What’s Your Cannabis Ratio? How Many Parts CBD:THC
The cannabis movement is booming and there are no signs of it slowing down. The good news is that plant based medicines are gaining popularity with the mainstream population. Quite honestly, plant based medicines should never have fallen out of the good graces of the mainstream population. We all have government regulation to thank for that. More on that later. The bad news is that cannabis has attracted so many people to the business front. This creates space for unwholesome persons to try and make a quick dollar with no regards for the medicine itself. Green is definitely the new gold and everyone wants in. This article is a bold prediction on every front. I’m about to tell you how your primary care physician will prescribe medicine in the future.
What’s Your Cannabis Ratio?
This is the question your primary care physician will ask you in the future. This will also be how your PCP will prescribe cannabis to you for your ailments. Your ‘ratio’ in this regards is how many parts CBD you should take in conjunction with parts of THC. Your cannabis ratio will be written the same way as any mathematical ratio. Here are some examples for a visual reference:
1:1 = This means there are equal parts CBD to THC. 1mg CBD and 1mg of THC.
2:1 = This means there are 2 parts of CBD to 1 part of THC. 2mg CBD and 1mg of THC.
6:1 = This means there are 6 parts of CBD to 1 part of THC. 6mg CBD and 1mg of THC.
8:3 = This means there are 8 parts of CBD to 3 parts of THC. 8mg CBD and 3mg of THC.
3:8 = This means there are 3 parts of CBD to 8 parts of THC. 3mg CBD and 8mg of THC. Notice in this example that the ratio is less CBD and more THC.
How Many Ratios Are There?
There is an infinite amount of numerical combinations that can be included in your cannabis ratio. Unfortunately, It’s too early in the cannabis-as-medicine era to give a straight answer on what ratio is right for you. Right now human beings are discovering their cannabis ratios through a trial by error method. It’s always best to start with a small amount of each cannabis compound and work your way up. Slowly increasing your ratio of CBD:THC – or your serving size – until you feel the desired effects is most common. Less is more in the beginning phases of learning what your CBD:THC ratio is.
Personal Case Study
My father had a 50+ year career in medicine. He served in the Air Force during the Vietnam War and retired as registered nurse. The physical demands of bedside nursing absolutely destroyed his lower back. Now at 70 years old, he just finished getting his 4th back surgery. He has a sciatic nerve issue in his right leg that has caused nerve damage and foot-drop. Needless to say, my father lives his life in constant discomfort. With the opioid epidemic running rampant throughout the world, he refuses to take traditional painkillers and was seeking alternative methods for pain relief. Enter the cannabis ratio.
To be fair, my father never shied away from cannabis over the years. He always believed it had medicinal properties but, never knew how to take it personally. Now with the advancement of hemp extraction, there are multiple methods to self-administer cannabis and hemp extracts. I recommended he start with some CBD and THC infused chocolates. He started with a 8:1 CBD to THC ratio. The exact dosage was 40mg CBD and 5mg THC. The feedback was positive. He likes the way it makes him feel with the pain management. This serving sizes lasts ~4 hours or so. When he feels the discomfort coming back, he eats another chocolate and keeps the stream of CBD and THC constant.
The feedback was really positive. Staying pain-free is a really the goal and it seems to be working. Be careful not to take too much of the THC. THC is psychoactive and will make you feel high if you take too much. CBD is non-toxic and does not make you feel high. We’re actually thinking about increasing the ratio to 4:1 of CBD:THC. The serving size comes out to 40mg CBD and 10mg THC. The objective is to yield a longer period of time where my father says he is “good to go.” We haven’t started this routine yet but, we’ll let you know how it goes.
If you have any questions about any of this, please let us now. We’d be happy to help you out. *Please keep in mind we are not doctors. You should contact your doctor before you start taking cannabis as a medicinal alternative.