Edible Dosing Guide
At Tipsy Turtle we care about our patients which is why we advise all patients to take it slow to avoid overconsumption of medical marijuana edibles. Our explanation can be summarized by a saying we often tell patients “Eat at a Turtle’s pace”, which translate to: eat small bites, slowly.
For some new patients and those new to edibles, it is essential to experiment with different small doses until you’ve built confidence with your dosing. This helps prevent any unwanted effects and overconsumption symptoms, which for some users can be unpleasant.
It can take anywhere from 20 minutes to 2 hours to feel the effects of edibles because they are much more slowly absorbed through the digestive system. In comparison, when you smoke flower or vape, the cannabis you’re inhaling is absorbed through your lungs. This difference in absorption has a major impact on a cannabis patient’s experience.
We advise that if you have taken an edible and do not feel the effects right away, wait it out first. Then, determine if you would like to take a larger dose. One patient’s response to a dose of edible can vary significantly from the next because of factors like sensitivity of one’s endocannabinoid system or diet.
The standard dose for a Tipsy Turtle edible is 10 milligrams. Instead of stating the percentage of cannabinoid strength like you would in marijuana flower or a vape cartridge, an edibles potency is indicated by the milligrams of cannabinoids in the individual product. For example, our Sand Dollar contain 100 milligrams per package, each individual bite is only 10 milligrams of cannabinoids. If the desired dose is 5 milligrams, the bite can be divided in two pieces of 5 milligrams each.
What Tipsy Turtle recommends:
For a new patient: 1-5 milligrams
Occasional users: 5-15 milligrams
Experienced user with a tolerance: 15-30 milligrams
High Tolerance Patient: 30-50 milligrams
Very High Tolerance: 50-100 milligrams
All advice is intended for Arizona Medical Marijuana patients for educational purposes only. Please consult with your Medical Doctor to discuss using cannabis and your personal dosages.