10 Extremely Potent Cannabis Edibles

Friday, Jul 22, 2016

In every cannabis lover’s life, there comes a time to explore the frontiers of one’s tolerance for weed edibles. Being able to hone in on an ideal THC dosage level, measured in milligrams, is useful knowledge for any stoner to have, but I honestly didn’t know mine, aside from knowing it was “a lot.” I purposely set out to push those boundaries and discover just how high I could get.

The last time I had gotten uncomfortably high was during judging for a High Times Cannabis Cup edibles competition years ago, well before the days when lab results on labels were the rule and not the exception. With the understanding that I have an extremely high tolerance, I did discover my effective dosing range through the process of researching this article, but I am not going to share that number with you. That is MY number. Your effective dose is likely to be VASTLY different from mine. What gets me high is likely to differ from the average person by 100 milligrams or more!

Consuming cannabis is not a contest to determine who can ingest the most, so it is far more important for you to determine your ideal range than compare it with someone else’s. There is no standard marijuana dose*, or even dosage range, that suits all individuals. Body type, weight, diet and metabolism all play a role in how different people experience weed edibles. The amount one person can comfortably consume could make another paranoid, disoriented, and nauseous.

Not all the labels claims and lab test results were accurate, judging by the strength of the effects. For instance, a 175 mg. Cheeba Chew put me over the “this is no longer fun” edge, while a 200 mg. Starr gummy got me pleasantly buzzed. Sometimes there were dosing variations within a single product. This could be because the product was not adequately mixed, or it could also be that the edges of a pan of baked goods decarboxylate more than the interior (an edibles-producing friend once lab-tested his brownies and confirmed that this phenomenon can occur). It could even be due to differences in my metabolism on that day.  Nonetheless, it is possible to experience small variations within a single edible divided into smaller portions.