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April 07, 2020

How to Get Started with Cannabis

A Beginner’s Guide to LEVEL

A Beginner’s Guide to LEVEL

Maybe you’re brand new to cannabis or, maybe you’re just getting back into it after a long hiatus. If you’re not sure where to start or restart your relationship with the plant, you’ve come to the right place. Knowing how much to consume at first can be tricky. Getting to know your ideal dose is a lot like getting to know yourself—you don’t know what’s going to work for you until you have a few experiences under your belt.

We love unadulterated cannabis flower as much as the next person. That said, starting with a low or microdose Tablingual is an easy way to bypass questions like, “How many puffs should I take?” and “How long should I hold the smoke in my lungs?” Because we designed the LEVEL Tablingual to dissolve under your tongue, you can feel the effects much faster than a traditional edible (we’re talking 5–20 minutes). That’s why we recommend beginners start with a Tablingual for a consistent, smoke-free experience with a rapid onset time.

OK, but what does low-dose or microdose mean, you ask? For beginners, a low dose is typically between 3 mg and 5 mg of THC, CBD, or another cannabinoid. At this level, true beginners will be able to feel a mild to moderate psychoactive effect that’s effective yet functional. At 3 mg or less, you’re in microdose territory. While you might only feel only a very subtle high, doses of this amount provide their own unique benefits. At the very least, a microdose will allow you to ease gently ease into cannabis without fear of overdoing it.

Think of it this way: If you went caffeine-free for several months or years, you wouldn’t jump back into it with a double espresso. To avoid a rocky reintroduction, you’d want to start with some green tea and gradually work your way back up to that latte you used to once loved so much. Cannabis use is quite similar.

Here’s how to get started.

Step 1: Identify what it is you’re looking to accomplish with cannabis. Is pain preventing you from getting a good night’s sleep? Are you looking for a boost of focus without the caffeine jitters, or are you simply looking to unwind after a long week? Check out this quick rundown of each Tablingual and what it offers, or skip ahead to step two if you already know which one you’re going with.

Stimulate Tablingual: A focusing, energizing high you can harness to power through emails or start a creative project. (1 mg THCV, 1 mg THC, and 1 mg CBG each).

Relieve Tablingual: A subtle, pain-relieving high designed to ease your aches and pains. (3 mg of THCA each).

Soothe Tablingual: A mild yet soothing mind-body high designed to replace your nightly glass of wine. (3 mg of delta-8 each).

Remedy Tablingual: A barely there, stress-relieving high you can use solo or combine with other cannabinoids to achieve balance and sink deeper into stretches (3 mg of CBD each).

Calm Tablingual: A uniquely mild, irritation-obliterating high you can use solo or combine with other cannabinoids to achieve a sense of calm (3 mg of CBG each).

Morning Tablingual: A daily supplement designed to balance your endocannabinoid system and help you start the day off strong (1 mg CBD, 1 mg CBG, and 1 mg THCA each).

CBN Tablingual: A uniquely mild, sleep-inducing high you can use to ease into sleep or balance out an over-caffeinated afternoon (3 mg of CBN each).

Step 2: Take one—and only one. Starting with more than one Tablingual might be tempting when you’re excited to experience all the benefits cannabis has to offer, but we recommend not doing that and start with just one. Why? It’s difficult, maybe even impossible, to know what your perfect dose is if you don’t start with the lowest dose possible.

Step 3: Wait one hour before taking more. That’s right—give your body a full hour to properly process the cannabinoids before upping your dose. This way, you can be sure you’re experiencing the full effects and avoid overdoing it.

Step 4: Take notes. Grab a pen or your smartphone and jot down a few notes about how much you took and what you felt. These notes don’t have to be exhaustive; they just have to track how much you took and whether the experience was positive, negative, or neutral. By doing so, you can dose accordingly the next time you imbibe without second-guessing yourself.

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