Helping your patient determine the most efficacious dose for his or her condition may mean suggesting a dose that is much less than thought. Dosing expert and Medical Director of Interg8 Health Dustin Sulak—who was a featured speaker at the Holistic Cannabis Summit in April—shares his findings in a recent article.
“Over time, I began to notice that most patients using small amounts of cannabis were getting better and more sustainable results than their high-dosage counterparts with similar conditions. Eventually I discovered that most people have a certain threshold dosage to cannabis, below which they’ll actually experience a gradual increase in benefits over time and above which they’ll start building tolerance, experiencing diminishing benefits and more side effects.”
With his sensitization protocol program, which resets the patient’s endocannabinoid system, Dr. Sulak has over time decreased patients’ doses to as lows at 3-5 mg, while improving health outcomes. “This reduction not only reduces side effects—it saves patients a lot of money and potentially makes cannabis available for those with limited access.”