Safe Edible Dosage & Consumption
The right edible dose varies between individuals
- One person’s response to a dose of edible cannabis can vary from the next.
- Several factors are involved, including previous history of cannabis use, gastrointestinal factors, and the function/sensitivity of one’s endocannabinoid system.
How many mg of edibles should you eat?
The ideal edibles dose depends on a lot of things, including tolerance, individual body chemistry, and the experience you are looking for. But there are some basic guidelines that can help you find the right dose of marijuana edibles, which are measured in milligrams (mg).
The most common mistake occurs when a person doesn’t feel any effect from an edible after one hour and decides to take another dose; two hours later, both doses come through, and the individual experiences the unpleasant effects of cannabis overconsumption.
- If you are unsure if a particular dose of cannabis is affecting you, I recommend taking very small amounts and working your way up.
Tips for relieving overconsumption of edibles
- Being in a calm, safe environment and having gentle reassurance that everything will be OK is the primary treatment.
- Stay hydrated.
- Lemon oil, found predominantly in the rind and in lower amounts in the juice, has also been used historically for this purpose.
- Grate a tablespoon of lemon zest and chew it up before swallowing.
More tips for consuming cannabis-infused edibles
- If you do not feel any effects from an edible after one hour, try eating a snack like an organic apple to turn on the digestion and absorption in your gut.
- Some people who are new to cannabis require 2-3 doses before they feel anything at all, so it’s often best to try the same low dose three times with 8 to 24 hours between trials before increasing the dose.