How much THC should a first-time patient take?

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Last updated: October 11th, 2016

First-time medical marijuana patients typically get started with a low dose of 5-10 mg of THC. However, cannabis is personalized medicine; only you can determine what dosage works best for you. Unfortunately, until the laws change and more patient-focused companies jump into the sector, finding the optimal dosage for your health condition is going to be a learning process through trial and error. This often requires experimenting with different potencies and types of edibles and lots of research. As such, it is highly recommended that you keep a journal and record your experiences with different products, dosages, and try to distinguish what ratio of cannabinoids in what dosage yields the maximum therapeutic effect for your specific ailment / health condition.

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