How to dose THC correctly: How much is useful, what is too much?
First of all: the general dosage recommendation for THC does not exist! First of all, one's own body is the deciding factor, which is too little and too much. However, there are some recommendations regarding the dosage of marijuana & Co. that can help and provide guidance. They are, so to speak, a starting point for finding your own, perfect high.
THC is the common abbreviation for tetrahydrocannabinol, the most popular ingredient in cannabis. Special attention is paid to this cannabinoid due to its strong psychoactive effect. It is only one of many - the Cannabis plant contains another 60 cannabinoids with a similar effect.
THC affects at least two receptors in the human body during consumption. Receptors are proteins or protein complexes that can receive signals from the outside, which in turn trigger processes inside the cell. Among other things, receptors are located in the nervous and immune cells, the digestive system or the heart and lungs. THC affects the transmission of signals and thus acts on the nervous system. Euphoria, relaxation, pain relief, altered perception or feelings of happiness can be the result.
The effect of cannabis is influenced by several factors. Depending on the frequency of consumption, the cannabis variety, dosage form, type of intake, as well as mental and physical condition of the consumers, the high falls or weaker. This makes it clear: there are no general guidelines for the dosage of marijuana & Co. It is important to find your own way to successful recreational use.
For a medium cannabis intoxication, a dose of 5 to 10 mg THC is sufficient within 24 hours. When applied to marijuana or hash, this is equivalent to about 0.25 g of marijuana and 0.1 g of dope. Depends, of course, on the variety and the THC content of the grass or hashish. For beginners, a lower dosage is definitely recommended. These may be content with about 2 to 5 mg of THC (within 24 hours). Those who indulge in daily recreational use, however, can expect a THC level from 21 mg. Occasional users are well advised with 11 to 20 mg.
Please note: the quantities refer to a period of 24 hours! Consuming the entire dose at once is not in line with this recommendation and would also be counterproductive in terms of the quality of an enjoyable experience.
In general, it is better to start modestly and not be tempted to dosing with which you have concerns in advance. Especially as a beginner! No user is the same! Physical and mental condition, individual preferences and limits must be taken into account. A 100 kg man who has a luscious meal will experience his first high otherwise than someone who weighs half as much and has an empty stomach.
In addition, cannabis products are not uniform. Depending on whether they are THC-rich products or CBD-heavier cannabis strains, the effects of marijuana and hashish vary considerably.
Also, it makes a difference which form of cannabis is consumed. The most common is marijuana and hashish. Marijuana, also referred to as grass, is the dried flower that has a THC content of up to 20% and more. Hashish, also referred to as shit or dope, is the resin obtained from hemp flowers and pressed. The THC content is usually between 10 and 35%. With cannabis oil or "rosin", ie isolated extract, much higher values can be achieved.
High influence on the dosage has the kind of ingestion. If cannabis is smoked or vaporized, the effect usually starts immediately or after a few minutes. The intoxication lasts usually one to two hours. The dosage can be controlled relatively well. Those who give only a little marijuana or dope in a joint, whistle or vaporizer and after a few moves find that the effect is too strong can immediately stop consumption. If cannabis is taken orally, for example in the form of biscuits, more caution is required. The dosage is more difficult here for two reasons: on the one hand, the probability of the inhomogeneous distribution of cannabis in the food is very high. One serving may contain weak THC, another strong. On the other hand, the effect only sets in after one to two hours, but leads to a much more intensive and longer lasting intoxication. Delayed onset often leads consumers to unwanted overdosage. If you ask yourself, "Where is my high?", Patience is required! Otherwise it can cause unpleasant effects that can last for several hours.
Undesirable effects of marijuana or hashish that can occur with overdose of THC are circulatory