The legalization of medicinal marijuana in most of the states in America has led to patients often taking course to cannabis edibles or oils to relieve themselves of the painful symptoms accompanying any chronic or long-term illness. However, a study conducted at Oregon Health and Science University has proven that medical cannabis users or marijuana patients are not aware of the optimum dosage that they are supposed to consume each day.
The above-mentioned discrepancy have resulted in forming hurdles in the proper functioning of the treatment procedures that use medicinal marijuana and cannabis edibles. A further difficulty probed in this sector is the Federal ban on the marijuana plant altogether that forbids intensive study and research thus hampering legal prescription of medicinal cannabis from NJ marijuana dispensaries or the other around the country. Even though practitioners have guided patients to begin their regime with small and gradual dosages, they still abide by misleading information.
Furthermore, the dosage of marijuana is incorrect because of the pre-conceived notion that higher the amount consumed better and faster is its effects; but the reality is completely the opposite. Cannabis edibles doesn’t contain the THC element which is responsible for making a person high and is broken down by the liver at a faster rate thus escalating their rate of result; instead they take time up to at least 3-4 hours to get absorbed in the bloodstream and show its effects. Consuming higher dose will bear stronger therapeutic effects, way more than the patient can tolerate and result in side effects.
Studies have shown that when a patient suffering from cancer was introduced to 21mg dosage every day from the NJ marijuana dispensary, he was relieved of the pain faster as compared to 52mg. additionally, when the patient was given a dosage of 83mg, the repercussions turned out worse leading to innumerable side effects.
There are a few conclusions that have been derived from the study mentioned in the earlier section; most of the patients gained clarity about the treatment but their dosage is still not clear. The biggest reason underlying this is that they do not comprehend the amount of marijuana that consists either of THC or cannabis edibles that their bodies are receptive to. The manufactures too, are partly responsible for the incorrect dosage; only 17% of the total companies had labeled the contents and their proportion of THC and cannabis edibles that are sold by NJ marijuana dispensaries and the others. Researches have shown that 30% of the cannabis edibles had correct labels and only 10% in the vaping products.
Another reason that can be assigned to incorrect dosage among patients is that even after they have been guided with the right time of consumption, they tend to disrupt it according to their convenience shortening the gap between the dosages. OSHU have claimed that male and younger patients are frequently dosed when compared to female and younger respondents.
To combat this incorrect dosage, researchers and doctors are suggesting that patients should take course to microdosing that involves introducing extremely small amounts of THC and edibles so that the body has enough to time to get used to this element and accordingly eradicate its potential to intoxicate. Apart from this, users can also distribute their time for medicinal marijuana consumption evenly through the day so that the restrictions are not overshadowed.