Edibles come in many different options, such as gummies, lozenges, capsules, and more. Edibles are a popular option for medical marijuana patients due to their ability to deliver long-lasting effects. However, it can be easy for patients to take too much of an edible, which can sometimes cause unpleasant side effects. To prevent this from happening to you, we have outlined a safe and effective edible dosing guideline. New medical marijuana patients can use it as a guide when consuming edibles.
Medical Marijuana Edible Dosing
When taking different amounts, patients can expect various effects. The effects of cannabis also differ from patient to patient, just like when consuming other substances. One person’s response to edible dosing cannabis can vary significantly from the next. Several factors impact a person’s effects on edible dosage, such as their history of cannabis use, gastrointestinal factors, and ultimately their function or sensitivity of their endocannabinoid system.
Here is a basic guideline for edible dosing:
1 – 2.5 mg THC edibles
- Effects include Mild relief of symptoms like pain, stress, and anxiety; increased focus and creativity.
- Suitable for: First-time users or regular consumers looking to incorporate micro-dosing.
2.5 – 15 mg THC edibles
- Effects include Stronger relief of pain and anxiety symptoms, euphoria, impaired coordination, and perception.
- Suitable for: Standard recreational use; persistent symptoms not addressed by smaller doses; people looking for a good night’s sleep.
30 – 50 mg THC edibles
- Effects include Strong euphoric effects; significantly impaired coordination and perception.
- Suitable for: High-tolerance THC consumers; consumers whose GI systems don’t absorb cannabinoids well.
50 – 100 mg THC edibles
- Effects include Seriously impaired coordination and perception; possible unpleasant side effects, including nausea, pain, and increased heart rate.
- Suitable for: Experienced, high-tolerance THC consumers; patients living with inflammatory disorders, cancer, and other severe conditions.
The most common phrase that medical marijuana doctors use when guiding patients is to ‘start low and go slow.’ It is due to many patients not understanding how cannabis affects everyone differently. The most common rule of thumb is to wait at least one hour before consuming more. One of the worst things a patient can do is take more before seeing how cannabis affects you. It’s much easier to start with a lower dose and gradually adding more than it is to take more than you need and have to wait for the unpleasant side effects to wear off. Patient can take help from edible dosage chart also.
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