Trying Edible Cannabis for the First Time?

How many milligrams of THC do you need? 3 or 4, 5 or 6…maybe 10?
I thought it would be good to start this blog off with a post for patients trying edible cannabis for the first time ever or for the first time in a long while. Either way, the advice I offer to ensure a good experience is the same.

  1. Start Low. Really Low. Begin with no more than 5mg of THC. I realize there is lots of advice out there telling folks to try anywhere from 5mg or 10mg. But I have far too many stories of folks trying 10mg for the first time and having an uncomfortable experience.
  2. Wait 12 to 24 hours to try again. If 5mg was not enough, wait until the next day to try again with a larger dose. Edible cannabis can have a compounding effect meaning little amounts over time can combine to be way bigger than you realize.
  3. Feeling the full effects can take from 30 minutes up to 2.5 hours. This is really true. Over 2 hours is unusual but it does happen.

While this approach is probably cautious, I find more often than not that it only takes 2 and maybe 3 tries to find your groove.