1:1 – 1 part CBD to 1 part THC. While this ratio looks the most balanced, it will actually produce more of an overall psychoactivity and may be better suited for a person with a higher tolerance to THC.
18:1 – 18 parts CBD to 1 part THC. With a higher CBD content compared to the THC content, this ratio is not overly psychoactive and can be a good starting point for someone new to CBD or THC.
2:1 – 2 parts CBD to 1 part THC. There could be more overt psychoactivity depending on a person’s THC tolerance level since this ratio is a little more equal, with less CBD to temper the THC.
Here are some examples of ratios and what those ratios could mean:
As we discussed in “The Entourage or Ensemble Effect”, the relationship between THC and CBD is interesting because it is both complementary and antagonistic meaning they both work together in some ways, but in other ways, they work to modify the effects of the other.
When we’re talking about cannabis products, the term “ratio” typically refers to the ratio of CBD to THC. These types of ratios can be expressed as CBD:THC (the amount of CBD versus THC).
4:1 – 4 parts CBD to 1 part THC. This ratio still has a CBD content higher than the THC, which is in the mid-range, but the THC will produce some more pronounced psychoactive effects.
8:1 – 8 parts CBD to 1 part THC which is more of a mid-range amount of CBD. Again, the CBD content dominates the THC content for a tempering effect that minimizes overt psychoactivity.
For example, in a 1:1 ratio, you get 1mg of CBD for every 1mg of THC.
When using a homespun method for decarb, I’d rather go for a lower temperature and possibly having some acidic compounds in the mix rather than over-decarboxylating, degrading the material and making the flavor too toasty.
Making Custom Ratio Cannabis Products 101
That would mean decarbing your THC plant material at 240°f for 1 hour, your CBD plant material at 240°f for 1-1.5 hours, and your CBG plant material for 215°f for 1 hour.
Those numbers signify the ratio of cannabinoids in a product.
I’ll say it again (and again, and again). No matter what you’re making, do the dosage math first.