How to Know the Right Dose for Marijuana Edibles?


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Cannabis is one of the hottest commodities today, with one of its most exciting elements being the growing market of edibles. However, eating marijuana can be tricky, with effects taking longer to kick in than smoking. But once they do, they usually hit harder and last longer, so it can be a challenge knowing how much to use. Whether you are new to marijuana or consider yourself a seasoned customer trying edibles for the first time, here are some tips to help you know the right dose.

Read Before You Eat

Just like packaged foods, edible cannabis products come with a label. But instead of listing the calories, they list the respective milligrams of CBD and THC. Take note that this number if per serving, and a serving is usually just a substantial portion of the package. The standard recreational dose is 10 milligrams of THC contained in a single service of an edible.

Know Yourself

No matter how often you use marijuana, it is important to know your tolerance enough for you to have a good time without getting too high. Many cannabis edible manufacturers recommend starting with a half dose or less for the first time. This way, you can comfortably get a good sense of how a particular edible affects you.

Be Patient

Unlike smoking, consuming marijuana will not get you high immediately so you need to start slow. Wait at least an hour for the first dose to kick in. If you still do not feel anything, try the second half and give it time to take effect again. Do not be tempted to snack on the edibles before you will not feel the effects right away. You might end up in an unwanted wild ride.

Eat First

Fill up your stomach first, especially if you are new to consuming edibles. Avoid munching on them when you are hungry because you will likely feel the effects more than you intended. Rather, eat a light meal first before enjoying your edible of choice like you would a dessert.

Be Comfortable

To make sure that you get an enjoyable experience, spend some time setting yourself physically, socially and mentally. This is especially important if you do not have experience with marijuana edibles, although this a good tip to follow every time you consume them. Also ensure that your head is in a good place and that you are surrounded with people you trust in a safe and comfortable location.


When used thoughtfully, Weed edibles can be a fun and relaxing way to get high, so kick back and enjoy the whole ride. If you accidentally consumed more marijuana than intended or you got too high, things can get a little too scary. Instead of letting your mind spiral, do your best to stay calm, drink water and think that this feeling will pass.

The world of cannabis edibles can be confusing, especially for marijuana newbies or those who already have experience with weed and are trying out edibles for the first time. If you have any doubts or questions about edibles, do not hesitate to ask a professional bud tender in your area.


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