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    How to Dose Delta Cannabis Water

    May 24, 2024

    • THC drinks provide a controlled method to explore cannabis, allowing individuals to find their optimal dosage sip by sip, making it ideal for newcomers.
    • Understanding dosage is crucial when navigating the diverse range of cannabis products available, yet many people struggle to comprehend milligrams and their effects.
    • Factors influencing THC dosing include body weight, metabolism, cannabinoid sensitivity, and desired effects.
    • Milligrams can be simplified by comparing them to light beer helping to demystify dosing for cannabis water novices.
    • Tips for managing THC consumption include keeping a dosing journal, being mindful of factors like food intake and hydration, and starting with lower doses.

    If you haven’t tried cannabis before and want to find out if it is right for you, THC drinks are the best place to start. Unlike some of the “take it now, find out later” experiences, sipping on a cannabis drink allows you to find your perfect level. 

    With the broad array of cannabis products on the market, a vital factor in your decision-making should be the dosage. The problem is that most people don’t understand what a milligram is and how it will affect them.

    Let us help you navigate the complex world of dosing and discover the benefits of cannabis on your own terms.

    What Factors Affect THC Dosing?

    The reason for dosing’s complexity is because of various factors that affect how much THC is right for you. Your perfect dose depends on three things:

    • Your body weight and metabolism,
    • Your sensitivity to cannabinoids, and
    • Your desired effects 

    Body Weight and Metabolism

    THC is fat soluble, meaning that it tends to accumulate in fat stores. This has the potential to affect individuals differently based on their body weight. People with higher body weights may require higher doses to feel similar effects to those with lower weights. Metabolism also plays an important role in the digestion of cannabis products influencing how quickly a dosage can take effect. 

    Cannabinoid Sensitivity

    Every person has a different endocannabinoid system and varying sensitivity to cannabinoids. This is how some stoners can be fully functioning efficiency machines and others want to just relax or do fun activities. But for most, there is a sweet spot where you can match enthusiasm with productivity by finding the correct balance between THC and CBD levels.

    Dosing for Specific Effects

    A large part of dosing depends on how you want to feel. For example, if you’re unwinding at the end of a long day and need help going to sleep you will want a higher dose than you would in a social situation. That could be the difference between 5mg and 20mg of THC. 

    Making Milligrams Easy to Understand

    For anybody new to cannabis drinks, milligrams are a bit of a mystery. Even an experienced cannabis connoisseur would struggle to tell you how much is a suitable dose for them. And for cannabis newbies, it can become a barrier to them discovering the potential benefits. 

    So how can we simplify milligrams and make them easy to quantify?

    Comparing it to a can of light beer is the simplest and most relatable way to understand how you should feel after drinking cannabis water. A 5mg THC can of cannabis water gives a similar buzz to drinking two cans of light beer (3-4% ABV). 

    What does a buzz mean?

    It basically means a cognitive change – how we think, solve problems, and remember things. 

    Some people describe it as an elevated feeling where you are more aware of your surroundings and what you are doing. It is a sensation of lightness which is why many find it easy to socialize in this state. 

    For most, particularly those new to cannabis, 5mg should be considered a single dose as it is generally a very manageable and non-overwhelming experience – just like having a couple of light beers!

    What To Do if you Consume Too Much THC

    As with any cannabis product, there is always the potential to take a little too much. Even with cannabis drinks, this can be easily done if you start off with a stronger drink (around 20mg) and finish it in one go.

    This may lead to enhanced feelings of anxiety and paranoia but it is easy to bring under control if you try some of these simple techniques. 

    • Distract yourself from thinking about the high
    • Drink water and electrolytes
    • Eat (easily done)
    • Do some light exercise
    • Sleep

    Particularly if you’re new to cannabis, it’s worth learning about how you can reduce the high if it gets a little overwhelming. Check out our article on how to un-high yourself before you start experimenting.

    Weed Water Dosing Made Simple

    In state legislation for THC levels of hemp-derived products, we often see that the limit is surprisingly high – around 10mg. For edibles, a single edible can contain up to 10mg, meaning a pack could send you to the moon. 

    Cannabis drinks are different because the measure refers to the entire can. 

    Beverages use a process called nanoemulsion to ensure the THC (and CBD)  is evenly distributed through the liquid. This gives a consistent experience and measured dose with each sip, making it very simple to dose without much thought or a diploma in mathematics. 

    Take our drinks as an example:

    Our Delta 9 Cannabis Water is available in two flavors. Blood Orange contains 20mg THC Indica (chill vibes) and 10mg CBD. Passion Fruit contains 20mg THC Sativa (euphoria) and 2mg CBD. If you drink half of either of these cans, it could be considered a “single dose”. 

    Our Delta Light Seltzer contains only 5mg THC Sativa and 1mg CBD. This is considered more of a micro-dose for an experienced cannabis user but it is also a great place to start out.

    • Microdose ≠ 2.5-5mg THC 
    • Single dose ≠ 10mg THC
    • Strong dose ≠ 20mg THC

    Top Tips for Cannabis Water Dosage

    Finding the perfect dosage for you is somewhat of a process that will come more easily to some than others. 

    The simplest way to make progress quickly is to keep a dosing journal to track the effects so you can adjust the dosage accordingly. This will be more complicated at first but you will soon discover a window that helps you get the desired results. 

    Keep in mind that things like food intake and hydration also affect the experience. Trying to keep these consistent helps, but at the same time being aware of them means that you won’t be caught off guard. You can always have a snack or drink an electrolyte drink to help.

    And finally, don’t be suckered into the stigma and pier pressure of doing a high dose. There are huge potential benefits in consuming cannabis and if you take too much you will likely be put off trying it again in the future. 

    Start with the Delta Light Seltzer and enjoy your high! 

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