First thing first. As you are going for THC for the very first time, we are assuming we have to begin from scratch. THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol) is the psychoactive compound that exists in cannabis which makes you high and creates dopamine in the brain. However, this particular ingredient can also be responsible for hallucinations, delusions, and anxiety.
As THC can impair people’s psychomotor skills and can affect normal daily activities, you should be aware of the dosage that you take. Always remember to have enough time on your hand before taking THC, as you don’t know how long it’s going to affect you.
However, it can be a fun experience if you are looking to have a relaxed, happy time Now, if you are having THC gummies for the first time, then you need to know what you are signing for.
So, here is the full guide on what to expect if you are having THC gummies for the first time ever.
We know you might have a lot of expectations from it by watching your friend’s experience or maybe seeing it on television. But let me break the bubbles and warn you their experiences might not be similar to yours.
You have to remember that everyone is unique. Not everyone’s bodies are the same, and neither are their experiences.
Your body may react differently than your friend’s, and that is very normal. The way bodies possess THC and react to it varies from one another.
So, the main question is how will you find out what is the right amount to take for your body.
Don’t get scared; it is very easy to figure out. You just need to have a good conversation with your budtender. Let him know what your expectations are from this experience, and be honest about your past experiences.
Also, discuss with him if you are intolerant of food or ingredients.
The main motive here is “start low, go slow”. When you are buying THC gummies for the first time, make sure to check if they have labels on the packet. Most legally produced edibles have them, for example, you will find them on 50 mg Delta-9 Gummies.
As you are trying it for the first time, you need to know which dose suits you more. At 1.25 to 2.5mg, you might not be intoxicated, but you will also feel any body pain reducing if you had any. Normally a gummy contains 5 mg of THC; you need to cut it into four parts if you want 1.25 mg to start with.
If you take a dose of 3 to 5 mg, then you are supposed to be intoxicated at this point, and it will help you with nausea and pain and help you with sleep as well.
Now if you take a dose of 10 to 15 mg, as a newbie, you will be overwhelmed and, of course, intoxicated. Any dosage higher than these is strictly not recommended for anyone who is trying this for the first time. You can gradually increase the dose with more experience.
Most importantly, you have to remember our previous point that everyone is different. Some people are more sensitive to THC than others. So it is always wiser to start with small doses rather than being impatient.
The two-hour rule
Now this is where your patience is being tested. How? Let us explain briefly. First of all, there are two types of THC that you can take. One is sublingual, and the other is gastrointestinal.
Sublingual edibles act really fast after you take them. You need to suck or put it under your tongue, which will allow them to enter your circulatory system through the tissues of your mouth.
These kinds of edibles start to show effect in a very short period of time. That is not what you should be concerned about.
The main concern here is when you take gastrointestinal edibles if you take anything that you need to swallow or chew falls under gastrointestinal edibles. THC gummies are one of them.
These gummies take time to digest and show the effect of THC on your body. The main problem here is that if you are a first-timer, you are likely to fall into the trap where you will think you need to take more because you feel nothing even after 15 minutes.
This is where you need to be very careful because gastrointestinal edibles can take 90 to 120 minutes to kick in.
People who are trying it for the first time mostly overdo it for this particular reason. Remember, you can always increase your dose gradually, but it is impossible to undo it once you’ve overdone it.
As we have mentioned before, it is hard to predict how long it will affect your brain and body, especially if you are doing it for the first time. It can be of 5 hours, it can be 8 hours; who knows? So, it is better to clear your schedule beforehand to avoid any inconveniences.
Also, you don’t know what kind of effects it is going to have. It can go in both ways. You can be very happy at one moment, and at the very next moment, you might feel something unpleasant. So, try to be in a safe environment and always keep a trustworthy friend with you.
THC is most likely to trick your brain into thinking that you are starving. You might feel the urge to eat something even if you recently had a meal. So, try to keep some snacks with you before you start because it will come in handy. We assure you that.
Finally, don’t be scared and go for it. Just do not forget the “start low and go slow” motto, and you are good to go. We wish you all the very best for your first THC gummies. Party hard and stay safe.
Adam Mulligan, a psychology graduate from the University of Hertfordshire, has a keen interest in the fields of mental health, wellness, and lifestyle.