How Much Weed Do You Need to Make Edibles

How Much Weed Do You Need to Make Edibles

Making marijuana edibles, to those who have never done it before, may seem like a daunting task. This is especially true among those who already don’t consider themselves the best cooks in the world: Adding marijuana to the mix must only make it more difficult, they think!


However, once you begin to actually try to make edibles, you quickly realize that it’s really not all that difficult, and as long as you take your time and pay attention it’s hard to really mess up too badly.

That said, anyone knew to making edibles likely has a plethora of questions. One of these questions towards the top of the list may be: How much weed do you need to make edibles? This is a question that doesn’t necessarily have a direct answer, but does have one that can be elaborated on.

Below we will do our best to answer that question:

How Much Cannabis Should I Put in My Edibles?

This is a question that’s answer is dependent on how strong (A.K.A potent) the person making the edibles wants them to be.

When making marijuana butter, if you’d like each ounce to equal around 25 mg of THC, which is the average dose for a moderate cannabis consumer, then you should put about one gram of cannabis per cup of butter.

If you’d like to double this potency, simply double the amount of cannabis to two grams.

The same equivalency is true with oil when making marijuana oil.

THC Calculator

Below is an equation that, although not 100% fool-proof and scientific, is typically a good way to determine how much cannabis will equate to THC in milligrams.

  • 1 gram of cannabis equals around 1,000 milligrams
  • This means that 1/10th of a gram will equal around 100 mg, or roughly the same amount as the average marijuana beverage sold in many legal marijuana retail outlets in states like Washington and Colorado

This equation is based on marijuana with around 20% THC, meaning the cannabis may equate to slightly more or less milligrams of THC per gram.

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