Cannabidiol (CBD) is available in many forms, including oils, tablets, and creams. The ideal dosages vary depending on both its form and usage. There is little research, though, so doctors are not yet able to confirm the safe, beneficial dosages for each use.
Optimizing the correct use and dosage of cannabis can often times be a challenge even for pharmacists like us. THC and CBD rations often react differently to users' physiologies, respiratory systems, and psychologies. That's why it's important to consult your pharmacist before using cannabis. However, dosing cannabis is unlike any therapeutic agent to which we are exposed to in medical training. And since cannabis comes in many different forms with a wide range of potencies its production has yet to be officially standardized, especially in states where cannabis is legal for therapeutic use.
One of the most common misconceptions about using cannabis is that you have to get high to experience its benefits. In fact, the therapeutic effects of cannabis can be achieved a lower dosages than those required for intoxication. The practice of micro-dosing – which entails the consumption of a sub-psychoactive or slightly psychoactive dose of cannabis – is gaining popularity among those who want the medical benefits of cannabis without the buzz.
Though cannabis medicine is banned by law in some parts of the country, it is currently accessible in the form of concentrated oil extracts, infused sublingual sprays, tinctures, edibles, gel caps, topical salves and other products.
Not everyone enjoys the high you get from THC. Yet often times managing its effects is the key to implementing an effective regime for treatment. CBD does not produce the intoxicating effect that THC produces in the body, but instead helps dampen its effects. Thus, a higher concentrate of CBD to THC will produce less of a high and can be present in resin-rich cannabis in generally one of 3 ways:
So what's the right dosage for these 3 types of cannabis?
Basically different types of cannabis require different dosages but the same general rule should always apply to start with low dosages to see how your specific physiology reacts to cannabis.
As pharmacists we have had the opportunity to research and study CBD products that have been tested for concentrations of all cannabinoids, including CBD and tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), by an independent, third-party lab. We extend this knowledge to you in the form of Free Consultations so you can contact us with questions regarding buying, CBD and THC levels, dosage recommendations, and expected usage effects specific to you and your individual physiology.
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