When you’re consuming THC, it’s important to know how much you should take. THC is great when it’s consumed responsibly, but too much can lead to unpleasant experiences. Finding the THC dose that works for you will open you up to a world of explorations. Finding your ideal THC dose takes time and effort. Our THC mg dosage chart will help you to find that perfect dose and save you from taking too much or too little THC.
HOW MUCH THC SHOULD YOU TAKE?
This is an important question, and one that depends on a few different factors. Our THC mg dosage chart below will give you a basic idea of how much THC you should take. You should also consider your means of THC ingestion, your tolerance, and what sort of THC experience you are looking for.
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WHAT DOES THE DOSAGE DEPEND ON?
The dosages listed above are guidelines. A cannabis dosage that one user finds too intense may leave another unsatisfied. Some factors to consider when determining your ideal dosages include:
- Type of THC
- Body weight
Read on to learn more about how each of these can impact your THC experience and how you can use all these factors to determine your ideal starting THC dose.
Type of THC
There are several different ways to get your THC dosage. Edibles, flower, vapes and other THC delivery methods have different dosages and different onset times. We will talk about this more later on and explain further how you can find a good starting dose for each.
Some products have a higher THC dosage, and many THC products provide little or no information about how much THC they contain. This can make it very difficult to determine a starting dose.
Edibles and vapes provide a mg per product listing on their labels, while flower should list the percentage of THC and other cannabinoids. This lets you calculate the strength of your product when trying it for the first time.
Just as your body adapts to your surroundings, it also adapts to your THC dosage. If you use THC every day, you will find yourself needing more of your preferred product to get the same high. A seasoned THC user who has been smoking flower daily for years will be less sensitive to THC than a first-timer because they are physically and psychologically accustomed to the effects of THC.
Because THC is fat-soluble, it can bind to fat tissue before it reaches your brain. People with lower body weights should start with a lower THC dosage than heavier people, especially when they are consuming THC edibles. But even people with a high BMI should be cautious with first doses, as this fat-binding is fairly minimal.
Your THC dosage will also depend on your metabolism. Everybody’s metabolism is different. Just as some people break down their food faster or more slowly, you may find that edibles may hit you before or after your friends feel anything.
If you are smoking or vaping THC, the THC is inhaled then carried to your body’s cannabinoid receptors through your bloodstream. You may find your receptors more or less sensitive to THC than others.
THC MG DOSAGE CHART BY WEIGHT
DIFFERENCE IN DOSING BY PRODUCTS
Your cannabis dosage may vary based on how you are consuming your THC, so it’s important to know the differences between the different cannabis products and how they affect you.
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Smoking flower provides a quick effect. Within minutes of inhaling, you will feel a high that peaks in about 30 minutes.
Strains range in potency and effect, with sativa strains generally more energetic and indica strains more relaxing. Reliable companies provide you with accurate dosage labels so you can better control your THC doses when smoking.
When trying a new strain of flower, hit it once and wait 15 minutes before consuming more to see how it affects you.
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Dosage for Vapes
Most cannabis vapes come prefilled with labels describing how much THC they contain. Vaping THC will hit you as quickly as smoking cannabis, with a strong high coming on within minutes and reaching a peak within 30 minutes.
As with flower, you should try out a new vape by hitting it once and waiting at least 15 minutes to get a feel for the THC dose’s effects before hitting the vape again.
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Concentrates contain 60-99% THC and are intended for seasoned smokers used to high THC doses. You should be very careful when using these products, and beginners are advised to start with something less potent. Even longtime users should start a concentrate sesh with a piece no bigger than a grain of rice. This is potent stuff and too much can quickly become overwhelming.
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When you take an edible dosage, it takes anywhere from 30 minutes to two hours for the edible to kick in. But once they hit, you will be stoned for a while. The average edible dosage will leave you high for up to 10 hours.
When you eat THC, your liver transforms it into 11-hydroxy which lasts longer and is more sedating than regular THC. Different edibles may hit differently so it is hard to give a normal edible dosage.
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Dosage for Tinctures Oils
Tincture oils are an easy, convenient, and accurate way to get your THC doses. THC tincture oils can be consumed under the tongue or mixed into a beverage or food. Effects will start within 20-30 minutes after consumption and last about 2-3 hours.
To find your proper THC tincture oil dose, start out with a 2mg dosage and then increase by at least 1 mg every day until you know what dosage is the right one for you.
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HOW MANY MILLIGRAMS OF EDIBLES SHOULD I TAKE
You should always ask this important question before taking THC if you are looking for an enjoyable high. Generally, you want to start with less than 5 mg but can take more depending on what experience you want and what dose is right for your body – check out our THC mg dosage chart above. To give you an idea of typical experiences, here is an edibles dosage guide.
1-2.5 mg THC (microdose)
This is an ideal starting edible THC dosage for beginners. You won’t feel much (if anything) with this dosage, but it will get your body familiar with THC. Microdosing is not used for a high, but instead for a mild background improvement in mood and overall feeling of well-being.
With this THC edibles dosage, you won’t feel much marijuana intoxication. You are very unlikely to experience any unpleasant side effects, but if you do the symptoms will be very mild. This is a safe dosage for first-timers and will provide a good baseline from which you can expand your THC experimentation.
3 – 5 mg THC (low)
3-5mg could still be considered a very low dose, but it is a good edible THC dosage for people who have smoked flower or vapes but never tried edibles. This is also a good dosage of THC for microdosing as it gives you many THC benefits without leaving you fuzzy-headed or lethargic.
With a THC edibles dosage of 3-5mg you will start feeling the “High” effects commonly associated with marijuana. For everyone but THC-sensitive users, these feelings will be mild with few side effects with a possible increase in appetite.
10 – 15 mg THC (moderate)
10-15 mg is a normal THC dosage for those who have some tolerance and experience with THC. It is also considered a standard CBD dosage.
Almost everybody who takes a 10-15 mg edible THC dosage will experience physical and mental effects which they find either enjoyable or unpleasant.
A THC edibles dosage of 10-15 mg is likely to produce euphoric effects that may leave you feeling giggly or sleepy. Your coordination might be impaired and you might experience anxiety or paranoia if you are in an environment that makes you feel unsafe or uncomfortable.
20 – 30 mg THC (high)
An edible THC dosage of 20-30 mg is best for experienced consumers and will give most THC users a very strong experience. When you take a 20-30mg dosage, we strongly recommend that you wait at least an hour and preferably longer before taking more – lest you find yourself spending several hours feeling incapacitated.
A 20-30mg THC edibles dosage will almost certainly leave you unpleasantly high if you are not an experienced THC user. Most users taking this dosage report strong euphoric and psychoactive effects, as well as impaired coordination, delayed reflexes, and impaired judgment.
50 – 100 mg THC (very high)
An edible THC dosage of 50-100mg is typically for medical patients and daily THC consumers. This dose is far too much for beginners and even experienced users may find themselves overwhelmed by these THC dosages.
Unless you are a longtime smoker with an enormous tolerance, these dosages are best suited for medical use.
A THC dosage of over 50mg will incapacitate a novice THC user and will definitely impair the coordination and perception of even highly tolerant users. Do not drive, operate heavy machinery, or make important life decisions after taking a THC dosage of this size.
WHAT AFFECTS YOUR DOSAGE
Your endocannabinoid system (ECS) consists of cannabinoid receptors, lipids, and enzymes located throughout your body. Your ECS plays a large role in maintaining homeostasis (internal regulatory balance) for physical and mental balance and well-being.
Every person’s endocannabinoid system and cannabinoid receptors are different. The number and mixture of different cannabinoid receptors in your body will have a big effect on your sensitivity to THC.
How Much Should You Take Your First Time
We always recommend starting your THC journey with a very low dosage that you increase gradually. 2.5mg is a good starting weed dosage for first-timers. Be patient and give the THC some time to react with your body’s endocannabinoid system. If you don’t get the desired effect, take a tiny bit until you are where you want to be.
We recommend that your total THC intake should not exceed 40 mg of THC per day.
CAN I OVERDOSE ON THC?
There are no reports of fatal THC overdoses, even in people who have taken an enormous dosage of THC. But taking too much THC can lead to unpleasant experiences like nausea, paranoia, and vomiting. Your best bet is to use THC in moderation and remember that you can always take more if you don’t feel any effects after 2 hours.
HOW LONG DO THE EFFECTS OF CANNABIS LAST
The length of your THC experience depends on how you take it and how much you take.
- Edibles: An average edible dosage lasts 8 to 10 hours
- THC oil: THC oil will keep you high for 1-2 hours
- Dabs: Depending on dose, dabs can last 2 to 10 hours
- Vapes: A hit from a vape will last 20-30 minutes
TIPS FOR WHEN YOU’RE DOSAGE TESTING
There is no ‘normal dosage of THC’, so start with a low dosage to see how your body reacts. If you don’t feel anything after an hour, take another 2.5 mg or even less to see if you start feeling something. Some people need to try THC two or three times before they feel effects, so don’t get discouraged.
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What You Can Do if You Feel Overwhelmed
In case you miscalculated your THC dosage and feel overwhelmed, keep in mind that while too much THC is unpleasant, there are no current studies indicating that it’s dangerous to your long-term health. You will be fine once your body finishes processing the THC. But in those situations where you ate or inhaled too much, here are some things you can do that will help.
When you are using THC, it is very important that you drink enough water. When you’re couch-locked from a heavy THC dose, you may not feel like getting up. But water will help you with dry mouth and prevent the dehydration dizziness that can ramp up a THC panic attack.
If you start feeling panicky or overwhelmed, laying down can quiet your mind and give you a chance to ground and center. Stretch out, relax, and focus on one object or happy memory. Dimmed lights can be useful, as are weighted blankets and big soft pillows to hug.
Listen to Calming Music
Pleasant, soothing music can make your mind feel calm and help you get through an unpleasant THC experience. People differ on the music they find calming, but any song or playlist that helps you to relax or chill will help you to ride out an overwhelming THC high.
Long, slow breaths will help to stimulate relaxation. Taking in more oxygen also helps to slow down your heart rate. Slow deep breathing can help you overcome the racing heart and panicky feeling that often comes from ingesting too much THC, and help you avoid hyperventilation.
WHY MINDSET AND SETTING ARE IMPORTANT
When you are consuming THC, your space (mental and physical) plays a huge role in how you will experience the THC high. If you feel unsafe in your surroundings or unsure about your edibles or flowers, you are more likely to have a bad experience. When you try THC in an environment where you feel safe and comfortable, you will have a better time.
When you use THC, be sure to stay hydrated.
SUMMARY ON THC MG DOSAGE CHART
Nobody knows the right THC dose for them at first. It takes some time to learn the appropriate doses. Dosing can be more precise with tinctures and a THC tincture measuring dosage chart than with unlabeled flower, but no matter how you take your THC, you should always start low and raise your dosages slowly until you find the right dose. Remember that the type of THC you ingest plays a big role in how the dosage kicks in. Thanks for reading, and we hope our THC mg dosage chart helped you to find the right THC dosage for you.
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