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Cannabis Edible Dosing 101: 7 Tips for Your First Time Edibles Experience

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Edibles are an excellent choice for first-timers who are trying to experience the cannabis effects without smoking. They are perfect for anyone who would want to get high by just eating candies, cookies, or brownies. Moreover, edibles cause an intense high; as a first-timer, you need to pay attention to the amount you consume. Check out this guide for edible dosing and experience tips that will help you.

1. Dispensary Bought Vs. Homemade Edibles

Do you want to eat homemade or dispensary bought edibles? This should be your first decision because you have the option to measure the ingredients. Making homemade edibles is easy, and you will enjoy fresh edibles from Canada.

All you do is infuse cannabis into olive oil, butter, or other components and bake them. This way you are free to make different goods. The good thing about making edibles at home is that they can be tailored to fix your diet, whether it’s gluten-free, vegan, or vegetarian.

Besides, this will help you save money in the end. However, it would be best if you were careful while preparing the edibles. If you don’t have the correct equipment and measurements, your edibles may have unsafe cannabis levels.

In most cases, first-timers buy weed online including edibles because they will get exact dosages there.

2. Determine the Right Edible Dose

Finding the right dose that suits you is very crucial. You should make smart and careful decisions when buying or making edibles.

It’s worth noting that every cannabis user reacts differently after taking them. These effects differ in every person depending on the potency and their previous marijuana tolerance.

Moreover, Cannabis users without tolerance should start with a dosage of 1.5 to 5mg of THC. The THC amount can be raised to 60 mg or more.

Edibles have different processing methods in your body, and so the cannabis general rule is that taking 10mg of edible is equivalent to smoking a half gram of joint.

3. Begin With Small Edibles

Edibles make people intensely high, and experts advise to start with low doses initially and be patient as the effects may even not begin to take effect for hours. There are several cases where users take one edible, and they don’t feel the impact immediately.

Now, rather than waiting for a few hours, some decide to take more edibles like weed gummies. I’m afraid that’s not right. We suggest first-timers try cannabis-infused drinks as they are available in different flavors and have precise levels of THC.

Instead of eating whole cookies or brownies, you can also try small items like mints. Such small alternatives can help you gain control over the cannabis experience.

4. Find a Comfortable Space to Enjoy your Edibles

It’s imperative to stay in a comfortable space while taking or smoking marijuana because it can be unpredictable. You also remain calm while eating the edibles. You prefer places with people you know, and it will help or try doing something you love, whether it is bingeing Netflix, listening to music, or any other activity that can keep you occupied and calm.

However, you can’t have kids around when taking edibles. You may not only handle them, but they can ingest them as well. Remember, you shouldn’t operate any machine or drive, but you can go for a walk.

5. Drink a Lot of Water

Marijuana causes dry mouth effect, and experienced cannabis users are used to such. Although it’s not a dehydration sign, it forces you to drink a lot of water. Dry mouth is one of the cannabis side effects; however, the doctors say it isn’t the first thing to experience when the body is dehydrated.

Moreover, taking in a lot of water enables you to get over bad trips. Drinking a lot of water helps to speed up digestion.

6. Never Eat Edibles on an Empty Stomach

Other than taking plenty of liquids, it is also recommended that you eat a meal before you take edibles. Moreover, edibles are processed faster when eaten on an empty stomach. However, there have been cases of uncomfortable highs or upset stomachs. Some users like taking edibles once they have eaten high-fat foods. According to a 2019 Study, high-fat foods help speed up the absorption of cannabidiol.

In case you take edibles on an empty stomach, you should take a low dose for safety. On top of that, avoid taking alcohol with edibles to prevent dehydration. Alcohol can also increase the THC concentration in the blood.

7. Be Prepared for Bad Trips

Whether you’re an experienced user or a first-timer, bad trips are bound to happen. It can be too scary when a bad trip is due to having much THC. In case you get a bad trip, you should breathe in and stay calm.

When you are with friends taking edibles, discuss how to handle bad trips.


While sourcing for edibles for the first time, you need to buy them from a licensed dispensary because it’s very safe. The dosing edibles are more precise, and every product is lab tested for purity and quality. Enjoy yourself and get your first experience with edibles. Remember, you shouldn’t drive or operate a machine after consuming edibles. You should start with a small dose and increase it gradually.

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  • Anonymous

    I just eat as many edibles as I possibly can. I pop a gummie before my head even leaves the pillow in the morning, and then I just keep eating edibles until I fall into bed. Then I wake up and do it again, Amen. :cool:

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