How to find your Therapeutic Dosage?
Goal: To discover the lowest therapeutic dose of cannabis you need to achieve the optimal benefits.
Today, instead of looking for the minimal noticeable effect of inhaled cannabis, you'll be carefully increasing your dose of cannabis to the optimal or therapeutic effect. Think of the symptomatic relief you want to achieve using cannabis and a functional goal associated with that relief. For example, "my back is comfortable enough for me to pick up my grandchild", or "I'm feeling calm enough to make good decisions", or "my muscles are relaxed enough to enjoy a mile walk outside".
Write your therapeutic goals down on the worksheet.
To achieve that goal, today you'll likely take 1-2 more inhalations per session than you did on day 3. If you were satisfied with the therapeutic effects you experienced on day 3, simply remain at that same dosage and notice if today's therapeutic effects increase even more.
- Check your inner inventory and write it down on the worksheet.
- Take 1 inhalation, wait 5 minutes, check your inner inventory and write it down on the worksheet.
- Continue to take 1 inhalation every 5 minutes, recording your inner inventory each time, until your experience symptom relief and feel close to your therapeutic goal. Then end the session and write the number of inhalations required on the worksheet.
- How do I know when I reach the optimal dose? One of two things will occur:
- You feel enough symptom relief that you are no longer limited by whatever was bothering you. Your session is over, mark down your findings and go enjoy your day!
- You notice a decrease in your inner inventory 5 minutes after an inhalation. This actually means that you have slightly exceeded your optimal dose. Don't worry if this happens, it's an important part of the learning process! Next time just take 1 less inhalation or take smaller inhalations.
You have found your new optimal close for inhaled cannabis.
- Use the next 2-3 sessions to confirm your dosage by repeating the process, including the 5 minute period between inhalations. After day 4 you no longer have to wait the 5 minute between each inhalation.
- I recommend you periodically try taking one inhalation less than your day 4 dosage to determine its effect - some people continue to increase their cannabis sensitivity on days 5-10. You can always take another inhalation if needed 5 minutes later.
If at any time you notice that you are developing tolerance to cannabis, meaning you begin needing a higher dose to get the same effect, then you have likely exceeded your optimal personal therapeutic dosage. I recommend you try our sensitization protocol to hep you recover your cannabis sensitivity and return to your optimal dosage.
Congratulations on completing the 4-Day Introduction to Cannabis Program for Inhalation.
I wish you a long, therapeutic relationship with this incredible medicine, great health and happiness.
- Bangi Afika Herb Culture