The 411 on Edibles

Edibles are a fun and convenient way to dose your cannabis, but they can produce too much of a good thing if you’re not careful about dosing.  

The legal U.S. markets have become advanced with brands like Wana Brands, Colorado, and Défoncé Chocolatier, California, that allow users to know exactly how much cannabis their products contain.

As an example, Wana Brands Sour Gummies contain 100 milligrams of THC per package, and each gummy has just 5 mg of THC—a perfect starting dose for beginners. And if you’re still uncertain, cut the gummy in half to start. After noticing demand for smaller doses, 3 Leaf Edibles, California, introduced a 2.5 mg jelly.

When making edibles at home, dosing is of the utmost importance. Before getting started, estimate the amount of THC in the cannabis you will use. The THC percentage in cannabis can be found on the label of legally purchased flower. See our equation to estimate your dosage.

Keep in mind that it can be difficult to ensure a consistent dose across all edible items. So know your approximate dose per item, mix your ingredients thoroughly and start small.

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When using a high THC cannabis strain, you may not need to consume much of your baked good to feel a psychoactive effect.

If you’re interested in making edibles at home but are wary about dosing and mixing ingredients, subscription boxes such as Green Grass Kitchen (as seen in our INSPIRATION section) premeasure everything to make the process of smartly dosed edibles a cinch.