How much THC is right for me?
Although smoking or vaporizing is by far the most popular method of consuming cannabis, many patients prefer cannabis-infused edibles for various reasons. Perrywinkles Edibles typically have a slower onset than smoking or vaporizing, usually taking between 45 minutes and two hours to be effective. Effects generally last about 4-5 hours, with the most intense sensations occurring at about the 2 hour mark. Larger doses can produce effects that last for several days.
There are many factors which can contribute to how well and how quickly medibles work. A patient’s weight, metabolism, state of health, and diet can all have an impact on the effect of medicated consumables along with many more esoteric factors. Unfortunately even when all factors are relatively equal, patients can experience a wide range of reactions. Therefore, it is advisable to start with the lowest suggested dose of THC and work your way up from there. Careful experimentation is the key to figuring out the proper dose for each individual. Note-taking or journaling during the experimental phase can help the process along.
Why is potency testing important?
While it is helpful for patients to know about themselves and their tolerance, it can still be difficult to know how much of a medible to consume. There is no easy way to determine the THC content of an edible without professional potency testing. Many cannabis users have experienced situations in which they expected a certain effect from a homemade item and have been quite unhappy to have consumed something either much stronger or much weaker than they wanted. A solution to this problem is to either buy products which have been tested or to buy ingredients for making one’s own medibles which have been tested.
Perrywinkles Edibles has been PCF-certified, meaning that all of our products are tested for safety (microbial contamination screen) and potency, to ensure that patients receive the best medicine possible. The effect of regular potency testing of medibles is that our patients have been able to more accurately determine their proper dose of THC. We’ve been able to put together a chart based on our patients’ experience in order to help people get the proper dose.
Here’s a quick guide to the proper dosing for the average-sized adult with average metabolism. Please note that these guidelines are merely suggestions and that patients often need to experiment in order to find the right dosage for themselves.