Edibles are can be much more potent than smoked or vaporized cannabis because of the way our bodies metabolize THC. The effects last several hours, so proper dosing is important for a pleasant and healing experience.
Here are 5 things you need to know about how to dose edibles:
10 milligrams is considered one “serving” of cannabis, but people with lower tolerances may want to opt for 2 or 5 mg. Users with extremely high tolerances may require 200mg or more, but this is rare. The effects of edibles can take hours to kick in; wait at least 2 hours after your first dose to take more. Track your dosage in a journal so you don’t accidentally take more than you planned to.
Be careful when switching products
Start with the lowest dose when using a new product. 10 mg in one edible can affect you differently than 10 mg in a different edible.
Know the contents of your product
The different strains or oils used in your edibles may affect your dosing. Read the label or ask your budtender to find out what strain was used. Keep a journal to track your experience with each product and stain.
Consider psychoactive effects
If your edible is high-THC and you’re worried about psychoactive effects, take less than you would a high-CBD edible. Look up your desired product on Leafly to see if it would work for you.
Be conscious of your eating schedule
The effects of edibles will hit you faster on an empty stomach. If you ate a meal before your edible, give yourself an extra hour, or more, to feel the effect.
Talk to your budtender
Finding your go-to edible can take time, especially if your dispensary has a large selection. Your budtender can help you find an edible that fits your medicinal needs and can help clarify what’s in your products.