General Dosing Guide
How much THC is getting in your system?
Orally consumed THC has the lowest bioavailability rate. Estimates vary, but products such as edibles, capsules, or THC oils used orally likely have a maximum absorption rate of 20%.
Cannabis edibles are popular but also carry the greatest risk of side effects. This is because it is the consumption method most likely to result in excessive THC consumption. One reason is that they are usually extremely tasty.
Another is because it takes up to two hours for an edible to take effect. Inexperienced users, in particular, often use more of an edible out of frustration because they don’t feel the effects quickly enough.
Typically, dispensaries recommend beginning with 10mg of THC when using an edible.
Assuming a 20% bioavailability rate, this means that 2mg of THC makes it to your bloodstream.
However, edibles affect the body differently than other forms of cannabis consumption. Users often find that it has a more potent effect.