Adding CBD to THC can enhance the medical benefits of marijuana edibles, such as pain or anxiety relief, while decreasing the adverse effects, such as impairment and elevated heart rate.
E dible forms of cannabis, including food products, lozenges, and capsules, can produce effective, long-lasting, and safe effects. These forms of cannabis are also most likely to produce unwanted effects and overconsumption symptoms, which can be very unpleasant. The difference is, of course, the dose.
As the CBD:THC ratio increases, the likelihood of unwanted intoxicating effects decreases, and the quality of the medical effects will also change. At a 4:1 ratio or higher, adverse intoxicating effects are unlikely unless one takes a very high dose.
Understand the effects of CBD and THC content in edibles
Products with a CBD:THC ratio of 1:1 are powerfully therapeutic and produce less impairment than a THC-dominant product. Excessive doses of these products can still produce classic cannabis overconsumption symptoms.
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30 – 50 mg THC edibles
Every person has a unique internal physiologic environment and can therefore experience different results with various medications. One person’s response to a dose of edible cannabis can vary significantly from the next, even more so than other medications or herbs. Why?
Some dosages that have been used in research studies for different conditions include:
While its effectiveness is still up for debate, one 2017 review found that it was a relatively safe option. While it is important to remember that there is still a great deal we don’t yet know about CBD and its effects, it is something that you might opt to try to see if you experience any benefits.
If you are targeting specific symptoms of a condition, taking an oil, capsule, or gummy might be a better way to obtain a higher, more concentrated dose.
Unless your doctor recommends a specific dose, start by taking 10 to 20 mg a day. Take this for a week to ensure that it is well-tolerated and that you don’t experience any unwanted effects or an allergic reaction.
Some recent research has generated concerns over the safety and potential long term effects of CBD. One study involved giving mice an equivalent of the maximum dose of the CBD medication Epidiolex, which is used to treat certain forms of epilepsy. The results indicated an increased risk for liver damage as well as concerns over its interaction with other medications.
At such a low dose, the effects of THC should be barely noticeable, if noticeable at all. At this dosage, you can expect mild relief of stress, anxiety, and pain. This dose is ideal for microdosing or first-time users.
The most common include sleepiness and hunger (the notorious munchies). This can also lead to a feedback loop. You eat an edible, get hungry, and eat another one as a snack. While we’ve all done this at some point, it can get expensive! Make sure you have non-infused snacks on hand to combat the munchies.
Finally, your height and weight both have a part to play in determining your THC tolerance. Generally, the larger you are, the more THC it takes to trigger your desired effects.
10 – 20 MG THC
Before you determine the right dose of edibles for you, you need to understand how edibles work. Edibles function a little differently from smoked or vaped THC. The main difference? Onset time.
While overconsumption isn’t harmful to your physical health, it can produce unpleasant effects. Carefully managing your THC dosage is key to an enjoyable cannabis edible experience.
As a result, it’s a good idea to wait at least an hour between edible doses. That way, you don’t accidentally double-dose yourself!
When you smoke or vape THC, it passes directly from your lungs into your bloodstream. As a result, you’ll feel the effects of inhaled THC nearly instantaneously. However, that’s not how edible THC works.