Disclaimer: These dosing recommendations are not intended to endorse or advocate for any particular course of treatment and may be based on anecdotal information. While you may find them helpful, they are not a substitute for the expertise, knowledge and judgement of healthcare professionals. For condition specific questions please talk to your doctor. Please see our Medical Disclaimer for further information.
Different people have different experiences. One individual may feel stress ‘releaf,’ while another feels over-stimulated and stressed, while another feels energized and on-task. There are many factors that impact the effect:
The goal of our consensus recommendations is to provide direction on dosing and administering medical cannabis to give clinicians one more tool in their toolbox to treat chronic pain. These are important recommendations because medical cannabis is an alternative to opioids, which are associated with high potency but also high toxicity.
Like most new medications, dosage recommendations for cannabis medicines are best established according to existing scientific research, careful integration of high-quality anecdotal evidence, and incorporation of individual patient outcomes. As more patients join the program and the knowledge base for physicians grows, prescribers will gain a better understanding of efficacy and how patients tolerate medical cannabis treatment.
At the heart of all medical cannabis products lies the issue of being able to deliver the correct dose to treat the condition or disease in question. The next most important thing to consider is the impact on a patient’s lifestyle and their ability to continue taking their medication reliably and effectively.