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Cannabis Dosing 101

09/10/19

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.

Microdosing is Ideal for Beginners

If you don’t know exactly where to begin, start with small amounts. 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, a low dose of THC daily, such as 1mg/day, resulted in a significant decrease in disease progression. This dose is lower than the dose that would produce a high feeling in users. 

Managing THC Levels

Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is the main component in marijuana that makes you feel high. 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. 

Other Factors to Consider

There are many strains and products at our marijuana dispensary in Massachusetts, 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 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. Find a location near you.