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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.