Choosing the Right Edible Dosage: A Weight-Based Guide

6:53 pm - March 15, 2024 - Easthampton, MA - Fyre Ants Editorial

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Edible Dosage for Beginners

For those new to cannabis edibles, it’s crucial to start with a low dose and gradually increase as needed. A beginner’s amount typically ranges from 2.5 to 5 mg of THC. This allows users to understand how their body reacts to edibles and minimize potential adverse effects.

Edible Dosage Factors

Understanding the various factors influencing edible dosage can help you find the right amount for a tailored cannabis experience. Here’s a closer look at some key factors that play a role in determining your ideal edible dosage:


Body weight can influence how your body processes THC, with heavier individuals typically requiring a higher dosage than those with lower body weight. Use the general guidelines in this article as a starting point, but remember that individual responses may vary.


Your metabolism affects how quickly your body processes THC. Those with faster metabolisms may feel the effects of edibles more rapidly and for a shorter duration. In comparison, those with slower metabolisms might experience a delayed onset and longer-lasting results.


Regular cannabis users often develop a tolerance to THC, which means they may require a higher dosage to achieve the desired effects. Conversely, infrequent users or those new to cannabis edibles may need a lower dose to avoid feeling overwhelmed.

Sensitivity to THC

Some people are naturally more sensitive to THC than others, experiencing more pronounced effects even at lower dosages. If you know you’re sensitive to THC, start with a microdose and gradually increase as needed to find the right balance.

The desired effects

The effects you’re seeking from your edible experience can also play a role in determining the appropriate dosage. A lower dose may suffice if you’re looking for mild relaxation or focus. However, a higher amount might be necessary if you’re seeking significant pain relief or a more intense experience. Remember that it’s always better to start with a lower dose and gradually increase it until you find the dosage that provides the desired effects.

Considering these factors and starting with a low dose, you can safely find the ideal edible dosage for your unique needs and preferences. And remember, the knowledgeable staff at FyreAnts Dispensaries are always available to help guide you through the process.

Edible Dosage by mg of THC

Below is a general guideline for edible dosage based on weight:

  • 100-150 lbs: 5-10 mg of THC
  • 151-200 lbs: 10-15 mg of THC
  • 201-250 lbs: 15-20 mg of THC
  • 251 lbs and above: 20-30 mg of THC

Remember that individual responses may vary, and starting low and going slow is essential.

Type of Dose

There are three primary categories of edible doses:

Microdose (1-2.5 mg THC): 

Ideal for new users or those seeking mild relief from symptoms.

Standard Dose (2.5-15 mg THC): 

Suitable for regular users and those looking for moderate relief.

High Dose (15+ mg THC): 

Recommended for experienced users or those with high tolerance.


The effects of edibles can range from relaxation and euphoria to increased focus and creativity, depending on the dose and strain. It’s essential to consider both the dosage and the type of cannabis (sativa, indica, or hybrid) when choosing an edible.

What to Expect

Edibles can take anywhere from 30 minutes to 2 hours to kick in, depending on factors such as metabolism and food in the stomach. Once the effects begin, they can last between 4 to 12 hours, with the peak occurring around 2 to 4 hours after consumption.

Edible Recommendations

Visit FyreAnts Dispensaries for a wide selection of edibles and personalized recommendations from our knowledgeable staff. We can help you find the right product based on weight, tolerance, and desired effects.

How Long Do Edibles Take to Kick In?

Edibles typically take between 30 minutes to 2 hours to take effect. Factors such as metabolism, weight, and food in the stomach can influence the onset time.

How Long Do Weed Edibles Last?

The effects of weed edibles can last between 4 to 12 hours, with the peak occurring around 2 to 4 hours after consumption. The duration may vary based on the individual’s metabolism, weight, tolerance, and the amount of THC in the edible.

Get the Perfect Dose at Fyre Ants Dispensary

Determining the ideal edible dosage based on weight is essential for a tailored cannabis experience. Start with a low dose and gradually increase as needed to find the perfect balance. Keep in mind the onset time and duration of edibles when planning your consumption. For personalized recommendations and a wide variety of edibles, visit Fyre Ants Dispensaries, where our expert team will help you find the right product for your needs.

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