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If you were a daily user with a 5 mg dose – on the small to moderate side – that would last you for most of a year (and cost a thrifty 43 cents per dose.) If you microdosed at 2.5mg, it would last a lot longer than that.

“For individuals who have been paying close attention, they’re likely to be fine.”

Start low, go slow

You can’t die of a cannabis overdose, Busse says, but you risk a seriously unpleasant experience: “panic, extreme paranoia, hallucinations, mental confusion, rapid heart rate.”

Warnings that come with an online cannabis order are much easier to ignore than a human being, Busse says.

“Oils are kind of the softer, entry-level to using cannabis, but it’s so much trickier,” says University of British Columbia post-doctoral student Jenna Valleriani. “There needs to be more information. Rather than just using dried cannabis, where you can take one inhalation, see how you feel and stop, and kind of figure out if you need more or not, with oils without that proper education, it’s so easy to consume too much.”

There are different types of CBD extracts, and it’s important — from both a health and legal perspective — to understand their differences:

Many people do not see a difference after one or two doses of CBD. “CBD works on the endocannabinoid system in the brain and everyone’s is a little bit different,” Mann says. “One person may feel a difference within 20 minutes but others it may take several days to build up enough to where you feel it.” It can take up to eight weeks of regular use to feel an impact, says Seritt.

3. You need a different type of extract

If either of these experiences sound familiar, don’t give up yet. There may be good reasons CBD has not helped you — yet — and ways to make using CBD more effective for you.

Oral tinctures — drops that you place under your tongue — are the most popular way to use CBD but there are plenty of other options. You can also inhale it with vape pens, rub it on topically with a lotion, take it orally with capsules, or eat CBD-infused foods. Different delivery methods may be better for certain health conditions or personal preference.

The fix: Opt for a full-spectrum product if it’s legal to use where you live.