Edible cannabis or edibles are food and drink products that are made with chemicals from the cannabis plant. Capsules with cannabis oil in them are also considered edibles.
The effects of edibles are delayed. This can make it harder to know when you have reached your limit.
It is important to always read the label to find out how much THC is in the product. It is also important to always start with a small amount and wait to feel the full effects before deciding whether or not to have more.
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It can take 30 minutes to two hours to start to feel the effects of edibles. It can take up to 4 hours to feel the full effects.
The effects of edibles can last for up to 12 hours. Some effects such as drowsiness can last for up to 24 hours.
Be careful if you decide to try edible cannabis for the first time. It is best to avoid taking more than 2.5 mg of THC and to wait to feel the full effects before deciding whether or not to have more.
If you decide to use cannabis, label and store it in a safe and secure place. This is very important to make sure that children and pets can't see it or get to it.
To prevent the risks, it is safest to avoid using edibles. If you decide to use, consider following the lower risk guidelines outlined in this section. You can also find more information about how to reduce the risks of cannabis use here.