Beware of Medical Marijuana Dosage and Timings

Stoners often indulge in the act of wake and bake. Cannabis gives a euphoric feeling along with its psychoactive effects. Cannabis recreational users who consume cannabis occasionally don’t have to worry much about the dosage of cannabis. But, the people who are dependent a lot on cannabis need to worry. As a medical cannabis user, there may be several questions pondering your mind, like, “How much cannabis should I take, and at what time?”

Here, we have highlighted some points for people who consume cannabis all day long.

Edibles:

If you don’t like to smoke, you will probably be wondering, “Can I switch to edibles?” But remember, it is not a good option to introduce yourself to cannabis. Edibles are much stronger and have a longer-lasting effect than vaporizers. Even an experienced cannabis user should consume micro-dose of edibles.

Moreover, the best way to have edibles is to take it slowly and choose edibles with low amounts of THC contents, say 5mg or less every 1-2 hours, and immediately stop when you don’t feel much pain anymore.

Edibles that have a massive amount of THC are advisable to a cancer patient, but you should consult your doctor before ingesting even a single dose.

CBD-Rich Products:

Cannabinoids found in marijuana imitates endocannabinoids, which are made by the body.

CBD-rich products act as a buffer which modulates THC effects. The reason behind this phenomenon is that CBD is a negative modulator of CB1 receptors. However, this fact is still under consideration because it has been tried on different persons and have produced differing results. For instance, CBD may help the effect of THC to last longer and vice-versa on some persons, and may not have any significant effect on some others. On the other hand, Tetrahydrocannabivarin (THCV) is another cannabinoid that is a negative modulator and has a high affinity to CB2 receptors.

Don’t Operate Cars or Machinery:

Cannabis affects reaction time and motor controls, therefore, you should not operate cars or any other bulky types of machinery while consuming cannabis.

Cannabis and the Workplace:

No workplace entertains the use of cannabis, thus, you should not risk your job. So, it is better to refrain from using cannabis while at your workplace than run the risk of losing your job. You can perhaps use it before or after your work.

How to Prevent a Bad Experience?

Using products which have less amount of CBD can help in overcoming the adverse effects of THC. Chewing black peppercorns, which contains terpenoid beta-caryophyllene can relieve you from adverse effects; it interacts with cannabinoids, calms and keeps you hydrated.