THC Edibles Dosing Chart

New to edibles? Learn more about ingesting cannabis edibles with our THC milligrams (mg) Dosing Chart:

edibles dosing chart
Cannabis edibles are a popular way to consume cannabis, and they come in many forms, including candies, cookies, gummies, and capsules. While edibles can be an enjoyable way to consume cannabis, it is important to understand how to properly dose them in order to maximize the desired effects and minimize any potential adverse effects.

When it comes to dosing cannabis edibles, we can take into consideration individual biochemistry, THC metabolism, and cannabinoid bioavailability.

First, everyone's biochemistry is unique, and this can have an impact on how a person feels after ingesting and metabolizing THC. This means that two people can consume the same amount of THC, but one may feel more of the effects than the other. Factors such as weight, metabolism, and genetics all play a role in how a person will react to a certain dose.

Second, everyone metabolizes THC differently, so it is important to be aware of how long THC can stay in the system. THC is metabolized in the liver and converted into 11-hydroxy-THC, which is more potent and longer-lasting than THC itself. This means that the effects of cannabis edibles can last anywhere from 4 to 12 hours, depending on the dosage. The theory is that the longer it takes for 11-hydroxy-THC to metabolize the more intense and prolonged the effects will be.

In general, it is recommended to start with a low dose, no more than 10 mg of THC, to assess effects and find the amount that works best. Increasing the dose slowly over time is a common strategy to ensure the desired effects are achieved without unwanted side effects.

Lastly, cannabinoid bioavailability also plays a role in dosing cannabis edibles. Cannabinoids are absorbed differently in the body, depending on the type of edible consumed. For example, edibles with a higher fat content are more easily absorbed, while edibles with a lower fat content may not be as easily absorbed.

It is important to remember that everyone's body is different, and that it's possible to experiment with different types of edibles and different doses to find the right balance and amount that works best for you.


The time it takes the body to process THC (onset time) varies based on method of consumption: