Edibles are a popular form of cannabis consumption. They are easy to ingest and provide a longer-lasting high compared to smoking. However, it can be difficult to tell if someone is high on edibles because the effects are different from smoking. In this blog post, we will discuss how to tell if someone is high on edibles.
Before we discuss how to tell if someone is high on edibles, let’s first understand what edibles are. Edibles are food items that are infused with cannabis. They can come in various forms such as brownies, gummies, chocolates, and more. The THC in edibles is metabolized differently than when smoking, so the effects can take longer to kick in and can last longer.
Signs of being high on edibles
Unlike smoking, edibles can take up to an hour or more to take effect. So, if someone has consumed edibles, and it has only been a few minutes, they are likely not high yet. This delay in onset is because THC has to be metabolized by the liver before it can produce its effects.
When someone is high on edibles, their senses may become heightened. They may become more sensitive to sounds, colors, and textures. For example, they may be able to hear music or conversations from far away or may notice details in their surroundings that they wouldn’t usually notice.
Loss of Coordination
Edibles can also affect coordination and balance. Someone who is high on edibles may have difficulty walking or moving around. They may also have trouble with fine motor skills, such as typing or texting.
Dry mouth, also known as cottonmouth, is a common side effect of consuming edibles. This is because THC can inhibit the production of saliva. If you notice someone constantly drinking water or using eye drops, they may be high on edibles.
One of the most well-known effects of edibles is an increase in appetite, also known as the “munchies.” Someone who is high on edibles may be constantly snacking or craving food. They may also have a preference for sweet or salty foods.
How to help someone who is high on edibles
If you suspect someone is high on edibles and they are experiencing negative effects, there are a few things you can do to help. First, make sure they are in a safe and comfortable environment. If they are feeling anxious or paranoid, reassure them and try to keep them calm. If they are experiencing dry mouth, offer them water or other beverages. Lastly, if they are feeling nauseous, offer them something light to eat such as crackers, toast, or yogurt.
By understanding the signs and effects of edibles, you can better tell if someone is high on edibles. Remember to be patient and supportive when helping someone who is high on edibles and make sure they are in a safe and comfortable environment.
Make sure to educate yourself about edibles, as well as the other forms of cannabis consumption, so that you can help others enjoy its effects safely. Happy consuming!