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What are the Potential Side Effects of Using Cannabis?

Published: January 17, 2024

Cannabis has become a topic of curiosity and intrigue for many adults seeking alternative ways to relax and increase their well-being. If you find yourself in this category, hi! As you begin looking at ways to explore cannabis you might be asking yourself if there are risks associated with cannabis consumption and what are the potential side effects of using cannabis? It is important to keep in mind, that cannabis may not impact all consumers the same way, and as you begin on your cannabis journey it is important to find the right balance of what cannabis strains, dosage, and varying methods of consumption work best for you – this may assist in avoiding any potential side effects.

Cannabis Addiction

While cannabis may not be proven to be physically addictive in the same way as certain substances, a desire to consume cannabis may cause dependency. You may want to avoid any potential tobacco dependencies, which could occur if you frequently use cigars or leaf wraps while consuming cannabis, by consuming cannabis from a glass bowl or rolling papers. It’s essential to be mindful of your consumption patterns and methods of consumption and to always consume cannabis responsibly.

Weed Side Effects

Like any substance, cannabis may have side effects. However, the key may be to approach this acknowledgment with understanding rather than fear. Common bad reactions to cannabis may include dry mouth, increased appetite, or a sense of relaxation. Keep in mind, that everyone’s experience with cannabis is unique, and what impacts someone one way may impact someone else differently. 


For those new to cannabis, micro-dosing is a method of consumption gaining popularity for its subtle and controlled effects. The idea is to consume minimal amounts, allowing you to gauge your body’s response without creating an overwhelming experience. This approach may minimize potential side effects but also lets you gradually build familiarity with different cannabis strains and methods of consumption.

Keeping a Journal

One effective way to navigate the world of cannabis could be to keep a journal of your experiences – you may want to try bullet journaling. A few notes you may want to take are the strain you tried, the method of consumption, the amount that you consumed, how long it took for you to feel the onset of your desired effect, and how you felt afterward. This practice could identify what works best for you and may prevent unintentional overconsumption.

Exploring Self-Care with Cannabis

Cannabis can be included in self-care routines in various ways. From infused bath salts to calming teas, incorporating cannabis into your self-care regimen may enhance relaxation and promote a sense of balance and inner-calm. The key is to approach these practices with intention, creating a space for mindfulness and self-reflection.

Topicals and CBD

For those hesitant about the psychoactive effects of THC, CBD (cannabidiol) offers a non-intoxicating alternative. CBD topicals, creams, and oils can provide targeted relief without the characteristic ‘head high.’ This opens up a world of possibilities for integrating CBD into your daily routine.

Embarking on a journey with cannabis can be a gentle and positive experience when approached with an open mind and thoughtful consideration. Remember, everyone’s relationship with cannabis is unique, and there’s no one-size-fits-all approach. Exploring micro-dosing, keeping a journal, and embracing cannabis in self-care, may be a few ways you can navigate this landscape with confidence and curiosity. 

Looking for more information on selecting the right cannabis strains without relying on THC/TAC? Contact the Doobie Concierge at (888) 8Doobie. 

Disclaimer: The content provided in this article is for informational purposes only. Please consume cannabis responsibly and follow all local laws and regulations.

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