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The Cannabis Podcast: Cannabis Dosing

The Cannabis Podcast

Cannabis Dosing

 

Speaker 1:
Radio Influence. This is the Cannabis Podcast on Radio Influence. It’s an inside look in the scientific facts in and around the world of medical cannabis. Now here’s your host Ian Beckles.

Ian B:
Hello everybody, welcome back to The Cannabis Podcast. My name is Ian Beckles, I hope everybody’s having a wonderful week. I’d like to introduce my cohost, Mr. Spencer, how you doing brother?

Mr. Spencer:
Hey, what’s going on man? How you doing?

Ian B:
How’s your week so far?

Mr. Spencer:
My week’s been great, man. I’ve been hustling, I’m getting after it. It’s a beautiful day today.

Ian B:
It sure is. Ant day you wake up it’s a beautiful day.

Mr. Spencer:
Yeah, absolutely but today especially it just puts you in a good mood having this great weather. It’s not too humid, it’s not raining.

Ian B:
I understand that wholeheartedly. Now I had a friend of mine call me up the other day and said, “I know you into the cannabis world.” I said, “Yes, I am a little bit. Thank you for noticing.” And she said, “Do you know anything about dosing?” Now, listen I’ve been smoking cannabis for 15 years or so, maybe a little bit more.

Ian B:
And I never really heard of dosing before until you came around and you start talking about dosing and explain to people what dosing is. What’s the difference between dosing or just smoking weed?

Mr. Spencer:
So dosing essentially it’s like grabbing the prescription bottle or the bottle of Tylenol and taking one or two, the recommended doses as prescribed rather than popping the entire bottle.

Ian B:
Okay.

Mr. Spencer:
So dosing, just to put that into smoking terms would be a specific amount of THC into your bloodstream. So it would be you taking two hits versus smoking a whole joint.

Ian B:
Sure, okay. So when you talk about dosing and I don’t really know, either way, is there somewhere you could look up how much you need to dose or is that something that’s kind of an individual thing?

Mr. Spencer:
It’s different from person to person. So everybody’s body reacts differently with their given endocannabinoid system. So everybody’s, body is going to respond differently to different strains, different terpenes, different dosages and stuff like that. So my recommendation to people starting out is to start low and go slow and figure out what your minimum dosage is, what your minimum threshold is, and then kind of work from there.

Ian B:
Sure.

Mr. Spencer:
Use it mindfully.

Ian B:
Understandable. I have a friend of mine or associate that I just turned on to edibles and I can tell at first he was like, “I’m not trying to get high.” Then I go, “Okay.” And that was two weeks ago and now I go, “How’s everything going?” And he was kind of smiling, he was good. And I could just tell he just got over like a barrier. You know what I mean? He felt the high.

Mr. Spencer:
Yeah.

Ian B:
And liked it. You see what I’m saying? At first, he would take a little, little bit and he was like, ” Well, I didn’t feel much, but I felt calm and I felt like my anxiety was gone.”

Mr. Spencer:
Microdose.

Ian B:
That’s what it’s about what you just said, that’s what it’s about. You don’t have to be high. But then last time I asked him, he was like, “Yeah, we’re good.” So I can just tell he went somewhere different, but that somewhere different is a good place.

Mr. Spencer:
Oh, absolutely. You got to figure out where you’re at. I have a good grasp on what my tolerance is, how my body feels with certain strains, and stuff like that. So I just I ride that wave, you know what I mean? If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it type of thing. So when you figure out what your vibe is, and then you stick with it and you build it into your routine and your lifestyle in a healthy way.

Ian B:
Now, if I did something else for a living, I might microdose throughout the day, okay. Because for me, picking out edibles makes my body feel good. At night just after work… I’m not going to tell anybody how much I eat a little bit. So I feel good. I feel like I could feel stuff going on. It’s hard to explain, but if you’re on the radio and you’re speaking and you’re trying to spit things out, clearly and remember things, that’s not the best place to be.

Mr. Spencer:
It’s not the best because you got to practice. So I wouldn’t practice if you’re on live radio, man. That’s where you don’t want to make mistakes. So I mean something like a podcast

Ian B:
We’re fine, we’re fine.

Mr. Spencer:
Yeah, we might be able to practice a little bit here, prep ourselves.

Ian B:
And we can edit it if we have to.

Mr. Spencer:
Exactly.

Ian B:
We can literally shit on ourselves and edit it and it sounds like everything is good. On radio, it’s live. So that’s when I get the calls from the boss like, “You suck.” So I don’t want that. I’m trying to keep my cushy ass job. You know what I’m saying? Now, CBD is another thing that people are dosing. And I would say, I am dosing CBD. I get up in the morning and I do it. I try to put in my coffee before I go to work. I put some drops in. At night I’ll get a little bit, I feel like it keeps me calm dosing wise. And for everybody out there, I hate to have to say this but I have to say this. CBD doesn’t get you high. I feel like some people still to this day think that you would take some CBD drops and you’re going to get high.

Mr. Spencer:
You know why? Because they have now their stress levels are so decreased that they feel high.

Ian B:
Understandable. Absolutely.

Mr. Spencer:
You know what I mean? That might be kind of what it’s like. It’s what melatonin does when it puts you to sleep type of thing, you know what I mean? They’re not used to feeling that certain effect.

Ian B:
Sure. And listen, melatonin is something that I’ve used in the past. I’ve never been a great sleeper. I’ve used melatonin in the past and melatonin is natural, I guess. But it affected me in an unnatural way. Okay. I take melatonin, I get the most violent dreams. I’m smashing people in the dreams and it just doesn’t work for me. And when I go with the CBD, PHC route. It just seems like the sleep is beautiful and there’s nothing that comes with it.

Mr. Spencer:
Yeah, you’re getting more natural sleep because when you’re ingesting or consuming cannabis or CBD, it’s going to tap into your endocannabinoid receptors. And it’s going to react with your body to give you the ability to get clean sleep. Whereas melatonin, your body produces melatonin and it produces it naturally. So when you’re pumping artificial melatonin into your body, I mean, in my opinion, that’s probably not the best way to go.

Ian B:
Understandable. Now there’s a lot of people that actually push it on moms out there. And that’s why moms that aren’t really involved with cannabis will hear CBD and once again, the stigma is that it gets you high. And a lot of them would say, “Well, I don’t want to do that in front of my kids.” When they should be handing out CBD coffee to all the moms out there. Coldfire Roasters is a wonderful brand by the way. We’re going to be selling it here in the Dignitary Cafe, as soon as we open.

Ian B:
But CBD, once again, doesn’t get you high. And it’s wonderful for pain, it’s wonderful for anxiety. There’s still people thinking or acting like it’s a placebo, but I’m first hand right now, I’m telling you that stuff works man.

Mr. Spencer:
Oh, a hundred percent. You have to find a quality product. You have to find a trusted product and you have to give it a chance too. A lot of people are one-hitter quitters. They’ll something one time. Like, “Uh, it didn’t work, like a steroid would work.” Let me go ahead and not try this and disregard it altogether. That’s not how it works. You have to build it into your body. You have to build it into your system and actually give it a chance. And one thing too is a lot of people who say that CBD doesn’t really help them at all. You know, a lot of the times it’s because they don’t take a high enough dosage, going back to dosing.

Ian B:
Absolutely. No, it makes sense. And listen, the first time I tried to smoke weed, it didn’t get me high. And if I stopped out, I would’ve been missing all these wonderful experiences that I’m having right now obviously. But to me, you’re talking about a lot of different medications out there and there’s studies for every medication. But medications aren’t good for you. They’re just not, I don’t care if we’re talking about aspirin, Advil doesn’t matter, it’s all bad for you. So, people who are going to reach that aspirin, I say this, “Reach for the CBD,” CBD is better for you. It’s healthy. And you don’t want to use that word healthy a lot, but CBD is healthy. I mean, it’s been proven.

Mr. Spencer:
It’s more on the all-natural side for sure. Absolutely. Yeah. And I’m a huge proponent, you already know. I use it on the daily.

Ian B:
I’m not trying to convince you. CBD’s got you. But people out there, I’m just telling you, for instance, I’m actually going to see Dr. Lox, the STEM cell therapist for my wrist. Probably three weeks ago my wrist is all banged up and obviously for what I did for a living, my wrists probably shouldn’t be good. So I’m going to go get some STEM cell shots. But the only other thing that gets me by is my CBD cream from advanced, modern medicine. Other than that, everything else to me doesn’t work.

Ian B:
Everything. I’ll put it’s from the advanced part of medicine, they got that cream, you put on your wrist and kind of feel a little tingle, feel a little warm. And once again, I’m too old and too wise to be affected by a placebo. This gets me through my workout.

Mr. Spencer:
Oh, you’ve been through it. You’ve been through it.

Ian B:
That’s what I’m saying.

Mr. Spencer:
You’ve tried some things and for sure.

Ian B:
I tried things, man. You remember Flex-All and all that stuff growing up to me that only just made you smell funny. “Let’s see you put the Flex-All.” “Oh, you put Flex-All on.” I just think it makes you feel warm and it didn’t do anything.

Mr. Spencer:
Or menthol?

Ian B:
Yeah. Yeah. So this, the CBD is going into your skin and it feels good and it eases up my wrist. Now, hopefully, the STEM cell therapy helps so I don’t have to mess with that anymore. But once again, this is something that, that I live by, that gets me by in my everyday life. And I know you embrace it as well. Now there’s a lot of CBD drinks that are coming out. I just ran into James Wilder the other day. He came by here. He’s coming out with his own CBD drink. So your pre-workout pen.

Mr. Spencer:
Yes.

Ian B:
That’s CBD, correct?

Mr. Spencer:
Yes, CBD and I’m working on a formula to add CBG to the mix.

Ian B:
Okay.

Mr. Spencer:
Yeah, and CBG is just a little bit of different form CBD.

Ian B:
Okay.

Mr. Spencer:
If that makes sense. Yeah, so it’ll be that a little bit of caffeine and terpenes.

Ian B:
Okay. So I see what you did. You using CBD, you add a little caffeine. So pre-workout, you got a little gives you a little pep?

Mr. Spencer:
Right, exactly. It’s more of an all-natural, quick to the bloodstream, because inhalation is one of the quickest ways into the bloodstream. So I was thinking of a convenient way to consume a Red Bull or Bang, but in a healthier way so to speak.

Ian B:
So it’s really almost like a coffee with CBD drops in it. Something like that.

Mr. Spencer:
Kind of. Inhalable though.

Ian B:
Absolutely. Listen, there’s a lot of different products out there and I like to try them all myself, your product did a great job. I tried that delta eight, that got me wired up pretty good. And then I go through back to old fashioned THC, which is obviously my go-to. Been there today already, early this morning while I was brainstorming.

Mr. Spencer:
Twice my friend, twice.

Ian B:
It helps me, it just helps me. I don’t know about you.

Mr. Spencer:
It gets me going in the morning, man. I’m all day. You know me.

Ian B:
Absolutely. All day, all night too. And it was very late last night. I was up watching that damn hockey game and watching my Lightning lose.

Mr. Spencer:
Yeah, watched my Celtics lose.

Ian B:
Oh, that was a damn shame.

Mr. Spencer:
Yeah, it was a damn shame. Jimmy Butler, he’s deadly man.

Ian B:
He is. But I tell you what, we went from no sports to a whole lot of sports all in one time.

Mr. Spencer:
It’s exciting.

Ian B:
What if we dose on sports?

Mr. Spencer:
I’m right there with you.

Ian B:
And while I’m watching the sports, I got a little J in my hand too, to keep everything right, no doubt about that. So Spencer or I will be coming at you guys every single week with this cannabis podcast. If anybody ever has any questions for us, I could be reached at ianbeckles@radioinfluence.com and Spencer can be reached.

Mr. Spencer:
You can get me on Instagram @suspencefitness, S-U-S-P-E-N-C-E fitness.

Ian B:
Wonderful. Well, this has been the Dignitary Cannabis Podcast. We’re all about bringing you guys education and we all need to be educated a little bit more. We’re learning as we go as well. And we’re learning how this wonderful pod can help us all out. So do yourself a favor and get out there sometime this week and smoke or ingest something delicious. I know we will. Have a wonderful weekend. Please be safe, peace out.

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