Cannabis can be consumed in many ways, making dosing a bit challenging. No matter why you consume cannabis, it can be hard to find the right dose. Cannabis strains have a chemical profile that greatly varies. Also, the way a strain was grown can impact its final potency. Lastly, how you consume the substance can affect its potency and effects. This guide will help find the right starting dose of your favorite strain:
Dosing Dry Herb
The typical dose of dried bud is 0.5 grams to 0.5 grams. Those who smoke or vape cannabis can benefit from the fast onset. When inhaled into the lungs, the dried herb’s cannabinoids, terpenes, and other chemicals are quickly absorbed into the bloodstream. The exact onset will vary depending on the strain, your tolerance, and the flower’s potency, you will feel the effects of the dried bud within five to fifteen minutes.
Edible purchased from dispensaries or legal cannabis retail stores must come with clear dosing instructions. You need to check the label of the edible carefully. If the label outlines the product’s cannabinoid content as a percentage, determine the number of milligrams of cannabinoids contained in the edible by multiplying the total weight of the product with the percentage of cannabinoids.
When consumed, cannabis edibles can take some time to produce the desire effects because of the ability of the body to metabolize the active compounds. That is why experts warn against increasing your dose until a full two hours have elapsed. Overdosing on cannabis can leave you experiencing an unpleasant trip.
Dosing Oil Extracts
A typical dose of an oral CBD oil extract made from hemp begins at 10 mg, although this varies depending on your requirements. Because CBD oil products vary in concentration and purity, you need to be familiar with the recommended dosing protocol for every product.
CBD oils are suitable for microdosing. You can take 2.5 mg to 5 mg of CBD per dose, many times throughout the day.
Dosing Full-Extract Cannabis Oil
The typical dose of this oil is up to 1 gram, divided into several doses. The oil is one of the most potent forms of cannabis that has powerful effects even when taken in small doses. When dosing the oil, remember that one full gram of concentrated full-extract cannabis oil is already a very high dose. This makes it essential to consult a medical professional before taking high doses of cannabis.