• Methods of Administration & Finding the Right Dose

     

    Ways of using cannabis

    When effects could begin

    How long effects could last 

    Smoking/vaporizing

    Seconds to minutes

    Up to 6 hours*

    Swallowing (food/capsules)

    30 minutes – 1.5 hours

    Up to 12 hours*

    Under the tongue

    5-30 minutes

    Up to 12 hours*

    *some effects could last as long as 24 hours

    Start Low, Go Slow

    Vapourizing:

    When you first try vapourizing cannabis, or if you are trying a new variety, start with 1 inhalation and wait 15 minutes before consuming more. Increase by 1 inhalation every 15-30 minutes until optimal dose is achieved. Observe how your symptoms are affected and how your mind and mood feel, before deciding to take more. 

    Ingestion:

    It’s even more important to start low, go slow when ingesting cannabis. Consult the dosing guidance on your product, and if you are unsure you should call your medical cannabis provider or healthcare professional for guidance. 

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