Dosing guidelines for optimal effects
The right amount for the right effect.
No two people are the same, and neither is their experience with cannabis dosage. The amount of medical cannabis required for any treatment will be determined by numerous factors, such as:
- Your experience level and tolerance to cannabis
- The condition for which you require treatment
- Severity of aforementioned condition
- The chosen route of method of consumption for the cannabis
Due to these variables, cannabis does not fit well within the typical medical model for drug prescribing. It will require experimentation to find the perfect dosage and method of consumption. When starting to medicate with cannabis, it is important to start with a very low dose, and to stop if unacceptable or undesirable side effects occur.
Remember to “Start slow, go slow, and lay low.”
Another option for patients seeking to get the most out of their medical cannabis is the practice of microdosing.
Microdosing refers to the practice of consuming very small amounts of cannabis in intervals throughout the day to gain the therapeutic benefits while reducing, or entirely mitigating the psychoactive effects. This helps the patient function properly and prevent the cannabis from interfering in day to day life. Microdosing has been reported to help with sleep problems, anxiety, PTSD, and more.
However, if you decide to consume cannabis, what’s important is that you are getting the most out of your medication. Make sure to consult with your physician before you begin medication.