Edibles are a popular form of cannabis, and for good reason. Not only does it provide an entirely different experience than smoking or vaping your herb, but eating THC is much more potent than inhaling. If you’ve never tried edibles before, don’t worry! It can be difficult to know how much to take the first time around. That’s why we compiled this list of dosages that will help get you started on your journey into the world of cannabis edibles!
What is an edible dosage and how do I find it on a product label?
One of the best ways to find a dosage is to look at a label. Each product should have its THC content listed, which you can use as an indicator of how strong it will be. For example, if there’s 100mg of THC per package and you only take one piece from that package then your experience may not be what you expected! It all depends on your tolerance level and preference, but try starting with half or even less than half of the recommended amount before taking more. That way if something does happen (whether good or bad), we know exactly where we went wrong so we don’t do it again! But remember: every edible has different effects so each time could lead us down a different path depending on our body and mind.
In general, a starting dosage for edibles is around five to ten milligrams of THC. This amount can be divided up among multiple servings if you want a weaker effect, or eaten all at once for a stronger experience. If you’re not sure how much THC is in an edible product, ask the shop staff or look for the percentage on the label.
Some products also list CBD content, which can help offset some of the psychoactive effects of THC. CBD doesn’t get you high and is often recommended for first-time users or those who don’t want to feel intoxicated.
How much THC should I consume at one time for the desired effect?
Again, this answer will vary from person to person based on their tolerance and preference. However, as a general guideline, it’s best not to consume more than 50mg of THC in one sitting. That means if you have an edible that has 100mg of THC per package, only eat half the product at most!
It can also be helpful to start with a lower dosage and then work your way up if you want a stronger effect. This is especially true for those who are new to cannabis or haven’t had much experience with edibles.
If you do end up consuming too much THC, there are ways to mitigate the effects. CBD can help balance out the psychoactive effects of THC, and drinking fluids, resting, and taking a hot bath are all ways to help your body process THC.
What are the side effects of taking too much THC in an edible form?
As we mentioned before, taking too much THC can result in negative side effects such as anxiety, paranoia, and dizziness. It’s important to remember that everyone’s tolerance level is different, so what might be a small dose for one person could be too much for someone else.
If you do experience any of these adverse effects, try drinking fluids, resting, and taking a hot bath. CBD can also help balance out the psychoactive effects of THC. If the symptoms persist or are severe, consider seeking medical attention.
Remember: start low and go slow! If you’re ever in doubt about how much to consume, ask a friend or dispensary staff for advice. And most importantly, enjoy responsibly!