The Benefits of Mega-Dosed Edibles
High-dose weed edibles have a small but dedicated fan base, and these patients tend to purchase edibles more often than the average casual user. It’s no surprise that these consumers include seriously ill patients fighting the ravages of cancer and other debilitating diseases along with those dealing with severe, chronic pain. Several budtenders noted that high-dose weed edibles are popular with insomniacs and others seeking sleep aids.
Surprisingly, one particular demographic group is buying lots of high-dose edibles, but not for the reason you might think. Aaron Justis, proprietor of Buds and Roses Collective, explains that senior citizens are by far the biggest consumers of high-dose edibles, but they’re using these potent products to micro-dose throughout the day.
“Our clientele are not buying high-dose edibles to get super high,” Justis claims. “They’re eating just a little at a time and are typically making that edible last for a week or more.”
It makes sense because not only is it far less expensive to buy one high-dose edible as opposed to 10 moderate or low dose products, but the patient can also eat less to achieve the same results. When it comes to most marijuana edibles, that means less intake of unhealthy ingredients like sugars and fats.
Many of the high-dose edibles consumers I talked to, especially women, favor this option due to a desire to eat less and stay fit. “I don’t want to waste my calories eating a big medicated cookie or brownie that is never going to taste as good as an unmedicated one,” explains attorney Mara Felsen. “I want something that will deliver a powerful dose in a bite or two.”
None of the edibles in this article are meant to be consumed in a single session; especially not the 1000 milligram brownies! For most people, eating that much THC will make you feel ill. (Or you might just sleep for 12 to 24 hours).