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.