There a bunch of reasons I don’t like edibles.
First of all, I predominantly consume cannabis on a reactionary basis. Meaning, I consume cannabis when I’m already in pain, already anxious, already [insert condition here]. Edibles can take anywhere from 1 to 2, sometimes upwards of 3, hours to kick in. When I consume cannabis in response to an issue, I can’t wait that long for relief.
I’m also impatient. As I said, it can take hours for the effects of edibles to kick in. If I’m consuming cannabis for recreational purposes, I probably just want to be high right then and there. Especially in a social setting. I love being high with friends who are also high! However, because I’m impatient, I typically smoke a bowl or two while I wait for the edibles to kick in. The issue is, though, I have a comparably low tolerance for THC and I’m really bad at dosing. It doesn’t matter that I’ve been a consistent flower smoker for the last … oh I don’t know … 3 or 4 years? My eyes are bigger than my tolerance. When I’ve also consumed an edible, the combination tends to leave me regretting my life choices; specifically ones involving the consumption of edibles and flower at the same time.
It has also been my experience that edible highs are also much more resilient than the high caused by smoking flower. Edible highs don’t just hang out, they move in. I thought I was alone in this experience, but it turns out that Snoop Dogg and Ilana Glazer feel the same way! They talked about it on GGN, Snoop Dogg’s talk show where he interviews other celebrities while they smoke cannabis together. I have to say, I was relieved to know that Snoop Dogg, a notorious cannabis consumer, also does not like the seemingly unending high of edibles.
But not all edible highs are resilient. Some edible highs are nonexistent. For example, there is a specific brand of infused cookie here in Washington State produced by the company The Goodship that I’ve tried on multiple occasions. Regardless of the high, the cookies are super delicious! That is undeniable. I always get the snickerdoodle ones because they give me life, even if they don’t always get me high. Sometimes the 10mg cookies get me way too high; other times they simply satisfy my sweet tooth.
Which leads me to my final point: edibles, in my experience, are unpredictable. The only edibles I’ve had consistent luck with are CBD tinctures. I’ve bought multiple tinctures from various suppliers and, although I have to consume much more due to a higher tolerance for CBD, I’ve always experienced consistent relief. I am convinced, however, that part of the consistency is a direct result of having the ability to more accurately measure the dose to be consumed. My experience with CBD tinctures leads me to believe that I might have more luck with THC tinctures rather than food-based edibles.
Well, I guess I know what to research next!