Taking marijuana can provide comfort and relaxation, but it can also make people very high if they take too much. Taking the time to measure your pot intake with a scale is time-consuming and irritating if you need relief quickly, so how can you ensure that you're going to get exactly what you need without going overboard? Here's what you can do.
Start With a Measured Product
The first thing you should do is stop by your local cannabis dispensary and look for products that have a pre-set, measured amount of THC in them. THC is measured in milligrams and should be marked clearly on the package if it's been measured by the manufacturer.
Vape pens, edibles, and tinctures typically tell you how many milligrams of THC you'll consume per puff, edible, or drop, accordingly. This is important to pay attention to, as it's what's going to keep you from having to have to carefully measure your buds to determine how high you'll get.
With your new products, it's time to perform a few experiments. Choose one product and, during a time when you have nowhere to be and nothing important to do, take the smallest dose possible. Wait for a while and see what its impact is on you. If you take an edible, it may take more time to kick in, so be patient.
If you find that you don't get enough relief, take a second dose, but only take one dose at a time. See how it feels and if you're comfortable but not stoned. Repeat this process until you either become stoned, find relief, or both.
Once you know where your tolerance level is, you can act accordingly with any product that's pre-marked with how much THC it contains. Whether you choose varying strains like indica, sativa, or even a hybrid, this measurement should give you a basic idea of what you can expect from the product. If you want to take it without getting stoned, stick with your comfort zone that you discovered while experimenting and don't go any further.
Pot can help people with pain and discomfort, but many don't want to feel stoned or silly all the time. If you're one of them, follow this guide and find relief without the haze that it can come with. Talk to a cannabis dispensary representative if you have further questions about dosage, strain, or anything else about marijuana.