Dosing cannabis properly can be tricky, no matter whether you’re new to the cannabis community or you’ve been partaking in good ol’ Mary Jane for decades. There are different ways to dose cannabis based on which cannabis consumption you’re choosing.
You can consume cannabis with flower, concentrates, tinctures, edibles, and topicals. This article will explain how to dose cannabis properly with every method.
How to Dose Cannabis Edibles
Edibles are a type of cannabis product that is made by infusing cannabis into a food item, such as brownies, cookies, and candies. When you eat an edible, it will take longer to feel the effects than if you smoked or vaped it.
However, it can be difficult to know how much THC to consume at one time when you’re eating an edible. There is no set amount for how much THC will make someone high because everyone’s tolerance level is different. It may take up to two hours before the effects of an edible will kick in. The best way to figure out how much THC you want in your body at any given time is by starting with a small dose and waiting at least two hours before taking more.
How to Dose Cannabis Concentrates
Cannabis concentrates are a new form of marijuana that has been gaining popularity in the last few years. There are many ways to consume these concentrates, and it is important to know how to dose them properly. The three main ways of consuming cannabis concentrates are dabbing, vaping, and using a joint or pipe.
The most popular way of consuming cannabis concentrates is dabbing. Dabbing involves heating up the concentrate on a hot surface and inhaling the vaporized oil through a special pipe called a “dab rig” or “oil rig”. This method is considered safer because it doesn't involve burning anything, but it can also be more expensive because you need to buy an expensive piece of equipment.
Vaping is another popular consumption method for cannabis concentrates, and it's much cheaper than dabbing as all you need is a vape pen or e-cigarette with an atomizer attachment which will allow you to vaporize the concentrate. You can also use a vape pen or e-cigarette without an attachment, but this is not recommended because it will likely taste bad and won't be as potent.
Finally, you can use a joint or pipe to inhale cannabis concentrates. This is considered the safest method of consumption since there is no heat involved and it doesn't require any expensive equipment. However, smoking cannabis through a hollowed-out joint might break some laws in certain areas that haven't legalized marijuana yet.
How to Dose Cannabis Tinctures
There are many ways to ingest cannabis, but tinctures are among the most popular. Dosing a cannabis tincture is not as simple as it sounds. The potency of the tincture is determined by the ratio of alcohol to cannabis in it. A common rule of thumb is that a 1:1 ratio will produce a mild effect, while a 1:5 ratio will produce more intense effects.
The general rule of thumb is to start with a low dose, wait up to an hour or two, and then take more if you need to. It’s important to note that when using tinctures, it’s not recommended that you drink coffee or eat high-fat foods with them because cannabis can have an effect on digestion.
How to Use Cannabis Topicals
Cannabis topicals are a great way to consume cannabis without the psychoactive effects. Topical cannabis products are applied to the skin and absorbed through the body. The skin is a rich source of blood vessels, which means topical cannabis can be absorbed quickly into the bloodstream and provide relief from pain or soreness in as little as 20 minutes.
There are a variety of ways to use topical cannabis products, but here are some of the most effective:
- Apply topicals directly on your skin
- Add them to bath water
- Mix them with your favorite carrier oil
- Rub them on your temples, wrists, or neck
How to Smoke Weed
Smoking weed is a popular activity for many people. It is one of the most common ways to consume cannabis.
The first step to smoking weed is to grind up the cannabis and break it down into smaller pieces. You can use a grinder or scissors to do this.
Next, you need something with an opening so that you can put the weed in it and light it on fire. This can be a pipe, bong, or joint. Finally, light the cannabis on fire and inhale deeply through your mouth to get high!