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A dose can be referred to as the amount of a product you use to achieve a certain affect. The dose that people use can all be different from one person to the next. For one person smoking a joint, a dose of 2 puffs may be all it takes to feel the intoxicating effects whereas with a seasoned user, they might not feel those 2 puffs at all.

The smartest way to figure out what dose of cannabis works is by starting off small and finding out the minimum effective dose. Take 2 puffs, wait and see if it kicks in and if it doesn’t then increase gradually from there. This dosing method increases the chances of finding out the optimal dose. Dosing is fairly dependent on the user to find out what works best for them. There are some recommendations for medical marijuana users and the doses they take for certain conditions.

Multiple sclerosis patients are advised to take around one to five capsules of cannabis extract that contains 2.5 mg of THC. For nerve pain, it has been suggested to use up to three times per day for up to two weeks. Cannabis for patients is self-titrated until unpleasant affects are diminished. The right dose of cannabis that helps someone ease their nausea might make another person have an anxiety attack.

A standard rule of thumb when dosing it to start low and go slow. Utilizing this advice will help the user adjust their dose accordingly and will mitigate any unwanted effects. Inexperienced users will be the most at risk when trying to find out the dose that works for them. A standard dose in some locations in the medical marijuana industry has been known to be around 10 mg of THC.

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