THC Ingestion Guide
 

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Variation of Effects per Individual

Every individual has a unique physiologic makeup.  In school, we are introduced to the 11 major organ system in the human body.  They include the circulatory, respiratory, urinary, reproductive, integumentary, skeletal, muscular, nervous, endocrine, lymphatic, and digestive systems.  However, you probably did not learn about the Endocannabinoid System ("ECS").  Unless you are a research scientist or work with medical-cannabis, it is unlikely that you will ever hear of the ECS; yet, the ECS has been called “the most important physiologic system involved in establishing and maintaining human health.  An individuals response to THC will vary based on an individuals function or sensitivity of one's Endocannabinoid System but also a persons history of THC use and gastrointestinal factors.  

 

Delivery Methods and Calculating Each Dose

There are several delivery methods that are popular when ingesting THC.  We are only going to talk about the most common ingestion methods.

 

Vaporizing ("Vapes")

Vaping simulates smoking. Battery-powered vape devices create an aerosol that looks like water vapor. The aerosol is inhaled into the lungs where the nicotine and chemicals cross over into the bloodstream. 
 

Texas Bud-eez "Vapes" contain 1000 milligrams ("mg") in the 1 milliliter ("ML") concentrate in each vape.  To determine the approximate dosage of each draw you take on a vape is very simple.  You will divide the total mg in the vape cart by the number of draws.  It has been determined there is approximately 300 draws in a 1 ml vape and 150 draws in a .5 ml vape.  In the case of Texas Bud-eez vapes, the calculation would be as follow: 1000 mg per vape / 300 draws = ~ 3.33 mg per draw.  Now, this can vary depending on the length of the draw.  As a result Texas Bud-eez recommends you plan on 3mg per draw on the light side and a long draw would be approximately 5 mg per draw.

Tinctures


THC tinctures are food-grade alcohol based cannabis extracts—essentially, cannabis-infused alcohol. Tinctures are recommended to be consumed sublingually, under the tongue, for best effects as every living being/creature has natural cannabinoid receptors under the tongue.  As a result, effects usually take place in less than 15 minutes.  Tinctures can also be taken orally, but do to processing in the digestive tract will take longer to feel the effects (30 minutes to 1 hour).  Tinctures were the main form of medical-cannabis until the United States enacted cannabis prohibition. They’re a great entry point for both recreational and medical consumers looking to ease into smokeless or vapeless consumption methods.

Texas Bud-eez THC tincture are 2000 mg per 30ml bottle.  To determine the dosage you will first need to determine the mg per dropper.  To determine the mg per dropper you simply divide the total mg in the bottle by the number of  servings in a bottle.  The calculation for the Texas Bud-eez THC tincture is 2000 / 30 = 66 mg per dropper.  Texas Bud-eez recommends on the product label to only take a 1/2 dropper which is 33 mg.   This 33 mg dose is a considerable dose and should only be consumed in this dose if you are an experienced user. 

 

Edibles

Edibles are, as the name suggests, treats and other THC-containing foods that you can consume by mouth. They tend to be more potent than smoked or vaped methods because THC is first metabolized by the liver before heading to the brain, where it can cross the blood-brain barrier more effectively.  When smoked or vaped, on the other hand, THC heads straight to the brain, resulting in a more immediate high – as compared to edibles, which may take up to 2 hours to fully manifest – but the effects fade sooner. Plus, the high induced by smoking or vaping doesn’t affect the body nearly as much and is, therefore, less effective in treating nausea, poor appetite, and pain toward which edibles are typically geared.

Texas Bud-eez THC edibles are 25 mg per gummy.  As you can see, to determine your dosage is a matter of dividing the gummy into your preferred dose.  No calculations needed here.

Dosing Guide
 

The ideal dose depends on a variety of factors, including tolerance, individual body chemistry, your body's Endocannabinoid System function/sensitivity and the experience you are seeking.  However, there are some simple and basic guidelines that can help you find the your dose of THC, which is measured in milligrams (mg).

1 – 2.5 mg THC 

  • Effects include: Mild relief of symptoms like pain, stress, and anxiety; increased focus and creativity.

  • Good for: First-time consumers or regular consumers looking to micro-dose.

2.5 – 15 mg THC

  • Effects include: Stronger relief of pain and anxiety symptoms; euphoria; impaired coordination and perception likely.

  • Good for: Standard recreational use; persistent symptoms not addressed by smaller doses; people looking for a good night’s sleep.

15 - 30 mg THC

  • Effects include: Strong euphoria in unexperienced consumers

  • Good for: Standard recreational use; persistent symptoms not addressed by smaller doses; people looking for a good night’s sleep.

30 – 50 mg THC

  • Effects include: Strong euphoric effects in most consumers; very likely to impair coordination and perception, persistent symptoms not addressed by smaller doses

  • Good for: High tolerance THC consumers; consumers whose GI systems don’t absorb cannabinoids well.

50 – 100 mg THC

  • Effects include: Seriously impaired coordination and perception; possible unpleasant side effects including nausea, pain, and increased heart rate.

  • Good for: Experienced, high-tolerance THC consumers; patients living with inflammatory disorders, cancer, and other serious conditions.

 

According to medical-cannabis studies, approximately 3% of patients are ultra-sensitive to THC and do well in very low does.  Once you go above 100 mg and into extremely high dosages such as 150 mg, 200 mg, or even 500 mg, the risk of negative effects associated with the idea of overconsuming THC, such as nausea and paranoia increase, even for consumers who may have very high tolerances.

"Green Out" - What is it?


While there are no known cases of overdosing on THC alone or sustaining permanent damage to an individual, “greening out” refers to feeling adverse effects after consuming too much cannabis, including dizziness, nausea, disorientation, anxiety, passing out, and sometimes vomiting. Greening out is derived from “blacking out” from drinking too much alcohol, except it is consuming too much THC or cannabis. Because every person’s body and endocannabinoid system is different, greening out is hard to predict. It may be more likely to happen to people new to THC or who don’t consume often. It could also occur in consumers who are lacking sleep, hydration, or sustenance, or when consuming THC in certain forms, such as edibles, which are high in potency. Many THC consumers have a story about eating a brownie that was way too potent.  Thankfully, THC in any form or amount is not life-threatening and there have been no cases of overdose, so greening out won’t kill you or damage your body in any way. If greening out, we recommend staying with a friend you can trust, drinking plenty of water, and getting plenty of rest, and the physical symptoms should be gone by the next morning. Greening out may leave lingering anxiety or negative associations with THC or cannabis, but every individual may react differently.

Summary
 

Texas Bud-eez does not employ directly any physician or medical-cannabis physicians.  Texas Bud-eez recommends that you consult a qualified medical-cannabis physician before starting a THC regimen to ensure the safety of our customers for their therapeutic needs.