Edible cannabis products in CanadaCannabis edibles are a great way to consume cannabis, however they require a little more care and attention than smoking or vaporizing cannabis flower. When cannabis is inhaled, the consumer feels the effects rather immediately, however when it is ingested, it takes the body significantly longer to break down the cannabinoids such as THC. This is why it can sometimes take up to two hours or longer to feel “high” after eating an edible. New consumers should start with a low dose of THC (between 5 and 10 milligrams) and wait to feel the effects of the edible before consuming more. (This is often how consumers get too high: instead of waiting, they may rush to consume more. Then the effects of the larger dose compounds and they find themselves feeling rather unpleasant.)
To avoid overconsumption, start low and go slow.