****DISCLAIMER: The purpose of this page is to provide clarity around edibles and THC quantifications. This information is not and should not be considered legal or medical advice. Please refer to and comply with all warnings contained on your product’s packaging. Seek health care if adverse effects or accidental ingestion occurs. Always consult a physician for your recommended dosage. The information contained here-in is based solely on personal experiences. Please keep in mind that each individual’s metabolism may react differently to THC.****
What do I need to know about edibles’ potency?
Most lab-tested edibles indicate their products’ potency in terms of milligrams (“mg”) of THC. This is the most accurate way to measure THC in edibles and a good starting point to figure out what the right amount is for each person.
Some edibles indicate their THC amounts in terms of “one dose” or an equivalent term. This method is less accurate, since the quantity of THC involved in “one dose” can be different for different edibles. Some edible manufacturers consider “one dose” to be 10mg of THC while others may consider it to be 50mg.
Here we are only talking about THC, but some newer edibles also come labeled with milligrams of CBD. To roughly summarize the differences between the two, THC is considered to produce a psychoactive effect, while CBD is considered to be non-psychoactive. Both come from cannabis plants.
The different types of strains used for edibles can also impact their overall effect. Indica strains tend to produce a “body” high, relaxing muscles, stimulating appetite, and helping with sleep. Sativa strains tend to produce a “mind” high, reducing anxiety, stimulating creativity, and helping with focus. Again, different patients may experience different effects, depending on how their body reacts to the different cannabinoids present in the THC.
Madame Munchie relies on lab tested information to provide consistent dosages for our products. Each Madame Munchie macaron contains 20mg of THC. We use a premium blend of Indica and Sativa strains to create the perfect hybrid of mind and body high. Our hand-selected flowers come from outdoor organically-grown plants to infuse our cannabis butter in the healthiest way possible.
How much should I eat?
5mg of THC (1/4 of a Madame Munchie macaron) is generally considered to be a good starting point for a first-time edible user.
10mg of THC (1/2 of a Madame Munchie macaron) could be considered a good amount for an occasional user.
20mg of THC (or a whole Madame Munchie macaron) is generally considered a good dosage for the more regular or experienced users.
The full range of tolerance can be very large, with some patients consuming 200mg of THC or more in one day. These amounts are usually more common for patients living with chronic pain. This explains why different users may have a very different perception of what “one dose” actually is.
The peak of an edible high can happen as many as 2 to 3 hours after the edible was ingested; even if you don’t feel anything after 1 hour, it is best to wait before eating more. The full experience usually lasts between 5 and 8 hours, with some people reporting still feeling mild effects as long as 12 hours after ingestion.
Tolerance levels tend to change based on the recurrence with which edibles are consumed. If you eat an edible once a month, it will most likely barely affect your tolerance level, which will remain low. But if you eat a small amount every day, your tolerance level will most likely increase after one week.
We always recommend eating edibles with caution. If you can’t find the amount of THC clearly labeled on the edible, it is probably best to stay away from it. Remember, you can always eat more, but you can’t eat less.
What should I know if I ate too much?
The good thing is that cannabis has no known lethal dosage. This means that, based on the information we have so far, even 1,000mg of THC can’t kill you. It can, however, make you feel very uncomfortable and potentially afraid, if it is more than what your body and mind are used to.
If you ever encounter yourself in this situation, here are a few things that might help: drink water, eat some food, and try to find a quiet place to relax and sleep. Most importantly, don’t panic, you will get through this moment eventually.
The effects of THC tend to be amplified by the consumption of alcohol. Beware when mixing these two products: your tolerance level will be lower than usually. We do not recommend mixing cannabis with alcohol or any controlled substances.
How does it compare to smoking or other forms of ingestion?
There is a big difference between smoking cannabis and eating cannabis. When you smoke cannabis, your body only receives about 30% of the THC in the joint; the rest is consumed by the heat. When you eat cannabis, none of the THC is lost, and at least 99% of it goes directly into your body. This explains why the effects of edibles can feel much stronger for a similar amount of THC.
Edibles present some advantages when compared to other forms of ingestion: they are usually considered a healthier alternative to smoking; they can be ingested in public without causing second-hand smoke effects to others; they are easier to carry around because they do not smell; the effects are longer lasting which is great for patients with severe pain.
Last words of caution:
Keep cannabis products out of reach of children and pets, and store in original packaging. Do not travel with cannabis products to other states. Please consume cannabis responsibly and help educate users who are new to this product.