# How do you measure Mgs for edibles?

So I found out one of my family members has Parkinson disease. I was wondering how to calculate how much Mgs for edibles. I know 1 gram is equal too 1000mgs and 10% of it is 100 Mgs. I have made edibles alot before but never really calculated Mgs before. My question is do you calculate the Mgs from a quarter of a piece of edibles to get 100mgs? This will be my family members first time taking edibles also. I will be using gg4 trim since strain helps with anxiety, pain and other medicinal benefits that I am missing lol

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I am also going to use just trim and sugar leaves . How would I be able to find out the thc percent in just trim and sugar leaves? Also will I have to scale the trim to be able to calculate Mgs? I want to give my family member the perfect Mgs nothing to high or to low somewhere in the middle since it is there first time.

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I will refer you to the best person for edibles and thatâ€™s @blackthumbbetty

She can school you up on some stuff and refer you to some threads she has made.

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First you need to know the % of the in your bud or guess a bit above.

1000 / %thc = mg

Mg * amount of flower added Per cup of oil
(Ex. 100 mg x 3.5 grams = 350 mg)

Then if you use less then a cup of oil you have to Fraction that value

Divide by number of edibles you make

So youâ€™d have (mg of butter / amount of edibles)

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1000 / 10= 100 mg

100 mg x 7 grams to 1 cup of butter = 700mg per cup

1/2 cup of butter for cupcakes (according to this box of betty Crocker)

350 mg per batch of 12 = 29.16 mg per cupcake

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Take the total number of mg in your whole recipe and choose your dose. Divide your recipe by that number of doses.

To know how much is in a quarter of a serving, you first have to figure out each serving amt.

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Link below is a dosage calculator
There is a pic below to show what you should find.
You will have to guess at THC percentage. I usually estimate 3 to 5 % below listed.
So if the plant was supposed to produce 20% THC on the buds I will input 17.
Trim is anyoneâ€™s guess. Depends on how the mix of sugar to fan leaves is.

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Honestly, since they refer to something as â€śan infused extractâ€ť, I question them, but theyâ€™re using the same methodology that everyone has already recommended.

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Thank you all. So each gram is 100mgs is what Iâ€™m understanding? From what I have read about the thc percent on Gorilla Glue is about 26% thc and can go up to 30%. The sugar leaves and other trim has alot of trichomes my question is if the flowers it self is about 26% will the sugar leaves and fan leaves with triches be the same percent thc as flowers? Will I still scale the trim like I would do to the flowers? Also will 700mgs be a good amount for a first timer? @blackthumbbetty @PharmerBob @Spiney_norman I tried going on that site and it doesnâ€™t work.

No. Each gram contains 1000mg. So, if a strain is 15% THC, thatâ€™s approximately 150mg of THC per gram of bud.

For sugar trim, gotta use about 4x the amount of bud to get the same result. So, 4 grams of Sugar Trim = 1 gram Bud

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So, BTB would it be more precise to start with evaporated alcohol extraction? Then weigh for approximate dosage and add to butter or coconut oil. Iâ€™m wondering if this would be more consistent than doing a butter extractionâ€¦

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Thatâ€™s exactly what I do now, if I need budder.

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Seems like the best way besides sending off samples for analysis: should get em close then fine tune as needed. If we didnâ€™t enjoy kief so much weâ€™d probably adopt this method but we have a system down that works for us.

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Okay I understand now thank you! @Myfriendis410 if you do alcohol extraction keep me updated on it. I would love to know how to do that sometime.

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@blackthumbbetty is the Queen of all things edibles here haha.

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Aw, thanks @myfriendis410!

@greenthumb101, the link shared will take you to some tried/true recipes and dosing guidelines.

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Thank you again! @blackthumbbetty I am set to watch