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Cannabis Chocolates – Facts

Chocolates are man’s best friend, literally, with all the benefits it can give. Dark chocolate, to be exact, is nutritious; a powerful source of antioxidants, fiber, iron, magnesium and more. But what if I tell you that chocolates made in cannabis are also safe to consume and can provide you with even more benefits?

You’ve seen it right; cannabis or weed can be a great ingredient to make a chocolate. An edible infused with weed is actually a trend nowadays and people are going crazy about these.

Main Active Ingredient: THC

Tetrahydrocannabinol or THC is one of the active compounds found in marijuana that is responsible for the ‘high’ feeling and other psychoactive effects. When taken in a small or moderate dosage, it can help you stay calm and stress-free, brought by the THC chemical.

THC is sold in different state-approved dispensaries all over the US. Since 30 states have legalized the use of marijuana for medical and recreational purposes, one can freely consume this compound in moderation.

Benefits of Cannabis Chocolates

Unlike the regular chocolates being sold in the market, the cannabis chocolates are rich in vitamins and can help ease body discomforts and pain.

Cannabis is high in:

  • Vitamin C- Essential for the immune system
  • Vitamin K- Essential for blood clotting
  • Calcium- Good for the bones
  • Iron- Needed for blood oxygenation
  • Folate- For DNA repair

Guide to Consuming Cannabis Chocolates

Since this product is infused with the psychoactive compound, THC, you need to be aware of how it may react on your body. First, take note that every individual has a different tolerance when it comes to THC. However, the recommended dosing of edibles is 10milligrams. Exceeding to this dosing is not recommended especially for beginners.

  • Never mix with booze

If you want to party hard without a severe headache and hangover, never ever mix cannabis edibles with booze. Drink more water instead or any fruit juice.

  • Don’t take cannabis chocolate with an empty stomach

The punch is different if your stomach doesn’t have anything before taking the cannabis chocolate. Make sure to take something nutritious in your system to not get really ‘high’.

  • Listen to your body and remain calm

When the THC starts to kick in, don’t panic and remain calm. The jittery feeling is common and completely normal since this is the effect of the THC. If you’ve taken the right dose, the feeling will be gone after a few minutes to an hour.

Consume cannabis chocolate in moderation to get desired effect. Take note of these things to enjoy the experience and fill your tummy with delectable goodies.

Author: Carrie Sze

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