What is the ideal marijuana dosage for a normal person?
Confused in Cincinnati
You are not alone in your confusion. That’s because there is no such thing as an “ideal dose” for a “normal person” (is there even such a thing as a “normal” person?). It may not be the answer you WANT to hear, but that fact is, there simply is no one correct answer to your question.
Ten mgs of THC, the dosage cap for commercial edibles in most legal states, will be too much for some people, while 100 mgs THC will not be enough for others. Dosing cannabis, especially edible cannabis, is highly individualized. The fact that there is no easy one size fits all answer is the one factor that makes cooking with cannabis so tricky. And it’s why I spend so much time on the subject in my online Cannabis Cooking course, and in The Easy Cannabis Cookbook. In fact, the subject is so important and so misunderstood I even created a Free Mini Dosing Class to help home consumers figure out how much THC is in their homemade edibles, before consuming them.
The Ideal Marijuana Dosage: Over or Under Dosing is Wasting Weed!
While we regularly hear lurid tales in the media about people overdosing and getting too much marijuana, in reality, the majority of emails I get about dosing are from people whose edibles are not strong enough and they are not feeling any effects from them at all. In either case, you are wasting weed.
Even if you are not feeling physical effects, you are still getting medicinal benefits. However, I know people do want to feel the effects of their edibles. Likewise, it is important to know your own ideal dosage range, then my free dosing class can help you cook to that level. But first you need to know what YOUR ideal dose is. This article can help you find that.
Dosing is one of the reasons I believe making your own edibles serves the consumer better than the store-bought varieties. But, just because a given recipe tells you to use a certain amount of cannabis or cannabis infusion does not mean that is going to deliver what YOU individually need. The cannabis cook should always take the amounts of cannabis suggested in recipes with a grain of salt and then adjust upwards or downwards according to the strength of the plant material they are cooking with, and their own individual tolerance levels.