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The Science of Bliss:

Uncover scientific breakthroughs that are demystifying the complexities of cannabis. From the Endocannabinoid System to personal dosing, we’ll help you navigate the science and its impact on wellness. 

Your Endocannabinoid System

Have you heard of the Endocannabinoid System (ECS)? It’s present in almost every part of our body, helping keep us in balance and healthy.  Named for substances the body naturally produces—and depends on—they are like cannabinoids found in cannabis.

Endocannabinoids communicate with our nervous system to keep our body within acceptable parameters or homeostasis. Due to today’s lifestyle, stress, pollutants, etc., our systems are often out of balance. Cannabinoids in cannabis are believed to have many benefits to help keep us in homeostasis and well.  

The key to benefiting from this synergy is using cannabis thoughtfully. Personal dosing is an important consideration. Finding your best dose can be confusing. 

 

Dosing Matters!

“Less is Always More”

High THC is less effective, not as enjoyable, and more likely to produce adverse effects like anxiety.

Low to moderate doses can make you feel relaxed, more sociable, and the effects are pleasurable.

Recommended daily dose: 15-30mg 

THC Potency (Dried Flower & Pre-Rolls)  

Total THC % 

Total THC mg/g 

Expected Potency

0 – 6.99% 

0 – 69.99 mg/g 

Minimal very mild

0 – 6.99% 

0 – 69.99 mg/g 

Minimal very mild

17 – > 20%+ 

170 – > 200 mg/g+

Strong very strong 

CBD Potency (Sublingual)

CBD dosing depends on why and how you are consuming. Start with a small amount 1-2.5 mg per day, and gradually increase until you find the dose that works best for you. You can use a CBD dosage calculator to estimate how much CBD you need based on your weight and the reason you are using it.

It’s helpful to monitor your effects in a journal so you can adjust your dose accordingly.
Effects may take a few hours or days to appear, consistency is key.

CBD Potency (Sublingual)

Dose

Amount 

Expected Potency 

Low dose 

1-5mg 

Mild 

Typical

6-20mg 

Medium 

High dose 

21mg+ 

Strong 

CBD counters THC effects. More CBD equals less potency.
Taking CBD can help reverse the effects of too much THC.

Inhaling, and ingesting, topicals produce different effects based
on how cannabis enters the body.

The goal:

Consistent, measurable doses of a CBD/THC/minor cannabinoids product you’re comfortable with or THC-free or CBD-free. 

“Always start low and go slow!”

You Are Unique


YOU are the most important factor in determining cannabis effects. As each person’s physiology and endocannabinoid system is different so too are the resulting effects.  

Unlike medications and supplements where a higher dose equals a stronger reaction, cannabis is more personal.

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Lower and higher doses generate opposite effects: 

Smaller doses tend to stimulate, and larger doses sedate

A few things that can affect your cannabis experience

Past cannabis experience
Physical & mental health
Used with other substances
Dosage
Genetics

How it’s consumed 
Day-to-day stress levels
Age
Time of day
Mood

Always consult your doctor before using cannabis, especially if you have a medical condition or take medications, as cannabis may interact with these.

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