Marijuana Dosing — How Much is Enough?
One of the trickiest yet most important parts of marijuana consumption is finding the appropriate dose. If your dose is too little, you may not feel any effects at all. If your dose is too high, you may have a negative experience and incur side effects such as nausea or paranoia. If you’re new to weed or trying a new type of cannabis for the first time, start low and follow these tips for finding the ideal dose of marijuana for you.
Start Low and Go Slow
If you’re not sure what dose is right for you, it’s always best that you start low and go slow. Start with a microdose of 3-5 mg and slowly work your way up from there, evaluating how each high truly feels. Many people using marijuana for pain relief, such as cancer patients, were found to experience more relief with lower doses. Therefore, you may also find a small dose of marijuana to be most effective for you, even if it doesn’t get you noticeably high. If your use is purely recreational, you may want to try a bit higher yet still move up in small increments in order to avoid experiencing an intense high that leaves you with unpleasant side effects. Although there is no known lethal dose of cannabis, ingesting too much can still make you ill or leave you with heightened anxiety of paranoia, so when in doubt, always go low.
Smoking vs Edible Dosing
Not all highs are created equal. Different forms and strains of marijuana can have wildly different potencies, so your appropriate dose for smoking flower may be way more than what’s needed to achieve a high through edibles. When determining your appropriate dose of marijuana through smoking, you can assess how you feel minute-by-minute and ingest more marijuana as appropriate until you achieve the high you want. However, this isn’t the case for edibles.
Edibles take about an hour to fully take effect, unlike the nearly instantaneous effect of smoking. Because of this, many first-time users mistakenly ingest too much and end up with a distressing high once all of the weed has been metabolized. Don’t try to increase your dose of edibles if you don’t think the effects are working for you. Wait a full 90 minutes from the time that you first ingested the dose before determining whether to take more. If you can’t achieve a satisfactory high the first time, try again the next day or later in the week rather than continuing to add more edibles to your system. This is the safest way to find your ideal dose without experiencing adverse side effects.
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