Marijuana 101: 5 Tips For Choosing The Best Edible For You

1. Ask Yourself: Do I Want To Get High?

You can filter out a bunch of edibles by deciding if you want to get super high or hella relaxed.


If it’s a high you’re after, you want to chose edibles infused with THC. Want a mellow vibe? CBD, often found in liquid edibles, is what you’re after.

2. Ask Your Budtender For Help

Simply walk into your nearest retail shop and ask the person working behind the counter what they recommend. A good budtender has tried most of the edibles he sells, if not all of them.

They’ll also be very helpful when it comes to dosing. If you’re new to consuming edibles, let them know so they don’t recommend a high dose. Even experienced smokers will find that edibles pack a bigger punch. Start with 5 mg.

3. Research

The internet is your friend. Do a search on “Best edibles in (your city)” and you will likely be supplied with an outpouring of information, from guides to your local pot shops to customer input via Reddit, Yelp and Thrillist.

Everyone’s got an opinion on edibles. It’s not hard to find.

4. Trial & Error

The best way to find out what you like is by taste-testing. Everything can be infused with marijuana these days, including cocktail mixers, wine, and coffee.

Spend a weekend hitting up your local retail shops and picking out some items and trying them out with some friends. Or by yourself during a Netflix bing.

5. Make Your Own

When all else fails, make your own. This way, you can control the dosage and make foods you actually want to eat while saving some hard earned cash. It can be as easy as adding an infused oil.

Recipes are everywhere. Just make sure you get yours from a reputable source. Or ask your friends if they have any recipes they’ll share with you (in exchange for some final product).

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