PRODUCT SELECTION, USAGE AND TRACKING
Choosing a Product
Below are the factors for consideration in product selection:
CBD or THC?
The most commonly studied active cannabinoids are delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (i.e. ∆9-THC or THC) and cannabidiol (CBD). THC is the primary constituent responsible for the euphoric effects of cannabis and CBD is the non-euphoric constituent. CBD is the non-psychoactive cannabinoid in cannabis, which means that it does not get you high. The most appropriate cannabinoid for a patient depends on their physiological response to CBD and/or THC.
These recommendations have been based on global usage experience to date.
CBD-dominant – High CBD, low THC (non-euphoric cannabis)
CBD & THC Balanced – Mixed CBD and THC cultivars (intoxicating, but not as intense as THC-dominant variants)
THC-dominant – High THC, low CBD (intoxicating cannabis variants)
Nausea & Vomiting
Note: These recommendations are based on anecdotal and limited scientiﬁc data, and should not be considered as therapeutic claims.
DOSING MEDICAL CANNABIS
If you have no prior familiarity with cannabis or cannabinoids, you are advised to begin at a very low dose and stop if any undesirable side effects occur
The dose should be increased slowly, only if required, and only until you reach a comfortable dose to minimize side effects
When starting medical cannabis for the first time, proceed slowly and watchfully in a gradual fashion. It is advised to wait between successive dosing to gauge for strength of effects, or for possible overdosing.
When taking orally, wait preferably 4 hours between ingestion of cannabis-based medicine doeses. Eating high-fat food together with oral dosage forms of cannabis can improve the absorption of the active substances
Inhaling cannabis by vaping results in faster onset of action than consuming cannabis orally. It is advised to wait for at least 10-20 minutes between successive inhalations.
Track your usage
At IntroCann we want to ensure that patients have the best experience, and we have partnered with Strainprint, the Canadian based global leader in cannabis strain tracking. IntroCann enables patients to keep track of what they have taken, how much they taken, and how they feel once they’ve taken it. Keeping track of this information enables patients to establish which strain works best.
The IntroCann app can be downloaded through Google Play or Apple App Store. Use activation code INTROCANN to unlock IntroCann user-interface or download and print your own tracking sheet.
Finding the right product that suits your lifestyle can be overwhelming and keeping track of exactly how much you take can feel impossible. IntroCann allows for real-time tracking of all flower, vapes, oils, sprays and capsules. From the exact number of inhales or ingestion of oils to a rating system of effects, our patients can efficiently record and track their day-to-day experiences on this convenient easy-to-use app.