How many edibles to eat in a day?

In this brief guide, we will answer the query, “How many edibles to eat in a day?”. We will also talk about what edibles are, the types of edibles, and the benefits and health risks of taking edibles.

How many edibles to eat in a day?

It is advised to eat not more than 10 mg of edibles in a day if you are starting fresh, if you are a seasoned edible user, then a maximum of 50 mg can be eaten in a day.

The edibles which are store-bought can be more easily portioned for the required dosage as the label would mention the total amount of cannabinoids present in the product. Home baked goods with cannabis are hard to portion out for the required amount of cannabis intake.

What are edibles?

Edibles are the food and drinks that are infused with cannabis that contains either or both of cannabis’ active ingredients i.e. THC (delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol) and CBD (cannabidiol) which come in all forms of chewable, lollies, and gummies.

The edibles that contain only the THC are psychoactive and can have the same effect as smoking marijuana. But in the case of edibles containing CBD only, they are non-psychoactive and are packed with all the benefits one can get from the cannabinoids without getting high.

How long does it take to produce an effect?

Once anyone ingests edibles it takes around 2-3 hours to produce an effect which is way longer than the smoking of the same takes to make you get high. It also depends on the metabolism, size, situation, and hunger level of the person eating the edibles.

If the person is on an empty stomach, the edibles start to show effect rather quickly than on a full stomach. It also depends on the type of edibles, if the edible is suckable and is melted in the mouth, then the cannabinoids are directly absorbed by the lining of the mouth which makes the effects appear faster within 15-45 minutes.

On the other hand, if the edibles are chewable such as brownies, cookies, gummies, etc they tend to take a long time about 60-180 minutes because the cannabinoids are processed by the digestive tract and the liver before they travel to the brain via the bloodstream to cause any effect.

What are the benefits of edibles?

The CBD compound in the edibles is known to treat several ailments including:

  • Inflammation
  • Chronic pain
  • Nausea
  • Anxiety and stress
  • Symptoms of Post Traumatic Stress Disorders
  • Loss of appetite
  • Epilepsy
  • Insomnia
  • IBS (inflammatory bowel syndrome)
  • Glaucoma

What are the effects of overdosing on edibles?

Since the edible takes longer than a few hours to show effect, people can be inpatient and munch on a large number of edibles to get high which can cause overdosing on cannabinoids which can have potential health risks.

The effects of overdosing on cannabis through edibles are:

  • Short-term memory loss
  • Nausea
  • Reduced concentration and focus
  • Very low blood pressure
  • Palpitations
  • Muscle spasms
  • Rapid breathing
  • Hallucinations
  • Mood swings
  • Delirium

Do the edibles expire?

The effects of the cannabis compounds, THC and CBD can deteriorate with time but do not expire but the food item that contains the cannabinoids such as cakes, brownies, cookies, jellies, lollies, gummies, and candies are all perishable goods.

The edibles do expire as the shelf life of the carrier food expires. To extend the shelf life of the edibles to enjoy them for a longer period of time, freezing them is a great idea.

They can last for a couple of months in the freezer albeit making sure they are wrapped properly or stored in an air-tight container to avoid damage caused by freezer burn.

What are the types of edibles?

Edibles come in all sorts of food options from cakes, and brownies to drinks to lollies, and gummies to oils to tinctures to capsules to powders. The powdered cannabis powder with THC can be used to add to any baking items and also made into a drink or smoothie as they are highly soluble and would have an early effect. 

The tinctures are alcohol-based marijuana extracts that are used to get high pretty quickly as it is absorbed through the mouth by the use of a dropper. It can also be mixed with drinks and other food in order to ingest marijuana.

The jellies, gummies, and lollies are the best picks for getting the cannabis high as they are easy to ingest and are unsuspected by others. These come in packets with labels indicating the amount of CBD and THC which is really convenient to portion out the recommended 10 mg of cannabinoid compound for a day.


In this brief guide, we answered the query, “ How many edibles to eat in a day?”. We also talked about what edibles are, the types of edibles, and the benefits and health risks of taking edibles.

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