The mistake a lot of people make is taking too much THC. This often results in unwanted side effects such as panic attacks, paranoia, anxiety, and other issues. Between the panic attack and not feeling anything – there exists a sweet spot. The problem is not a lot of people know how much THC will get them high. In this guide, we’ll explain the different amounts of THC involved to get you to that sweet spot.
Recommended Doses of THC
On each product there usually is a recommendation of how much of the product you should take. However, this is not a one-size-fits-all approach. The problem is that everyone’s tolerance is different depending on several factors such as weight, age, and what is known as the Endocannabinoid System (ECS). How many receptors exist in a person’s ECS determines their individual tolerance.
Over time it will take more and more amounts of THC in order to achieve the same experience as before. Also, there are other factors that may affect the required dosage to feel the effects of THC. Perhaps you’ve had a vacation or a long break from using THC. This would impact your tolerance levels, and using THC on an empty stomach may also impact dosing requirements.
When you microdose it means that you’re using THC as little as possible to achieve a desired effect. This method is very popular because you’re able to receive the benefits of THC using only small amounts; also, you can get the desired experience without the negative side effects that may interfere with your day.
Things that will impact the dose when microdosing include a person’s tolerance, physical condition, individual physiology, and other factors. An individual’s tolerance can be dependent on how frequently they use THC. In other words, the more you microdose THC frequently, the more your tolerance goes up. Ultimately, you’ll need more THC after a while to reach the same desired effects.
If you’re a first-time THC user we recommend microdosing to ensure you have a positive reaction to THC. This amount includes between 1 – 5 mg of THC.
Recommended Product: Delta 8 THC Tinctures
Some Experience With THC
If you have some experience with THC then microdosing might not have any effect on you. This is because your tolerance levels tend to be much higher. So, 1 – 5 mg of THC would be the equivalent of taking 1 puff of vape or about 1/4th of an edible. Although that might be perfect for someone starting off, a person with some experience using THC might need a little more.
Typically, a good product to take that allows you to control your doses is a tincture. This is because they come with built-in droppers that allow you to monitor your THC intake. However, you might prefer vaping THC, but one can easily get carried away with vape products. If you’re able to take between 3 – 5 puffs and stop, then that’s great. The problem is the flavor might be too good to put down and you might find yourself sky high!
Some Experience Milligrams
This gets a little tricky because you don’t want to take too little but you don’t want to trigger any negative side effects. If you’re a casual user then 5 – 15 mg of THC is usually a good amount.
Experienced and Very Experienced THC Users
A person who uses THC on the daily would be considered an experienced user. It could be that they use it for a specific reason or for recreational purposes. Whatever the case is, their tolerance would be higher than anybody else. Although some people are just naturally tolerant to THC, while others have built up their tolerance through frequent use.
Suggested products for people with a higher tolerance include edibles, tinctures, and anything that is highly concentrated. Although some experienced users find that Flower has a good amount of THC, certain strains come with high amounts of CBD. This is especially true for Hemp Infused Flower, and you’ll discover that CBD tends to interfere with the effects of THC.
Experienced Users Milligrams
Typically, for experienced users, a sweet spot would be between 15 -30 mg of THC. However, for very experienced users a comfortable amount of THC can be between 30 – 50 mg.
Recommended Product: Delta 9 THC Gummies
Mixing THC and CBD Together
Did you know that CBD and THC are both phytocannabinoids? There are 120 different known phytocannabinoids that work as part of your endocannabinoid system to maintain balance in your body. CBD and THC can be consumed individually or together.
Hemp contains other smaller compounds, known as terpenes. A theory, known as the entourage effect, suggests that these terpenes found in Hemp work together with the phytocannabinoids like CBD and THC to produce a better overall effect.
COMBINING CBD AND THC
If you do decide to combine both CBD and THC together a good amount to start off with is a 1:1 ratio. In other words, for every mg of THC, you match it with a mg of CBD. This can balance out the high from THC, and make it a lot more comfortable.
A reason why you would want to mix both CBD and THC is if you want a more controlled high. This is because CBD tends to balance out the effects of THC. Therefore, if THC tends to trigger anxiety then you may want to consider combining some CBD with your THC.
You will want to first find out which category you fall under – are you a beginner? Do you have some experience with THC? Or are you very experienced? This will help you discover how much THC it takes to get you high. Although recommended dosages labeled on the box ain’t a one-size-fits all; it does help understand how much THC you should take to be on the safe side.