How much THC you take can dramatically affect your experience. Learn how to determine the best dose for you.
Since adults around the country can now enjoy legal THC gummies, many are trying THC for the first time. And they want to know: “How much THC should I take?”
Determining the right dosage of THC can be a little tricky. You have to strike a balance between taking enough to feel THC’s effects, but not taking so much that you become overwhelmed.
There is no universal ideal dosage of THC. The right amount of THC for you depends on physical and situational characteristics that can vary. However, through a little trial and error you can figure out your optimal dosage.
What is THC?
Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is the major psychoactive component in cannabis. It causes the intoxicating effects of marijuana.
How Does THC Feel?
“What does THC feel like?” is one of the most popular questions people ask. While a growing number of adults have tried THC products, many who are nervous to do so cite not knowing what to expect as their main reason for hesitation.
Movies, books, and personal accounts describing what it’s like to be high vary widely — in large part, because experiences do. For example, when you use THC gummies, you tend to have a longer and more potent experience than when you vape or drink cannabis.
Exactly when the psychoactive effects kick in is obvious: they’re very noticeable, enhancing sights, sounds, and even tastes. Along with feeling intoxicated, you should also benefit from soothing effects that alleviate pain in your body and reduce stress.
How Much THC Should I Take?
Everyone is different, so there is no universally accepted perfect dose.
You may need more THC than other people to feel its effects if you have a large physique, don’t eat much before consuming it, or have a high tolerance for it.
If you’re new to THC, start low and go slow. Beginners can start with half a gummy and work your way up from there. Experiment until you find the dose that works best for you.
Keep in mind that Delta-9 THC is much stronger than Delta-8 THC. Delta-8 gummies and Delta-9 gummies have similar effects, but Delta-8 is about two-thirds as intoxicating, providing a mellower experience.
Because of this, you can take a larger amount of Delta-8 and still feel milder effects. For example, smoking Delta-8 flower will not get you as high as smoking marijuana.
For How Long Does THC Get You High?
When you’re deciding how much THC to take, always factor in how long THC lasts. The bigger the dose, the longer you’ll experience effects. Duration also depends on the kind of THC product you use.
Although THC gummies take longer to kick in, the effects usually last longer than other methods. Most people agree that the high you get from a THC gummy usually lasts 4-8 hours, with 6 hours being standard.
Smoking flower or vaping will result in a high with a quicker onset, however, the effects will wear off much faster. Normally, the effects will peak 20-30 minutes after inhalation and last between 2-3 hours.
THC drinks are also becoming a popular way to enjoy cannabis, and many find that the high lasts longer than if you vaped, but may not last quite as long as if you took an edible. Effects tend to start within 30 minutes and last from 3-6 hours.
Find Your Perfect THC Dose
The only way to truly understand the best THC dose for you is to experiment. Choose a few products that you want to try and start with small amounts to see how you feel.
You can even find your perfect dose of THC for free. Crescent Canna is currently offering free THC gummy samples. Simply choose a flavor, add it to your cart, and just pay shipping. Start with half a THC gummy and work your way up or down from there.
WARNING: Keep THC products out of the reach of children and animals. THC products are for purchase and use only by persons 21 or older. Do not use THC products if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. Consuming THC products will impair your ability to drive and operate machinery. THC products may cause anxiety, confusion, headaches, and other adverse effects. Do not use THC products if you are taking medication or if you have a health condition before first consulting with a doctor.