You’d like to try cannabis — or try different methods of delivery, but you don’t know how to go about it… you’re not alone! A lot of folks are hesitant to try cannabis for fear of having an uncomfortable experience. If you Start Low and Go Slow, and chart your progress along the way, you minimize the risk of getting too high (or too uncomfortable). You can also find your Minimal Effective Dose (or EFD). The central message of The Compassionate Budtender is mindful consumption.
Spend a little time. Do your homework. Make cannabis your own. The Stash Card was designed with you in mind, so you can explore cannabis mindfully and:
Track your Experience.
Trace your Steps.
Find your Flow State
As you track your progress in your Stash Card, (see a sample below), you can start to dial in the cannabis products, ratios, and methods of delivery that work best for you, and help get you to where you’re feeling like you’re in the Flow — relaxed, inspired, centered.
Sharpen your pencil,
DOWNLOAD YOUR STASH CARD HERE
and JUMP RIGHT IN!
Download your Stash Card now! Or screenshot it! Print it out! Use it. Send it. Give it. Spread it around. Get together with friends and share your experiences! Remember: Sharing is Caring! Have a Stash Card party!
Here’s a sample of how to fill out your Stash Card, but feel free to write to yourself in language you like, whatever works for you to help make exploring cannabis a fun adventure!
Here’s a great overview of your Endocannabinoid System and how phytocannabinoids interact with that system, starting with CBDa.
See links at the bottom of this article for all nine short pieces in this Cannabinoid Profile Series by Mitch Colbert
Share this with anyone looking to learn more about the science of cannabis!
Dennis Peron passed this evening. You should know about him, Newbie. Legal cannabis would not have been possible without his activism. I had the fortune of being part of a special event for vets last Veterans Day, 11/11/17 at a dispensary in San Francisco called Harvest. I delivered a meditation I teach called iRest, and Dennis dropped right into it. When we came out, he smiled at me, nodded, and winked. He told me he was a big believer in meditation. Bon Voyage, Dennis. May you soar high. 💚
KindPeoples in Santa Cruz has great edible inforgraphics!
I love this easy infographic from the brilliant brain of Elise McDonough, PR Specialist at KindPeoples in Santa Cruz. Elise is also a former Edibles Editor at High Times Magazine and the author of “The Official High Times Cookbook.”
Adding my two cents for newbies, since I’m so protective of you and want to prevent you from making the terrible mistake of overdoing it with edibles which could very well scare you off of cannabis medicine entirely because it IS NOT FUN:
*Rate symptoms before starting
*Lower and Slower! Start at 2.5mg for newbies – or for any new edible.
(While 5 – 15mg is considered a starter dose, many people do really well with microdosing.)
*Put the edible up and away in between doses, so you are NOT tempted to nibble more!
*After two hours, rate symptoms again.
*If needed, dose up another 2.5mg. As Korova says on their packaging, ‘You Can Always Take More, but You Can’t Take Less!”
*Keep your edible wrappers away from pets! If they go into your garbage, DON’T put wrappers in there. Tie them up in another bag and put them directly outside in the dumpster.
*If you get too high, remember the three things I always tell Newbies!