I have learned a lot about people's edibles tolerances and what they think about their edibles tolerance. This knowledge comes from making edibles, sharing edibles, and teaching others making edibles for over 15 years. I found that that, generally speaking, there is one thing that the majority of cannabis users get wrong about their personal edibles tolerance and it is this:
When asked about their personal edibles tolerances, most people tend to over-estimate theirs.
It’s true. I wish it weren’t so. But I find that unless the person is a complete beginner and fearful of cannabis, more often than not they think they have a bigger edibles tolerance than they actually do.
This can be problematic because, if someone has a bad edibles experience, it can turn them off to edibles forever. And that’s a shame. Because in the right dose edible cannabis can be incredibly effective for a variety of issues including pain, insomnia, inflammation, nausea, anxiety, and much more.
Plus a good edibles buzz can be fun!
It’s true, there is no easier way to ingest “too much marijuana” than by eating it. I learned this lesson the hard way when I first started cooking with cannabis and before I learned how to properly dose my edibles, let alone how to dose them for a crowd.
I baked some cookies that my friends enthusiastically wolfed down, some of them eating two or three. I warned my buddies the cookies were strong, but all of them (except one) laughed and assured me they could handle it. They overestimated their edibles tolerances.
They were wrong and all of them (except for one) slept through the entire 3-day camp-out music festival we were attending. A couple of these folks will still not eat edibles to this day.
Thankfully eating too much is not dangerous, although it can be mighty uncomfortable. I go into ways in my online cannabis cooking course how to counteract this situation should it inadvertently happen to you or someone you know. I only wish I had known about these techniques back in those days.
I now have tried and true strategies for serving cannabis in mixed crowds and they are included with the course.
Most importantly, my Easy Cannabis Cooking for Home Cooks course will show you how to dose edibles according to your needs, or the needs of the people you are making them for. And everyone is different.
Just as too much marijuana is problematic, so is too little, because it can cause someone to think edible cannabis doesn’t work. The fact is, it likely would work for them, if they can discover how to best use it for their needs.