Adjusting your medicine is complex and takes time. There are no set, specific, or standardized dosing guidelines like those established for pharmaceuticals. Cannabis is a plant that cannot be prescribed simply based upon body weight or age, due to multiple individual physiological and genetic differences. The one common recommendation we have for all cannabis patients regarding how much they should use is a saying that is easy to remember: start low, go slow.
DID YOU KNOW:
Many of the benefits of cannabis actually diminish with increased dosage.
To maximize the therapeutic benefits of the cannabis plant, it is important that patients find the right dose for them. Small doses of cannabis will trigger the body to produce more endocannabinoids, which have their own therapeutic and healing effects. Staying below your dosage threshold will actually increase your sensitivity to cannabis over time, which means you will need less of it for the best results!
Dr. Dustin Sulak, a presenter at our 2nd Annual Medical Cannabis Conference, agrees that micro-dosing is a great option for patients who are looking for the idea dose for their wellness. In his recent article he explains,
“I’ve seen adult patients achieve therapeutic effects at 1 mg of total cannabinoids daily, while others consume over 2,000 mg daily without adverse effects.”
Read more about Dustin Sulak’s perspective on micro-dosing in his recent article on Leafly: