Although cannabis has a wide margin when talking of safety, it’s wiser to stay within boundaries to avoid any problems. For one, cannabis use must be used with caution, and in order to make use of it carefully, check out the following for information on dosage, precautions and indications.

 

Dosage

Well, it goes like this. Physicians and clinicians who have experienced administering or prescribing cannabis among their patients revealed that dosage actually vary from one patient to another, even if the case it is used for treating the same condition.  They only implement one basic rule of thumb regarding this: You will have to start low and slow. For instance, take note that commercial tinctures for instance are very concentrated, so there is always a dropper coming along with it for administration. Nevertheless, dosage may be lower or higher depending on per doctor advice. 

Various clinical studies have used multitude of preparations and only allow titration for effect; therefore, making a one-size fits all dosage recommendation may not be possible.  For instance, an initial dose of five milligrams of oral THC and self-titrated up to 25 milligrams of THC for a period of 52 weeks for treatment of multiple sclerosis.

Precautions

  • Be it known that marijuana contains over hundreds of compounds, which not all are helpful but in fact may affect the functioning of the nervous system and of the brain.  You should take note that, just like other medicinal remedies, efficacy and safety of marijuana for therapeutic or healing purpose may be limited and that it may not, alone, meet all the standards mandated by the Food and Drug Regulations (Canada).
  • Do not smoke it in the presence of children as it may affect their concentration and the ability in making decisions.  The same goes for over smoking it for adults and that they may also experience an inability to drive, perform motor skills and cause them panic attacks.
  • Some potheads, when overdosing, also experience some episodes of hallucinations and paranoia due to the cognitive impairment, especially when cannabis is consumed or taken along with other drugs, such as opioids, psychoactive drugs and sleeping pills and alcohol, which also may result to lesser nervous system activities.
  • At all cost, marijuana use should not be considered for lactating and pregnant women, although studies that are backing this up is still premature revealing that the use of cannabis while pregnant has had slight effect on the fetus.

Indications

  • It may help patients prevent blindness due to glaucoma, especially among seniors.
  • It may help those suffering from HIV/AIDS in terms of fighting pain.
  • It may help reduce vomiting and nausea associated with cancer treatments.
  • It may help children prevent seizures due to epilepsy.
  • It may help in the treatment of multiple sclerosis.

 

Medical marijuana, when used with care and discipline, can be one of the most helpful medical breakthroughs of the modern age. Nevertheless, learning of its dosage administration, precaution and indications could help you stay on the right track. Learn more of medical cannabis today!