HOW TO: Calculate Your Edibles Dose
July 27, 2023

When creating edibles, the exciting but sometimes challenging part of the process is making sure the dosage is right for you. Many of us want our edibles to be consistent in strength across the batch. So here are a few tips and tricks that help ensure you’re calculating the best dosage for yourself.

FIRST THING’S FIRST — make sure you know the percentage of THC in the strain you plan to cook with. Many recipes call for strains that are about 10 percent THC. Strains that have 15-20 percent THC are above average, and those with 21 percent THC or higher are exceptionally strong. If you can’t find plant breeding information or cannabinoid lab tests for your strain, estimate at 15 percent THC to be safe. You can always eat more later.

For every gram of cannabis, the flower has 1000 mg of dry weight. If a strain has 10 percent THC, then 10 percent of 1000 mg would be 100 mg. For cooking at home, it’s safe to assume that one gram of cannabis contains at least 100 mg THC. Read More @ The Emerald Magazine