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.

    Cannabis Product
    THC/CBD %
    Oil, Alcohol, or Fat

    Total THC/CBD (per teaspoon)

    Total THC/CBD (mg)

  • Calculating 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.

    Total mg of THC/CBD per teaspoon
    Teaspoons of oil in recipe
    Number of Servings

    Total mg of THC/CBD in recipe

    Total mg of THC/CBD in per serving

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Dosing Edibles FAQs

What’s the right edible dosage for me?

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 do I wait for effects to kick in?

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.

How long do effects from edibles last?

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.

How do I know how much THC or CBD is in my product?

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.

What happens if I eat too much?

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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