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A true square considers edibles

Discussion in 'Vegas After Dark' started by WolfpackRobNC, Aug 29, 2021.

  1. WolfpackRobNC

    WolfpackRobNC Medium-roller??

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    Sooooo, I smoked a little bit back in my 20s, it was fun, but I didn't find enough fun with it to keep up with the habit. My profession and social circle are very much buttoned down establishment types where marijuana use would be frowned upon, so I really haven't considered it for 25 years or so.

    Until I started reading this board. :haha: I truly didn't know that edibles existed, or that marijuana was legal to a certain degree. [See how square I am?] The missus actually has smoked a fair amount more than I back in the day. So, we're considering getting on Mary Jane's bus on our next trip out there. You know, it's the whole - when in Rome, what happens in Vegas, yada, yada, yada.

    I've read the FAQ at the top of this board, and I've also done some Googling about THC dosing in edibles, how to do it, how not to overdo it, etc. I think I have a pretty good handle on that.

    What is some practical advice ya'll might have for a square wanting to experience this on our next trip? The last thing I want to do is stand out like a sore thumb as the person who didn't know what they were doing - on any part of the process. You know, us establishment types have to always fit in. :beer:
     
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    The stores are used to dealing with people that know nothing. They'll ask you what you want out of the experience (buzzed like being drunk was my answer) and what you don't want (that paranoid feeling was my answer) and they'll recommend. Don't feel embarrassed to claim you know nothing, in fact, it's preferable.
    I've tried this about once a decade since my teens and I've come to the conclusion I really just don't like getting stoned. Much prefer getting drunk.
     
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  3. Audible Nectar

    Audible Nectar High-Roller

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    I really prefer smoking or vaping for first timers/been-a-long-time-since-ers. The reason is the unpredictability and "lasting effects" that edibles can have.....it can depend on what you ate as to how effective the product can be - if you eat on an empty stomach it actually works less effectively than if you ate it with a glass of milk (as it bonds to the fat in the milk and acts as an ideal "carrier" for the active ingredient). I like edibles where I want to assure sleep, so I take with glass of milk and butter baked cookie, and voila, the desired effects are achieved, and I awaken (usually) well rested (unless I overdid it, then I'm still groggy 'til I've had a couple cups of coffee).You can lose efficacy from TOO full of stomach, too, or lengthen/mellow the effect. All of which to say that edibles can be HIGHLY variable and tend to stay with you for a 6-8 hour period. If you get "too much", you're stuck with it for a while. If you don't get enough, it's hard to gauge how much more to do "as a newbie"/long time since-er to get it right, because it can take a couple hours to get it working in some cases.

    I like for "newbie/long time since-er" dabbling in modern cannabis products like this to look at the pre-loaded vape pens. They are MUCH cleaner than smoking, self contained, and if you get good brands (ask your bud tender, they are more than happy to show you choices) they are excellent quality. If you vape a hit, you will know in 15 minutes if you "like where you are". If you want a little more, vape one more hit until you get to where you want to be. Do the cannabis first; drink later, those who do cannabis on a full belly of alcohol learn harsh lessons. The time sequence for use/effect/dosing/evaluation is very compact with these pens, as they would be with just smoking. You'll know soon if you're "dosed right", and you won't have to live with it forever if you don't want, as vaped/smoked is usually dissipating in a couple of hours. They're discreet/less noticed too, everyone seems to vape/juul and so with these you just blend right in. They also oft have very little smell (some of the better ones do though, so be aware, but certainly less than smoking in any case).

    I like to get those 5 packs of half gram pre-roll joints and smoke 'em on the Strip, too - I'll just walk along with one of those "one person pre-rolls" and they're the perfect size for one used to this. But for one who is likely to not need much, those pre-loaded vape pens are ideal. Depending on length of stay, pick up one, two or three depending on need. So discreet - and easy.
     
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  4. nostresshere

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    First time > do less than a normal dose which for most is 10 mg

    Be in a situation where you will be fine if it hits you hard.

    If adventurous and in a safe situation - 10 would be fine. It will normally take an hour to kickin.

    Then plan on taking some home - see the other posts are traveling which is no big deal at all - just do carryon and not checked.

    A vape is an easy way to ease into it - especially if you are not a regular smoker. (cough cough)
     
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  5. smartone

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    I’m 63 and also smoked a little weed in my late teens and early 20’s. As you mentioned, it was fun, but not so much that I had any desire to keep it up.

    Fast forward to Nevada’s legalization. My wife heard from a friend about the edibles and I accompanied her to a local dispensary. She wanted something for her anxiety. I was amazed by the security, cleanliness and professionalism of the place. I guess I expected the guys from Wayne’s World behind the counter.

    As @smerrian mentioned, the “bud tenders” are helpful and knowledgeable. We were very impressed with the assistance/guidance extended.

    Regarding, “button-down establishment types”… I run in those circles as much as anyone and see many of my friends, neighbors and colleagues there regularly. In fact, the “shoppers” usually look far more like me, than Beevis and Butthead…
     
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  6. KnotGillty

    KnotGillty High-Roller

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    Edible gummies typically come ten to a pack and each one is 10mg THC. Tear one in half and take a 5mg dose just to make sure you don't over do it the first time.

    You can get edibles in Sativa or Indica strains. I much prefer Sativa as I remain social. Indica tends to make me antisocial and all I want to do is sink into a couch and enjoy my buzz in private.
     
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  7. FullPay

    FullPay When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro

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    I took a thirty year hiatus from THC due to my profession. The first time I smoked this generation’s weed I knew that immediately I had to go to a darkened bedroom and lay down for two hours. The reason I’m saying this is to tell you that your past experience is no longer useful. I would definitely recommend against a vape. My first try with a 10 mg edible was fine, though dealing with the timing is difficult. Expect 40 to 60 minutes until you first notice it, 90 minutes until fully involved, and about two more hours until it ends. I would recommend a chocolate bar or cake pop that you can break into a 5 mg dose. My wife had almost no experience with weed in her younger days and barely noticed the effects of 5 mg.
     
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  8. Renaldow

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    My advice is, if it's your first time with edibles, don't do them in Vegas.

    Like others have said, edibles can be unpredictable and you don't know how your body will respond. I wouldn't want to not be in my own home for that, especially if you're drinking, but even if you're not. Too much (which for your first time may not be that much at all) and you'll sleep for several hours.

    Get some pre-rolls and smoke. If you feel you're getting too high you can stop smoking at any time. Unfortunately, if you ate edibles and feel like you're getting too high, all you can do is ride it out.

    That's me, Debby Downer. I enjoy edibles occasionally, but I've had the bad first experience and I've known many others who have too.
     
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    Maybe (and respect to your comments)

    If you want to do an edible in Vegas - do the first one while hangin in room for at least 2 hours to be safe. Other than people stupid enough to take another one because nothing happened in the first hour - nothing serious is gonna happen. Don't have anything scheduled for 2 hours - 3 if you want to be extra cautious. Not like LSD or something that really sets you off.

    Before long, you will be taking edibles before going to see LOVE - (so I have heard)

    HINT - Way to remember Indica vs Sativa. Indica= In The Couch and don't want to move.
     
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  10. M0rtyC

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    I agree with prior advice
    Edibles
    Don’t try when going for a strip run. Best to try one morning you are going to get a late start. My wife absorbs the thc quickly (30 mins) and I am more like 2 hours. We are also high tolerance (dammit… I know I need a T break). You might try one evening when you are back at your home casino. If you don’t like the reaction, head up ( to the room)
    Disposable pen
    Very convenient, faster acting than edibles, low odor and perfect for a newbie couple to share. The are also great for what you are really going to want …..Microdosing or “low and slow”. You can literally take what I call sips and maybe take in 2-3 mg of thc and know results in minutes.

    whatever you try, don’t forget to take a picture of your home casino and room number before you stone out!
     
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  11. dmr

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    Smoking is **GROSS**, like totally 144 to the max, ya know!

    Vaping is prolly safer and not as nasty, but it's still too close to smoking that it's a major turn off, to me, anyway.

    Hypothetically, of course, if I were to imbibe, I would choose gummies, as cleaner, no nasty aftertaste, and, of course, far more discreet!
     
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  12. bubbakitty

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    I know a guy who brought back 2 prerolls (field stripped) in a plastic ziplock, wrapped up in rolled socks under the dirty underwear with various computer/cell phone cords placed for distraction. I’ll quote him “not sure how one person could smoke one of these….”
    He said a moderate hit was fine (when home) but not sure about going overboard in LV.
    I find him a reliable source in most subjects. :blink:
     
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    I forgot one thing…. Watch the alcohol! That is very unpredictable person to person. I would suggest 1st time without … kind of a control study

    I’ll go back to golf now
     
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    To which some might say : "Why not?"

    As to the earlier comment about vape and after taste - I am rather sensitive to after tastes and would say there are none with vapes. At least to me. And those little pens are pretty down discrete - not as much as a gummy of course.
     
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    Some might assert that they are instead continuous. :)
     
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    As mentioned by other posters, trust the people at the dispensary for advice....and if still unsure, small nibbles over time :)
     
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    FullPay When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro

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    Why doesn’t this board have a groan button?
     
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    Well, she said it with a smile (y) face. :D
     
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    I was that square at the end of April. Four months later, I am still square.

    My daughter and I stopped in a dispensary, and I surprised her when I went in with her. I knew from this board that I wanted 10% and Stevia (calm down.. that's how I remembered it before I left) and that I wanted an edible.

    I looked around the store and considered a gummy, but I saw some macarons and thought that would be a brilliant combination of dessert and a party. When it was my turn, I calmly stepped up and said "Two macarons, one raspberry and one salted caramel, please."

    "$71, please" was the response. I handed it over, not even considering how expensive it seemed... I mean, Vegas!

    Turns out that "one macaron" was actually a box of three. I now had six of these to eat in a five day trip.

    I gave one to each my daughter and her friend, and I had one the first night as I sat down for a session of slot machining. I never noticed any reaction, other when trying to walk, as it seemed more difficult than normal. The next night I had a cookie, but fell asleep before anything took effect. Same the last night.

    With one left, I had it at the Rental Car Return... I figured I could zone out on the plane. Instead I got a migraine. I was miserable on the plane and after getting home, I slept for about 14 hours. Since I still had one on the boxes, a couple of days later I looked up the macarons on line. Turns out I didn't read the package while I was in Vegas, specifically the phrase "Keep Refrigerated". I think I figured out what happens when you eat a spoiled cannabis macaron.

    The moral of the story? I like stories.
     
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  20. WolfpackRobNC

    WolfpackRobNC Medium-roller??

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    There’s some really good stuff here, thanks everyone.

    Someone suggested trying my first dose at home….ummmm, I live in NC, not an option. :haha:

    I think what I am most likely to do, is figure out the edible form I want, that can easiest be broken down between 5/10mg. I take a 5 for one session, obviously no drinking, hanging out in my home casino, and totally ride that out until it’s natural end.

    If I enjoy that, then great, I’m good to go. If it doesn’t produce enough of a buzz, I’ll try another session another day with a 10.

    And I’ll report back on here. But whatever I do will be methodical, careful and safe.
     
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