Medicinal Cannabis is a very personal Medicine. Everyone reacts differently to Medical Cannabis which is why it’s important to do this in conjunction with a Medical Cannabis specialist. The amount of CBD you should take depends on a range of factors, including:

  • Your weight
  • Your condition that you’re treating with CBD Oil
  • Your Endocannabinoid system
  • The amount of CBD in each drop, powder, pill, or capsule.

Researches and clinical trials have shown that CBD may potentially help:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Chronic Pain
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Multiple Scelorosis
  • Epilepsy
  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Stroke
  • Arthritis
  • Chronic pain
  • Muscle pain
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Cancer Pain

There’s a lot of variables when finding your correct dosage for CBD. It’s important to discuss this with a Cannabis doctor or nurse specialist as they’re trained in Cannabis Medicine and understand dosages and the product.  This is especially important if you’re taking other medicines that can interact with CBD.

Cannabis Doctors Australia’s Doctor Ben Jansen says, “Start low and go slow”. The goal is to titrate your CBD medicine in order to find the minimum effective dose.


Titration is a common term when treating with Medical Cannabis. It refers to the process of adjusting the dosage aiming to find the optimal amount.

For this, It’s important to keep track of how much CBD you’re taking and whether your symptoms are getting better. Tracking how your sleeping, feeling, how long the effect last is an essential part of the dosing process.

There is a myth that exists that a big dose is necessary to relieve your symptoms faster. This is simply not true. When consuming medical cannabis products, low doses can be extremely effective. Slowly titrating your Medicine until you have found your minimal effective dose.

Below is an example of titration and CBD oil.

Disclaimer: This is an example of titration that is only to be viewed as an example and is meant for educational purposes only.


So how do I consume my CBD oil?

The 3 steps are:

  1. Start by eating something with fat in it (i.e. spoonful of yogurt, cheese & coconut oil, avocado etc.).
  2. Place drop/mL(s) on a spoon, then underneath your tongue and swallow after 90 seconds.
  3. Record in your dosing diary.

How long does it take to work?

Well, when ingesting cannabis, it’s important to start low and go slow, because the effects of the CBD oil can be a lot stronger and can last a lot longer than when inhaled.

When ingested it can take up to 90 minutes to absorb the active ingredients with a longer effect of 4-8 hours.

How do I determine my dosage?

Determining your optimum personalised dose of CBD oil may take a few weeks to achieve. By following your dosing plan suggested by the doctor or nurse and by recording every dose in your dosing diary, you’ll be able to find your individualised optimal dose over time.

Possible Side Effects of CBD

CBD has a narrow side effect profile. Potential side effects of Cannabidiol include dry mouth, low blood pressure, light-headedness, diarrhoea, and drowsiness, however, these are very uncommon.

Medicinal Marijuana is a very personalised medicine and for the highest quality of care and assurance, it’s important to conduct treatment with a Cannabis Specialist.

CanView does not endorse the use of Medicinal Cannabis without lawful prescription. Just like any Medicine, Medicinal Cannabis may have both positive and negative side effects on the user, and should only be prescribed to patients by a Health Professional with the authority and expertise to do so. The information provided by CanView is for informational and educational purposes, and is of a general nature. If you are interested in accessing Medicinal Cannabis please talk to your doctor and request a referral to a Medicinal Cannabis clinic. 

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