Safe Dosing: 5 Tips for Safely Dosing Medical Marijuana
Legalization of marijuana for medicinal purposes is promoting safer use of the project and standardization. In states with legal cannabis, edibles manufacturers are held to higher regulatory standards, which leads to safer, more pleasant edibles experiences. Due to proper labeling and mandated lab testing, people are now able to learn about standard dosing, and adjust it based on personal needs. Learn some basic tips for safely dosing medical marijuana.
Edibles on the legal market typically label THC/CBD contents in milligrams. The ‘standard dose’ is considered to be 10 mg, but with a cannabis newbie, or low-tolerance consumer, it should start with half that amount. There can always be another 5 mg added later, once the original effects have settled in. Better to start of lighter and go up in dose than overdo it. People’s needs will vary so it helps to try things like microdosing, consuming smaller doses of 3-7 mg, so the effects are more mild, but still palpable.
Starting off with a small dose is always a good idea, especially as a newbie, or if it’s been awhile since cannabis was used. A low THC tolerance can make you particularly susceptible to negative side effects, including paranoia, anxiety, and dizziness.
It may be hard to wait for the effects to kick in when there is an entire package of snacks to consume. Cannabis-infused edibles can easily get consumed at too high a rate, which will not be helpful. Try a dose and wait. This way the control lives in the consumer’s hands to see how it metabolizes.
Consider how much food and drink has been consumed recently. An empty stomach may mean the edibles kick in more swiftly, which can change the dosing. Start with a half dose instead and wait to see what happens. Alcohol can increase THC blood concentration, so dose moderately if any alcohol has been consumed or wait.
Edibles are portable, but take some caution. Larger doses are best taken at home with loved ones around, especially the first few times. It will become easier over time but try to stay home, or close to home, with others around for support should you need it.
Don’t panic if you’re not sure on dosing. That’s where Greenhouse Wellness comes in. We will consult with you to help you figure out how much, when, and how often to consume the right dose for your situation. We will help customize solutions for relief while providing secure support along the way.
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