Last updated: May 30th, 2016
Despite concentrated cannabis oil being the preferred treatment for many patients, many people still prefer to smoke or vaporize marijuana to relieve stress, social anxiety, and other illnesses that are not considered life-threatening. The amount of cannabis you should consider purchasing is dependent on a variety of factors, including, but not limited too, how much you smoke on a daily basis, your desired use-case (vaporizing or packing small one-hitters takes significantly less cannabis than rolling a joint), the quality of the bud in question, and your budget at the time.
There are noticeable cost-savings when investing in larger quantities of cannabis, but many first-time patients will not need more than an eighth (⅛) of cannabis to last them for a few days (or even weeks for those who rarely medicate). As such, it is recommended that first-time patients start low (1 gram – 1 eighth). You will want to eventually work your way up to larger quantities as you become more and more familiar with the amount of cannabis that you personally need. Use this helpful guide to determine how much cannabis you will need the next time you visit your local dispensary.
NOTE: Under current legislations, medical marijuana patients make “donations” rather than “buy” medicine when obtaining products through a licensed dispensary or caregiver.
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