Here is an easy to consume edibles dosage chart with handy tips to help make your THC edibles experience memorable and not a train wreck.
The Edibles market in Canada has exploded since they became legal to purchase back in December 2019. A large percentage of people prefer to get their THC fix via edibles mainly because they are easier and healthier to consume (rather than combusting cannabis flower), they last longer, and are more discreet. What many people don’t get is that consuming edibles delivers a completely different experience from smoking or vaping cannabis and concentrates, like shatter or HTFSE.
Dosage becomes everything when it comes to edibles, it’s important to know your tolerance level, and don’t overdo it!
This article breaks down edibles consumption with some handy tips, and discusses what to expect when you are high on edibles. Let’s start with the below edibles dosage chart, this simple chart is intended to be used as a guide only, as the effects from edibles vary from person to person.
Edibles Dosage Chart
|Body Weight||38 - 68 kg||68 - 109 kg||109+ kg|
|Tolerance||THC Dose||THC Dose||THC Dose|
|Low||10 - 15 mg||16 - 20 mg||21 - 30 mg|
|Moderate||15 - 25 mg||26 - 40 mg||41 - 60 mg|
|High||20 - 35 mg||36 - 60 mg||60 - 100+ mg|
|Extreme||40 to 70 mg||71 - 120 mg||120 - 200+ mg|
|84 to 150 lb||150 - 240 lb||240+ lb|
Tips on Consuming Edibles for the First Time
When consuming cannabis THC edibles for the first few times, I recommenced that you start slow to test your tolerance levels. Do not exceed 10 mg of THC in your edibles dose for your first time out. Edibles come pre-packaged in Canada with clear dosage information measured in milligrams (mg) for THC and/or CBD content.
Please read the label and understand the dosage before consuming edibles.
How long does it take for Edibles to kick in, and how long do they last?
Edibles can take up to 1.5 to 2 hours to kick in to full effect and can last up to 12 hours or more. But, remember that everyone feels the effects from Edibles differently and the same goes for how fast they kick in. Normally you will start feeling them in about 30 to 45 minutes, and the body buzz will intensify from that point on. If you take too much, your buzz won’t stop intensifying and could peak out to an overwhelming state and cause panic for lots of people, especially with beginners.
Please be careful, since edibles don’t hit you immediately, you may be tempted to take more, it is recommended that you wait at least 3 to 4 hours before consuming more edibles after your first dose.
The onset time also depends on what type of Edibles you are consuming. It depends where the Edibles are being absorbed into your bloodstream. Some edible products, such as lozenges, gum, and lollipops, are ingested but not actually swallowed. In these cases, absorption occurs through the mucus membranes of the mouth. This is called sublingual absorption, and the effects are more likely to appear faster.
Chewable edibles take longer to kick in because they’re absorbed through the digestive system.
Chewable edibles, such as gummies, cookies, and brownies, may have longer onset times. This is because absorption first occurs in the digestive tract. From there, active ingredients enter the bloodstream and travel to the liver.
In the liver, active ingredients are metabolized before they are released back into the bloodstream and enter the brain, at which point the effects appear.
Other factors affecting onset time
Other factors that can affect how quickly you start to feel the effects of ingested edibles are related to your habits and physical makeup. Source
They include your:
- tolerance to cannabis
Finding the right dose for you is key for memorable experiences with Edibles that will want you coming back for more, whether it’s for medicinal or recreational uses. For the best and safest experiences, use the Edibles dosage chart, understand the labels on the packaging, and always know the dose you are taking.
If you are consuming edibles that are homemade, then it’s hard to know the dosage you are getting and some portions may be more potent than others. Believe me, been there, done that, and had some over powering experiences that felt like gravity was locking me down rendering me unable to move for hours, not enjoyable at all! With homemade edibles, start with even smaller portions (quarter dose) and see what happens over the next hour or so before taking more.
The Chronic Beaver
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