Cannabis Treatment Plan for Common Conditions
This information was shared with us by a group member who saw it posted in a medical cannabis dispensary. The information provided here is basic and intended for general education purposes. If you are unsure, or have a complicated medical history or medication profile, it is recommended that you consult with your physician. Always start with the lowest dose first.
Usually high CBD strains are best. Oral dose lasts 4-8 hours. THC helps with inflammation, and taking 1:1 THC/CBD oil or capsules at bedtime helps with sleep. Studies show cannabis can help reduce dependence on opioids.
To decrease frequence and severity of migraines, take 2.5 mg of THC daily upon rising or in the mid-afternoon. For symptom relief, try smoking/vaping 10-25 mg of THC as soon as symptoms start (usually 2-4 hits). For relief mid-headache, a heavy indica is recommended. Popular strains are MK Ultra, Purple Urkle, Purple Kush and similar indicas.
2.5-5 mg THC with 10-25 mg of CBDs. CBDs alone may make pain worse.
High CBD strains only. Very low THC (1-3 mg) per dose to prevent increased anxiety.
Start with 5 mg of THC with 20-50 mg CBD and increase dose until pain relief peaks. Oral dose 2-3 times per day and sublingual. Topical or smoke/vape for quick relief.
Recommended dose for symptom management is 20 mg THC daily, but varies from patient to patient. 10-20 mg of CBDs will help with appetite and anxiety. For Chemo-related nausea, up to 20 mg of THC may be needed per dose but start low as a precaution. Oral doses are effective, if you are able. Sprays, tinctures and suppositories are best for nausea or appetite. There are many studies showing whole plan extract oil has been known to shrink tumors. Guidance from your cannabis provider is recommended.
CROHNS & GI DISORDERS
5-7 mg of THC daily, although usually requires more for pain control. CBD strains help with pain and usually have enough THC. Oral and suppositories are best for healing GI tract.
Very low THC dose, 1-3 mg. Too much THC and/or CBD can make depression worse. Sativa strains are usually best.
Indicas with CBN (if able). Keep in mind that smoking about an hour before bed will relax you and help you fall asleep but wears off. Low THC oral dose is best.
1:1 THC/CBD ratio is recommended. Tinctures, sprays, gum, hard candy, etc. are also very effective.
2.5-10 mg of THC with 10-50 mg of CBDs. Oral, sprays, tinctures and edibles work well. Smoking/vaping for immediate relief.
5-10 mg dose of THC with 10-30 mg of CBDs is helpful for easing memories. Usually smoked/vaped, but an oral dose is recommended at night before sleep for reduced nightmares. Caution: too much THC can cause anxiety.
Large dose CBD products (200-300 mg). High concentrated CBD oils 3 times per day, orally for consistent blood levels. Sublingual is also effective, up to 5 times per day. Smoking/vaping for immediate relief.
Do not discontinue your medications.