This is a common question for us at Lunchbox Alchemy, and with good reason, because there’s no precise answer. Appropriate amounts vary immensely from one person to the next. We should first address how much you can buy. Legally, anyone in Oregon over the age of 21 can buy cannabis products.
If you are a medical patient with documentation from the Oregon Medical Marijauna Program (OMMP), you are legally permitted to purchase edibles containing up to 100mg of THC. Recreational customers who are over the age of 21, but not in possession of an OMMP card are permitted to purchase edibles containing up to 50mg of THC. To make it easy, our entire edible line is available in both Recreational and Medical varieties.
Next, let’s talk a bit about recommended doses. Body mass, fitness level, and, above all, one’s individual body chemistry are all contributing factors when evaluating tolerance. For a beginner, 5-10 mg is a good starting point, which is why all of our packaging is designed to help you divvy out the portions in these specific increments. Wait a good amount of time, up to an hour an half after consumption for the “high” to set in. If after a couple hours, you don’t feel like the initial dose was adequate, slightly increase your serving size until the desired effects are achieved.
Our powerfully potent products can make you feel like your brain just flew out of your butt if you’re not careful. Even if you’ve tried smoking marijuana in the past, eating edibles can make you feel like a pot virgin. So pay attention!
1. Start Slow
Remember, that coconut macaroon isn’t just a cookie; it’s a highly-calibrated delivery system with a purpose, so pump the brakes! Some edibles take up to 90 minutes to reach their full effect. Have a nibble, then see how it treats you before wolfing down the whole thing. That just means you’ll have more to enjoy later.
2. Don’t Lunchbox on an empty stomach
If you haven’t eaten anything beforehand, your edible will hit harder and faster. Which brings us to our next guideline…
3. Have some marijuana-free snacks close at hand
Anyone can tell you that using marijuana will give you the munchies. And what happens when the only munchies available have more marijuana in them? You end up in a munchie vortex, each edible compounding the effects of the ones before. Eventually you’ll probably end up eating your couch or favorite pet. Not really.
4. Don’t cross streams
No, not the ‘Ghostbusters’ proton pack energy streams, we’re talking about marijuana edibles and booze. That’s a quick ticket to Spin City. No, not the late-‘90s Michael J. Fox sitcom…
5. Don’t drive or operate heavy machinery
This should be obvious, right? Lunchbox products are here to get you to your happy place – that shouldn’t be out on the road where any impairment puts you and everyone else in danger. Speaking of…
6. Keep Lunchbox Alchemy products away from kids
Again, duh. But an alarming number of children have had adverse reactions to eating powerful edibles in recent years, so keep all products in safe places, out of the reach of kids and others who don’t know what they’re eating.
7. Stay cool
If you do happen to take more of a Lunchbox product than you feel comfortable with, don’t freak out. You’ll be fine. Drink some water, put on some soothing music (reggae or jazz work well) and lie down somewhere comfortable. Before you know it you’ll be waking up from a deep sleep.