Use the Calculator to Control Your Dosage
Everyone has their own first-time-with-edibles story.
Always pretty similar too. Something along the lines of, “I couldn’t tell if I was sitting or standing. I’m never having that much again. But I didn’t hate it.”
Everyone nods in agreement – with a memorable grin on their face.
This first experience is right around the time we learn about dosage and going low and slow.
Low and Slow
Almost a motto here at BeTheHippy. Everything is more enjoyable in moderation.
You can’t go wrong if you go with a low dose to start. Slowly scale up as needed. Always wait at least an hour.
When just beginning on your edible adventures – or hell, whenever you are cooking with cannabis – it’s best to target a 5mg intake of your cannabinoid (especially THC)
Some call it micro dosing, we call it scaling up. Or intelligent scaling.
Low-dose is meant to enhance, never impair.
It should be noted that 5mg is a target since knowing the exact amount is difficult to test for. You’d have to send it off to a lab.
We are just an education site, so always best to chat with professionals and get medical advice from your doctor before exploring.
Even knowing your exact potency, there is always a margin of variance. Different cooking techniques can increase or decrease potency.
Check out some of our recipes and infusions.
So stay wise out there.
How to Use the Cannabis Dosage Calculator
Our calculator runs two calculations for you.
- Infusions: The potency of your infusion when extracting cannabinoids.
- Edibles: Total edible potency for dosage per serving.
We wanted a simple and flexible way to know an estimate of our CBD and THC cannabinoids potency.
You can quickly convert your plants cannabinoid – based on overall content percentage – into your total infusion potency.
When you are ready to cook, add in your recipe servings and total infusion to get an idea of your edibles.
Find our cannabis potency calculation from here.