Edible products such as infused food and capsules are a safe and exciting way to enjoy everything marijuana has to offer. However, dosing cannabis edibles can be tough. Knowing the exact edible dosage required to produce the effects you want can be incredibly difficult. As a result, overconsumption is common with edibles, and as we all know, consuming too much edible THC is an unpleasant experience.
While overconsumption isn’t harmful to your physical health, it can produce unpleasant effects. Carefully managing your THC dosage is key to an enjoyable cannabis edible experience.
The Right THC Dosage For You
Not everybody responds to edible THC in the same way. One person’s response to the same dose can be much different than someone else’s.
Several different factors play into the way somebody reacts to edible THC. A high tolerance to THC from regular consumption and a slow metabolism can significantly reduce the intensity of an edible. Additionally, the sensitivity of an individual’s endocannabinoid system can also play a role. For instance, a small percentage of people are believed to be ultra-sensitive to THC, making smaller doses much more effective.
What Can You Expect From Your Edible Dosage?
Most people experience different psychoactive effects at different dosages of edible THC. What kinds of effects should you expect with each dose?
1 – 10 MG THC
At such a low dose, the effects of THC should be barely noticeable, if noticeable at all. At this dosage, you can expect mild relief of stress, anxiety, and pain. This dose is ideal for microdosing or first-time users.
10 – 20 MG THC
At this dosage, you can expect even more effective symptom relief and may even experience very mild euphoria. You may experience a slight boost to social interactions, such as becoming more talkative, engaging, and creative. This is the perfect dose to enjoy mild psychoactive effects and is also great for maintaining sleep throughout the night.
20 – 30 MG THC
The cerebral and physical euphoria is much more noticeable at this dosage. This much THC may also impair coordination and perception. This dosage is more appropriate for experienced consumers and those seeking relief from more moderate problems.
30 – 50 MG THC
If you do not regularly consume THC, this much edible THC will produce strong euphoric and psychoactive effects. You can also expect strong anxiolytic, pain-killing, sleep-inducing, and hunger-inducing effects. This dosage is recommended for regular consumers that have already built up a tolerance to lower doses.
50 – 75 MG THC
This high of an edible dosage is likely to cause intense euphoria and potent symptom relief. This much THC is very likely to significantly impair perception and coordination and may also cause side effects such as rapid heart rate, anxiety, and nausea. This dosage is not recommended for beginners or occasional consumers.
100+ MG THC
Regardless of your tolerance and consumption habits, this dosage can be expected to produce strong cerebral and physical euphoria. At such a high dosage, some users may experience anxiety and paranoia. This dosage is only recommended for heavy consumers of cannabis.