Marijuana is a very popular medication, and there is an army of users that smoke or take it for health-related purposes. At the same time, there are so little knowledge about its healing properties, dosages, effects, etc. Doctors usually are not able to tell you exactly how much weed you should use to alleviate pain, get rid of nausea, stay focused for a long time, or relax. And the main reason for this uncertainty is that the same cannabis product affects different people differently. This is why every user has to choose their medical marijuana dosage themselves.
There is no such a thing as an ideal and common for all dose of marijuana. It depends on the way you consume it, including:
This is not it, all these products differ in the content of active marijuana compounds. Some of them carry more THC, others provide users with stronger doses of CBD. Smokers know the advantages of various strains of pot, as for the edibles — it all depends on a cook.
So, how you know you had right what you needed? Rely on your feelings and the response of your body. As experienced physicians say, only the right dose of marijuana can provide you the effects you want. This is the major factor. Some patients use weed multiple times a day in high concentrations, others take a small dose once and have the same effects.
Correct dosing is the key that guarantees the effectiveness and safety of any medication. But it is especially important when you take medical marijuana due to its several unique properties:
It happens because marijuana has a multiphasic dose-response relationship. This complex medical term means that no one knows how a person will react to a certain dose of weed. The only way to choose the optimal dose of the drug is to experiment and test.
Here are some general recommendations:
Also, you should not forget that medical weed is oftentimes prescribed as adjuvant medication, to maximize the effectiveness of the primary therapy. If so, other drugs are necessary to work in tandem with cannabis.
Depending on a strain, you’ll need a joint with 250-500 mg of weed. If you are new to marijuana, do not inhale the smoke deeply and take no more than a couple of inhalations. See if it works for you, wait for half an hour, and increase the dosage if necessary. Experienced marijuana users may need more than one dosing a day.
If you prefer vaporizers, you have to remember that their chambers have different capacity. Smoking and vaping are very good for those who like immediate effect.
Smoking cannabis is a safe method of administration, it is not associated with cancer, but can cause coughing at the beginning.
Topical way of cannabis consumption is for those who need an effective and safe remedy for various pains, wounds, and skin maladies. Topical cannabis does not produce any psychoactive effects, and there is no recommended dose for it. Rubbing MMJ products into your skin is safe, there are no reported cases of overdose and adverse reactions.
Buying edibles with marijuana, always ask about the concentration of THC and CBD in them. The optimal dose of chocolate bars or cookies with cannabis will depend on the ingredients. The ideal edible dosage for beginners is from 1 to 5 mg of THC. With time, developing tolerance to marijuana, users increase the dose first to 20 mg, and later up 60-100 mg and higher.
Here are the possible effects of different doses:
Each person reacts to cannabinoids individually, but there is one thing common for all — THC works much better when combined with CBD. It enhances medical benefits of the smallest THC dosage and alleviates unwanted effects of higher concentrations.
As it was already said, there is no right dose for everyone, but we’ll give you the average recommendations for people who are new to cannabis:
Using medical cannabis, you should not forget about safety. Start low and go slow, this is the best strategy when choosing your ideal dose of marijuana.
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