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Dosing

Can I overdose on Cannabis?

No one has ever died from Cannabis. There is no achievable lethal overdose that has ever been recorded in the history of humankind. Ever.

Can I reduce my medication before I get my Medical Cannabis?

If you’re currently taking other medication, please ensure you discuss this with the CDA clinical team in your consultation. During the consultation, they will advise the correct titration methods and determine whether or not it is safe to reduce the current medication you are taking.

How do I determine my optimal dose?

The optimal dose will vary between individuals. Determining the optimal individualised dose of Medical Cannabis oil may take some weeks to achieve. It’s important to start with a low dose and gradually increase the dose over a period of time (also known as titrating). Record every dose in a dosing diary to find your individualised optimal dose.

How much CBD should I take?

This will be discussed with the clinical team during the consultation as the dose varies for each patient.

How much THC should I take?

This will be discussed with the clinical team during the consultation as the dose varies for each patient.

What does 'titrate' mean?

Titration is the process of adjusting the dose of a medication to reach the maximum benefit without the adverse effects.

What do I do when I feel my dose is no longer effective?

Contact your prescribing Doctor.

What happens if I feel too high?

In the case of taking too much THC, time is going to be the remedy. Finding a quiet, safe space to relax, as well as having a trusted person stay with you, will be beneficial. There has never been a Cannabis-related death recorded in history. Please consult your prescribing Doctor for more information.

What happens if I take too much CBD?

CBD has a wide safety profile, which means overdosing is rare. Potential side effects may be extreme relaxation and sedation. In case of overdose, please contact 000 and ensure you notify your prescribing Doctor at your follow up consultation.

What happens if I take too much THC?

In the case of taking too much THC, time is going to be the remedy. Finding a quiet, safe space to relax, as well as having a trusted person stay with you, will be beneficial. There has never been a Cannabis-related death recorded and the lethal dose is unachievable. Distraction and time is the key as the “high” will pass. In case of overdose, please contact 000 and ensure you notify your prescribing Doctor at your follow up consultation.

What's microdosing?

Microdosing is the practice of taking or administering very small amounts of a drug in order to benefit from its physiological action while minimising undesirable side effects.