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How Many Gummies Does It Take To Be High? 7 Ways to Determine Your Magic Number

Here’s Mood’s official guide to dosing your gummies. Take each of these 7 elements into account every time you reach for an edible.

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​​​​​You’ve probably heard the saying, “Start low, go slow.” That’s what they say about edibles, and for the most part, they’re right. As you start to experiment with gummies and try to determine how many it’ll take to get you high, there are a number of factors to consider — and a few questions to ask yourself.

Here’s Mood’s official guide to dosing your gummies. Take each of these 7 elements into account every time you reach for an edible, and soon you’ll become a seasoned pro at getting your mind and body right where you want them to be.

1. The milligrams.



So, how many gummies does it take to be high? The first step is to check how many milligrams of THC are in the gummies you have on hand. In most cases, this number can range from as low as 1mg or 2mg to 50mg or 100mg. While a first-timer will typically be advised to stick to an amount below 2.5mg, more seasoned consumers may opt for a 30mg gummy and above.

2. Your dosage.



Of course, the milligrams of a given gummy on their own don’t matter — what matters is how much you ingest. Two 5mg gummies will be the same as one 10mg gummy, and half of a 5mg gummy is the same as a whole 2.5mg gummy. While this sounds like basic math, it’s also a lesson worth keeping in mind: getting your desired effect is not necessarily about the number of gummies you take, it’s about how much THC each one contains.

Dosage doesn’t need to be a total guessing game. Product packing should typically have guidelines around how much of a gummy to take, and how long to wait before taking more. For example, the packaging on most of Mood’s gummies recommends the following: “Eat 1/4 and wait an hour. Do not eat more than 2 gummies in a 24 hour period, even if you don’t feel anything.” Check out the chart below with more specific guidelines on how to dose Mood’s gummy selection.

3. Your tolerance.



Similar to alcohol tolerance, most people who regularly use cannabis will require a higher or more potent dose to feel the same effects as first-time users or those who use cannabis less frequently. That said, long-time cannabis smokers may not necessarily have as high of a tolerance for gummies. Edibles are digested into your bloodstream differently than inhalation, and may cause different effects and reactions. When dosing your next gummy, don’t just base it on your cannabis tolerance in general, be sure to account for your tolerance for edibles specifically.

4. The compounds.



Thus far, we’ve talked generally about THC. But there are tons of different compounds and cannabinoids in the cannabis plant, and many of them are known to have different strengths and effects than your classic “weed.” From Delta-9 THC (the cannabis compound responsible for psychoactive effects) to Delta-8 THC (promotes effects very similar to Delta-9 THC when ingested) to CBD (a non-impairing, naturally occurring cannabis compound), these are just a few of the most popular compounds — and your choice of gummy might contain any one of these or a blend of a few. More on that next.

5. The cannabinoids.



When it comes to dosing edibles, knowing the milligrams of Delta-9 THC in your gummy as well as whether it contains any other compounds is important. Equally important is the ratio of those compounds. You may have seen numbers like “1:1,” “2:1,” and even “25:1” written on different cannabis product packaging. This denotes the ratio of two different compounds in a given gummy.

Let’s use these Micro-Dose Delta-9 THC Gummies as an example. These beginner-friendly gummies contain 5mg of Delta-9 THC and 50mg of CBD — this translates to a 1:10 ratio of THC:CBD. Given that CBD is considered a non-impairing compound that helps mellow the effects of THC, this gummy won’t be as strong as a gummy with the reversed ratio, and that means you may need more of them to feel the same high.

6. The mood.



At Mood, we’re all about tailoring our products to promote your desired effects. Instead of just asking how many gummies it takes to get high, consider what kind of high you’re looking for and what feeling you want that high to promote. Euphoria? Focus? Sleep? From Sleepytime Delta-9 THC Gummies to Chillout 25mg Delta-8 THC Gummies to energizing Morning Delta 9 THC Gummies, finding products that align with the goals of your experience can go a long way towards achieving the high you want.

7. The source.



There’s no question when it comes to cannabis: quality over quantity. The right gummy from the right source can go a lot further than a handful of gummies from the wrong one. Head to Mood

for high-quality, third-party tested, 100% legal cannabis delivered to your door — and check out our selection of edibles today.

About Mood


We believe that everyone’s got different moods, and improving yours should be easy. That’s why we created Mood, an online source for 100% legal cannabis from America’s favorite farms, that helps you quickly and easily get to your best mood. Trusted by over 40,000 customers, Mood stands as a symbol of quality in an ever-expanding cannabis landscape.

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