November 20, 2020

Edibles Dosage

Effects of Edibles by Dosage and Tolerance

This shows how strong edibles of a given THC mg dosage are, in relation to your tolerance to cannabis.

Desired effect level Minimal tolerance Some tolerance (smoke 1-3x/week) Tolerance (daily smoker)
Mild 2-4 mg 3-7 mg 4-10 mg
Medium 3-8 mg 4-12 mg 6-15 mg
Strong 5-15 mg 10-20 mg 15-30 mg

Edibles Dosage Guide

Tolerance THC mg
Users with no tolerance 1.5 - 5 mg
Users who smoke multiple times per week 2 - 12 mg
Users who regularly eat edibles and have tolerance to edibles 10 - 30 mg
High tolerance to edibles 30 - 60 mg
Very high tolerance to edibles 60 - 100 mg+

Start with 5mg of THC or less.

As a very rough approximation, smoking a 1⁄2 gram standard joint by yourself would lead to similar levels of highness as a 10 mg THC edible.

5mg will get most people without a tolerance “solidly high” - perhaps a 7-9⁄10.

Even doing 2mg will get people without a tolerance high - at this dosage you may still find it reasonably easy to have conversations with people, and as the dosage goes beyond 5mg conversing will get increasingly difficult for most people.

If you don’t have experience with altered states of consciousness or are concerned about possible anxiety, try 2mg of THC for your first 3 times, and then try 5mg, before going any higher.

If 5mg isn’t enough, wait 2 hours to make sure it’s taken effect, and then try taking another 5mg. Don’t add on 10mg - you’ll still have much of the 5mg in your system.

If 5mg wasn’t enough, next time start with 7.5mg or 10mg - don’t jump to 20mg. It would be even smarter to try 5mg two more times, as about 40% (anecdotal reports) of weed users find it hard to get high the first few times they use.