Covid drove people into the kitchen and helped increase cooking and baking skills.  Coupled with the mainstreaming of marijuana, more people are curious about making their own edibles. While there are lots of recipes for them, there’s a surprisingly little information out there about the THC process to make sure you don’t over do the amount and make them to strong. 

Here’s a simple set of guidelines to follow when it comes to prepping and consuming your own edibles, because there’s no such thing as having too much information:

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Identify How Much THC Is In The Flower You’re Using

Most strains average about 10 percent THC. Strains with 15 – 20 percent are above average and the ones with over 30 percent are often medicinal. Be sure to look up your strain online or ask your about how much THC the strain contains.   If in doubt, ask your budtender at the retailer.

Like Sugar and Vanilla, it is about the portions

If your strain has 10 percent THC, then a gram of cannabis contains 100mg of THC. This simple math problem will allow you to know, or to give an educated guess, on how much THC you have per serving. 

A good starting point for beginners would be 5 milligrams per serving. Three grams of ground marijuana equals 300 milligrams of THC. If you make 60 cookies, each one will have 5 milligrams of THC and it should turn out right for everyone.

Key Notes!

 Citrus is actually one of the most well-known cannabis ‘maskers’ and as a result, it is popular with edibles. Orange chocolate brownie are delicious. Sugar is also really important in masking bitterness. Wash your utensils before and after so that you avoid contamination. Make sure to prop open a window or two because it will get aromatic. 

Managing Your High

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Eating cannabis with protein rich and fatty foods will elongate the effects of marijuana on the body. Eating cannabis in an alcohol base will produce effects with a shorter duration. Keep this in mind when consuming. 

Patience is also key when consuming an edible. If it’s been two hours since you consumed the edible and you’re still not feeling high, eat something that’s rich in proteins which will kickstart the effect of marijuana. On the other hand, if you’re feeling a little too high, try raising your blood sugar with some OJ or something that’ll get your spirits up.

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