What is the best time of day to eat an edible?

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When edibles become available in storefronts sometime after mid-December, users are going to try to get the most of their bud. So, should you gulp down your pot-infused treats in the morning, mid-day or for supper?

The answer is not that simple.

It’s important to remember that edibles take longer to kick in and last longer because they’re digested like regular food. It could take up to four hours before you start feeling the effects.

Therefore, it’s better to plan an edible high rather than do so impulsively. If users aren’t careful, they might start feeling the effects when they least expect it.

When someone decides to take edibles depends on their lifestyle and eating habits. Those who work day shifts may want to take edibles in the evening and those who work nights may want to try them in the morning.

For medicinal users, a routine can be helpful.

Edibles on an empty stomach could lead to a much stronger high, so the safest time to consume is when you’ve had a meal.

For medicinal users, a routine can be helpful. For recreational users, setting a specific time of day, ideally when you have lots of downtime, can also be beneficial.

Apart from edibles, you could also ingest extracts, the oils with CBD and THC inside.

Oils and tinctures are typically taken by placing them under the tongue where they are quickly absorbed into the bloodstream. The effects won’t be as quick as smoking, but it will be way faster than eating. Usually, users feel high between five and 20 minutes after ingesting it. This will lead to a slightly quicker high, but it may also last a long time, which means it’s best to do it when there isn’t a lot you need to get done.

With both methods, it’s important to ingest cannabis when you aren’t going to be behind the wheel or doing anything that requires your full attention.

And it’s also important to note whether your edibles have more THC or CBD — THC will lead to a more psychoactive high while CBD will lead to a more serene feeling.

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