Consuming weed edibles is one of the easiest and most convenient ways to get high. Nonchalantly popping a piece of candy or spiking your drink with a cannabis mixer is incredibly effective and fun. No doubt, you’re going to be spending a good amount of coin on edibles (stuff’s not cheap), so let’s make sure you know what you want before you fork over your wad. Most edible companies only sell specifically to the state they operate in, so even if you see or read about an edible you want to try, you might be out of luck; edibles can’t be shipped over state lines. This also goes for “legal medical states” that don’t allow recreational use (i.e. edibles). So, know your options and act accordingly. Welcome to Marijuana 101. Here are 5 tips for choosing the best edible for you:
1. Ask Yourself: Do I Want To Get High?
You can filter out a bunch of edibles by deciding if you want to get super high or hella relaxed.
If it’s a high you’re after, you want to chose edibles infused with THC. Want a mellow vibe? CBD, often found in liquid edibles, is what you’re after.
2. Ask Your Budtender For Help
Simply walk into your nearest retail shop and ask the person working behind the counter what they recommend. A good budtender has tried most of the edibles he sells, if not all of them.
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They’ll also be very helpful when it comes to dosing. If you’re new to consuming edibles, let them know so they don’t recommend a high dose. Even experienced smokers will find that edibles pack a bigger punch. Start with 5 mg.
The internet is your friend. Do a search on “Best edibles in (your city)” and you will likely be supplied with an outpouring of information, from guides to your local pot shops to customer input via Reddit, Yelp and Thrillist.
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Everyone’s got an opinion on edibles. It’s not hard to find.
4. Trial & Error
The best way to find out what you like is by taste-testing. Everything can be infused with marijuana these days, including cocktail mixers, wine, and coffee.
Spend a weekend hitting up your local retail shops and picking out some items and trying them out with some friends. Or by yourself during a Netflix bing.
5. Make Your Own
When all else fails, make your own. This way, you can control the dosage and make foods you actually want to eat while saving some hard earned cash. It can be as easy as adding an infused oil.
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Recipes are everywhere. Just make sure you get yours from a reputable source. Or ask your friends if they have any recipes they’ll share with you (in exchange for some final product).