What’s a general order of products a beginner should follow?
“For new consumers, start with one 5mg dose and see how you react. Even though a regulated dose is 10mg, you should still work your way up to that.” The best vessels for those doses? Hard candies, gummies, chocolates, and elixirs/tinctures.
Is there anything you can do to prepare for a session?
“Definitely don’t ever take an edible on an empty stomach. Also, be aware of the ingredients of what you’re ingesting and your body makeup. Just like alcohol, these products are metabolized differently by everyone, so age and BMI (body mass index) are things to take into consideration. I think it’s generally accepted that a person with less fat will not feel it as quickly as someone with more fat on their body.”
Can you have a drink with an edible dose?
“Mixing marijuana and alcohol can be pretty dangerous. Combining them isn’t going to cause a counter-reaction or produce a poison in your body, but it will increase the effects of both of them by an innumerable amount. Some people get extremely nauseous when mixing the two -- especially with edibles -- and some have no problem indulging in both. But it’s really about the reaction of the individual and it’s best to choose one or the other.”
Tell us about the new dosing and packaging rules with the most recent legislation in CO
“Any individual piece on the recreational side can be no more than a ‘dose,’ which is defined by Colorado as 10mg. Any other product (like an elixir) is considered ‘bulk’ and must be easily divisible into pieces dosed at no more than 10mg.” This varies state by state, so we recommend something you probably don’t want to do while high: reading.