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How to Dose Cannabis Edibles

Updated: Dec 12, 2023

Cannabis food and drinks are becoming incredibly popular these days. But eating cannabis can also be tricky. If you’re wondering about how to dose edibles for a great high, keep on reading. Below you will find a simple guide to help you understand how cannabis edibles work and how to get the right dose.

When you smoke or vape cannabis, the THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) is quickly absorbed into your bloodstream and you feel the effects within minutes. But edibles work differently.

It can take up to 2 hours to feel the full effects of an edible. That’s because edibles have to be digested before the THC is metabolized and enters your bloodstream.

So, if you’re new to edibles, start with a low dose—5 mg or less of THC—and see how you feel. It’s always better to err on the side of caution. You can always eat more, but you can’t undo a too-strong high.

THC content in edibles can vary widely. In general, edibles with a higher THC content will take longer to kick in but will also last longer.

The effects of edibles also depend on how much you’ve eaten that day and whether you have any alcohol in your system. A full stomach will slow down the absorption of THC, while alcohol can make the effects more intense.

Keep in mind that edibles are much more potent than smoking or vaping. So, if you’re used to smoking cannabis, start with a very low dose of edibles—no more than 2.5 mg of THC. And be patient! It can take up to 2 hours to feel the full effects.

Cannabis edibles are a great way to enjoy the benefits of THC without smoking. But it’s important to start low and go slow to avoid an unpleasant experience. With a little trial and error, you’ll find the perfect dose for you. If you’re new to cannabis or edibles, start with a low dose (5-10 mg) and wait at least 2 hours before consuming more. Remember, it is impossible to overdose on cannabis, but it is possible to have an unpleasant experience if you consume too much.


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