Everybody has their own ideal dosage range for cannabis. Some people appreciate very small amounts, while others enjoy consuming as much as they can!
The important thing to remember here is that cannabis is classified as a biphasic substance. Essentially, this means taking too much could have the opposite effect of what you intended.
For instance, if you’re taking cannabis for pain or nausea, a little can help soothe symptoms, and too much may aggravate symptoms.
Same is true if you’re using it for stress management.
Simply put: overdoing it with cannabis can result in diminishing benefits and greater side effects (anxiety, paranoia, fatigue, social withdrawal).
This is where experimenting with dosage comes in so you can find what works best for you and what doesn’t work.
So, for example, if you find that cannabis makes you anxious – you might try consuming much less next time. If that doesn’t help, your next option would be to find a different variety of cannabis altogether or perhaps a different format (edibles vs vaping, for example).
Experimenting with different dosage levels and delivery formats is also helpful for people who have been consuming cannabis for a long time but aren’t getting the same benefits any longer.
If you really want to respect this plant and get the most benefits, less is usually more.