What’s happening with high-potency edibles?
Are they shoving micro-dosing down our throats? 


Shrinkage of edibles’ potency and portion size top The Regs:.

What’s happening with high-potency edibles?

— Sammy Quintana, Capitola

Are they shoving micro-dosing down our throats? 

— Barb Tandy, Berkeley

Let’s face it: Some medicinal cannabis users require large amounts of THC to treat their ailments. The average recreational cannabis consumer, especially newbies, doesn’t need high doses.

Matching recreational limits in legalized states like Colorado and Nevada — and doubling the allowable limits in Oregon and Washington — California’s regulations limit the total amount of THC per single product to 100 mg of THC.

If a product contains multiple portions, portion sizes are limited to 10 mg THC, again, matching Nevada and Colorado and doubling Oregon and Washington’s limits.

Allowable: Infused chocolate bar containing 100 mg THC.

Allowable: Infused chocolate bar scored into 10 servings of 10 mg THC each.

Banned: 180-mg THC chocolate bars, 1,000-mg THC brownies.

Medicinal cannabis consumers in Colorado, Oregon and Washington can buy higher-potency edibles. Come January, Calfornia medicinal cannabis consumers will buy the same edibles as recreational consumers.

Micro-dosing? Note quite. That method of consuming edibles generally starts at 2-5 mg and is a wise way of keeping cannabinoids in your system without sending your head into the clouds.

10 mg is a reasonable dose for beginners and people who have lower tolerances to ingested cannabis, whose effects can be more intense and longer-lasting than the effects of inhaled cannabis.