Edible Dosing 101: Tips for Your First Edibles Experience

There are many ways to use cannabis, from smoking to eating it. 

Try eating edibles if you are a first-timer and want to experience cannabis effects without smoking. Consuming edibles is a great way to get high without inhaling smoke. 

You can acquire various edibles from marijuana dispensaries or online shops. These edible items have varying effects. The effects range from subtle to intense, depending on the dosage used. Each edible item comes in different forms as well. Examples are candies, baked goods, beverages, and oil-based products. 

Here are tips for applying so that you can enjoy your first edibles experience to the fullest.

1. Dispensary Bought vs. Homemade Edibles

It would be best to consider whether you want to make edibles at home or buy them from a dispensary. 

Are you a first-timer and don’t want to experiment with the various recipes? Then, in that case, purchasing edibles from a dispensary is your best bet. You can choose what type of edibles at a dispensary and how much of it you want.

When picking up edibles at a dispensary, you won’t have to worry about cooking. As we all know, cooking can be pretty time-consuming. 

Homemade edibles can be fun if you’re willing to do the work and have patience. However, beginners have easier ways than making their edibles at home.

2. Know About Edible Dosing

Edible items come in different forms, depending on the type of edibles you select. 

The most common types include:

•Baked goods: Make baked goods from cannabis-infused butter or oil. You can use cannabutter for baking cookies, brownies, cakes, and other baked goods.

•Tinctures: Cannabis-infused alcohol results in tinctures. You can make tinctures from alcohol, pure grain alcohol, or even glycerin. Tinctures are used to ingest cannabis in drops under the tongue.

•Infused oils: You can either consume cannabis-infused oils or put them on your skin. You can also add cannabis oils to foods, such as salad dressing, chocolates, and other baked goods.

3. Drink a Lot of Water

It’s important to note that edibles are not a guaranteed method of marijuana consumption. Yet, they can have a certain degree of efficacy in helping you learn to consume cannabis the right way. 

You should consider drinking a lot of water before and after consuming cannabis. Water is vital. Why? Water helps the body absorb and metabolize the medicinal properties of cannabis.

Water also works to dilute the THC in your body to avoid getting too high. Diluting THC is especially important for beginners. If you’re not used to consuming edibles or smoking marijuana, it’s best to start slow. Again, water can help with this. 

Drinking water will help keep you from getting too high. Furthermore, water can help you come down from a high if you end up being too high.

4. Avoid Eating Edibles Before Having a Meal

Taking edibles before consuming a meal can cause gastrointestinal discomfort. This is because the digestive system is not used to digesting marijuana. As a result, it can lead to nausea and vomiting.

So, try to space out when you eat edibles and breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Think of your edibles more as a snack that can improve your day. Do your best to eat it in-between meals to eliminate any discomfort. 

5. Stay in a Comfortable Environment

The intensity of the effects of marijuana can vary dramatically. Therefore, it’s essential to stay comfortable when taking edibles. This will help you avoid feeling overwhelmed by the effects of the medication. It will also protect you from any harm or injuries.

If possible, eat edibles in the presence of someone familiar with their effects. If you feel out of your element, a friend can be there and coax you through it. 

6. Avoid Eating a Lot of Cannabis at Once

Overeating cannabis at once can cause intoxication, especially for beginners. In addition, edibles tend to release more THC over time than smoked marijuana. So, you may feel more intoxicated after eating many edibles than if you had smoked it all in one sitting.

Also, if you are ediblocked, it’s best to avoid eating a lot of cannabis. Being ediblocked means that you won’t feel the effects of marijuana. And yet, the cannabis still remains in your system. Veriheal explains more about what it means to be ediblocked in their blog post.


As someone new to edibles, it’s best to start slow. Easing yourself into it can allow you to enjoy the experience. 

However, if you try to eat too many at once, you may not feel well. With the proper knowledge, though, anyone can enjoy the taste of marijuana in edibles.

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