NEW TO CONSUMING CANNABIS? READ THIS FIRST.

April 5, 2016

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Be a Wise Giggler. Education is Key.

•K•eep a journal to find your optimal dose and identify variables.

•E•dible experiences are as unique as you are.

•Y•es, you can have a positive experience and heal at the same time.

 

We want you to have a safe, responsible time when consuming Giggle Therapeutics products. Please don't hesitate to contact us with questions or guidance on educational resources. 

 

NEW TO EDIBLES?

 

If it's your first time eating cannabis, or haven't in a while, please keep in mind: 

  1. Schedule enough time provide yourself with a giggly experience in a safe environment. If you have any questions, please contact us.

  2. You can always eat more, but you can never eat less. Not sure where to start? Watch the video below. The affects are felt anywhere between 30 minutes to 2 hours after consumption. If you consume edibles on an empty stomach it will be felt faster than consuming edibles after eating a meal.

  3. Keep a journal of what you ate, when you ate it, how much, how you feel before and after, as much or as little detail as you'd like to record. This will help you find your dosage, learn about activities you like and don't like while giggling, and an added benefit: when you look back at that journal you might read some great ideas you had while giggling!

  4. Each product will provide a different experience and each day, as well, brings new experiences. Be open to this beautiful fractal, respect your body's wisdom and be gentle with mind. Remember that the breath is your friend, and so is water.

  5. ...and please, be responsible. Don't drive, or operate a vehicle or heavy machinery. Giggling is a healing experience, a connecting experience, an expansive experience.

 

"Giggle with intention. Giggle for a cause, or just, because."

 

 

HOW MUCH SHOULD I EAT?


Always start with 5-10 mg THC. You might need your calculator and measuring tools. Embrace your inner mathematician. Even if you are a smoker, edibles can come on strong and last much longer than smoking (on average 4-6 hours). Watch the video below on "Cannabis Dosing". "Dr. Dustin Sulak discusses low-dose and high-dose cannabis treatment regimens, a sensitization protocol for chronic users, and the potential health benefits of THC’s psychoactivity."

 

 

 

WHEN DOES IT KICK IN? I DON'T FEEL ANYTHING, SHOULD I EAT MORE?

Edibles take longer to come-on than smoking or vaping. For some, it takes an hour or two to take effect. For others, the effects can be felt sooner, but it's always a good idea to wait at least two hours before ingesting more. Sometimes it's okay if you don't feel it or if you feel it "a little bit". Scientists call that, micro-dosing. A subtle, yet effective dose that might be right for you. Try it out! Keep in mind that everyone's "baseline" is different. 

 

 

CAN I COMBINE EDIBLES WITH OTHER MEDICATIONS?

It is always best to speak with your prescribing physician before combining medication. We do suggest combining edibles with medi-tation.

 

 

ARE THERE ANY SIDE AFFECTS?

Cannabis has a 'biphasic dose response'. Cannabis' therapeutic effects increase as the dose goes up, but once you reach your optimal dose, then the therapeutic effects diminish and this is when the side effects can emerge. Finding your optimal dosage is very important because your dosage is as unique as you are. The main side effects are euphoria, the giggles, sleepiness (indica-dominant strains), dizziness, dry mouth, dry eyes and appetite enhancer. There have been incidence of anxiety, paranoia, memory problems, depression, plus impaired cognitive function. Learn more from Dr. Carl Hart

 

 

WHAT IS THE ENDOCANNABANOID SYSTEM?  

As you read this review of the scientific literature regarding the therapeutic effects of cannabis and cannabinoids, one thing will become quickly evident: cannabis has a profound influence on the human body. This one herb and its variety of therapeutic compounds seem to affect every aspect of our bodies and minds. How is this possible?

 

Read more...

 

 

WHAT ARE SOME MEDICAL APPLICATIONS OF CANNABIS?

As clinical research into the therapeutic value of cannabinoids has proliferated so too has investigators' understanding of cannabis' remarkable capability to combat disease. Whereas researchers in the 1970s, 80s, and 90s primarily assessed cannabis' ability to temporarily alleviate various disease symptoms -- such as the nausea associated with cancer chemotherapy -- scientists today are exploring the potential role of cannabinoids to modify disease.

 

Read more...

 

 

WANT TO LEARN MORE ABOUT CANNABIS?

Here's a good start: NORML.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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