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  • Bailey Porras

Low Dose vs High Dose Edibles

Edibles are among the most popular ways for patients to consume their medication. However, there seems to be a bit of confusion or misunderstanding when it comes to how much THC each patient “needs” in their product.

It all comes down to this simple fact: Not every marijuana user wants to get stoned.

Cannabis stores and manufacturers have all heard stories from patients about how they like to reduce the amount of THC they take in from their edibles. Some of the ways you can do this is eating one bite of a brownie, instead of the whole thing. Or breaking a cookie into parts to be ingested later.

On the flip side, there are also stories told by patients about consuming too much THC and deciding they will never take an edible again from one negative experience.

What’s the Real Difference?

Low dose edibles, sometimes called micro-dose edibles, usually contain less than 5 milligrams of THC, while higher dose edibles can range from 10 to 100 milligrams.

Low dose products can mitigate the risk of overconsumption. Overconsumption might make a patient feel “too high” until the effects wear off, but there aren’t any negative long-term effects associated with this.

What’s Best For Me?

If you are a newcomer to medical marijuana, micro-dosing might be the best way for you to start off.

High dose edibles may require you to divvy them up into parts to avoid overconsumption, which leaves room for human error.

Low dose edibles are becoming increasingly popular, especially for medical marijuana patients. This is a good way to establish your tolerance before jumping in head-first.

However, if you are a medical marijuana veteran, you might be looking for the most bang for your buck. Higher dose edibles may work best for you, and can save you some money.

If your tolerance has already been established, and you know generally how many milligrams you want in your edibles, there shouldn’t be any issue with you consuming a higher-dose edible.

If you want the “high” feeling, a higher-dose edible might be the best option for you. If you want pain relief for one of your qualifying conditions, micro-dosing might be the best option for you. It really just depends on you individually.

People who have tried micro-dosing have reported benefits such as mood elevation, more enjoyment out of daily activities, increased productivity, and improved sleep and anxiety management.

Try It Out for Yourself!

With a Louisiana medical marijuana card, you can shop any dispensary in the state for any product you might want to try. This can include edibles, flower, tinctures, and more!

There are so many different forms of edibles you can try, including brownies, gummies, cookies, and more!

Whether you are a newcomer and want to try micro-dosing, or a marijuana veteran who wants the most bang for your buck, your Louisiana dispensaries have something for you!

You can even get your medical marijuana card online through our telemedicine appointment system!

Doctors Who Care.

Relief You Can Trust.

At Louisiana Marijuana Card, our mission is helping everyone achieve wellness safely and conveniently through increased access to medical marijuana. Our focus on education, inclusion, and acceptance will reduce the stigma for our patients by providing equal access to timely information and compassionate care.


Call us at (833) 253-2943, or simply book a medical marijuana evaluation to start getting relief you can trust today!

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