It’s a shame, too, because when consumed responsibly, edibles can be a lot of fun. More importantly, they can provide several hours of sweet relief to people who suffer from anything from PMDD to chronic pain. Unlike the effects of smoking or vaping (which can be experienced almost immediately and subside after 1-2 hours) edibles can take anywhere from 30 minutes to two hours to kick in. This delayed onset period is why many people end up overdosing; they assume the edible isn’t working, so they take more (oftentimes without realizing how potent each dose is). But if you start with a low dose and patiently wait for the effects to come on, you can achieve a smooth and effective experience that lasts anywhere from 4-8 hours.
In our opinion, the secret to successful edible usage is simple:
(1) Know how potent your edibles are. If you’re buying edibles from a dispensary, the THC content will be listed on the packaging. But if you’re making edibles at home, it’s a little trickier. (Yes, it involves math. But it’s 100% worth it! We’ll show you how.)
(2) Start with a low dose, especially if you’re new to edibles. Even today’s “standard” of 10mg of THC per serving can be too much for some people.
In this blog post, we’ll be sharing an easy recipe for making gummy edibles from a homemade cannabis tincture. We’ll show you how to calculate the potency of each serving, and finally, how to enter this information into your Releaf App so you can see for yourself how your homemade edibles affect you.
4 tbsp. cannabis tincture
1 oz. (4 packets) unflavored gelatin
1/2 cups (1 packet) of sugar-free Jello flavoring
1/2 cups of cold water
Silicone Candy Molds
Cooking Oil Spray
We’ll start by calculating how much THC is in 1 tbsp of tincture:
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