Edibles offer a tasty way to get your dose of cannabis. There are countless options on the market, including baked goods, chocolates, gummy candies, and a vast range of beverages. Products also contain various amounts of THC. If you’re new to these products, you might not be sure where to start or what to expect. An edible dosage chart can help you track your outcomes.
A General Edibles Dosage Chart
If you’re new to edibles, you might not be sure where to start. Here, we’ll provide you with some dose amounts, what to expect, and for whom they’re ideal.
1 to 2.5mg THC
- What to expect: mild relief from symptoms and improved focus and creativity
- Who it’s for: New users and those who prefer microdosing
2.5 to 15mg THC
- What to expect: stronger symptom relief, slight euphoria, minor disruptions in coordination and perception
- Who it’s for: those who have trouble sleeping and medical users who have chronic issues
15 to 30mg THC
- What to expect: strong euphoria, may cause impairments in coordination and alterations in perception
- Who it’s for: more experienced users and medical users who may have developed a tolerance to lower doses
30 to 50mg THC
- What to expect: very strong euphoria, greater likelihood of altered perception
- Who it’s for: those who have a strong THC tolerance, patients who can’t absorb cannabinoids well
50 to 100mg THC
- What to expect: may cause more unpleasant side effects of THC, very likely to distort perception and affect balance
- Who it’s for: very experienced users, cancer patients, patients with inflammatory conditions
How Much Should You Consume?
The above chart should provide you with a good starting point. The thing to keep in mind is that THC affects everyone differently. While a 5mg dose may be the perfect amount for a friend, you might find that it’s too much. Or, on the opposite end of the spectrum, 5mg might not be enough. Several factors affect your reaction to THC, including:
- Your weight
- Your experience level
- Your tolerance
- Your metabolism
- If you have other food in your system
One of the best ways to figure out the best dose for you is to start small. Gradually work your way up until you find what provides you with the desired results.
The Effects of CBD
Another factor to take into consideration is the CBD content of your edible (if it has any). CBD can help to enhance the medical benefits of THC while also decreasing the negative side effects. It may also help to reduce the psychoactive effects, lessening any high you might experience.
Tracking Your Outcomes
Consider keeping a journal tracking your specific outcomes. Record things such as the product, its THC content, how much you take, and the effects you feel. You might also consider writing down if you’ve eaten before consuming your edible or not. With your own dosage chart, you can learn what works best for you.
A general edibles dosage chart can help you to find a good starting point and give you an idea of what to expect. Even so, everyone is different. You could experience something entirely different. Keeping a journal of what you’re taking, how much you’re taking, and what you’re experiencing can help you learn what works best for you.