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Dosing Cannabis: Finding Your Ideal Dose

Dosing cannabis can be challenging, as individual tolerance and sensitivity can vary greatly. The “start low and go slow” approach is recommended for new users, beginning with a low dose and gradually increasing until the desired effects are achieved.

Factors that can influence cannabis dosing include:

  • Method of consumption (inhaled vs. ingested): Inhaled cannabis typically has a faster onset and shorter duration, whereas ingested cannabis (edibles) takes longer to kick in but lasts longer. Learn more about edible dosing.
  • Product potency (THC and CBD content): Higher THC levels can lead to stronger psychoactive effects, while higher CBD levels might mitigate some of these effects and provide different therapeutic benefits. Read about THC and CBD dosing.
  • Individual physiology and tolerance: Everyone’s endocannabinoid system is unique, so personal factors like body weight, metabolism, and previous cannabis use can affect how you respond to different doses.
  • Desired effects and therapeutic goals: Whether you’re using cannabis for pain relief, anxiety reduction, or recreational purposes will influence your optimal dose. Explore a guide to finding the right dose.

It’s important to be patient and listen to your body when experimenting with different doses and products. Keep a cannabis journal to track your experiences and help guide your future dosing decisions. Learn about the benefits of keeping a cannabis journal.

By taking a thoughtful and measured approach to dosing, you can find the balance that works best for you, enhancing your cannabis experience while minimizing potential side effects.