Will I get high?
Medical cannabis can contain varying levels of THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), which is the psychoactive compound in cannabis that produces a “high.” However, medical cannabis is typically prescribed at lower doses than recreational cannabis to achieve therapeutic effects without producing intoxication or impairment.
The specific strain and method of consumption can also affect the likelihood of experiencing a high. For example, vaporising cannabis can produce a more immediate and potent effect compared to consuming cannabis oil, which can take longer to take effect and produce a more gradual and milder effect.
Ultimately, whether or not you get high from medical cannabis depends on various factors, including the specific product, dosage, individual tolerance and the condition you are prescribed treatment for. It’s important to follow the dosing instructions provided by a healthcare professional and to monitor your response to the medication to ensure that you are using it safely and effectively.
It is important to add, some medical cannabis products are specifically designed to produce therapeutic effects without inducing a high. For example, CBD-only products, which contain little to no THC, have been used to treat conditions such as epilepsy and anxiety disorders without producing a high.