Q: What is the standard dose of marijuana used medicinally?
- Dr. Ethan Russo: Practical considerations in medical cannabis administration and dosing. (Canada/ Czech Republic, link to PDF, 2018) https://www.researchgate.net/publication/322257368_Practical_considerations_in_medical_cannabis_administration_and_dosing
- There are no standard safety or efficacy requirements for medical marijuana because
the “U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has not approved a marketing application for
marijuana for any indication.”
- In those states with medical marijuana statutes, physicians or other authorized providers may provide a “recommendation” of medical marijuana use, but may not legally “prescribe” marijuana. For example, synthetic THC (e.g., dronabinol capsule) can be prescribed and is dispensed based on recommended dosing guidelines and the physician’s judgment.