Five Good Rules for Choosing and Using Your Cannabis Medicine


Quality of raw materials in the product

  • From organic whole plant cannabis
  • Non-GMO; No pesticides
  • Clean soil, without prior use of chemical nutrients
  • Contains full complement of cannabinoids, terpenes, flavanoids — not from isolates

What delivery system works best for you?

  • Absorb through the membrane of the mouth (tinctures, lozenges, melt in the mouth edibles, swish liquids)
  • Smoking is great for symptom management, but short-term
  • Edibles can degrade in stomach acids and digestive enzymes
  • Suppositories are a good option if you can’t “swish”

What ratio of cannabinoids is best for what you’re treating?

  • Cannabinoids like CBD and THC work best together
  • High CBD to low THC works well for neurological conditions like epilepsy (eg 20:1 ratio)
  • Micro-dose THC dominant products to not “get high”

What is your dose?

  • The dose starts with what we know has worked well for others. That’s the baseline.
  • Healing effects from herbs are individuated, not formulaic.  YOU will find the right dose for your metabolism.
  • Dosing is best measured by the results:  How do you FEEL?   And how is it affecting your body?

The Cardinal Rule of Herbal Medicine

  • Herbs are individuated – your body responds uniquely

Cannabis* is effective medicine because it works naturally, combining the phytocannabinoids in the plant with the endocannabinoids produced in our bodies, in a dynamic interplay of chemical compounds called the Entourage Effect.

* See What About Hemp?