What Is Low THC Dosing?

 

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Like many cannabis patients in this current era, when I started using medical cannabis I had little direction as to how to be using it right for me. The reality is that because cannabis is such a unique medicine for each individual your doctor can’t exactly tell you how much to take or not take, you can only figure that out together by taking it and adjusting doses as necessary.

While cannabis is non-toxic we each have our own threshold for how much cannabis is right for us as an individual. Don’t take enough and you won’t experience all the benefits or take too much you won’t experience all the benefits. Find your sweet spot and the body can find true homeostasis.

One of the things I am grateful to have learned is the concept of low THC dosing. When I initially started using cannabis I did so with the intention to not get too high but to be able to function and still have relief for chronic pain. I didn’t know about CBD and I had yet to experience the benefits of topicals and raw cannabis juicing. So, it was all about the THC.

As it turns out I tolerate THC very well, can take it all day long and figured that since I could tolerate so much my body needed that much and it must be okay to do so long term. It used to be nothing to take a 150mg THC bedtime edible or a 50mg THC edible first thing in the morning and focus on whether the varieties of cannabis I was using were daytime energizing or night time relaxing.

Then I started focusing on increasing my intake of other cannabinoids like CBD and THCA and utilizing terpenes. I also embraced this idea of thoughtfully only taking a low dose of THC as part of my overall consumption which involved a change in how I was using cannabis. Less vaping and high THC edibles and more CBD tinctures/edibles, raw juicing, and topicals.

I started a new cannabis journal with the intention of discovering my ideal usage with smaller amounts of THC. Turns out my body functions well with lower doses of THC than I initially was using. The change also increased my sensitivity to THC which is a very pleasant thing for somebody who has a high tolerance.

I take this cannabis stuff very seriously because it is part of my long term wellness and chronic pain management program. It is imperative to dwell in my homeostasis sweet spot so that I can truly achieve the wellness that lives within me.

So, when it comes to THC (and cannabis in general) start slow, go low.

-TwiceBakedinWA

4 responses to this post.

  1. As always, a great read. Thank you and have a great week!!

  2. Thanks Matthew! Take care. -TBinWA

  3. Microdosing is sometime a more accurate way to self-titrate. It establishes & maintains a consistent baseline better than 1 big gulp every morning. As always, YMMV

  4. Thank You for your continued Warriorness in Health and Healing! Personally, I see myself moving more away from alcohol and towards more cannabis in my own healing journey. xo from San Diego, CA.

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