Edibles are cannabis-infused food products. There are currently a wide variety of cannabis edibles available in states that have legalized marijuana, including Michigan. However, not many people know how to accurately determine their edible dosage.
Marijuana Edible Duration and Dosage
Marijuana edibles allow the patient to feel the effects of cannabis without the need to smoke flower or vape concentrates. Eating your smoke is much easier, especially for new users who have never smoked before but what to incorporate cannabis into their life.
When ingested, weed edibles are absorbed through the digestive system, which means that it may take hours for the effects to set in. This also means that the potency of the effects will gradually increase.
It typically takes anywhere from 20 minutes to three hours for effects, and the duration can last up to six hours.
The potency of an edible is measured in a different way than flower; the potency of an edible is indicated by the milligrams of cannabinoids within the product. When you purchase a product from a Michigan dispensary, the package will state the milligrams of THC and CBD per serving and include the total milligrams of the entire package. From there, you may have to do simple math to determine your dosage.
A Detroit Fudge Company Barracuda Milk Chocolate Bar contains 100 mg of THC. If your desired dose is 5 milligrams, the bar can then be divided into 20 pieces of 5 milligrams.
The CBD to THC ratio of the edible depends on the product you purchase. Ratios with a higher concentration of CBD are typically less intoxicating than those with zero CBD. That being said, the intoxication depends on the amount of THC you consume.
What’s the Right Edible Dose for You?
It’s important to know the accurate dosage of an edible before consuming it. Your measured pace can help you determine what your right dosage is based on your cannabis user level. Beginners should stick between 1 to 5 milligrams of THC.
Edible Dosage Varies
One of the most important things to understand about edibles and all cannabis products is that every single person has a unique experience. Your body may experience different results than that of your friends’. Some people are very sensitive to THC and will do well with doses as low as 1mg. For this reason, while we can guide you to find the right dosage, it’s up to you to determine what’s right for you and your needs.
What If You Don’t Feel the Effects of an Edible?
People may not feel the effects of an edible for a variety of reasons. If you’ve taken an edible and believe you’ve dosed it accurately, try eating a healthy snack to enhance digestion and absorption in your digestive system.
If you’re new to cannabis, it sometimes takes about 2-3 doses before you’ll notice any effects. It’s recommended to try with the same low dose two to three times, waiting 8-24 hours in between before increasing your dose.
It’s also possible that your body does not easily absorb THC through the gut. Some people find that absorption through the lungs or via oral blood vessels is best.