it’s always easier to eat more later than to be wishing you had eaten less, to begin with!

Dosage will depend on several factors like weight and metabolism, but even an experienced marijuana user is advised to take things slowly when they try edibles. A great starting dose for beginners is 2-5 milligrams of THC. Many edibles are packaged in a way to help you properly portion out an amount best for you.

As you read through our menu, you’ll see a variety of products with different dosages. Our knowledgeable staff can help you find the edible that is best for you. Visit us today and let us help you choose the best edible for you!