The cannabis industry is booming. It’s not just the traditional weed smoker anymore, there are new products on the market that cater to a more diverse audience. However, with this comes an increased risk of dosing mistakes and people getting sick from consuming too much THC. The best thing you can do for yourself is educate yourself about how different products affect your body differently before you consume them. This post will help give you some tips on what to keep in mind before consuming cannabis!

1. Know your limits – don’t overdo it

If it’s your first time consuming cannabis, take it easy (especially with edibles). It can take up to two hours for edibles to take their full effect, don’t overdo it! It is a much more enjoyable experience when moderation is involved.

2. Stay hydrated by drinking lots of water.

Water is key to a healthy body and is a must when it comes to consuming cannabis. Smoking cannabis causes dry mouth because THC binds to the submandibular glands and prevents them from producing saliva. A tall glass of water usually does the trick! Don’t worry if you have dry mouth, it is a totally normal phenomenon.

3. Don’t mix cannabis with alcohol or other drugs

This should go without saying, but if you choose to use other drugs, do not use cannabis together with them. There can be complications in the way that cannabis interacts with other substances. Relaxing evening at home? Cannabis. Going out for the night and other substances are involved? Don’t mix and match!

4. Try not to use cannabis for more than 8 hours in a row without taking a break

Moderation is key when it comes to cannabis! If you have found yourself in a position where you have been consuming cannabis for more than 8 hours, consider taking a break and letting yourself unwind. Your brain is being highly stimulated when consuming cannabis, so giving it a break to recoup is a good idea. Moderation is important!

5. Don’t drive after consuming cannabis.

This should also go without saying, but we need to say it! Don’t drive after consuming cannabis. Not only is it illegal (you could find yourself with a DUI), but it’s also dangerous. Cannabis inhibits your ability to react quickly to road conditions. 

As you can see, there are many things to consider when it comes to consuming cannabis. It’s important that we understand our own limits and stay hydrated by drinking lots of water throughout the day. We also want to be mindful not to mix alcohol or other drugs with cannabis because they can have a negative effect on your body over time. To avoid these side effects, try only using marijuana for 8 hours in a row without taking any breaks from use before getting back into consumption again after some time has passed. Finally, don’t drive while under the influence! If you’re ready to get started with Cannabis but need more information about how best to consume it safely, visit us today at The Doc’s Apothecary in Denver where our team can help you navigate the cannabis space!