Edibles are foods and beverages that have been infused with cannabis. They can contain varying amounts of THC, CBD, other cannabinoids, and terpenes. Eating edibles offers several benefits, like pain relief, relaxation, and more — including easy dosing. But finding your ideal edible dosage can be a bit tricky if you’ve never tried an infused food before.
Go through the information below to help you find a dose that works for you and provides the best results.
How Do Edibles Work?
Edibles don’t work the same as other forms of cannabis use. Cannabinoids like CBD and THC don’t absorb directly into your bloodstream like they would if you were to smoke a joint, take a hit off of your vape pen, or drop a tincture under your tongue. Instead, the edible goes through your digestive system first.
The cannabinoids get processed through your liver and converted into different molecules before hitting your bloodstream and producing noticeable effects.
Since edibles get digested first, it will take you longer to discern any effects. Most people notice a difference in the way they feel around 90 minutes or so after eating. The effects also last longer than they would if you were to smoke or vape. You’ll get longer-lasting relief from pain, anxiety, and other ailments.
How Do You Dose With Edibles?
To find your ideal edible dosage, check out the following tips.
Read the Label
Edibles from licensed dispensaries have a ton of information on their labels. One important detail is the cannabinoid content. The label tells you how much the entire package contains, as well as how much is in each serving. It’ll also let you know the serving size. These bits of information help you to know exactly how much THC and/or CBD you’re getting every time.
Dosing with homemade edibles is more challenging, but there are ways to calculate cannabinoid content.
If you’ve never used edibles before, follow the common saying: “Start low, and go slow.”
While 10 mg of THC is often seen as the standard dose, this may be too much for your first time. Instead, start with 5 mg or even 2.5 mg. You can always gradually increase the amount you consume to provide you with the results you want.
Listen to Your Body
Eating edibles with friends can be an enjoyable experience, but everyone’s different. What works for one person might not work for you. Listen to your body. It will let you know what’s good — and when you’ve had too much.
What Factors Can Affect Your Edible Dosage?
Again, everyone’s different. But there are several common factors — not just the amount of THC in the edible — that can affect your ideal dosage. These include:
- Your weight
- Your experience level
- Your tolerance
- Your mood
Understanding these factors will help make it easier for you to find your perfect dose.
While figuring out your ideal edible dosage might take a bit of time, the results will be well worth the effort. Not only do you get to enjoy a tasty treat, but you also get the results you need. Remember: Start low, go slow, and enjoy.