Decide how you want to take cannabis. Cannabis oil is available in sprays, capsules, edibles and other forms.
Find your ratio. Cannabis products have varying amounts of CBD and THC. A high CBD or high THC product is not necessarily superior to a strain or product with a balanced ratio. Find the proper combination to optimize your therapeutic use of cannabis.
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Begin with a low dose. This is important, especially if you have little or no experience with cannabis.
Take a few small doses over the course of a day rather than one big dose.
Use the same dose and ratio for several days. Observe the effects and if necessary adjust the ratio or amount.
Don’t overdo it. “Less is more” is often the case with cannabis therapeutics.
Be aware of possible side effects. Cannabis is a safe and forgiving medicine. But depending upon delivery method and individual tolerance, it can amplify anxiety and mood disorders. Other possible side effects are dry mouth, dizziness and faintness.
Consult your healthcare provider. Proceed cautiously, especially if you have a history of alcohol or drug abuse, mental illness, are pregnant or breastfeeding, or are taking other medications.