How do I Take My Medical Marijuana for the First Time?

| December 13, 2017 |

Once you have your medical marijuana and know how you’re going to consume it, you should prepare for your first dose. Choose a time when you don’t have any personal or professional responsibilities, and make sure you’re in a comfortable environment. Your physician or cannabis clinic counsellor should have recommended a very small dose for your first time, and it’s critical that you adhere to their instructions.

Even with a minimal prescribed dose, the amount of cannabis necessary to result in noticeable effects will vary from patient to patient. We can’t stress enough how important it is to take it very slowly your first time. If vaping, take a single puff and wait at least 15-20 minutes to see how you feel. If you want to heighten the effects, take another small puff. With oils or edibles, you’ll have to wait even longer and it’s even more critical to start low and take it slow. Start by ingesting just half of the dose prescribed by your doctor and wait 60-90 minutes to see how you feel. The effects take longer to kick in, so don’t think your cannabis isn’t working and ingest even more.

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