Edible Dosage Calculator
How much extract do I add?
Calculating the correct cannabinoid dosage for edibles is crucial to having a productive, enjoyable cannabis experience. So, how much THC or CBD do you add to your infused creation? First, let’s start by calculating the potency of your cannabinoids.
Our next step is to calculate your portions and servings. Now that you know how many cannabinoids per teaspoon you have, let’s calculate how potent each serving of your edible actually is.
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We don’t know! Unfortunately, there’s no “one-size-fits-all” dose that works for every consumer. Instead, you have to go through some trial and error to determine what dose is ideal for your health and wellness.
In general, it’s best to start with a low dose and only increase the potency slowly if needed. Starting low ensures that your body will have a better reaction, as consuming too high of a dose right off the bat can create uncomfortable side effects. Begin with a low dose and only move up slowly until you discover the perfect dosage for you.
How long it takes for your edibles to kick in will depend on various factors such as your metabolism, the strength of the edible, and even how it was made. However, most people will experience the effects of a cannabis edible within about an hour to two hours after consumption. That’s right: you have to be patient when it comes to waiting for edibles.
These effects do not kick in quickly; instead, you have to wait for your body to first digest the edible, and then cannabinoids can begin traveling throughout the bloodstream and providing effects as they should.
That being said, patience is key when it comes to edibles. Only consume another dose if you’re sure the first one wasn’t substantial enough, and you’ve waited at least three hours to give it time to work.
The effects from edibles are some of the longest-lasting effects you can get from cannabis products. Edibles can provide you highs that can last anywhere from 4-8 hours depending on the strength of the edible and how your body reacts.
As long as you’re purchasing your cannabis products from reputable brands and sellers, the CBD and THC percentages should be readily available on the label. They will be in small print, but the number should let you know exactly how many cannabinoids are in the product.
Consuming too much of your cannabis edible may result in an uncomfortable experience with negative side effects. You may experience side effects such as fatigue, paranoia, nausea, dizziness, dry mouth, or an increased heart rate. Some people may have worse reactions to edibles’ strength due to other underlying conditions like certain mental disorders.
Thankfully, the side effects of edibles tend to be mild and you can easily remedy them with some everyday practices like eating a good meal, taking a shower or nap, or even sniffing some black peppercorn.
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