What’s the rush?
Every individual’s system is unique to them. The same cannabis varietal might affect two people different. Whatever you are trying, the best course of action is to start with a low dosage of THC and go slow, allowing ample time for the effects to kick in. For newbies, consider lower intensity varietals to start. We recommend starting with level 1 products before exploring levels 2 and 3. Use a strain journal to make note of what works for you and what doesn’t.
Here’s a chart that highlights ideal starting doses:
1 – 2 inhalations of dried cannabis that is low in THC and high in CBD, like our Equalize varietal.
Start with just one 2.5 mg (THC) capsule.
Start with just one 2.5 mg spritz (THC).
Start with one bite, or one serving.
Start with just one hit.
Choose a low THC extract with CBD.
Start with one serving (2 mg THC).
It’s important. You do it a lot...at least we hope you do. Deep breathing, that is. With some methods, like a joint or pipe, hold the smoke in the mouth to cool it down before inhaling. Then release it slowly. There is no need to hold the smoke in the lungs to get “the effect.”
If you’ve chosen Softgel capsules or oil, Health Canada notes that you might not feel the effects right away. It could take between 30 minutes to 2 hours before you notice a change. This is in contrast with dried flower, who’s effects may be felt in a matter of seconds, or a few minutes.
Before you begin, we should mention, Health Canada recommends that beginners choose products that have lower levels of THC, and an equal amount of CBD. A 1:1 ratio offers the inexperienced a chance to explore the effects of THC gradually. No matter what you choose to start your journey with cannabis, remember these four little words; start low, go slow.