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Practical Tips for Combating the Side Effects of High THC Cannabis

A recent article discussed the most common side effects of high THC cannabis strains and some expert tips for how to fight them.  While these tips were helpful, they just seemed to be missing something, practical experience.  Here are a few tried and true tips to fight off these bothersome little buddies of pot smokers everywhere.

Start Slow

The experts will tell you to start with a low dose.  This a great game plan for more than one reason.  First, it is a slower and more controlled way to get high.  Second, it can save a ton of weed and money.  The marijuana available today is if such high quality that it only takes a puff or two of some strains to leave veterans like Snoop Dogg drooling for hours.  Save some money and stay just high enough, by going slow and adjusting as needed.

Edibles are all Different for Everyone

We have all heard about the nightmare experiences that edibles have caused and when we first got to Colorado, my husband and I were both more than a little leery of trying edibles for the first time.  Neither of us are noobs and have had more than one or two pot brownies in the past, but the stories we heard didn’t set very well.  When we finally tried some, it was not at all what we were expecting. 

The first ones we tried came as pills and highly recommended by a budtender who said she used them regularly (and looked very nicely baked).  Although the effects were mildly noticeable after eating several, it was most definitely not what we were expecting after all the warnings.  The second edibles we tried were Americana gummies.  They tasted pretty decent, and oddly enough, made our mouths a little numb as we chewed them.  Even with that immediate effect, it still took at least an hour to feel the full effects, and then it was still only a “one-beer-buzz” feeling after eating 4 each.  Most definitely not any sort of scary or bad trip.  Of course, everyone’s experience is different, just be prepared and don’t plan on operating any dangerous equipment or cooking a soufflé when trying edibles for the first time.   Also look for a dispensary running a deal on edibles because they do tend to cost a good bit more than a regular bag of treats.

Anxiety and Paranoia

The very best tip for this is to be comfortable before you get high.  Being in a situation where you fear getting caught will always intensify feelings of guilt, paranoia and anxiety.  Remember how anxious you got smoking in Mom’s house?  Or how about the paranoia in the school bathroom – knowing you would get expelled if you got caught?  What’s the very best way to combat anxiety and paranoia when smoking cannabis?  Move to a state where it’s legal. I did, and my anxiety and paranoia instantly went down 85 percent.  For most this is not an option, but here are a few tips to try:

  • Use cover scent like incense, automatic air fresheners, or ionizing air cleaners.  Hiding or eliminating the pungent aroma of good pot from intruding neighbors and unexpected visitors will ease fears immensely.
  • Don’t smoke in the main living area during visitor hours.  Save the kicked back TV time for after the kids are in bed.  In most places, the police can’t even visit without reason after 10pm, making the living room a safe and cozy place to enjoy your right to pursue happiness. 
  • Don’t be high around people or situations that make you feel guilty.  Some smokers don’t feel comfortable being high around their kids or family, while others have no problem going to the PTA meeting baked.  If your personal morals or ethics make it feel wrong to be high – then don’t be.  Don’t cave into peer pressure, just save the bowl for when you get home and enjoy it instead of getting freaked out because you find yourself too high at church.

Cottonmouth and Dry Eyes

These side effects are said to be best combated by drinking plenty of water.  Hydration it seems, is the key to everything, including reducing two of the most annoying side effects of smoking cannabis.  In addition to staying well hydrated, be sure to keep a drink nearby when you sit down for smoking sessions.  No matter how well hydrated you may be, some strains of marijuana just cause cottonmouth and that’s that.  Being well hydrated is also said to help with dry eyes.  One thing to remember not to do is rely too heavily on eye drops.  Overuse can actually end up making eyes dryer and reducing natural tear production.  Not to mention, the medicines in certain eye drops can cause diarrhea when used excessively.

The Munchies

The munchies can be a reason to smoke or a bad side effect depending on who you ask, but one thing’s for sure, they do exist and they are hard as heck to stay away from once they show up at the party.  Short of eating everything in the kitchen or inventing really strange recipes, there is one certain way to keep the munchies at bay.

Any veteran pot smoker knows that there is one sure fire way to kill a good buzz – eat.  So many long time smokers simply use will power, and their dedication to stay high, as their number one weapon in the war against the munchies.  Don’t give in and eat, and stay higher longer.  Smoke a little and eat a pizza, and an hour later you will find yourself repeating the process -  and the calories start to add up.  But smoke and wait it out, and the munchies will pass sooner or later and save 500 calories or more as well as a great buzz.

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First Timers Guide to Edibles: Marijuana Gummies and Cannabis Candy

If you're a first timer or you're traveling to Denver for the marijuana tourism, you might be in need of a little guidance regarding what to buy at the local dispensaries. One of the most interesting and unusual marijuana products you can buy at Denver dispensaries are the marijuana edibles such as the marijuana gummies and other marijuana candy. Edibles can be enjoyed discreetly, and they're also a fun novelty, which makes them very popular among Denver marijuana travelers who come here for the marijuana tourism. Edibles are also a great choice for first timers looking for a consistent, controlled, and measured dose. There are a ton of edibles on the market, from beverages to pastries to chocolates. First timers and Denver travelers are often intrigued by the marijuana gummies and other types of marijuana candy, but they wonder, What edible should I try first? What marijuana candy is right for me? Here is a list of marijuana gummies and other marijuana candies available at Denver dispensaries that have come to be local favorites:

Marijuana Gummies for first timers and travelers

Highly Edible Gummies: Produced by Colorado cannabis company Cannapunch, Highly Edible Gummies are vegan, handmade, and organic marijuana candies that come in a variety of flavors. Many gummies contain gelatin, a product derived from animals. Vegetarians and vegans seeking a cruelty-free buzz should check out Highly Edible Gummies. They're as potent as they are delicious.

Americanna Gummies: Another good choice for first timers and marijuana tourists traveling to Denver is Americanna Gummies. These star-shaped marijuana candies are substantial, being both larger and denser than many other cannabis gummies on the market. You can get sweet gummies, or sour gummies. Americanna Gummies can be purchased in bottles containing ten gummies of 10mg each, and you can find them at Livwell Broadway and many other dispensaries in denver.

Edipure: Edipure products are lab-tested and carefully prepared to produce a marijuana candy with a consistent dosage and minimal cannabis aftertaste. They make an extensive line of marijuana gummies and other marijuana candies. First timers who aren't quite ready for a heavy head high should try the sour gummy bears. The sour gummy bears deliver 75 mg CBD and 25 mg THC per serving for a mild, nicely balanced effect. Their Raspberry Jellies feature both raspberry and blackberry flavored jellies,infused with 10 mg THC per serving. If you're looking for a marijuana gummy without gelatin, trythe Edipure Cherry Loves. They're made with natural cherry flavor and include organic grape juic concentrate, organic sugar, and black carrot juice concentrate. The bear-shaped gummies and fruit-shaped gummies will only be available until July 1st when a new marijuana law goes into effect prohibiting the sell of animal-shaped or fruit-shaped marijuana gummies, so act quick if you want these products.

Marijuana Mints and other Marijuana Candy

Dixie Elixirs: Dixie Elixirs makes a great line of marijuana mints. One of their most popular is their Synergy Mixed Berry Mints. These mints contain 5 mg CBD and 5 mg THC per mint, providing a nice balance for the first timer or marijuana tourist seeking a milder effect. Just place the mint under your tongue, and allow it to dissolve. Their Awakening Mints are also worth trying if you're looking for a mild energy boost. These mints contain ginko, matcha, ginseng, and orange oil to help support mental alertness and enhance physical stamina. Awakening Mints deliver 3 mg THC per mint and are sold in packs of 16. Rocky Road Aurora and MMJ America both have a full line of Dixie products.

Med-a-mints: Med-a-mints are another marijuana mint to try. Infused with 10 mg THC per mint, Med-a-mints are sugar free and loaded with vitamin C. They come in a variety of interesting flavors like Exotic Chai Mint, Relaxing Vanilla Mint, and Energizing Vanilla Mint. You can get Med-a-mints at Medicine Man Denver.

CannaCubes: A great choice for first timers or marijuana tourism seekers, these small, sweet, indulgent Belgian sugar cubes are infused with high quality cannabis oil. Each cube delivers a 10mg dose of THC, and they're sold in packs of two. CannaCubes are part of The Dutch Girl line of products.

So Much Candy!

There are so many more marijuana gummies, mints, and other marijuana candies to try, this list just represents the must-try marijuana candies for first timers or marijuana tourism adventurers traveling to Denver. The best thing to do is to head to the closest dispensary and see for yourself the vast variety of marijuana candies and edibles available.

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How Much Are Edibles

How Much Are Edibles

Posted by CANNASaver on Friday, 04 December 2020 in Canna Blog - Latest News

Cannabis is not all about smoke and fire, there are ways to make your next high smoke-free. Edibles come in many different flavors, shapes, and sizes and are a great, non-discreet way of consuming cannabis. But are they cost-effective? How much are edibles compared to other marijuana products?

A Guide to THC Edibles

Edibles are a widely available solution to engage with cannabis in a vapor-less form. Taste the wide-ranging culinary creations infused with cannabis and get a sense of the flavors you enjoy in everyday foods and snacks, that pair well with cannabinoids. 

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Types of Edibles

There are plenty of savory snacks to choose from, like: 

  • Cookies

  • Brownies

  • Tinctures

  • Dissolvable packets

  • Gummies

  • Hard candies

  • Chocolates

  • Teas

  • Sodas, and more.

How Much THC Are In Edibles?

Colorado State Regulations mandate that (recreational) edibles come packaged in no larger than 100 milligrams of THC doses with identifiable portions. The most common measurement is 10 mg in a bite. Most products will be portioned out or have a clear dosing schedule on the label. 

The exception is for tinctures and syrups which can run up to 1000 milligrams of THC in a bottle. These infused liquids will also have a measuring syringe so you can achieve the precise dosing you desire. Most single-serve drinks such as soda pops or lemonades are dosed at 10 milligrams of THC in a bottle.

What does it all mean though? What is the best bang for your buck? 

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The Most Cost-Effective Type of Edibles

Tinctures and syrups are the most potent and cost-effective way to ingest THC.

By volume, strength, and price, syrup, or tincture will be the strongest type of edible you can get! These are liquids infused with THC and CBD and have the highest concentrations. The flavors are pretty good and usually resemble a sweet concoction to help this medicine go down smoothly. The activation times range from 10 minutes to 30 minutes and the doses are measured by syringe or capful. 

You can find up to 1000 mg containers from between $45 to $70 dollars. A 100 mg syrup can be found for as low as $15!

Drinks contain the least THC with about 10 mg in a bottle but are convenient and great for lighter social flights. 

Typical Prices for Other Edibles

For the pan-baked experience, there is a plethora of brownies, cookies, bars, chocolates, and stroopwafels which are doled out in 100 mg containers are the tastiest and most versatile option. These baked goods go from $6 for a bar of single-serving chocolate to an average price of $22 for a full 100 mg package of multiple cookies or chocolates. These offerings have a sufficient amount of THC in the whole package to remind you of your aunt’s space cake, but ultimately you can decide how many bites until your preferred high. 

This article starts off with the lightest infusions and saves the heaviest hitters for last.

Your taste buds will dance when a Cannabis-Infused Cola splashes over your tongue. There are many flavors to choose from such as classic, orange kush, root beer, blue razz, and purple passion. These drinks are at the higher end of the scale as far as milligrams per dollar but are great for first-timers and social buzzes. These drinks cost around $8-$10. Drinks are usually portioned at 10 mg of THC content, which is the lower end of the spectrum. You can also find bagged teas infused with cannabis. There are also strictly CBD drinks with no psychoactive effect. Those are a little cheaper. Thursdays are a good day to quench your thirst and coupons range from 10% to 25% off. You can score some coupons from cannasaver.com at these links.

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Best Denver Dispensary Prices and Deals on Edibles

Pure Dispensary

Pure Dispensary is currently offering 25% OFF Thursday edibles, drinks, and more.

Green Heart Dispensary

Green Heart Dispensary is offering 10% OFF Thirsty Thursday Drinks. The most diverse range of offerings comes in the baked goods section. These products are portioned out by state law at 100 mg per container. The pricing ranges from $15 to gourmet delectables at $25. Due to the way some people metabolize THC, your body might be more affected by fat-containing cookies, the perfect amount of vegan chocolate, or you have a sweet tooth and enjoy gummies. Experiment and find out what works with your physiology in terms of activating your senses and quelling your hunger. The portions per morsel, piece, or bite are always listed on the container and usually are about 10 milligrams per piece.

The Lodge Dispensary

The Lodge has a great BOGO (Buy One Get One 50%) deal on edibles, this nets 25% off of two items. This is a great way to pick up a couple of different snacks. The 100 mg caramel stroopwafels are super tasty and potent! The lodge also has infused “forbidden fruits." These are dehydrated or freeze-dried fruit pieces infused with cannabis. That is nothing short of amazing and a fun snack for your next hike to the peak. The perfect way to stimulate your sense and make your own day or bring a smile to your significant other's face is CHOCOLATE! Make your day (and theirs) and pick up your favorite cacao-based treat. You can find almost any flavor of chocolates and truffles. From dark chocolate, with 68% cacao to milk chocolate or cookies and cream mixes all bases are covered. There are non-chocolate bars too such as key lime pie, banana pudding, apple pie, and more. These bars run about $20-$24 and their inspired flavors are remarkable and will have you craving for more! 

The Stone Dispensary

The Stone on the west side of Denver has $15 100 mg syrups. This is a phenomenal price per milligram.

Mary Jane's House Dispensary

Mary Jane's House has a BOGO (Buy One Get One for a Penny) deal on 100mg THC tinctures. This special rendition of rice crispy bars, aptly named Chaos Crispies, will fill your cravings and give you tidal waves of nostalgia, all while elevating you to the next level. With one of the best milligrams per dollar value, you can score a 100 mg pack for $13 at Mary Jane’s House, too.

AMCH Denver

If you have your medical card, you can find one of the best deals on 1000 mg Drip syrups for $45 at AMCH Denver

No matter your craving, CANNASAVER.COM will help you find the tastiest snacks, drinks, and “tincs” at the best prices.  Satiate your cravings and save your dollars with these coupons towards edibles and such.


 

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