Your physician will decide the total amount of Medical Marijuana you should use each day (for example, 1 gram per day). This total amount is a maximum, but we recommend using the full amount prescribed to you by your physician.
It is not typically recommended for a patient to consume the entirety of their prescription at one time. In order to achieve continuous pain relief it is recommended that you divide your daily dose into smaller separate doses, taken periodically during the day. For example, if you are prescribed a total daily dose of 1 gram per day, you may choose to use 0.3 grams in the morning, 0.3 grams in the afternoon and 0.4 grams in the evening.
Often patients report that slightly more medication consumed in the evening helps to reduce disruptions in their sleep. Also, if there is a time during the day that your pain is far worse than other times, more medication can be used during those painful times, for example, if you are prescribed a total daily dose of 1 gram per day, and your pain is the worst in the morning, you may choose to use 0.4 grams in the morning, 0.3 grams in the afternoon, and 0.3 grams in the evening.
Changes to the way you split your total daily dose of medication is up to you, your medication can be but should be done in consultation with Apollo Applied Research and/or your physician.
A major advantage of this medication is that you have control over when and how much to administer and you can make your dosing schedule match to fit your lifestyle. It is encouraged to determine a dosing schedule that works best for you to maximize your pain relief.
We have provided a Daily Medication Log in this informational package which we strong recommend you use. It is aimed at helping you keep track of your dosing schedule. Writing down how much you vaporize and at what time in the day will provide you with a written record of what works and what doesn’t. It is important to keep in mind that every patient will react slightly different, and have different dosing schedules, and so it is up to you to find a balance that will give you the greatest pain relief.
Our goal is for you to be able to achieve the maximum benefit from the least amount of Medical Marijuana.