An Essential Guide For Returning Cannabis Users

By Maria Loreto, The Fresh Toast on

Published in Cannabis Daily

Edibles tend to produce stronger highs, making them great for recreational and medicinal use alike. The caveat is that they take a long time to affect people, something that makes it easier for them to overdose. When purchasing these products, it helps to ask your budtender and explain your current situation. They may suggest a dosage for you, something that can help you once you purchase your product and read the amount of THC per serving.

On the other hand, smoking and vaping produces quick results usually, within 30 minutes of consuming. This makes for more accessible highs, especially for beginners.

What about bad highs?

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Bad highs can happen, especially with edibles. While cannabis remains a pretty safe activity, a bad high can be scary, especially if you’ve had no experience with them. These moments usually involve a lot of anxiety and stress, with symptoms like paranoia, nausea and drowsiness affecting people. The key is to stay calm and wait the high out. There are no clinical consequences to bad marijuana highs, just a bit of a stressful time.


How do I navigate a dispensary?

Dispensaries are great, having experts on staff and making people feel like they’re buying a bottle of wine and not like they’re buying something illegal from their dealer. Still, each state has different rulings, meaning that dispensaries can be very different from each other. Be sure to call ahead of time or browse their website in order to get an understanding of what they have and don’t be afraid to ask questions. Times are changing and we’re living in the midst of an adjustment period; take advantage of it and use it all to learn.

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