Things to Consider before using THC products
THC includes a high concentration of delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol and is responsible for the intoxicating effects of cannabis. However, it also promotes a wide range of health benefits.
If you are considering using medical cannabis and not sure of the best conditions to self-medicate and about the effects that THC may have on you, this article will help you a lot.
Whether you are suffering from an ailment or condition that can be alleviated by using medical cannabis or you are thinking of “getting high’ for the first time, you need to be aware of some of the risk factors involved in the use of cannabis to enjoy a safe intake.
The active components (THC and CBD) found in the cannabis plant can affect people differently. Whether you are a frequent user or about to plunge into the world of cannabis, here are eight things to consider before you start consuming THC.
Start small and go slow
If you are a first-time cannabis user, it is better to go slow and start with a small amount to analyze how it will affect you. This is most importantly applicable when experimenting with concentrates and edibles. You should select the product with lower THC and wait to determine its effect before consuming more. Besides, always follow the directions and guidelines provided on the original packaging of the product.
Reduce your frequency
For new users, it is recommended to use THC products no more than 1-2 times per week in order to lower the risks of addiction, long-term health effects, and symptoms of negative mental health.
Choose the Right time
It is important to consume the products that contain THC at the right time to get more from its benefits. If you are rested, fed, feeling positive about yourself, or in pleasant company, it probably is the right time for the right cannabis or marijuana strain. On the contrary, when you are drunk, stressed, anxious, or have something to do later, then it is better not to use THC products in certain situations.
Use it in a safe place
Using cannabis at a place like home which is safe, secure, and comfortable and where you can lie down or get something to eat or drink is preferable. While in a strange place with unknown people, or where you do not want to be in an altered state, it will be wise to alter your mind to try cannabis.
Check your serving size
You should be conscious about the serving size for edible THC products and make sure that a single serving should not contain more than 10 mg of THC. Edibles take up to 2 hours to start showing effects and 4 hours to produce full effect.
Avoid mixing your drugs
Do not mix your THC products with alcohol or other intoxicating substances as using two or more substances together can result in adverse side effects and slow breathing. So it is better to play safe by using no more than one substance at a time.
Don’t immediately engage in higher-risk activities
When you vape or smoke cannabis, it is recommended to wait at least 3-5 hours before engaging in activities that involve higher risk such as driving, swimming, hiking, or skiing.
Store your products at a safe place
Always store your products in a safe place that cannot be accessed by children or pets and keep them in original packing to easily identify the products.