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Mar 25, 2016 9:54 AM

Consume Responsibly: 4 Tips for Finding Right Dose of Weed Edibles

Some people may think that marijuana edibles were created rather for the recreational cannabis users who consume weed to get high and have some fun than for those who use the plant as a medication. But weed edibles may also be very helpful for medical cannabis patients, especially when they do not have the option to smoke weed instead of eating it. In Colorado, for example, smoking weed in public means getting in a lot of trouble with the law. On the other hand, you can still get your cannabis medication by consuming marijuana-infused edibles and keep both your disease and the police at bay.

The real problem with marijuana edibles is finding your personal dosage. Whether you are an experienced marijuana user or a newbie, it may be difficult for you to choose the right amount of weed edibles and to know exactly when you need to stop. We at Weedy have prepared the following four tips for you to help you find your perfect dosage of marijuana-infused cookies, chocolates, candies, or drinks.

Start slow

This is probably the best and the most important advice you will ever get. Remember that you can always consume more if you need, but you can never go back and take less if you eat more than you should have. So instead of eating the whole package of cannabis-infused brownies, eat only one or even half of the brownie and give it some time to show its real power.

The trick is that weed edibles really need some time to get you high or reduce your pain. Usually it takes from 30 minutes to two hours for you to feel the full effect of the consumed edible. So, you had better wait for at least 30-45 minutes before you decide to eat another cookie or candy. You can also look at the package—it should contain the information about how long it will take to get the full effect. Or you can ask your budtender and follow their advice.

Track the milligrams

Time is not the only thing that matters when it comes to using marijuana edibles. The amount of consumed milligrams of cannabinoids matter, too. So, if you have a low THC tolerance, consuming from 10 to 20 mg of THC in the marijuana-infused edibles will be more than enough for you. Moreover, according to Marijuana Enforcement Division, the recommended serving size is about 10 mg of THC.

Listen to your body instead of your friends

Edibles affect different people in different ways, and you had better keep that in mind when you decide to try something just because it worked for one of your friends. This trick works similarly to marijuana strains—the fact that one particular strain works perfectly for your friend does not mean that it will work for you the same way.

So, take one bite and listen to your body. If it does not feel right, make a mental note (or even a real one) not to use this particular item. You should also try different brands because they use different strains and work with different growers, and all these facts matter, too.

Smoking high is different

The last thing you need to keep in mind is that a smoking high is different from an edible high. First, even if you are an experienced smoker with a high THC tolerance, it does not mean that you have the same level of tolerance for marijuana-infused edibles. That little cookie may hit you harder that a joint of premium weed.

Secondly, edible high usually lasts longer than any other type of high. So, even if you need a sustainable relief, you had better not increase the number of consumed weed edibles unless you are sure about the following result.

Follow these four tips and you will easily find your perfect personal dosage for each type of marijuana edibles. Leave a comment and share your own advice and experience with us.