Written By: Daniel Cina
One of the most common mistakes made by people consuming weed edibles is consuming too much, leading to intense and potentially negative effects. Therefore, it is important to understand how to dose edibles in order to have a pleasant and enjoyable experience.
Understanding How to Dose Edibles
The first step to properly dose edibles is to understand your own tolerance and sensitivity to THC, the psychoactive compound found in cannabis. THC content can vary widely in edibles, with some products containing very low amounts and others containing extremely high amounts. If you are new to consuming edibles or have a low tolerance to THC, it is important to start with a small dose before considering consuming more.
It is also important to understand that the effects of weed edibles can take longer to be felt compared to smoking or vaporizing cannabis. When you smoke or vaporize cannabis, the THC is rapidly absorbed into the bloodstream through the lungs. However, when you consume edibles, the THC must be digested and absorbed through the liver, which can take anywhere from 30 minutes to 2 hours or more.
Therefore, it is important to be patient before considering consuming more edibles, even if you do not feel any effects. Consuming more before the full effects of the initial dose have been felt can lead to overconsumption and negative effects such as a green-out.
What is A Proper Edibles Dosage?
In terms of determining the appropriate dose, it is generally recommended to start with a dose of 10 milligrams (mg) of THC or less, especially for those who are new too consuming edibles or have a low tolerance. This amount is usually sufficient to produce mild effects and can be a good starting point for determining your individual tolerance.
If you are more experienced with consuming edibles or have a higher tolerance to THC, you may find that you can consume higher doses without experiencing negative effects. However, it is still important to start with a small dose and increase slowly to avoid a green out. (Here is a chart to help you out)
Edibles to Try!
It is also important to note that different products will have different THC content and dosage recommendations. For example, a gummy bear may contain 10 mg of THC per gummy, while a chocolate bar may contain 100 mg of THC per bar, divided into smaller serving sizes. Therefore, it is important to read the label and dosage recommendations carefully before you dose edibles.
If gummies are not really your speed then try our amazing selection of Grön chocolate which also come in pre-cut portioning making it easier than ever to dose edibles. Furthermore Grön chocolate is made with fair-trade high quality chocolate for an amazing taste to go along with your elevation!
There are numerous options for edibles at your local Nectar that range in potency so you can dose edibles how you want. I’d personally recommend our Nectar Branded Gateway gummies which come in 5mg servings. These awesome gummies are only made with real fruit puree and live resin making them 100% vegan! I also recommend our Jackpot and Tasty’s selection which are also measured out to make each edibles dose 5 mg as well.
In summary, properly dosing edibles involves understanding your own tolerance and sensitivity to THC, being patient and waiting at least 2 hours before considering consuming more, and carefully reading the label and dosage recommendations of the specific product you are consuming. By following these guidelines, you can ensure that you have a pleasant and enjoyable experience when you dose edibles.
Edibles are an awesome experience if you respect the herb and dose edibles properly to avoid a bad time. If you want to experience more than what edibles offer then I’d recommend reading our savory and dessert cannabis cooking articles to learn about the amazing world of cooking with cannabis.!