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Tips Too High?

Discussion in 'Cannabis' started by momofthegoons, May 26, 2017.

  1. momofthegoons

    momofthegoons Vapor Accessory Addict Staff Member

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    Overdosing on Marijuana: Survival Tips For “Greening Out”

    Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is a phytocannabinoid that activates the CB1 and CB2 receptors in the body. The CB1 receptors are generally located in the nervous system and they are responsible for the psychoactive effect that THC can cause. The CB2 receptors are more generally located in the immune and gastrointestinal systems. When you smoke or ingest cannabis, THC travels into the bloodstream where it binds to cannabinoid receptors. These receptors affect memory, concentration, pleasure, coordination, sensory and time perception, appetite and many more important functions.

    Smoking or ingesting too much cannabis in a short period of time can intensify and alter these effects. The effects are stronger and take longer to react with edibles than smoked cannabis. This phenomenon, often referred to as “greening out,” can be a very unpleasant and even a scary experience. The good news is, as reported in The British Journal of Psychiatry,cannabis is safe in overdose. In other words, it is physically impossible for a human to die as a direct result of a cannabis overdose. Having said that, this guide will be helpful to medical marijuana patients who find themselves smoking or ingesting too much of their favorite plant.

    What are the signs and symptoms of a cannabis overdose?
    • Severe paranoia, fear and anxiety
    • Lack of energy and enthusiasm
    • Heavy limbs / lack of mobility
    • Extreme dry mouth
    • Burning eyes
    • Shortness of breath
    • Increased heart rate
    • Shaking / trembling
    • Chills / sweats
    • Disorientation / lack of focus
    • Upset stomach
    How long will my cannabis “high” last?
    The experience of being overly medicated can pass very quickly (30mins – 1 hr) or it can last for several hours (6+ hours) – some have reported episodes of up to 10 hours, although this is extremely rare. Symptoms will eventually go away on their own without any medical treatment. Obviously, you should still seek medical care if there are noticeable complications, especially if cannabis has been mixed with pharmaceuticals or alcohol.

    How do I mitigate the effects of consuming too much cannabis?
    1. Calm down and relax. Approach the situation in an accepting and calming way. Your initial reaction is usually panic. Freaking out will make the situation worse. Panic can temporarily rob you of your ability to think and concentrate. Employ meditation techniques to calm your mind. My favorite is the mantra meditation technique. During mantra meditation you mentally or softly keep repeating a word or phrase, such as “fear isn’t real, fear isn’t real, fear isn’t real,” until you have replaced all your busy thoughts. Remember you are in discomfort not danger. Fear comes from thinking about what may happen, not what is actually happening.

    2. Find your happy place. Bright lights, loud music, crowds and noise are stimulating, so they can make everything more frightening. Some people get anxious when in a crowded or public place because they are concerned that others will observe their highness. Getting to a place where you feel safe is the key. A quiet, dark room or watching TV alone works for some; while others prefer to distract themselves with the people and objects around them by playing a videogame or blaring their favorite tunes.

    3. Take deep breaths. Just breathe. Do some diaphragmatic breathing – belly breathing. Many people think they know how to do deep breathing, but if you aren’t doing it correctly, you are not going to get good results.

    4. Stay hydrated. You are at a higher risk of dehydration and may need to increase your water intake. If the thought of water doesn’t sit well, try adding some fresh lemon or lime. Other foods and drinks that can help you stay hydrated include fruit and vegetable juices, milk and herbal teas. High water content fruits include watermelon, strawberries, cantaloupe, pineapples, oranges and raspberries.

    5. Boost your blood sugar. Cannabis has been associated with lower blood sugar, which is great for reducing the tendency toward both obesity and type 2 diabetes; but if you are prone to swings in blood sugar, many of the symptoms you are experiencing may be related thereto. If you suspect your blood sugar is low, try adding a tablespoon of honey to a glass of water. Hope Warshaw, RD, a certified diabetes educator and author of Diabetes Meal Planning Made Easy, does not recommend chocolate. She explains that the fat in chocolate slows down how fast the sugar and carbohydrates can get into your bloodstream, making chocolate an inferior choice to fruits containing natural sugars.

    6. Reach for CBD. A lot of the feelings of paranoia and anxiety stem from too much THC and not enough other cannabinoids to balance out THC’s psychoactive effect. According to the study, Hypnotic and antiepileptic effects of cannabidiol, CBD was shown to possess sedative properties. Try a CBD tincture or transdermal patch to counteract the unwanted psychoactive effects of THC.

    7. The black pepper myth. The black pepper suggestion went viral when Neil Young told Howard Stern during an interview in 2014, “Try black pepper balls if you get paranoid. Just chew two or three pieces. I just found this out myself. Try it.” A study conducted on micesuggests that beta-caryophyllene (present in the essential oils of various plants, including black pepper) may be useful in treating anxiety and depression. Black pepper is also known to increase drowsiness. However, it can also lower blood sugar levels. Caution is advised in patients with diabetes or hypoglycemia, and in those taking drugs, herbs or supplements that affect blood sugar.

    8. Get some sleep. Sometimes agood nap may be all that is needed. Curl up in your blankets with a soft pillow and think happy thoughts. Sleeping is the most effective way to remedy smoking too much cannabis. However, because infused edibles take much longer to digest, you may wake up feeling dazed and confused. Not to worry, these feelings should fade away as your day progresses. Some patients have reported feeling slight depression for 1-2 days following a large cannabis intake, although this has not been proven by any clinical studies.

    The best way to avoid a bad experience is to make sure you’re informed about proper dosages and to always approach cannabis, especially edibles, with caution. You need to find the proper amount that works for you. Cautious experimentation is the only way to find that out. That’s why lab testing cannabis is so important; without the vital lab data, patients are left to fend for themselves. Compile that with a general lack of patient education systems and it’s no wonder why so many people have had at least one bad experience when consuming too much cannabis in one sitting.

    *Medical Disclaimer* – The information provided herein is provided for information purposes only. As such it cannot substitute for the advice of a medical professional
     
  2. momofthegoons

    momofthegoons Vapor Accessory Addict Staff Member

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    Tips on How to Stop Being So High

    Any cannabis consumer can tell you that if there’s one feeling no one enjoys, it’s the moment when you realize, “I’m too high.” Maybe the edible kicked in three hours late. Perhaps you tried to impress a group of friends by breathing in a little bit too deeply. You might have just tried concentrates for the first time and were caught off-guard by their potency. Or maybe you are just a low tolerance consumer. There are a thousand ways it can happen, but once it does, the resulting experience can be uncomfortable and enough to turn off even the most seasoned cannabis lover.

    Fear not! Most of us have experienced the unpleasantness that can come with overwhelming cannabis effects. Thankfully, there are ways to help come back down when you feel too high, overwhelmed, or uncomfortable from excessive cannabis consumption.


    1. Don’t Panic


    Let us start with the infinite wisdom of Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy:

    DON’T PANIC. YOU ARE FINE AND EVERYTHING IS OKAY.

    Most symptoms of “greening out” (imbibing too much cannabis) will dissipate within minutes to hours, with no lasting effects beyond a little grogginess. Give it some time and these feelings will eventually past, trust us.

    Also, contrary to what you may have heard, there have been zero reported cannabis overdose deaths in the history of ever, so despite how freaked out you may feel or how sweaty you get, you won’t expire from excess consumption. (Don’t take that on as a challenge, just keep in mind that if you accidentally overdo it, you’ll be okay in a while.)

    2. Know Your Limits Before Consuming


    If you can, try to prepare for your cannabis session according to your tolerance level. Consume with friends you know and are comfortable with, and don’t feel pressured to consume more than you can handle. It’s all well and good to make new friends, but being surrounded by strangers when you can’t feel your face is unpleasant at best and anxiety-ridden at worst.

    Take it slow, especially when consuming edibles. We recommend trying a standard dose of 10 mg (or even 5 mg if you really want to ease into the experience) and waiting at least an hour, if not two, before increasing your edibles dosage. The same goes for inhalation methods – if you’re used to occasionally taking one hit off your personal vaporizer, we don’t advise sitting in a smoking circle puffing and passing for an hour.

    3. Hydrate

    Water, water, water — don’t forget to hydrate! Whether you prefer water or juice, make sure you have a nice, cold beverage on hand (preferably non-caffeinated). This will help you combat dry mouth and allow you to focus on a simple and familiar act – sipping and swallowing.

    Keep in mind that by “hydrate,” we don’t mean “knock back a few alcoholic beverages.” If you’re feeling the effects of your strain a little too aggressively, stay away from alcohol as it can significantly increase THC blood concentrations.

    4. Keep Some Black Pepper on Hand

    If you find yourself combating paranoia and anxiety, a simple household ingredient found in kitchens and restaurants everywhere can come to your rescue: black pepper. Many swear by the black pepper trick, even Neil Young! Just sniff or chew on a few black peppercorns and it should provide almost instantaneous relief.

    5. Keep Calm and Rest


    Find a calm, quiet place where you can rest and breathe deeply. Remember, the intense discomfort you’re feeling will pass. Take deep full breaths in through your nose and out through your mouth. Focus on the sound of your breath and just rest a while.

    Sometimes sleeping it off can be the best alternative to stopping a strong high, but it’s not always easy to turn your brain off. Once you’ve found a quiet area, lay down and let yourself relax. If drowsiness and sleep are quick to onset, take a little nap to rejuvenate yourself. Should you be unable to fall asleep, just get comfortable until you feel strong enough to spring back up.

    6. Try Going for a Walk


    If you can’t turn your brain off, sometimes a change of scenery and some fresh air to get your blood pumping will help invigorate you. Just remember to stay close to your immediate surroundings — we don’t want you wandering off and getting lost while you’re feeling anxious and paranoid! And refrain from taking a walk if you’re feeling too woozy or light-headed to stand; instead, we recommend going back to Option #5 and laying down for a while.

    7. Take a Shower or Bath


    While it’s not always feasible if you’re out and about or at a friend’s house, if you’re at home, try taking a nice shower or bath as a really pleasant option to help you relax.

    8. Distract Yourself!

    All of the activities that seem so entertaining and fun while high are also a great way to distract yourself while you try to come back down to Earth. Some suggestions include:

    • Watch a funny cartoon
    • Listen to your favorite album
    • Play a fun video game
    • Talk to your friends (who are hopefully right by your side, reassuring you)
    • Snuggle with your significant other
    • Try coloring as a calming activity (seriously, adult coloring books are becoming all the rage lately)
    • Eat something delicious
    Whatever distractions you prefer, make sure it’s a familiar activity that gives you warm fuzzy emotions. Your brain will hopefully zone in on the positive feelings and give you a gentle reminder that you are safe and just fine.

    Bonus Tip: Try Some CBD


    CBD is an excellent anxiety-fighting compound, and for many people it can be used to counteract too much THC. Check out our article about how CBD’s anti-anxiety mechanisms work by modulating the receptor signaling associated with THC.

    If all of these suggestions fail and you find that you are still feeling alarmingly uncomfortable, you can always seek medical attention and tell a doctor or nurse that you are having a cannabis-induced anxiety attack. This option is always available, even in states where cannabis is illegal. From a medical perspective, physicians have your best interest in mind and want to do all they can to make sure you’re okay, even if it’s helping you come down when you’re too stoned.

    Hopefully, however, the above suggestions were just what you needed to counteract and hopefully stop that too-intense cannabis high. (Or, if none of these work, you could always follow Snoop Dogg’s advice and “put ur face in mayonnaise.”)
     
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    I've tried the pepper approach.

    It works well as a distraction, if you snort a line of pepper you definitely won't be worrying about your high :lol:

    Seriously though I did try chewing on some pepper when I hit a Sativa stain with a little too much enthusiasm. It didn't diminish the strength of the high but it did lift my spirits. I felt better equipped to cope with the heavy high I was feeling.

    Regarding the 'have a bath' tip, use caution, don't make the bath hot, keep it at lukewarm warm and try to top it up to maintain the temp. If it's hot it can make you light headed which you don't want if you are already feeling.... well light headed....
     
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    momofthegoons Vapor Accessory Addict Staff Member

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    Negative Cannabis Side Effects and What Can You Do About Them
    Smoking marijuana has a lot of benefits for your health and well-being, but there are certain negative aspects that you may experience, especially if you are relatively new to consuming medicinal marijuana in this manner. Fortunately, many of these negative side effects can be avoided.

    The most common reported negative side effects from taking too much cannabis are
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    • Anxiety + Paranoia
    • Tired or Sleepy
    • “White-out”
    • The Munchies
    • Shakiness and Tremors
    • Cotton Mouth
    I wanted to offer some specific and practical solutions to these common negative side effects, so you can understand the underlying causes and be able to do something about them. These tips can also help take the edge off of larger therapeutic doses so you can function, focus and enjoy yourself on a regular basis.

    Anxiety + Paranoia
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    Anxiety and paranoia are the most common negative side effects from overdoing it with cannabis. Scientists believe that the reason for this is most likely because you have cannabinoid receptors located directly in your amygdala, which is where your flight or fight response is activated. The amygdala handles fear, and THC can overstimulate the neural pathways and can trigger anything from a mild stress response to extreme paranoia. This is especially common for new or inexperienced users. Interestingly, cannabis can relieve anxiety and PTSD, probably using the same mechanism. So the same thing that can calm those fear nerves can also excite them, especially when you use too much.

    The main tips you’ll hear when looking for a helpful way to tame paranoia are: hydrate, breathe, take a shower, relax, nap, listen to calm music etc. Basically, pretend you’re having a spa day and wait until it passes. But if you’re experiencing debilitating anxiety, it can be difficult to do any of those things. There are two other quick and safe fixes for anxiety and paranoia and anxiety triggered by taking too much.

    Citicoline

    In a small study, Citicoline has shown promise as a brain booster that can help cannabis patients experience, “significantly lower levels of behavioral impulsivity” and “improved task accuracy”. Which is awesome in its own right. Not everyone will have the same experience, but if you’d like to use cannabis, but tend to get anxious or paranoid, it’s worth a shot. I think this is a great option to try if you’re using large therapeutic doses and can’t turn every day into a spa day.

    The Black Peppercorn Trick

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    Reportedly, chewing on two or three whole black peppercorns can reduce levels of anxiety and paranoia. Neil Young told Howard Stern that this has worked for him and researchers have found that even sniffing (not snorting) black pepper can alleviate negative symptoms of too much THC. It’s possible that the high levels of beta-caryophyllene in black pepper are at play here. beta-caryophyllene is considered a dietary cannabinoid and is found in peppercorns, cinnamon, sage, parsley, and oregano. It attaches to the THC binding site in the CB2 receptor and reduces inflammation. Theoretically, it could inhibit THC binding in the CB2 receptors in your amygdala and reduce THC overstimulation of that neuropathway.

    Supplemental CBD

    On that note, supplemental CBD is a simple way to reduce many of the negative side effects of too much THC. If you have to take high doses of THC regularly, balancing it with CBD in a ratio that works for you can help mitigate anxiety and paranoia. When the amygdala get’s overly excited, using CBD can calm excess neural activity and decrease feelings of anxiety. If you’ve taken too much, you can balance it out with some CBD oil. Vaping a higher CBD strain could help if you need to alleviate the symptoms quickly, but be careful of the amount of THC present in the strain because you could make things worse.

    Feeling Tired or Sleepy
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    Smoking can make you feel sleepy and lethargic. When you smoke, you might curl up and fall asleep, or not want to move from your couch. This is commonly referred to as couch lock and reinforces the lazy stoner stereotype. However, what if you need to sleep? One way to look at this effect of smoking is that your body needs to rest and it is relaxed enough after you smoke to fall asleep. A way to avoid feeling too tired or too sleepy right after marijuana use is to allow yourself enough sleep every day, which is when your body heals the most. Getting enough sleep, drinking enough water, and exercising regularly will go a long way in helping increase your energy levels

    White Out
    White out is pretty common, especially when someone is trying cannabis for the first time or when they’re increasing the amount of THC in their dose. Cannabis can have a dramatic effect on blood sugar and in some cases this can lead to paleness, weakness, nausea and even temporary unconsciousness. Fortunately, this side effect is easy to remedy. Treat white out as you would a dip in blood sugar. Sipping on some juice or eating 1 or 2 small pieces of candy can help level out blood sugar quickly. When you start feeling better, eat a protein rich snack like a handful of nuts.

    The Munchies
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    Smoking often makes you hungry. So when the munchies hit, what can you do to prevent yourself from eating the whole pantry? Focusing on healthy foods and eating what you love throughout the day will stop the mindless snacking when you’re high. Focusing on eating a variety of healthy foods will help you be more mindful when you’re smoking. Foods like mangos are supposed to enhance a high.

    So, eat if you’re hungry but try to eat healthy and let the medicine help you. Also stay hydrated so you can hopefully avoid the dreaded cotton mouth effect. It might be the strain you’re smoking that makes you hungry, so changing strains can also help you to avoid the munchies.

    Shakiness + Tremors
    Shakiness and tremors sometimes go hand in hand with anxiety and paranoia. Most people tend to experience this side effect when out in public or when gathered with a new group of people. Shakiness can also be caused by mixing cannabis with other stimulants like coffee or sugar. If you’re sensitive to caffeine or sugar, avoid using them before you use cannabis and try not to mix the two. Since cannabis lowers body temperature, you could also experience more intense chills if you’re already cold, which could lead to shakiness.
    If you start experience tremors or shakiness, check in and see which one of these may be causing the issue.

    • If it’s anxiety or paranoia, skip back to that section and use the recommendations found there.
    • If it’s caffeine or sugar, try eating some protein or fat and drink lots of water to dilute the stimulants in your system.
    • If you’re cold, hop in a warm shower or go for a vigorous walk to raise your body temperature.
    Cotton Mouth
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    The dreaded cottonmouth. While it’s not a serious side effect, it can be annoying. And if you’re in a group of people feeling like your mouth has been glued shut, it can also exacerbate other negative effects like anxiety. Staying hydrated before you consume cannabis is a great long term solution to avoiding cottonmouth altogether, but sometimes we forget or are on the go and eat some cannabis infused candy without considering our daily water intake.

    Once cottonmouth hits, drinking water isn’t the best solution since it dilutes the little bit of saliva you do have. Instead, stimulating your salivary glands and drinking ultra-hydrating drinks is much more effective. If you can handle a little bit of heat, rub a tiny amount of cayenne pepper powder on your tongue. It will burn for a minute, but kicks your saliva makers into high gear and can quickly alleviate dry mouth. Another great option is drinking fruit infused water (I like cucumber, lemon and strawberry) with a pinch of sea salt. And while it doesn’t taste as good as infused water, 1/4 cup of aloe vera juice can be very helpful for getting rid of cottonmouth.

     
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    I havent experienced anything like this since we were kids... we called it a whitey...

    My memories of it were, sweating, palpitations, lack of mobility, and most of all, the humiliating shame of not being able to handle my green...

    It happened to others more than me, I was the biggest stoner.. and iv seen it last a good 6 hours...
    Most recently in fact, i tried to show off my evo to a new user who had only smoked a few times before... so in my excitement amd eagerness to impress with the evo, i loaded an elb and a nail, and let him hit them consecutively....
    The elb went down fine, he loved it...
    But i didn't give the thc a good 15 mins to do it's thing, i let him hit the nail straight after...
    Bad move...

    He spent the next 6 hours laying down, occasionally being sick... it wasn't pleasant and I felt bad for him... life experiences eh.....
     
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    I've never had a problem when smoking or vaping. But edibles? Lord.....

    Several years ago I made brownies with some cannabutter. I hadn't had the type of success I wanted with making edibles so I added some kief in to the batter. That was the mistake. I should have added it to the butter and then to the batter.

    What ended up happening was that the brownies had 'pockets' or areas that were much stronger than others. You could eat a brownie from one end of the pan and feel nothing. But those select few that had the kief? Big trouble.

    I ate 3/4 of one and gave 1/4 to my husband. He couldn't function. For some reason, I didn't get off until the next day (which was weird in itself). And when I did get off I thought I was having an aneurysm or something. I didn't correlate the event I was having to the brownie until the following day. But I now understand why people call 911 or go to the emergency ward. It's a hella frightening experience and put me off edibles for a good 5 years or so.
     
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    What To Do If You Overdose On Cannabis Edibles

    Using marijuana edibles to get high doesn’t typically produce such an extreme departure from reality — but it can. While cannabis infused foods have been around for decades, these products have emerged as a popular and potent way to get stoned. Rather than a fatal or life-threatening event, a “cannabis overdose” refers to consuming so much cannabis that you become uncomfortable. For some people, this could be 25 milligrams of THC. For others, it can be 150 or more. While the effects of smoking marijuana can usually be felt immediately and tempered accordingly, eating cannabis-infused food can take anywhere from 30 minutes to two hours to kick in, depending on the dose and the person. People often take some edibles and don’t feel the effects, so they take some more. By the time the high sets in they’ve taken too many doses and can’t handle the high.

    In some cases, you may fall asleep. Other side effects include distorted movements, a strong heavy-body sensation, anxiety, and paranoia. All of these situations can make you very uncomfortable. In fact, sometimes people become so uncomfortable with cannabis overdose that they take themselves to the emergency room.

    For some people, high doses of cannabis may cause a racing heart. As such, it is not recommended for those with heart conditions to consume large amounts of THC. However, it is important to note that to this date, there has not been a single reported death caused by cannabis alone.

    What to do if you overdose on cannabis edibles?

    You’re not dying. Just breathe!
    THC, the psychoactive compound in marijuana, can’t kill you, even if you’ve ingested so much that you’re convinced it might. According to studies, you’d need to ingest thousands of times the amount of THC in a single joint to be at risk of death. To put that in perspective, just 10 times the recommended serving of alcohol can be fatal. During a cannabis overdose, it is important to stay calm and continue to take deep and meaningful breaths. Deep breathing not only gives the mind something to pay attention to, but it calms your physiology and helps you feel more relaxed.

    Relax and get comfortable
    Though an edibles overdose may cause a person to become uncomfortable, anxious, and paranoid, the best thing you can do when you’ve eaten too much of an edible is to get to a quiet place and relax. The cannabis experience is worsened by uncomfortable or non-supportive environments. If you are out and about after eating an edible, you may find that you want to seek refuge in a warm and private place. While this trip might get a little bit more intense before it gets better, it will indeed get better.

    Drink water
    Edibles can cause dry mouth and make you feel parched. Drinking some cool water will allow you to stay hydrated and alert. Keep in mind that the edibles experience will likely be made worse by dehydration.

    Try some pure CBD
    If you happen to have some pure CBD capsules or oils on hand, they may be useful in the event of a THC overdose. CBD lessens the psychoactive power of THC. By taking CBD, you may be able to reduce the intensity of your edibles high.

    Don’t mix marijuana with alcohol or prescription drugs
    That’s generally considered a bad idea. You’ll just have to ride this one out. And you will!

    Call a buddy
    Being alone with your hyper-paranoid thoughts is never fun, so don’t do it alone — call up a buddy and see if they can hang out with you and help keep you grounded.

    You will return to normal. Once the high wears off, you may feel some residual effects — what some describe as a “marijuana hangover.” These sensations can last several hours after the most intense part of the high has worn off. It’s certainly not comfortable, but think of it this way: You just experienced the worst possible effects of marijuana use on your mind — and you survived!
     
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    I have had one case...in 50 years....of getting almost uncontrollable shivering from cannabis. This was about the time I also first got my hands on some real and really good concentrates....it went away, of course, but was not nice.

    I have also found that I really don't care for edibles that much. Just don't like the effect and the variability of onset and effects leaves me cold to them.

    I did, however, do as @momofthegoons did and made some brownies out of a couple of grams of locally made (and too much lipids and chlorophyll) concentrate that I didn't want to dab. Decarb'd it, mixed up some great chocolate brownies at something like 11 am, and mindlessly did what I have done my whole life.....I licked the spoon and bowl clean. 1/2 hour later, my eyes were the size of saucers and I needed to go sleep it off! haha

    I do find eating does take the edge off and slows me down if I get too speedy on it.

    Great topic....especially after that idiot...nationally syndicated columnist Maureen Dowd....went to Colorado and bought a ten dose candy bar, didn't read the instructions, ate the whole thing with no tolerance whatsoever, then writes a scathing article about how dangerous MJ is (personally, I think Maureen Dowd is dangerous).

    Cheers
     
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    The variability of onset is what got me. I had dispensary provided chocolates and I knew what was coming after 1.5 hours.

    When I was going through cancer treatments someone gave me homemade food that kicked in full force after three hours. Sometimes four. Yikes.
     
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    This variability is why we went to cannacaps over medibles. My wife had a particularly bad experience that put her off mj for years. Precisely measuring ingredients make them more predictable, and I think our caps are a more efficient use of concentrate.

    To get more bang per buck we also use powdered lecithin in our caps along with coconut oil. Lecithin is an emulcifier, it makes the hash oil more bio available, so amounts go further, effect wise, over not using it.

    Now that I make rosin we also make un decarbed cannacaps, (THCA) and I make cbd cannacaps as well.
     
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    My wife is CANNABIS FREE?
    I love it.
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    CANNABIS will extend your life?
    Why is it illegal in some part of the EARTH?
     
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    Amen. It requires only 1/3 of the precious, it's a no-brainer for me.

    And when I do make medibles, I simply use xx grams of decarbed shatter/qwet extraction and melt that into the preparation. I can count that better, and don't have to wonder how many cannabinoids ended up being extracted. One thing I haven't tried but will, would be to get cookie dough on the tray ready to bake and inject xx amount of decarbed oil with a syringe into each cookie.

    Just some random thoughts there.

    Peace!
     
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