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The Edible Experience

March 18, 2024

Have you heard about how crazy powerful edibles can be?

If youre a first-time edible user, the thought of consuming any type of edible could be overwhelming.

What will it do to me?

How can I find the perfect edible dosing for my body and tolerance?

What are the best strains for edibles?

Weve answered all these questions and more in the following blog post.

When youre done reading it, youll know the best dosage for your needs and much more.

What Is an Edible?

An edible is any product made for oral consumption that contains high concentrations of THC. However, some edibles are made from CBD or other cannabinoids.

There are many different types of edibles, including gummies, brownies, mints, lozenges, cookies, drinks, tinctures, and countless other forms.

How Do Edibles Function in Your Body?

Depending on the edible you’re consuming, your body feels different.

For example, if you take them sublingually, your experience will start much more quickly than it would if you eat a cannabis-infused brownie.

Essentially, however, edibles work like this:

You take them orally, and your digestive system processes them,metabolizing them by the liver.

This process transforms THC into a more potent form known as 11-hydroxy-THC, making edibles particularly potent, with longer-lasting effects than vaping or smoking alone.

The onset of edible effects is much longer, as well, since your body has to digest and metabolize them before you notice any difference in how your body feels.

It takes 1-2 hours to feel the full effects, which lasts anywhere from 8-12 hours. The slow release provides a more prolonged, sustained impact that is highly beneficial for chronic pain or insomnia.

What Are the Best Strains for Edibles?

Afghan Kush

Afghan Kush is high in myrcene terpene and offers a sweet and spicy aroma with slightly earthly undertones. It will leave a lasting taste in your mouth long after your final bite.

Its seeds nourish a bud with approximately 20% THC mark.

The benefits of this strain include insomnia, anxiety, and general aches and pains in the joints. It is also excellent for supporting appetite issues.

Lemon Power Haze

Well-loved for its citrusy flavor and energizing effects, this strain is a beautiful option for daytime enjoyment.

Lemon Power Haze is a sativa-dominated strain (75% sativa, 25% indica), which creates a beautiful blend between Lemon Skunk and Amnesia Haze.

This is the best strain if you’re looking for an energetic and creative high that boosts motivation and euphoria for hours.

Its THC content is typically around 20%.

Runtz Muffin

This strain blends Zkittlez, Gelato #33, and Orange Punch. It offers a sweet flavor with a high THC content of up to 29%.

It provides a profoundly relaxing, euphoric, and uplifting high. Well-loved for its complex flavor profile and potent effects, this is a wonderful strain for seasoned cannabis consumers.

White Widow

White Widow is a balanced hybrid with a resin-rich profile, providing a cerebral and soothing high. The result is a euphoric and energy-boosting experience. It features a spicy, earthy, woody aroma.

If you’re looking for an edible that enhances your mood and stimulates creativity, make it a top pick for artists, creatives, or anyone looking for relief from pain and anxiety.

The concentration of THC ranges from 18% to 25%.

Gorilla Glue

Gorilla Glue, also known as GG4, is a potent hybrid strain. It is known for its strong, potent THC effects thanks to its THC concentration of up to 30%.

It surged in popularity for its ability to provide a heavy-handed euphoric effect that leaves users ‘glued’ to the couch.

This blend balances a high with spicy, earthy, and citric notes. It is a top pick for anyone seeking relief from pain, insomnia, and stress.

Blue Cheese

Blue Cheese is a famous Indica-dominant hybrid strain, most notable for its unique flavor profile that combines sweet, fruity blueberry notes with savory cheese richness.

Blue Cheese can have a concentration level of anywhere from 15% to 20%, depending on the cultivation methods used.

It’s a unique mix of sweet and skunky flavors with effects that offer relaxation without immediate sleepiness.

Skywalker Kush

Skywalker Kush is known for its intense THC concentration and is often adored for its relaxing effects. It’s a hybrid that leans towards the indica side, offering an outstanding balance between physical relaxation and a euphoric high.

Popular among people seeking relief from pain, stress, and insomnia, Skywalker Kush is a beautiful option for individuals seeking an enjoyable high.


FirstTime Edible Dosage—Dos & Donts

Understanding Edible Dosing

Your body is unique, which means edible dosing is not a one-size-fits-all process. With that being said, there are some basic guidelines to consider.

1-2.5 mg THC

What to expect: Some relief from anxiety, pain, and stress –and increased creativity and focus.

Who it is best for: Beginners.

2.5-15 mg THC

What to expect: Mild to moderate effects, depending on your body’s chemical makeup.

Who its best for: first-time users or individuals with low tolerance—relief from specific symptoms like pain and anxietyand potentially a stronger euphoric effect. Start with a low dose and gradually increase based on your tolerance.

30-50 mg THC

What to expect: Stronger pain and anxiety relief symptoms, euphoria, and some impairment.

Who its best for: High-tolerance THC users.

50-100 mg THC

What to expect: Impaired coordination and perception. Some users report unpleasant effects like heart palpitations.

Who its best for: Extremely experienced consumers with a high tolerance.


Dos and Donts for Edible Usage


Start low, go slow: Begin with a low dose (2.5 mg-5 mg THC) and wait up to 2 hours before consuming more.

Read the label: Pay attention to the dosage information to consume the right amount.

Store safely: Keep edibles out of the reach of children and pets.

Know your tolerance: Your experience will likely vary based on tolerance, metabolism, and body chemistry.

Stay hydrated: Drink plenty of water to stay hydrated.



Don’t overconsume: Taking too much could lead to discomfort.

Avoid Alcohol: mixing edibles with alcohol can identify any unpleasant effects.

Don’t drive: Don’t drive while under the influence of THC.

Avoid public spaces: Until you know how THC will affect you mentally and physically, keep yourself in a safe, comfortable environment.

Don’t assume immediate effects: Edibles take time to kick in, unlike vaping or smoking.


Have Questions About Edibles?

There are so many types of edibles on the market it can be challenging to know where to start.

If that’s you, we want to help.

Our staff at the Blue Oak Dispensary are eager to walk you through your options and guide you to the best strains for edibles and your experience.

Visit us in-store to learn more about edibles and to find the perfect product for YOU.

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