Edible marijuana products are increasingly popular, and they offer an alternative to smoking or vaporizing for consumers who prefer not to inhale. However, some edible products contain high doses of THC, the chemical responsible for most of marijuana’s psychological effects, and the effects of ingesting marijuana can be difficult to predict.
In addition, edibles take longer than smoked marijuana to produce a buzz, and it may be difficult for inexperienced users to recognize that they have ingested too much THC. As a result, people who consume edibles may be at risk of accidental overuse and/or overconsumption of THC.
Cannabis infused edibles are a new and rapidly emerging product category. There is the ability to make cannabis infused products such as cookies, brownies, and beverages that contain a specific dose of THC or CBD. While edible products may offer an alternative consumption method for patients uncomfortable with smoking, it is critical that individuals understand the unique challenges associated with consuming cannabis in this manner and how to avoid these risks.
Because edible cannabis products have to be digested before they take effect, they often take longer to take effect than inhaled cannabis. This can lead to overconsumption when patients fail to realize the effects have not yet taken place. In fact, most calls to poison control centers are related to accidental ingestion by children.
New York State’s Department of Health also recommends:
- Carefully read labels on edible items and never consume more than recommended dosages
- Keep all medical marijuana products in child-proof containers
- Store all medical marijuana products out of reach of children
- This information was provided by the New York State Department of Health medical marijuana program website.
If you purchase edibles, be aware that edibles take longer to take effect than inhaling cannabis. Edibles can take up to 4 hours to completely affect the consumer.
Consuming too much cannabis through edibles can result in an adverse reaction or “overdose”. The effects of an edible overdose can include racing heart, high blood pressure, paranoia, hallucinations, and panic attack. If you experience any of these symptoms, lay down in a safe place and let the effects of the edible pass.
If you are going to consume edibles, make sure to always eat them on a full stomach and start with a small amount (2.5 mg) and wait 2 hours before consuming more.
THC edibles dose calculator
This calculator is a guide to help you determine your starting dose of THC Edibles. It’s important to always start with a low dose, wait 2 hours and then re-assess before taking more. If you take too much right away you WILL feel “too high” and it may affect your ability to do the things you love.
There are many factors involved with finding the correct dose for each individual. Some of these factors include:
- The total milligrams of THC in the edible product (usually found on packaging)
- Your body weight
- Your metabolic rate and digestive process
- Your body chemistry, including tolerance levels and sensitivity to cannabis (everyone’s endocannabinoid system is unique)
If you are new to edibles, we recommend starting with a low dose and waiting at least 2 hours before consuming more.
To ensure you have an enjoyable experience, we have created this calculator to help you determine the right dose for your tolerance level.
Enter a few details about yourself, then enter the amount of THC in milligrams (mg) per serving of your edible. The calculator will tell you how many servings you can safely consume to stay within your preferred dose.
Edibles are a bit different than smoking marijuana. It takes longer to feel the effects but the high lasts much longer. If you have not tried edibles before you should be careful and start with a low dose.
Take your weight in lbs and multiply it by 0.015 (this is how many mg of THC you can take for every pound of body weight).
- If you weigh 160 lbs: 160 * 0.015 = 2.4 mg
- You can take 2.4 mg as your starting dose
If you’ve ever been on the hunt for how much THC is in a single serving of an edible, or the serving size of the edible itself, you’ve probably had to do some math. It’s not that difficult. But what if you could make it even easier? That’s where this tool comes in.
The calculator allows you to input the amount of cannabis you have and the percentage of THC Edibles in it, as well as your desired dose (in mg) and the number of servings you want to calculate.
The calculator will then tell you exactly how much cannabis oil or butter to use when cooking with your flower, as well as how many servings there are in your recipe based on the dose per serving you entered.
- THC edibles dose calculator
- Total THC content in your edible
- Total servings in your edible
- Estimated milligrams of THC per serving
- Your edible will be ready to consume in approximately minutes.
Edibles are food products infused with marijuana. Many people prefer edibles because they do not like smoking cannabis. And since you can eat or drink them they are much more portable.
Edibles come in many different forms from gummies to brownies to chocolate bars and even drinks. An important thing to remember is that it takes longer for you to feel the effects of an edible because your body has to digest it first.
It can take anywhere from 30 minutes to 2 hours for the effects of an edible to kick in, depending on how quickly your stomach digests food. Because the effects start off slow and then build up, it is easy to accidentally consume too much THC, especially if you are new to using edibles.
You can use this calculator to help figure out how many milligrams (mg) of THC are in each serving of the edible that you want to make or buy. If a serving size is one brownie and there are 100 mg of THC in the entire package, then each brownie contains 100/number of brownies = mg per serving.