How many mg of edibles should you eat?

There is no universal answer for everyone, as the ideal edibles dose depends on your personal tolerance, individual body chemistry, and the experience you’re looking for. with all the new edibles entering the new growing market of pot shops, we have posted some basic guidelines that can help you find the right dose of marijuana edibles, measured in milligrams (mg).


1) If you don’t feel any effects from an edible after one hour, try eating a snack like a small snack to turn on the digestion and absorption in your gut.

2) Some people who are new to cannabis require 2-3 doses before they feel anything at all, so it’s often best to try the same low dose three times with 8 to 24 hours between trials before increasing the dose.

3) There are people who seem unable to absorb any significant amount of THC through the gut. In these individuals, absorption via the oral blood vessels (i.e., under your tongue) or the lungs is the best option.

1 – 2.5 mg THC edibles

Effects include: Mild relief of symptoms like pain, stress, and anxiety; increased focus and creativity.

Good for: First-time consumers or regular consumers looking to microdose.

2.5 – 15 mg THC edibles

Effects include: Stronger relief of pain and anxiety symptoms; euphoria; impaired coordination and perception.

Good for: Standard recreational use; persistent symptoms not addressed by smaller doses

30 – 50 mg THC edibles

Effects include: Strong euphoric effects; significantly impaired coordination and perception.

Good for: High tolerance THC consumers; consumers whose GI systems don’t absorb cannabinoids well.

50 – 100 mg THC edibles

Effects include: Seriously impaired coordination and perception; possible unpleasant side effects including nausea, pain, and increased heart rate.

Good for: Experienced, high-tolerance THC consumers