- There is no one “universal” dosage of THC that works for everyone. THC’s effects on different people vary greatly, and it may have a different impact under different circumstances.
- Beginners should start with the lowest possible dose of THC and increase it gradually over time in order to find the right dosage for them.
- Marijuana flower and tinctures can be a good choice for first-time consumers, as flower is lower in THC than concentrates and tinctures can have other beneficial properties.
- Over time, your body will become tolerant to the effects of THC. As a result, you may need to consume larger amounts in order to experience the same level of intoxication.
Determining the right THC dosage is essential in maximizing the positives of using cannabis. By experimenting with different milligram ranges, users can find their “sweet spot” and enjoy all its benefits accordingly.
It can be difficult to determine an individual’s starting dosage when it comes to cannabis products. This is because each person has a unique endocannabinoid system, and understanding their personal tolerance requires knowledge of THC. With so many different types of cannabis available, it can be tough to gauge how much THC works best for you.
Wondering what the right THC dosage is for you? Here are some tips to help.
This dosage guide will help you determine the right amount to take when using different forms of cannabis. Switching between edibles, joints, and vapes requires slow starts for each in the beginning.
What is a good starting dose of THC for someone new to cannabis?
THC is one of the active compounds found in cannabis, which accounts for its psychoactive properties. The response your body experiences to THC will vary depending on a variety of factors, including your endocannabinoid system, weight, emotional state at the time of use, and history with marijuana consumption.
While there is no “one size fits all” approach to THC dosage, it’s important to take into account your individual body weight and tolerance when titrating cannabis. While these general guidelines will help you start low, further adjustments may be necessary based on your own results.
When taking THC for the first time, it is generally advised to start with a lower dosage and gradually increase this until an effective level of relief has been reached. This can be done by referring to guidelines set by the National Institute of Health (NIH), which establishes that 5mg as the standard unit for measuring THC potency.
It is generally advised to start out with lower doses of THC-containing products, such as smokables, vape pens, or tinctures. This could be 1-2 small inhalations from a pre-rolled joint or 2 mg of tincture.
As you get more accustomed to the intoxicating effects of THC, your tolerance will gradually increase. At that point, you might be able to consume larger quantities of the product without feeling negative side-effects. In this section, we’ll discuss dosage and when it is safe to boost intake.
The dosage of THC in different types of cannabis products
The consequences of THC consumption on the human body vary greatly depending upon how it is inhaled or ingested. Additionally, the amount of THC that reaches your brain and other tissues can also differ drastically based on method of delivery.
There are plenty of recommendations out there, but ultimately it is up to the individual to find what works best for them. For example, it’s impossible to specify a specific dosage or how much THC should be used when treating symptoms related to a particular condition. However, some strains have been found to work better in different situations. The “start slow and increase method” helps people avoid getting too carried away with using cannabis quickly.
There is no one-size-fits-all cannabis treatment plan. However, by understanding the level of THC present in tinctures, concentrates, flower, and edibles, as well as what constitutes a low dose for each product type, you will have enough information to start your journey with cannabis safely. From there it’s all about monitoring how your mind and body feel while using marijuana regardless of the strain, or how the products are used.
How THC Content is calculated
It is important to choose the right marijuana consumption method, depending on one’s reason for using it. Cannabis concentrates, which contain high levels of THC, may be better suited for your purposes than edibles which can contain a lower percentage of THC but provide a completely different effect.
As of July 1, 2019, all products containing THC will be clearly labeled. However, it is difficult to determine the amount of THC present in a pre-roll or vape pen cartridge during any given inhalation. This task can be complex and requires some estimation.
For example, if you purchase a 20mg THC cookie package and there are five cookies in the package, each cookie will contain 4 mg of THC. If you get a 20 ml tincture bottle with 200 mg of THC, taking 1 ml will give you 10 mg THC or 1/2 ml will give you 5 mg of THC.
The dosage of THC in a flower
It is advised that new users begin by taking one or two puffs of the product. Effects will start to be felt almost immediately after inhaling, and may take a half-hour or so to peak, feel the full effect.
A novice marijuana smoker should usually use a joint containing about .25 grams. This small quantity will provide enough cannabinoid to start feeling the effects. The labels on cannabis products typically displays this information in milligrams or percentage.
Flowers of cannabis plants typically contain at least 10% THC, but can go as high as 20%. As a general guideline, only experienced smokers should consume products containing over 20% THC.
These are only general recommendations. There are other factors that impact the high from using Westcanna THC products, such as your age and health condition. Consult with a specialist at Westcanna to learn more about what may work best for you.
If you are still unsure about how strong of a THC dosage you should consume, it is always advisable to take one hit and wait fifteen minutes to assess the results. People often confuse a slow response as having no effect and consume too much too quickly as a result. Taking the slow approach avoids potential complications that can arise from taking too much cannabis prematurely.
The dosage of THC edible products
It is important to be careful when experimenting with cannabis-infused edibles. It can take over an hour for the effects of the edible to kick in, and it’s always important to start small and gradually increase your dosage as you become more comfortable with using them. If you’re new to this kind of ingestion, start off by taking less and increasing your dose over time. You would be better off only trying edibles after you have become more familiar to the effects of cannabis.
The dosage of THC consumed when using edibles varies greatly, as the liver converts it into an 11-hydroxy form which is more potent and lasts longer making it hard to gauge from strain to strain. This means that relatively small quantities of THC are needed to achieve a high with edible products as opposed to smoking or consuming flower.
When consuming cannabis-infused products such as edibles, it’s important to start out with a dose that provides pleasant and long-lasting psychoactive effects. Consuming 1-5 mg of THC is typically considered a single serving, so taking a few milligrams below this limit is generally safe for first-time participants in the marijuana community.
Although edibles are typically considered safe, there are several factors which can impact their effectiveness, such as emotional state and diet. The key is to begin with a low dosage and observe the results over the next hour or so before gradually increasing it.
Wait 24 hours before taking the next dose, increasing it by 1mg each time. If the effects are not apparent after consuming it, eat more. Remember: once ingested, there is no going back. Keeping a journal can be helpful in case you forget how to take your medication or want to refer back to your notes from previous doses.
Dosage information for THC oil or tincture
Cannabis oil or tincture can be taken orally via the mouth, dissolved into drinks or foods, and will take effect later. This is unlike other forms of cannabis consumption (e.g., smoking), which takes effect immediately upon inhalation.
Westcanna offers a variety of THC oils and tinctures for medical purposes. While medical-use CBD oil is more popular, this company provides a wide range of options suited to different needs.
When starting out, always start small by taking a lower dose of tincture. For the best results, hold the oil under your tongue for one minute before swallowing and refrain from taking any more product for the next two hours until you experience full effects.
When trying to increase the dosage of THC, you can add an additional mg each time. Consult with a cannabis specialist in order to gradually increase the amount of THC until your desired effect is achieved.
THC vape dosage
Vapes utilize a heating process to distribute cannabinoids throughout the vaporized oil or bud. The potency of each puff will be determined by the product’s THC percentage. To get started, take one puff and find out how it affects you after15 minutes.
How to calculate THC vape dosage
- Vape pen content: 0.5g of THC oil
- THC concentration: Variable
- Vape pen THC content: 350mg
- Number of puffs you get from a 0.5g pen: 40 – 100 depending upon usage
- THC per puff = 3.5mg THC
NOTE: This is only a rough estimate of how much THC you may be exposed to when using vape pens. Strains, brands and personal habits could greatly affect some of these numbers.
Dabbing THC concentrates can be a powerful way to experience the cannabis plant. However, dabbing products, which are cannabis concentrates that deliver high amounts of THC quickly, are typically composed of up to 100% THC content. Thus, they should only be used by individuals who have a strong tolerance to this compound – those who regularly consume large quantities of marijuana on a regular basis.
Dosage tips for THC
- Before increasing the THC dosage next time, wait 24 hours to see if there are any noticeable effects.
- Before using cannabis oil or tincture products, it is important to know the dosage in mg per ml.
- Wait fifteen to thirty minutes after taking your first puff of an average pre-roll joint or vape pen before consuming any more.
- It can take a few hours for the full effect of edible items to be felt.
- Don’t start using concentrate until you’re familiar with the effects it can have.
- It is important to keep track of the quantity and type of THC products you use, as well as their corresponding effects on your mind and body. By noting everything down in a journal before it’s too late, you can adjust dosage accordingly.
- If you are taking any medications on a regular basis, be sure to speak with your doctor before using THC. There may be potential interactions between the two substances which require closer monitoring.
- Start low and go slow to find the optimum THC dose that works best for you.
- It is important to avoid taking too much THC before you develop tolerance; high doses of this compound can cause undesirable side effects, such as euphoria or paranoia.
If you’re interested in using cannabis for its therapeutic benefits, it’s important to understand the correct dosage and timing.
If you have any questions about dosing THC, please contact one of our friendly cannabis specialists.
Always remember to be safe when using cannabis, start with a low dose and increase gradually, and take it slow – it’s all about enjoying the experience!