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I Accidentally Ate 50 mg of Edibles!


Using cannabis edibles can be a fun, relaxing, and enlightening experience. However, it’s easy to take a dose that’s too high, which can leave you feeling uncomfortable and anxious. Newbies may take too much weed because they want to make absolutely sure the edible takes full effect, and some seasoned smokers overindulge because they overestimate their tolerance.


Is 50 mg of edibles a lot? It’s a pretty high dose, especially for a beginner. But if you’ve already taken 50 mg of cannabis edibles, there’s no way to go back in time and take less. Let’s walk you through what to do now.

How many edibles is too much?

Generally, we recommend starting with a very small portion of cannabis edibles, around 5-10 mg. You can then work your way up to find the best dose for you without any uncomfortable side effects. If a 5 mg edible or even 50 mg edible has no effect, you can up your dose next time.

Taking a whole 50 mg gummy is a lot. Luckily, it’s not an unsafe amount, but using too much weed can cause some negative side effects.


What does it feel like to take too much weed?

Let’s talk about how you’re feeling. If you’re not enjoying the 50 mg of THC gummy bears effects, you might have taken too much weed. Some negative side effects of taking 50MG of edibles could include:

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  • Sweating
  • Chills
  • Headache
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Red eyes
  • Dry mouth
  • Rapid heartbeat
  • Lightheadedness or dizziness
  • Nervousness
  • Racing thoughts
  • Difficulty focusing
  • Paranoia
  • Panic attacks
  • Hallucinations

Here’s some good news: these symptoms won’t last forever. Once the THC edible is out of your system, the negative effects will go away.

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Do I need to go to the hospital? Am I dying?

It’s totally normal to be alarmed by the negative effects of marijuana edibles. It’s no fun to use too much cannabis. However, rest assured that it’s not possible to fatally overdose on weed.

You may feel some negative side effects for a few hours after you get high, but you’re not in any danger. The vast majority of people don’t need medical attention during a bad experience with cannabis edibles. There’s not much a doctor can do to help you besides tell you to rest and ride it out.


How long does a 50 mg edible last?

Even though you know you’re not actually overdosing, being too high can suck. When will it end?

The effects of cannabis edibles can last for six hours or more, with an average peak time of about four hours. If this is your first time taking weed edibles, they may last longer.

Overall, most people will feel completely normal when they wake up in the morning after taking 50 mg of edibles, or after 24 hours at the latest.

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What should I do?!

Once you’ve taken cannabis edibles, it’s not possible to reverse them. For the most part, you’ll need to ride out the sensations you’re experiencing. Get into bed and try to calm your thoughts. Listen to chill music or put on a lighthearted TV show or movie. Make a safe space where you can start to feel better.

If you need to improve your symptoms right away, there are a few things you can do. Lemons and black peppercorns contain terpenes that calm down the effects of cannabis. You can chew on whole peppercorns or smell them. You might also suck on a lemon or drink lemon water.

Taking a small dose of CBD can help you feel more comfortable and relax as well. It won’t make you feel higher, as it’s not psychoactive and binds to different receptors in your brain. CBD can calm down the effects of a 50-200 mg edible and help you feel normal sooner.


Want to give cannabis edibles a try? Michigan Edibles highlights the best and newest marijuana edibles being created and sold in Michigan. We also provide resources about how to use edibles and even make your own! We’ll help you make sure you don’t have a negative experience with edibles the next time you use them.

No matter your experience with edibles, everyone has something to share. Whether it’s the way a particular food made you feel or the creative ideas you have for using them in recipes, we want to hear from you! 

Please take a minute and type out your experiences in the comment box below. Let’s create an open dialogue about Michigan-made edibles here at!


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