Updated: Jan 31
Just as everyone has individual fingerprints, everyone has a unique experience with cannabis. How a single dose affects you may not affect someone else the same way nor will a person who has previously and regularly used cannabis will feel the effects as strong as a first time user. Some people who have a more sensitive endocannabinoid system require a very low dosage to feel the effects of cannabis. Conversely, some people cannot absorb enough THC to feel the effects, but this is extremely rare.
When used correctly cannabis, edibles can cause safe, effective, enjoyable, and long-lasting effects. However, if not fully aware of how powerful cannabis edibles can be, adverse side effects can be felt. It is important to understand how to dose yourself properly to avoid any unwanted effects from overconsumption such as increased heart rate and paranoia. Bodyweight, the condition being treated, and the individual’s body chemistry should all be taken into consideration when dosing with edibles. It can take a few hours to feel the effects of edibles with that in mind, it is suggested that you wait at least 8 hours to see how the edibles will affect you. Talking to your doctor about proper dosing is highly recommended, especially for those with pre-existing health conditions and those taking medication to prevent any issues in combining the uses.
So how many milligrams (mg) of THC should you partake in?
1-2.5mg - very mild pain and anxiety relief; perfect for a first time cannabis user
2.5-15mg - causes feelings of euphoria; great for taking the edge off the physical and mental pain
30-50mg - pain and anxiety relief; feelings of euphoria; great for high tolerance consumers or those in severe pain
50-100mg - May cause impaired coordination and perception, nausea, increased heart rate, and anxiety; not suggested for a first time cannabis user