Edibles Dosage

Dosage info for edibles. Start low, go slow!

Effects of Edibles by Dosage and Tolerance

This shows how strong edibles of a given THC mg dosage are, in relation to your tolerance to cannabis.

Desired effect level1 Minimal tolerance Some tolerance (smoke 1-3x/week) Tolerance (daily smoker)
Mild 2-4 mg 3-7 mg 4-10 mg
Medium 3-8 mg 4-12 mg 6-15 mg
Strong 5-15 mg 10-20 mg 15-30 mg

Edibles Dosage Guide

Tolerance THC mg2
Users with no tolerance 1.5 - 5 mg
Users who smoke multiple times per week 2 - 12 mg
Users who regularly eat edibles and have tolerance to edibles 10 - 30 mg
High tolerance to edibles 30 - 60 mg
Very high tolerance to edibles 60 - 100 mg+

Start with 5mg of THC or less.

As a very rough approximation, smoking a 12 gram standard joint by yourself would lead to similar levels of highness as a 10 mg THC edible.

5mg will get most people without a tolerance “solidly high” - perhaps a 7-910.

Even doing 2mg will get people without a tolerance high - at this dosage you may still find it reasonably easy to have conversations with people, and as the dosage goes beyond 5mg conversing will get increasingly difficult for most people.

👍 If you don’t have experience with altered states of consciousness or are concerned about possible anxiety, try 2mg of THC for your first 3 times, and then try 5mg, before going any higher.

If 5mg isn’t enough, wait 2 hours to make sure it’s taken effect, and then try taking another 5mg. Don’t add on 10mg - you’ll still have much of the 5mg in your system.

If 5mg wasn’t enough, next time start with 7.5mg or 10mg - don’t jump to 20mg. It would be even smarter to try 5mg two more times, as about 40% (anecdotal reports) of weed users find it hard to get high the first few times they use.

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