LA Dispensary Edibles Recommendations For First Timers

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If you’ve never had any edibles, you’ve probably heard horror stories from people who had a bad first experience with them. Errors in dosage, impatience and other issues often result in bad trips that taint the experience going forward. In order to avoid issues such as these, keep in mind our LA dispensary edibles tips so that you can enjoy a pleasant first trip.

Start Low

If you’re new to the world of edibles, you will definitely want to keep in mind that you need to start slow. After all, you don’t know what to expect or how your body will respond to it. Everyone’s different, and even if you have smoked weed before, this is a different approach to it.  A common recommendation will be to start with an edible that has no more than 10 milligrams of THC, ideally between 2.5 to 5 mg the first time around. This will allow you to better figure out, not just what dosage works best for you, but also how your body reacts to it, how long it takes for it to kick in, and what the effects will ultimately be.

Go Slow

Of course, it’s not enough to simply start low, you also need to go slow. After all, most negative experiences with edibles start the same way: someone started low but, upon not feeling anything after a while, they decided to take some more. This is particularly common with people who have never smoked weed and are therefore unfamiliar with its effects and how they feel. However, it also happens to smokers who anticipate the effects and are impatient about them kicking in. It can take up to two hours for the high from edibles to fully kick in, so be patient and wait until what you’ve already had to kick in. If you don’t end up feeling anything, wait a full day and try a slightly higher dose (around 5 mg more, probably). This way, you’ll be able to find the level that gives you the desired effect.

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Don’t Start With Homemade Edibles

This is yet another common newbie mistake, often made under the illusion of control. A lot of people, particularly younger ones, think that baking their own edibles at home will help them better determine how much they’re having. However, it’s actually very hard to figure out how to precisely infuse edibles with a specific amount of THC, which makes dosage particularly hard. In order to avoid having issues with your first few doses and to really figure out what works for you, it’s better to first try edibles where you can trust the dosage. This way, you’ll avoid having a bad first trip.

LA Dispensary Edibles

So, whether you’re looking to satisfy a recent craving or trying to find a dispensary to make your regular go-to one, we at Roots Los Angeles will have the edibles that you’re looking for. We make an effort, not just to provide you with all the options you’d like to have access to, but also to give you discounts and deals to better enjoy them. For more information about what we have to offer, browse our online catalog or visit our dispensary at 11045 Sherman Way in Sun Valley.