The most common question is “How much THC should I take to get high?” The answer is really personal and depends on your tolerance level, how you react to cannabis, the type of strain you are using, and even your mood. However, there are some general guidelines that can help you find a starting point for the perfect dose.
Edibles & THC Dosing
When THC is consumed rather than breathed, it’s broken down differently by the body. The liver transforms THC into 11-hydroxy-THC, a more potent, longer-lasting, and sedating version of THC after digestion.
It might take anywhere from 30 minutes to two hours for the effects of an edible item to kick in. Depending on the dosage and consumer metabolism, the results can last for several hours.
New cannabis users should start with 2-5 milligrams, more than that and you risk getting too high from edibles. If you have some experience using cannabis but still have low tolerance, 5-10 milligrams is a good place to start.
If you’re an experienced cannabis user with a medium tolerance, 10-25 milligrams of THC is what you may need. Those with a lot of experience and high tolerances or medical conditions may need to take 25-80 milligrams to achieve the desired effect.
Because edibles can contain varying amounts of THC, start with a small amount and work your way up from there. A weed gummy may have 5 milligrams of THC while a weed brownie may have 10 milligrams. Cut them into smaller pieces according to the dose you want!
Edibles can take a long time to enter your system and remain for a long period, so wait 24 hours before upping the dose.
Tinctures & THC Dosing
Sublingual administration is a popular approach to ingesting cannabis tinctures. Place your desired number of drops under your tongue and wait 30 seconds before swallowing. It ensures that the cannabinoids enter your blood system for faster absorption.
You may simply drop the tincture straight into your mouth and swallow it right away. However, by eating it this way, the experience and dose are comparable to those of edibles. The same dosage instructions apply.
Smoking & THC Dosing
When you smoke cannabis, you will not get the entire THC available in a joint since part of it will be lost via sidestream smoke (the stream of smoke that comes from the burning end) and pyrolytic decomposition (decomposition by heat).
Approximately 20-37% of the THC in a joint is estimated to be absorbed by the smoker in typical smoke, 23-30% of THC escapes through pyrolytic decomposition, and 40-50% is lost via sidestream smoke.
If the joint contains 100 milligrams of THC, you’ll get 20-37 milligrams if you smoke it all by yourself. THC levels in modern joints may range from 60 to 150 mg or more. The percentage of THC you obtain is also determined by the way you puff.
Smoking cannabis has rapid onset effects. Within minutes of taking cannabis smoke, you’ll feel high, so you’ll know whether you took in enough or too much relatively quickly. The high will peak roughly 30 minutes after inhalation before fading for an hour or more. It’s a good idea to wait 15 minutes between puffs to see what happens.
Concluding on How Many MG of THC to Get High
That’s all the information you need to know about how many milligrams of THC it takes to get high, but not too high! Remember that everyone is different and this will vary depending on your experience, and tolerance level among other factors so just be mindful of what works best for you!