Finding the perfect dose of your favourite edible is the key to having the ideal experience. Many people prefer consuming cannabis-infused edibles so they can reap all the benefits and the fun, without having to smoke or vape.

Consuming weed edibles is easy — we all know how to eat! But, knowing how much to eat (aka the right dose) is important. When you eat cannabis edibles, the potency you experience is different than when you enjoy it through smoking. Since the THC is absorbed through the digestive system, it’s metabolized in the liver into a compound called 11-hydroxy-THC. And, it’s much stronger than THC, has a longer half-life, and gives you that coveted (and sometimes feared) body high. You know, the one that makes you one with your couch.

It also lasts longer, and takes longer to start feeling the effects. For most people it kicks in around 60 to 90 minutes after consumption, and lasts around 4 hours. But the duration also depends on your dose.

While smoke-able cannabis is typically measured in grams, edible packaging typically shows you the milligrams of THC and/or CBD per serving, plus the total milligrams in the entire package. (You can find this info on the back and front of all of your favourite Mota products).

If you’re a seasoned cannabis smoker, you might still be considered a beginner when it comes to edibles. This is a common misconception! No need to feel like a rookie, you’ll just need to build your tolerance. Everyone will have a unique experience, so ultimately we recommend you start small and work your way up.

Plus, a lot of experienced cannabis consumers still choose to microdose, rather than going for the full blown euphoria. Microdosing will give you gentle stimulation that improves mood and creativity.

That’s not to overlook our veteran edible consumers (we see you!). Some users can take 20+ milligrams in one sitting and experience wonderful effects and benefits.

Here’s our handy guide to edibles dosing:

Recommended dose  Recommended products
Beginner/Microdose 1-5 mg Mota 1:1 Jelly

(Refer to the dosing guide on the back, and divide jelly accordingly)

Intermediate 5-20 mg MOTA THC Wild Berry Jellies
Experienced 20+ mg Mota Black Milk Chocolate Cube

Cannabis edibles are a great way to consume weed for so many reasons— taste, convenience, health, the list goes on. If you’re new, don’t bite off more than you can chew (literally). Start small, and build gradually. Enjoy experimenting and trying the many delicious variations in the right dose for you.