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What’s The Right Cannabis Dose For Me?

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What’s The Right Cannabis Dose For Me?

If you’re just beginning or trying a new method to consume weed you may have asked What’s The Right Cannabis Dose For Me?

It can feel confusing, scary and a little complicated too – but don’t worry, our guide to understanding cannabis dosing will help you.

Ready to dose?

What Exactly Is Dosing?

Edible products are measured by the milligrams of cannabinoids contained in the product.

Marijuana edibles will typically have both the milligrams of THC and/or CBD per serving.

So let’s do a little marijuana math.

A chocolate bar may have 50 milligrams of THC. If you want 5 milligrams, divide it into 10 pieces of 5 milligrams each.

How Do I Find the Right Dose

Knowing the dosage of an edible product is important because of the delayed onset time and dosage options.

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The Recommended Dose for Beginners is 1 to 5 mg of THC.

Intermediate edible consumers can enjoy 5-20 mg, and experienced edible consumers can eat 20 mg or more safely.

There’s a wonderful little saying we like to call our “Marijuana Mantra”, and it goes a little something like this:

“Dose Low, Dose Slow”

It’s as simple as that – don’t go crazy at first, take your time and remember edibles take a lot longer to kick in so don’t eat a bunch and expect to feel great – you won’t.

How do Edibles Work In My Body?

  1. Edibles enter the body by eating them and are absorbed through the stomach and digestive system.
  2. Next, your liver metabolizes the edibles and circulates through the heart and reaches the brain.
  3. It’s most definitely a chemical process, and taking too much at once will off-balance the process creating a horrible high and crash for some.

How Long do Edibles Take to Kick In?

This really does depend on the person, and level of experience and exposure to THC or CBD.

Typically, edibles can kick in anywhere from 45 minutes to 3 hours so be careful to start slow.

One of the best ways is to make something individual like gummies, or buy them from a dispensary. That way you know exactly how many mg’s are in each individual gummy so you can feel confident and safe.

How Are Edibles Made?

Edibles are a fun, creative and easy way to consume cannabis.

Edibles can be made with cannabis distillate — an odourless and flavourless oil — or pure cannabinoid crystals, which are infused into an edible made using a fat such as butter or oil.

Plenty of recipes are available, and below you’ll see the recipe on how to make Cannabis Butter.

A recipe on how to make cannabis butter at home. After many cannabutter recipes, we find that this is by far the best way to infuse weed with butter.
4.67 from 33 votes
Prep Time: 45 minutes
Cook Time: 2 hours 30 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Cuisine: European
Keyword: (Cannabutter), Butter, Cannabis
Servings: 1 Cup
Calories: 1628kcal
THC: 700-1400mg
Author: Steph Van De Ven


  • 1/4 to 1/2 Ounce Cannabis 
  • 1 cup Butter


  • Decarboxylate your weed by spreading your cannabis evenly on an oven tray And coat with aluminum foil.
  • Place in the oven on 240F/115C for 25 till 45 minutes, and then let it cool.
  • Grind your dry cannabis or chop it till fine.
  • Place the cannabis in a strong mason jar, add butter and (1 tsp of sunflower lecithin)(optional)
  • Place your closed jar in cold water and let it come to a boil, Boil for 2 to 3 hours.
  • Strain your butter through a cheesecloth.
  • Cool down
  • Now you can use the Cannabis Butter (Cannabutter)



If using a mason jar, be sure to start with cold water. Furthermore, it is imperative to let the water cool gradually so that your glass will not shatter.
The video guide might be slightly different than the blog recipe. The blog recipe is the most updated and accurate.


Calories: 1628kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 184g | Saturated Fat: 117g | Cholesterol: 488mg | Sodium: 1621mg | Potassium: 54mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 5673IU | Calcium: 54mg
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Remember, Cannadish Chef Says: “Heat It To Eat It!” Always make sure you decarb your weed first, before making any weed edibles.

If you’re looking to up-level your canna-cooking or baking game, or you want more of a canna-challenge, you may want to start here.

For more recipes like this one, check out our recipe index here.

And if you love how-to-videos, our YouTube channel has everything you need.

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As always, happy canna-cooking and enjoy baking to get baked!

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