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Medical Cannabis 101: Dosage

August 1


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Figuring out the optimal dose of medical cannabis may involve some trial and error. Since everyone’s body is different and is faced with different health conditions, it is important to understand them before starting to dose cannabis. Generally speaking, a balanced ratio of CBD and THC can have a remedial impact than just having either of them alone. There is no universal dosage of cannabis that everyone should take. But research has shown that most people use dosages anywhere between 20 and 1,500 milligrams per day. While there is still a lack of studies on the dosage of cannabis, there are still some important ideas a patient can consider when consuming medical cannabis. 

Figuring out the right amount for you

Before consuming medical cannabis, you need to consider a range of factors that includes:

  • Your body weight
  • The health conditions you’re treating
  • The concentration of CBD or THC in any form of medicines 

It is important for one to speak with a doctor first about the appropriate dosage of medical cannabis and stick to the suggested amount. If the doctor doesn’t have any recommendations, it’s best to start with a smaller dosage and slowly increase it. You can start with 20 to 40 milligrams a day, and increase this amount by 5 milligrams. At some point, you might feel that you’re recovering and feel better. 

Microdosing for beginners

One of the common misconceptions about medical cannabis treatment is that one has to be high to achieve some sort of relief. As mentioned previously, the dosage depends on many factors such as your body weight. Thus, the effects of medical cannabis can be achieved and symptoms can be reduced with low dosages. The practice of micro-dosing of a slightly psychoactive dose of cannabis can be effective enough for most people. One can consume measurable doses of cannabis medicine in the form of concentrated oil extracts, sprays, tinctures, edibles, and more. 

Calculate medical cannabis dosage 

Some products like capsules, pills, or gummies will tell you how much is in a single serving. You can check that by looking at the packaging on the bottle. If it’s in the form of oil, the packaging will show how much CBD is in a single drop. It may be difficult to know how much CBD is in one drop because the packaging would only show the total amount of CBD in the entire bottle. Note that one drop is around 0.05 millimeters. Remember to always look for the amount of medical cannabis contained in the products. This is especially important as the same product from different companies may vary in the amount of cannabis. 


Overall, medical cannabis is a safe medicine to use appropriately with the right amount of dosage. It is highly recommended to consult with a doctor when you’re unsure of the appropriate dosage for your health condition. 

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