Medical Marijuana: Start Low And Go Slow
Medical marijuana can offer significant benefits for patients, but its effects aren’t always immediately felt. Everyone responds differently. Finding effective products and doses may take time, as it does for many types of treatment for illness. Methods of using medical marijuana can be discussed with a patient care representative at our Verilife Cincinnati dispensary. Our goal is to help you find a method that can help manage your symptoms, paired with a delivery method that is comfortable for you to use. Finding a balanced ratio of CBD and THC that creates the right combination of both compounds is the goal. The basic principle for dosing medical marijuana is to “start low and go slow."
Medical cannabis has a wide margin of safety and there is a limited risk of overdose. However, caution is warranted until you fully understand the effect that it may have. Dosage varies greatly among individuals, even when treating the same condition.
There are many factors that can impact the effects of Medical Marijuana, including:
Amount used (dosage)
Attaining desired results relies on using the correct dosing. Using medical cannabis in excess of an individual’s ideal dose can lead to diminishing returns and adverse outcomes.
A strain is the variety of plant within a species. Strains define a specific cannabinoid profile—the mixture of THC, CBD, etc. within it. Each strain has its own physical characteristics, or phenotypes, such as height, leaf structure, and color. Depending on the strain and its corresponding cannabinoid profile, the plant will deliver varying effects and possible benefits. See a list of strains and possible effects.
Method of consumption
It is important to choose a delivery method that works best for you and your condition. Absorption rates vary based on your chosen method of consumption.