Updated: Jan 7
When you're new to cannabis, the question of THC percentage can seem a bit daunting. Asking what THC percentage works for me, is more than just asking how much THC I should be smoking. It's also about finding the right strain and terpene profile that you personally enjoy, as well as determining your tolerance over time. But don't worry — we've got some tips to help you figure out what's right for you!
If you are new to cannabis, start with low percentages
If you're brand new to cannabis, start with a low THC percentage, somewhere around 2%-10%THC. The effects of higher-THC products can be overwhelming for some people and can make you feel anxious or paranoid. If you're new to consuming cannabis, ask any of budtenders at Twist Cannabis how much THC is in your preferred product, the terpene profile, CBD content, as well as, what its effects are likely to be like. Don't be afraid to ask questions!
If you do decide to try a higher-THC product, carefully consider your tolerance level before using it. If you feel uncomfortable or anxious during the experience, lower your dose next time
Talk to your budtender about products with a high CBD percentage, too.
If you're looking for a way to decrease the psychoactive effects of THC, then CBD might be right for you. CBD is non-intoxicating and found in hemp, as well as more commonly available strains of cannabis. It can have many medical benefits such as pain relief, anxiety reduction and sleep aid.
The best way to figure out what works for you is by experimenting with different strains, and breaking down the make up of what makes each strain unique. Whether it be smoking or vaping or ingesting edibles — get creative!
Be honest with your budtender about your experience level and personal preferences. Your budtender will be able to recommend a product that's best-suited for you based on their knowledge of the product they have available. They'll also let you know if there are any products that may not work well with someone new to cannabis.
Learn what works best over time—people develop tolerance levels differently, so one person's perfect dose might not be yours yet! Don't feel embarrassed if something doesn't hit quite right at first; experiment until something feels right before settling into a certain dosage regimen.
Whether you are a newbie or an old pro, finding the right THC percentage for you can be tricky because there are many other factors that contribute to your experience with cannabis other then THC. The key is to break things down and observe the make up of the products that interest you. Ask us more then the THC percentage, look for the terpene profile after learning what your preferences are and if there are any minor cannabinoids present as well(CBD/CBN/CBG). When in doubt, start low and go slow!