Oct 09 2019 - 3 Min Read

Cannabis Dosing 101

Here are some quick tips to keep in mind to make sure you’re getting the most out of your experience.

Now that cannabis has confirmed medical value,  an increasing number of people are flocking to this natural solution for their wellness needs. With more and more forms of medical cannabis hitting the shelves of our marijuana dispensary in Massachusetts, new patients don’t always know exactly where to start. Here are some quick tips to keep in mind to make sure you’re getting the most out of your experience.

What is Microdosing?


Wikipedia says “microdosing is precise dispensing of small amounts of a drug or substance”. Microdosing has become popular in cannabis, and lower-potency edibles and vape pens have become available. The benefits of microdosing THC are being studied more and more as voters pass laws to decriminalize cannabis throughout the USA.  

Microdosing is Ideal for Beginners

If you don’t know exactly where to begin, start with small amounts of cannabis. Most people are surprised to learn they don’t need to get high in order to receive the benefits that marijuana has to offer. In some cases, extremely small doses may be more effective than larger doses. According to preclinical science, taking a low 1mg dose, or microdosing THC daily,  may result in a significant decrease in disease progression. This dose is lower than the dose that would produce a high feeling in users- which may be preferable for medical marijuana patients. 

Managing THC Levels

Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is the main component in marijuana that makes you feel high. As a rule of thumb, start low and go slow. If you are inhaling marijuana, it’s recommended that you take one inhalation and wait at least 15 minutes before the next one. This will ensure that you don’t inhale too much at one time, and it’s a good way to find the right tolerance level for you.  Talk with your doctor or a cannabis pharmacist to learn how to microdose.

Other Factors to Consider

There are many strains and products at our medical and recreational marijuana dispensaries, and our knowledgeable team will be able to help you through all your concerns. Here are some other dosage variables that may be addressed to help determine your best dosage levels:

  • Your previous cannabis experience: if you have smoked cannabis before and you are aware of your body’s tolerance level, this is beneficial information to share with us. Experienced users may need higher doses in order to feel the same effects. 
  • Time of day you’ll be using the product: We recommend using CBD-rich products during the day and THC-rich products at night. 
  • Your symptoms: If you are hoping to manage chronic pain or a condition that is ongoing, we may recommend using marijuana in small doses over a long period of time. This method may also be beneficial for preventing disease recurrence. 

Are you ready to learn more about marijuana and its world of benefits? Our team at RISE Cannabis is ready to find you a high-quality cannabis product that’s right for you. Visit risecannabis.com to find a dispensary near me.