Many of our members find that edibles are an effective way to regulate pain. The effect of Edibles differs from the effects from smoking Cannabis in several ways; Edibles typically create more of a body-centered sensation; as opposed to the heady effects of smoking Cannabis. This is one of the reasons why Edibles are so wonderful for helping people manage pain. Edibles also last longer than smoking, with effects lasting 4-6 hours depending on the amount ingested.
Many like to eat edibles in the evening, as they provide such a relaxing and sedating experience. Eating fatty foods will help to enhance the effects of edibles, as THC-molecules bind to fat. If you would like to decrease the effects we would suggest taking some Vitamin C or eating a spoonful of freshly cracked pepper (both tried-and-true natural methods of counteracting the psychoactive effects of Cannabis). I would suggest starting off at a low-dose of 5-10mgs of THC, in the evening when you are all done your daily activities and can fully relax.
Typically edibles take around 45 minutes to kick in, so bear that in mind when you choose to eat them. Also, if you have recently eaten a full-meal they will take a little longer, as your body has extra-digesting to do. A good rule of thumb is to start low and go slow.