Now, let’s imagine you’re making a brownie recipe that calls for 150g of butter. Your batch of brownies will contain a total of 3g THC (150g butter × 0.02% THC).

With most cannabis edibles, a single dose consists of 10mg of either THC or CBD. You can also find products that contain 100mg or more of THC or CBD per dose, although these are normally not actually meant to be taken as a single dose.

When consuming edibles, it is important to realise that it can take some time for your body to metabolise the active compounds. Other consumption methods, such as smoking or vaping, have an immediate effect, but edibles can take up to two hours before “hitting”.

Because of this, it is not recommended to increase your dose until a full two hours have elapsed. While it’s not possible to fatally overdose on cannabis, it can be very easy to overdo it with edibles and experience an unpleasant “trip”. Taking it slow is the way to go, for both novice and experienced users.

3. How to dose CBD oil extracts

  • Typical dose: 10mg of CBD

Remember to use the formulas mentioned above to properly calculate the strength of your CBD oil in mg.

A typical dose for an oral CBD oil extract made from hemp starts at 10mg, but this will vary depending on your own requirements.

CBD oil products available on the market today vary widely in concentration and purity. Before taking them, you should make yourself familiar with the recommended dosing protocol for each particular product.

CBD oils are well-suited for microdosing. You can take 2.5–5mg of CBD per dose, several times throughout the day.

4. How to dose full-extract cannabis oil

  • Typical dose: Up to 1 gram, divided into multiple doses

Full-extract cannabis oils (like Rick Simpson oil, for example) are highly concentrated cannabis concentrates. To calculate the total mg of cannabinoids in your oil, use the following formula:

total amount of oil (in mg) × % cannabinoids

These highly concentrated cannabis oils are among the most potent forms of cannabis, with powerful effects even in small doses. Many holistic users take up to 1 gram of full-extract cannabis oil per day, divided into multiple doses. For a single dose, you can take one small droplet of concentrated oil. Repeat 3–4 times per day. Do be mindful that one full gram of concentrated full-extract cannabis oil is already a very high dose. Always consult a medical professional before taking high doses of cannabis.

  • Typical dose: Depends on product

5. How to dose topicals

Topicals such as cannabis creams, sprays, and ointments for pain relief and inflammation are applied directly to the skin. They are non-psychoactive, which means there is little risk for overdoing it. Most of these topical CBD products come with recommendations for proper usage. You can start with the recommended dosage and use more or less as desired.

6. How to dose transdermal cannabis patches

  • Typical dose: 10–20mg of cannabinoids per patch

Transdermal patches are available in varying strengths, with most of them ranging from 10–20mg of cannabinoids per patch. When you apply a transdermal patch to your skin, the effect can normally be felt within 20 to 60 minutes. Here too, it can be recommended to start out with a lower-strength patch and work your way up if needed.

. How to dose BHO cannabis extracts (dabs)

  • Typical dose: 25mg per dab

BHO extracts contain high concentrations of cannabinoids and are designed to be vaporized either in a dab rig or conventional vaporizer. If you’re buying BHO from a dispensary, coffeeshop, or another licensed retailer, remember to ask about the potency of each product, as they can vary greatly.

If you’ve just bought 1g (1000mg) of shatter with 70% THC, the total amount of THC in that piece of shatter is 700mg (or roughly 28 doses). While it’s impossible to divide 1g of BHO into exact 25mg doses, you can use a dab tool to load grain-of-rice-sized doses into your chamber or nail and adjust the amount as needed.

8. Microdosing

  • Typical dose: 5–10mg

Microdosing cannabis is a new rising trend among medicinal cannabis consumers. When microdosing, you are taking minimal doses of THC, about 5–10mg per dose, once or several times throughout the day. The idea behind microdosing is that you take just enough THC (known as the “minimum effective dose”) so that you feel the desired effect, but can still function and go about your daily routine.

You can microdose with most forms of cannabis, although it is most common with oils since they are easier and more accurate to dose. However, you can also microdose when you smoke or vape. For this, you can just take a small puff or two each time. Microdosing is a great alternative consumption method for users with a low tolerance for THC.

No matter what your preferred method of consuming cannabis is, we recommend that you always start with a lower dose. When you listen to your body and observe the effects, this is the best way to find the ideal dosage for you!