Article by Deja Leonard, Lift News
Cannabidiol, or CBD, is the non-psychoactive cannabinoid found in cannabis, and you can find it in both dried flower form and oil form if you’re authorized by a doctor and registered with Health Canada under the Access to Cannabis for Medical Purposes Regulations. Lift users report using it to treat a variety of ailments such as chronic pain, anxiety and inflammation.
CBD oil is derived from high-CBD, low-THC cannabis flowers, and its popularity is rising as many patients choose the healthy alternative to smoking. Plus, it can be hard to determine the exact amount of active ingredients in each dose of dried flowers. For example, if you’re using a vaporizer it can be hard to determine how much CBD you’ve ingested after one “sip.”
CBD oil gives users a more precise option when it comes to monitoring dosage because you know exactly how much you are ingesting each time.
How to find the right dose of CBD Oil
The proper CBD dosage will vary from person to person, and it will also depend on your treatment goals. Are you using CBD oil to try to ease anxiety and depression, or to try to reduce chronic seizures?
According to the Government of Canada, results from a clinical trial using CBD oil for treatment of specific types of childhood epilepsy suggests that a daily dosing between 5 and 20 mg/kg CBD is sufficient, but ultimately doctors need more studies to support the evidence.
But a good first step is to determine the equivalency factor of your oil. This is the quantity of oil that is equivalent to one gram of dried marijuana. This information will be on the label of your product, and will also be available on your licensed producer’s (LP) website.