Users who are new to medical marijuana are often curious about dosing. When you are just starting out it can be difficult to gauge how much is a milligram, or a gram, and how much will that affect you? We created these medical marijuana dosing guidelines to help you to feel comfortable about what you are putting into your body, and how much to use.
Body Process and Dosing
Everyone’s body processes Cannabis differently. This is due to genetics, and the fact that people metabolize compounds at different rates. For example, those with slower metabolisms will typically find that they enjoy smaller doses because the THC spends a longer time processing through their body. Additionally, different strains produce different effects, and consuming edibles can feel very different than smoking or vaping.
The most important rule when you are trying medical marijuana dosing for the first time, or even returning from an extended break, is to start slow and start small. Research shows that the best highs come from achieving an optimal dose, and in this case more is not better. The goal is to discover how smaller doses affect you and build up from there over time, backing away if you experience adverse effects such as anxiety or nausea.
Measurements and Standards
Another important consideration is that dosing is measured differently across substances. It is notoriously difficult to calculate dosing when smoking, and so most smokers recommend starting by taking one puff at a time and waiting for at least ten minutes to feel the effects before deciding if you want more. Tinctures and edibles are much easier to measure because the dosage will be contained on the packaging, and fortunately dispensary goods are held to strict standards for quality and safety.
Figuring out how marijuana affects your body is an ongoing journey, but it just might be the most fun you’ve had in a long time. At NaturaLeaf, our budtenders are industry experts who are passionate about providing a great experience for our customers. We would be happy to help you find the products to make your life better, and to guide you through the medical marijuana dosing process.