Introduction to Cannabis

Introduction to Cannabis Program

Introduction to Cannabis

Please start with the video below and follow our step-by-step guide to help you determine optimal therapeutic doses

Introduction to Cannabis

Achieve the best results with cannabis and enhance your body’s ability to self-heal

Unlike most medications, cannabis cannot be prescribed at a certain quantity or frequency based on body weight and age. Using too much cannabis will decrease its effectiveness and increase its negative side effects. The Introduction to Cannabis Program will help you find your optimal cannabis dosage, allowing you to receive the maximum therapeutic benefits without the negative side effects. By following this program you can improve the tone of your endocannabinoid system, an important part of our capacity to adapt to stress and restore balance at a cellular level.

Cannabis Edibles : Caution

Cannabinoid Enhancing Foods & Activities

WorkSheets

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Step 1

Download the beginner inhalation or tincture guide

Step 2

Download the shopping and enhanced food guides

Day 1 – Your Introduction to Cannabis

Goal: To feel only the slightest effect from cannabis

Do not be concerned if you do not feel an effect today. During the next 3 days your body’s sensitivity to cannabis will increase allowing you to experience therapeutic results.

  • Downlaod the worksheet to guide you through each step.
  • IMPORTANT: Listen to your body and don’t over do it. Less cannabis is more.
  • Learn the “Inner Inventory” and use it before and after you use cannabis.
  • Go slow and wait the required time between each administration of cannabis.
  • You may perform up to 3 administrations.
  • You may use cannabis following this procedure up to 3 times per day.
  • Follow our recommended cannabinoid enhancing exercises, suggested foods, and drink plenty of water.

Inner Inventory Video

You Are Your Own Healer

Day 2 – Increasing Your Sensitivity to Cannabis

Goal: To continue to feel the slightest effect from cannabis

You may notice more effects today as your body creates cannabinoid receptors and becomes more sensitive to cannabis.

  • Continue to track your progress on the worksheet.
  • Listen to your body and do not over do it. Stop once you feel the slightest effect.
  • Use the “Inner Inventory” before and after you use cannabis.
  • You may perform up to 3 administrations of cannabis, 3 times a day.
  • Go slow and wait the required time between each administration of cannabis.
  • Stop once you feel the slightest effect.
  • Follow our recommended cannabinoid enhancing exercises, suggested foods, and drink plenty of water.

Chung Breath Activity Video

Shaking the Tree Activity Video

Day 3 – Building More Cannabinoid Receptors

Goal: To continue to feel the slightest effect from cannabis.

Your body is continuing to build more cannabinoid receptors. You are becoming sensitive to these small doses of cannabis. You are feeling more confident in your control of cannabis use and you are gaining an understanding of how cannabis
affects you.

  • Continue to track your progress on the worksheet.
  • Listen to your body and don’t over do it.
  • Stop if you feel any minimal effect and go about your day.
  • You may use cannabis, following this procedure up to 3 times per day.
  • Follow our recommended cannabinoid enhancing exercises, suggested foods, and drink plenty of water.

Instant Balance Activity Video

Relax and Reset Activity Video

Day 4 – How To Find Your Therapeutic Dosage

Goal: To discover your lowest therapeutic dose of cannabis.

Today you will discover the lowest cannabis dosage needed to achieve the optimal benefits. You will be using the same procedure used on days 1 to 3, but this time you will increase the dose of cannabis beyond the minimal effect. Think of the symptomatic relief you want to achieve. Today you should achieve that level of relief, using a very low dosage.

  • Use caution. The goal is use the minimal amount of cannabis needed to achieve the maximum benefits.
  • Use the worksheet to guide you through this process.
  • Increase your dosage slowly by checking your Inner Inventory and waiting the required time between each administration.
  • Stop the process once you feel the desired relief from your symptoms.
  • Use the next 2 to 3 sessions to confirm your dosage by repeating this process and waiting the required time in between. Once confirmed, you do not need to wait the time in between and can start at this optimal dosage.

Chi Exercises Seated Activity Video

Neck Circles Seated Activity Video

Supporting Research

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