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Learn | 12.06.2021

8 Tips To Nail Your Edible Dosage

Edibles are yummy, but are you using these tips when eating them? Created with Cannabis Life.

Getting the correct dose with edibles is a tricky thing. There are so many variables to consider when using them to get high.

It’s essential to understand how to get an appropriate dose, especially for those new to edibles and even moderate to heavy cannabis smokers.

That’s why we partnered with Cannabis Life to bring you this guide with a few simple tips to take into account for getting the correct dose with edibles. Their fabulous line of Delta 8 gummies offers a nicely dosed and fruity way to enter the world of edibles.

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Are You Experienced With Cannabis?

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Having some experience with cannabis is vital because you have been high before and are to some degree ready for the experience to come.

I say “to some degree” because, as we will note, later on, smoking and eating are two very different experiences.

Knowing what to do and how to endure a troublesome experience is very important.

Listen To Your Body

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Body mass, age, metabolism, gender, and body chemistry are all variables that equate to the effectiveness of cannabis.

Except for gender, they all will change throughout your life, which means the dosage that worked before may not necessarily give the same effect this time around since you may have changed.

THC’s fickle relationship with fatty cells might throw you for an unexpected loop regardless of how much pot you smoke.

No Edibles On An Empty Stomach

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This one is straightforward and essential.

We always recommend that people treat edibles like a painkiller or some heavy vitamins or minerals, even like Iron or Zinc.

You never want to have it on an empty stomach, so maybe start with a little bit and have it with some food.

Like alcohol, you want to have something in your stomach not to feel the effects too quickly or intensely.

Just envision the sticker on your prescription bottle of antibiotics: “Take with food.”

Pay Attention To Milligrams

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Most people consider 10 milligrams to be a unit or dose of THC. When you’re dosing out an edible, drink, or tincture, you’ll want to calculate the amount of activated THC in each piece or square.

If the 100-milligram chocolate bar splits into ten pieces, each one is roughly 10 milligrams apiece.

Different Brands, Different Consistency

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Some people have a different reaction or experience with infused chocolates vs infused gummies, and one will often work better than the other for somebody.

If somebody finds an edible they enjoy, and it’s a 10-milligram gummy, and it’s consistent with the dosage, and they know how their body will react and how they’ll react psychologically, it becomes their go-to brand.

So try new things and find your favorite edible that works for you.

Wait For It

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For casual users, 10-20 milligrams should be more than enough. It’s a good place to start, especially with edibles, because you don’t wanna take too much.

So start slow, and wait 45 minutes after you take it to see how you feel. You can always take more, but you can’t go back and take less.

Some edibles take longer than 45 minutes to kick in. Some brands include an ‘activation time’ on their products marijuana-infused products can take anywhere between 30 minutes to 2 hours to take effect.

So take your time because overindulging is not fun, and this was supposed to be fun, remember?

It’s A Different Kind Of High

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Probably best to eat edibles when you know you’re taking a taxi or Uber because even an intense, heavy smoker who smokes two grams of concentrate per day can still be an edible weakling.

Due to the lack of membranes in the stomach lining, the high is intensified. The lungs, on the other hand, have copious quantities of membranes.

So if you think your pot-smoking tolerance has prepped you for higher-milligram usage in edibles, think again.

And If You Get Too High…

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Try to relax, breathe normally and remember that “this too shall pass.” It’s not forever, and nobody has ever died from a marijuana overdose.

Wrapping Up

If you heed these eight tips for edibles, you should be able to enjoy the high without any mishaps.

If you’re just getting into the world of edibles, check out Cannabis Life’s Delta 8 gummies. You’re in for a nice experience with these fruity, mildly dosed treats.

Do you have any other tips for getting the dosage right with edibles?

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