This Dosage Guide for Edibles Will Keep You from Getting

Even for long-term potheads, taking edibles (without turning into a vegetable) can be a challenge. Our trusty cannabis correspondent Amanda Chicago Lewis made this dosage guide so you won’t spend an afternoon with the spins—or feeling nothing at all. The goal is to figure out your “floor,” meaning how little you need to consume in order to have the experience you want. Take it from someone who once ate too much weed brownie at Coachella and woke up with her face next to her car’s exhaust pipe: It’s always better to not be high enough than to be uncomfortably high.

Add up your answers: That’s how many milligrams of THC you want to start with.

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Where is your stomach at?

To get a sense of your metabolism: When you’re hungry, how many standard pizza slices can you eat?

Where are you heading?

How often do you get high?

Now calculate your total, and go forth and eat.

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A few additional tips:

This story originally appeared in the March 2018 issue with the title "Higher Society."

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