Medical marijuana users who enjoy edibles are always on the lookout for new recipes. However, finding the right dosage for edibles can be a challenge. The greater the potency does not mean the better the benefits of marijuana for every user.
Some people want the effect of cannabis to last for a long time yet and that is why they turn to edibles since the effects last longer than smoking the plant.
So what to do?
Well, a rightly measured amount of cannabis in different edibles can help to alleviate pain or relieve anxiety. Do not be misled; edibles can take some time to take effect and the effects of marijuana in edibles can last hours. To measure the strength of your edibles, use a THC calculator to get a better idea of the dosage you are ingesting.
What is THC? How to use the THC calculator while preparing edibles?
THC is one of the main compounds of cannabis. It is a particular cannabinoid (compounds found in cannabis) that induces the psychoactive high that people experience after ingesting cannabis. Edibles can produce a potent high when ingested versus other methods of consumption of cannabis like smoking.. Our liver plays a vital role here, facilitating absorption of the compound. The effect is slower and usually kicks in after 30-90 minutes hours of ingesting the edibles.
There are many dependable THC calculators available online. So, you don’t have to depend on mystery-dose edibles anymore. Now, you will be able to estimate how much THC and CBD are in the edibles you are preparing and how strong are your edibles. Generally, you will be asked to enter the following details in the calculator:
- The amount of cannabis you are using in grams
- The percentage of THC content in the cannabis you are using
- Then you have to put in the total amount of oil, alcohol, or fat you are using for the edible. For example, if you are making cannabutter, then add the amount of butter.
- The amount of infused extract used in your edible
- The number of servings your edible consists of
Different dosages of THC & keeping safety in mind
- 1 to 2.5 mg is a good starting place for those who are new to cannabis and who are seeking relief from pain, stress, anxiety, or want to enhance their concentration levels.
- 2.5 to 15 mg is suitable for MMJ patients who have excruciating pain or are suffering from insomnia; this will induce euphoria, weakened coordination, and perception.
- 30 to 50 mg is suitable for patients who have developed a strong tolerance to THC or maybe the gastrointestinal tract is not being able to absorb the cannabinoid. The effects will include intense euphoria and increasingly distorted perception and coordination.
- 50 to 100 mg is for patients who are experienced or use cannabis daily and are working with a medical provider. For patients who have inflammatory diseases or cancer, or other grave conditions, this dosage might be useful. The patient must be ready to endure the unpleasant consequences because it might cause nausea, palpitation, and headache (later on after the effects have subsided)
These are only standard guidelines for doses. But, these certainly vary from person to person as we all have different body structures, mass, tolerance levels, and more. The best way to get started is slowly and steadily because in some users, high potency THC can produce anxiety. Always consult a doctor about medical marijuana and dosing.