Know Your Dose – How to Experience Edibles Properly
Dosing - Feb 27, 2019

Know Your Dose – How to Experience Edibles Properly

A Cannabis Edibles Dosing Guide

Edibles are coming to Canada and when that happens, a vastly different cannabis landscape will be legally available to Canadians for the first time. INDIVA is all over this coming wave of popularity, and we recognize that ensuring our consumers don’t overindulge is a key factor for a repeat customer.

With that in mind, here is a simple dosing guide to help navigate the difference between a good experience and a bad one.

1 – 2.5 mg of THC

This is a very low dose and is great for first time users or microdosers.  Creativity and focus can be stimulated at this level but there will likely be little to no psychoactive effects.

2.5 – 15 mg of THC

Considered to be a standard dose, this level is suggested for more regular users and those looking for stronger effects or increased symptom relief.

Euphoria and impairment are common at these levels.

15 – 30 mg of THC

Taking this much isn’t a good idea for a novice or occasional user, as it can lead to intense euphoria, impaired motor skills, and negative side effects for the inexperienced. Users with developed tolerances typically fall within this category.

30 – 50 mg of THC

Again, not for beginners. Taking this much requires a significant THC tolerance and can result in very strong euphoria with impaired perception and coordination. Medical patients or those with reduced gastrointestinal absorption often consume around this amount.

50 – 100 mg of THC

This amount is for experienced THC users only. Even regular smokers may not be ready to handle this amount of THC in an edible.

Unaccustomed users may experience side effects on the stronger side, with temporary impaired perception and coordination a likely outcome. Patients suffering from cancer or a variety of inflammatory disorders are often required to take such high doses.

To avoid overdosing on edibles, the most important thing is to start slowly and work your way up to the milligram amount you feel comfortable with. Remember, your tolerance increases (sometimes quite rapidly) and you will become accustomed to the effects edibles have on you.

Regardless of whether you consider yourself accustomed to cannabis or you’ve never tried it before, cannabis edibles are an effective way to experience the effects of cannabis. Knowing how they work, why they work, and how they affect you as an individual, is the best way to ensure you dose properly to have a good experience.

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