Greetings, Zenbarn Farms family! As we journey together through the world of cannabis, it’s important that we share the collected wisdom and insights we’ve gleaned from our experiences. Today, let’s talk about a question that’s crucial for both new and seasoned users alike: How can you properly dose your cannabis, ensuring a positive and beneficial experience each time?

Navigating cannabis dosing, whether for recreational or therapeutic purposes, can sometimes feel like trying to find your way in the hustle and bustle of a bustling farmers market. From choosing between different strains to understanding terpenes and THC/CBD concentrations, the process indeed requires a bit of thought and effort—much like choosing the perfect, organic, locally-sourced fruit for a delicious homemade pie!

Find Your Cannabis Comfort Zone Through Dosing

Dosing cannabis requires a little experimentation, some expert advice, and a journal to keep track of the hits and misses. Here’s how to dose like a pro:

Start Low & Go Slow 

This is the golden rule of cannabis dosing. Begin with a low dose, especially if you’re new to cannabis or trying a new product. You can always increase your dose gradually if needed, but once you’ve overindulged, there’s no turning back.

Consider Your Body Weight & Metabolismperson standing on white digital bathroom scale

Your unique physiology plays a big role in how cannabis affects you. If you’re a smaller individual, you may need less than someone larger to achieve the same effect. Metabolism also influences how quickly you feel the effects, so be patient and wait before taking more.

Know Your Tolerance Levels

If you’re a regular cannabis user, your tolerance may be higher, meaning you need a bit more to feel the same effects. Be mindful of this and adjust your doses accordingly.

Define Your Desired Effects

Are you looking to relax, get creative, or relieve pain? Knowing your desired outcome will help you choose the right strain and dose. Indica strains tend to be more relaxing, while sativa strains can be more energizing.

Choose The Right Strain

Different strains have different cannabinoid profiles, so choose one that matches your goals. THC-dominant strains are more likely to give you a high, while CBD-dominant strains are known for their calming effects.

Keep A Cannabis Journala person writing in a journal with a pen

Tracking your cannabis experiences can be incredibly valuable. Note the strain, dosage, and how you felt. Over time, this can help you dial in on what works best for you.

Consult A Professional

If you’re using cannabis for a specific medical condition or taking other medications, it’s crucial to consult a healthcare professional knowledgeable about cannabis. They can offer personalized guidance and ensure your cannabis use doesn’t interfere with other treatments.

Methods of Cannabis Consumption & Dosage

The extraordinary world of cannabis extends far beyond the traditional lit joint. You can consume cannabis in several ways, each with its dosing considerations:

  • Smoking/Vaping: The effects are felt almost instantly, making it easier to gauge how much you need.
  • Edibles & Tinctures: These can take up to two hours to kick in, so patience is key! Start with a lower dose than you think you might need, and wait before consuming more.
  • Topicals: Great for localized relief, topicals don’t typically result in psychoactive effects, making them a sturdy stepping-stone for beginners.

Underscoring the Importance of Listening to Your Body

Just like tuning into a Sunday evening yoga class, tuning into your body’s responses to different cannabis products, doses, and strains is an essential skill. Be sure to keep a record of how different doses make you feel, and don’t hesitate to adjust as necessary.

Zenbarn Farms — Waterbury, VT’s Premier Dispensary: Helping to Grow Your Cannabis Knowledge!

Remember, friends, properly dosing your cannabis is a personal journey. At the heart of our dispensary—we’re cultivating a mindful, understanding community that focuses on sharing knowledge, experiences, and a whole lot of love for this versatile plant.

We encourage you to share your cannabis journeys—your discoveries, your questions, your triumphs. Being a part of Zenbarn Farms cannabis dispensary means being part of a broader fellowship, passionately learning and growing together.

Want to learn more about how you can use cannabis as self-care? Read our previous blog on the use of cannabis tinctures in wellness!


The contents of this blog are intended for informational purposes only. Always seek the advice of a physician or other qualified healthcare provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.