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How to Dose on Cannabis

Looking for the right dose of recreational or medicinal cannabis may not be easy. Cannabis strains vary greatly in terms of the terpene and cannabinoid profile. One strain could be more potent than the other. In addition, there are various ways in which they are consumed, from smoking dry buds to applying topical creams or consuming edibles.

Below is a dosing guide that will help you look for the right dose for the different cannabis products consumed through different methods.

  1. Dry Herb

The typical dosage for dry herb is 0.25 to 0.5 grams of dried buds or flowers. A half gram of dried buds is the usual amount found in most of the pre-rolled joints. If you want to give new strains a try, starting with 0.25 grams will be a good way to gauge its effects and potency on you. Vaping or smoking dried buds come with near-immediate effects, which is its advantage. However, for new users, taking a couple of hits from a joint may be all that’s required in order to get high. More experienced users might need more to have the same effect.

  1. Edibles

The usual dosage of edibles is 10 mg of the CBD or THC. You’ll also find medicinal cannabis products containing 100 mg or more THC, but these are intended for patients suffering from medical conditions and are not meant for use as a single dose.

When taking edibles, it’s important to note that it could take a while for your body to metabolize the compounds. While vaping or smoking may come with immediate effect, edibles could take up to two hours before they effectiveness starts to appear. It’s for this reason why it’s not recommended to increase the dosage until after the full two hours have passed.

  1. Hemp CBD Oil Extracts

The usual dosage for oral CBD oil extracted from hemp is at 10 mg but this will also depend on your own needs. There are certain medical conditions that would require a higher dosage.

There are various CBD oil products that are widely available in the market today. They are available in varying concentrations of the CBD and differ in terms of purity. Before you decide to take them, you must first familiarize yourself with the recommended dosage for each particular product.

  1. Full-Extract Cannabis Oil

The usual dosage for the oil is up to 1 gram and divided into various doses. Patients who are suffering from severe medical conditions like epilepsy and cancer use cannabis oils. These oils are highly concentrated and are among the most potent of all types of medical cannabis products. They come with powerful effects even if taken in small doses. Some of the medical users take a small droplet of this concentrated oil for up to 4 times a day. For those who are self-medicating, take note that even one gram of this concentrated oil is already considered a high dosage. That’s why it’s best to consult with a medical professional.

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