How much cannabis should I use to make edibles?

How much cannabis should I use to make edibles?

April 23, 2017

Every day, millions of internet users asks Google what are seemingly simple questions about Cannabis. However, because cannabis is deemed as a controversial topic the internet is rife with misinformation, bias and propaganda.

DANK is setting out to fix this by answering your most pertinent questions whether it be about Herbs, Edibles or Dry Herb Vaporizers UK.


Failing to Prepare…

Is preparing to fail! Everyone has that one friend who ate too many cookies and was put off for life! Edibles effect people in different ways and as such can be fairly unpredictable. It’s always good to prepare as much as you can before trying cannabis-infused edibles, especially if you are trying it for the first time.

Calculating how much cannabis to use in your baked goods isn’t exactly a science due to the difficulty of finding reliable information about your bud.

However, you can make an informed guess about THC content using some of the tips below. ensure your trip is as smooth as possible.

Identify the Strain

It’s always good to know what strain you’re dealing with but this is especially true when baking or eating edibles as the effects are magnified.

If you know the strain you can make a guesstimate on the THC content by searching for strain reviews. You should keep in mind that THC content of the same strains can vary due to growing conditions etc…

If you’re not sure on the strain assume it has 10% THC.


Typically, every gram of cannabis bud has 1,000mg of dry weight. If the strain being used has 10% THC then the gram of cannabis has 100mg THC (10% of 1000mg).

Using this formula, it is pretty easy to calculate how much THC.

For example, imagine we were making 10  brownies infused with one gram of cannabis.

1 gram of cannabis = 1,000mg.

so the THC yield would be 100mg (10% of 1,000mg).

Then to calculate the amount of THC in each brownie we just divide the total THC yield by the number of servings the recipe provides (100mg / 10 brownies).

Each brownie will have 10mg of THC – Easy!

Take your time!

Cannabis enthusiasts consider 10 milligrams to be a single serving of THC.

It is advised novices try 5mg and then waiting 40 mins or so before deciding whether or not to have some more.

Even experienced smokers should pause for caution; tolerance built from smoking cannabis does not always translate to eating! THC digested through the stomach passes a minimal amount of membranes which can cause the effect can be magnified.