Langford, British Columbia
Properly Dosing Medical Marijuana
Whether you are a first-time patient or trying a new product or consumption method, it is essential to start with a low dosage and wait for the effects to take hold. Never increase or repeat the dosage until you have felt the impact of the first one. You can ask cannabis dispensary staff to help you determine the best initial dose and adjust it as needed once you know how your body reacts.
General Dosing Guidelines for Newbies
- Smoking: 1 inhalation
- Capsules: 1 capsule of the lowest available dose
- Edibles: 5 milligrams or less
- Tinctures: 5 milligrams or less
- Topicals: 1 or 2 pumps
Medical Cannabis Consumption Methods
The consumption method also impacts the overall effect of marijuana. For example, when vapourizing or smoking, the effects are immediately felt. When consuming tinctures, edibles, and capsules, it can take longer to feel the effects because the body will have to metabolize it first. Product concentration also impacts the effects. For instance, concentrates have a higher THC concentration that results in stronger and longer effects.
How to Store Medical Marijuana
Marijuana has to be kept in an airtight container and stored in a cool, dry place away from pets and children. Moisture, direct sunlight, and extreme temperatures can affect the quality of your product. Ideally, store them in a covered glass container with an airtight seal. Store the flower separate from other marijuana products and accessories to preserve the flower’s smell and taste.