Welcome! If you are new to cannabis, overwhelmed with all the options, and just want to know where to start, rest assured you’re in the right place. Here I will cover everything you need to know to start your cannabis journey with confidence and ease.

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Why You Will Love This Guide

Hello and welcome; my name is Emily Kyle, and I used to be just like you.

I knew that cannabis helped me feel better, but I wasn’t exactly sure why, how, or what I could do to control the experience.

After 10 years of cannabis consumption, I have learned a lot, and I am ready to share it with you so you can confidently start your journey. 

This guide will cover all the basics you need to know about the plant, your body, and how to use it to have a truly magical experience.

If you need more help after reading through this article, consider joining my private Well With Cannabis Community for more support and guidance. 

And if you’re overwhelmed by all the lingo, check out my terms and abbreviations guide before getting started.

Understand Your ECS

This all starts with your endocannabinoid system (ECS).

Yes, you have an ECS, just like you have an immune system and a digestive system. 

This system is the reason that cannabis works. The main purpose of the ECS is to maintain balance inside your body.

So it makes sense why we feel so much better when we consume cannabis.

You can read more about the details of the ECS here, but the most important thing to know is this:

  1. Everybody’s ECS is different, so your cannabis experience will be unique to YOU. 
  2. What works for your friend or me is not guaranteed to work for you, and that’s OK.
  3. On your cannabis journey, you must be patient and willing to experiment to find what works best for you and your unique ECS. 

Know Your Cannabinoids

You may already know the most popular cannabinoids, THC and CBD.

It’s important to know that there are over 100 cannabinoids found within the plant, and each one affects us differently.

These cannabinoids interact with our ECS to produce a variety of effects. This means that THC will affect you differently than CBD or CBG.

To know which cannabinoid is right for you, you will want to experiment with each one to see how it affects you.

In a very generalized description, this is what each cannabinoid may help with:

  • CBD – wellness, inflammation, anxiety
  • THC* – pain, relaxation, bliss, sleep
  • CBG – focus, energy, clarity
  • CBN – sleep, sedation 
  • CBDA – nausea, vomiting, pain, inflammation
  • THCA – nausea, pain, inflammation

*THC is the only cannabinoid listed above that produces a ‘high’ or intoxicating feeling.

As you advance along your journey, you will learn that different cannabinoids work together to produce an entourage effect. 

You will also discover that terpenes matter to your outcome, maybe just as much as the cannabinoids consumed.

And finally, different strains of cannabis will contain different kinds of cannabinoids and terpenes. 

Therefore, different strains will make you feel different, especially Indica’s vs. Sativa’s, although most plants are just hybrids.  

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Choose an Application Method

Now that you know that you need to select a cannabinoid that will interact with your ECS, it’s time to decide how to use it.

How you use cannabis will affect how it makes you feel and how long it takes to work.

The most common and popular application methods include:

Each one of these methods will affect you differently and have different onset and duration times, so be sure to do your research before getting started.

It is best to select an application method you feel comfortable with; not all methods are right for everyone, and that’s OK.

Also, know that you can use multiple application methods if you want; you are not limited to choosing just one.

Pick The Right Product

Once you’ve decided which cannabinoid you want to try and how you want to try it, it’s time to pick a product to start with.

I know that picking the right product can be one of the most important – and difficult – choices when getting started, which is why I created my product line to help you!

Made with high-quality ingredients and lab-tested for your safety, you can order today and have your product delivered directly to your door.

Dose Appropriately 

Now you know what cannabinoid you want to use and how you want to use it, it’s time to decide how much to use.

When it comes to cannabis, there are no standard dosing recommendations because we all react differently.

Therefore, the best option is to follow the golden rule: start low and go slow.

This means you start with a relatively low dose, assess your reaction, and slowly increase the dose as needed until you feel the desired outcome.

Of course, a low dose is subjective, but it’s important to be especially conservative with THC because it can make you feel intoxicated.

If you accidentally consume too much THC, you may feel unwell. A low dose for starting THC would be between 0-5mg.

You can increase the dose as needed depending on your reaction and tolerance.

A low dose for starting CBD, CBN, or CBG could be higher because they will not make you feel intoxicated or unwell.

Most people start with a dose between 5-25mg.

Again, there is no standard dosing recommendation, and it is up to you to experiment with different doses to find what works best for you.

You can learn more about dosing in my dosing guide here.

Stay the Course 

The truth is, cannabis is not a magic cure for everything, and it might not work the way you want it to the first time.

Finding what is right for you may take several attempts with different strains, cannabinoid ratios, application methods, and dosages.

And to get the most out of your experience, you will likely need to use the product for several weeks to allow your body time to adjust and assess your progress.

On top of that, so many other factors can influence your experience beyond what we already talked about, including your biochemistry, how your body processes cannabis, what you’ve eaten that day, the medications you take, and more.

The most important thing I want you to know is that your cannabis journey is an experiment that requires patience.

While it can be frustrating, taking the time to stay the course and experiment may lead to your breakthrough in finding the magic combination that works perfectly for you.

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Record Your Progress 

Sometimes even the biggest changes are hard to notice within our bodies.

And in many cases, like with CBD, it’s not always about what you feel but what you don’t feel.

Unfortunately, this makes it difficult to notice the changes happening to you.

The best way to measure your progress is to record it in a cannabis journal.

Like a food diary, this journal will help you track your journey, assess your progress, and make educated decisions if you need to change.

Having this data recorded will help you look back and make connections about your symptoms, dosages, and experiences.

One of the easiest ways to record your progress is with this patient journal.

More than just a blank journal, this cannabis journal knows what you need during this special time.

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How to Use Cannabis for the First Time

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  • Understand Your ECS: It all starts with your endocannabinoid system (ECS). This system is the reason that cannabis works. The main purpose of the ECS is to maintain balance inside your body. On your cannabis journey, you need to be patient and willing to experiment to find what works best for you and your unique ECS. 
  • Know Your Cannabinoids: It’s important to know that there are over 100 cannabinoids found within the plant, and each one affects us differently. These cannabinoids interact with our ECS to produce a variety of effects. This means that THC will affect you differently than CBD or CBG. To know which cannabinoid is right for you, you will want to experiment with each one to see how it affects you.
  • Choose an Application Method: How you use cannabis will affect how it makes you feel and how long it takes to work.Each one of these methods will affect you differently and have different onset and duration times, so be sure to do your research before getting started.
  • Dose Appropriately: When it comes to cannabis, there are no standard dosing recommendations because we all react differently. Therefore, the best option is to follow the golden rulestart low and go slow. This means you start with a relatively low dose, assess your reaction, and slowly increase the dose as needed until you feel the desired outcome.
  • Stay the Course: The truth is, cannabis is not a magic cure for everything, and it might not work the way you want it to the first time. Finding what is right for you may take several attempts with different strains, cannabinoid ratios, application methods, and dosages. And to get the most out of your experience, you will likely need to use the product for several weeks to allow your body time to adjust and assess your progress.
  • Record Your Progress: The best way to measure your progress is to record it in a cannabis journal. Like a food diary, this journal will help you track your journey, assess your progress, and make educated decisions if you need to change. Gold Leaf Journal

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Conclusion

If you’ve made it this far, congratulations!

You’re well on your way to starting your journey with safety, confidence, and success in mind.

I hope this guide has given you the tools you need to get started, but if you’re looking for more information, enroll in my Cannabis Compass Online Course, which covers all of these topics in depth.

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About Emily

Hi, I’m Emily Kyle and I teach people just like you how to use cannabis to find joy, enhance productivity, improve relationships, and naturally support your overall health and wellness.

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