This article was originally published on Cannabis.net and appears here with permission.
Edibles are one of the most popular ways of consuming cannabis.
They come in so many tasty varieties, from sweet to salty, even vegan and gluten-free versions. What’s not to love?
But for newbies, dosing THC cannabis edibles can be tricky. Dosage spells the difference between a blissful experience to one that may come close to a nightmare – filled with paranoia, heart racing, and anxiety. While marijuana isn’t dangerous, the effects of taking too many edibles can last for hours and it may traumatize some long enough to stay off it completely.
We want to avoid that, so let’s take a look at how you should be dosing edibles the right way.
What To Expect With Various Dosages
Whether you’ve smoked cannabis in the past or not, edibles are a whole different ballgame. They are notorious for taking much longer to take effect, resulting in many people making the mistake of topping up their edibles and everything hits all at once. But unlike smoking or vaporizing, when you buy edibles at a dispensary, they already come pre-dosed which means it already tells you how much THC is contained in each gummy or a square of chocolate. This makes it much simpler to understand.
No matter how much edibles you take, wait at least 45-90 minutes to an hour before you decide to top up. Edibles have to pass through the digestive system in order for the cannabinoids to reach the bloodstream, whereas smoking and vaporizing go directly to the lungs. The biological process for this to take place does require time, and is affected by other factors which we will …