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Edibles dosing: How strong is your weed edible?

Suggested doses in mg of THC to get you high.


Edible forms of cannabis, including gummies, mints, brownies, cookies, drinks, and other food products, are discreet and can produce long-lasting, safe effects. They’re great when consumed responsibly, and when you know how much you’re consuming.

But edibles can lead to trouble if you’re not careful. It’s hard to gauge their potency, and we’ve all known someone—possibly yourself—who’s eaten too many edibles and had a bad evening.

Eating too many isn’t going to hurt your body, but unwanted or unpleasant effects from edibles can be avoided if you know the dose of the product and what dose of edible works best for you

This chart describes typical effects felt after taking different doses of edibles. Products bought at a licensed dispensary will have their dosage clearly labeled, but the dosage of homemade edibles is much harder to determine.

Find your ideal edible dose

How many milligrams of edibles should you take? It’s important to note that each individual has an ideal dose best suited for them and their body. The strength of an edible depends on many factors, including:

Type of edible
Body weight

Two individuals may respond very differently to the same type of edible with the same dose—one may get very stoned, and one may not get very stoned at all, depending on the above factors. Always start with a small dose of edibles and gradually increase until you find your ideal dose.

How many mgs of THC should you eat to get high?

Here are some basic guidelines to help you find the right dose, measured in milligrams (mg).

1 – 2.5 mg THC edibles

Effects: Mild relief of symptoms like pain, stress, and anxiety; increased focus and creativity

Who it’s for: First-time consumers or regular consumers looking to microdose

5 mg THC edibles

Effects: Stronger relief of pain and anxiety symptoms; euphoria; may impair coordination and alter perception

Who it’s for: Standard recreational use; persistent symptoms not addressed by smaller doses; people looking for a good night’s sleep

10 mg THC edibles

Effects: Strong euphoric effects; significantly impaired coordination and perception

Who it’s for: High tolerance THC consumers (both recreational consumers and medical patients); unaccustomed consumers may experience negative effects

20 mg THC edibles

Effects: Very strong euphoria; likely to impair coordination and alter perception

Who it’s for: Consumers with significant THC tolerances; patients with a decreased GI absorption

50 – 100 mg THC edibles

Effects: Seriously impaired coordination and perception; possible unpleasant side effects including nausea, pain, and increased heart rate

Who it’s for: Experienced, high-tolerance THC consumers; patients living with cancer, inflammatory disorders, or conditions that necessitate high doses

Consuming more than 100 mg of weed edibles and extremely high dosages such as 150 mg, 200 mg, or even 500 mg, greatly increases the risk of negative effects, such as nausea and paranoia, even for consumers with very high tolerances.

How much of an edible should you take the first time?

If you’ve never taken edibles before, we recommend taking 2.5 mg to start with. Five mg is often considered one dose, so 2.5 mg is a half-dose.

Here are some tips for taking edibles for the first time:

Edibles in dispensaries often come in 5 mg or 10 mg doses, so it’s good to buy gummies or another type of edible that can be cut up easily to make smaller doses.

Honeymoonjc products are made with higher dosages to provide more versatility in how it can be consumed. It is easier to reduce the potency for honey or syrups by introducing more regular product such as adding more natural honey or maple syrup.

When buying edibles, make sure the dosage is clearly labeled for each edible so you know how they are dosed.

‘Start low and go slow’: Wait at least one hour after taking edibles, and if you don’t feel anything or want stronger effects after one hour, take another 2.5 mg.

Provided by Leafly.

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