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
|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 1⁄2 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 7-9⁄10.
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.