I've recently been prescribed thc oil after over a decade of smoking bud, mostly for recreational purposes but also for the medicinal benefits. It is Champlain, THC 20.90MG and although I prescribed 0.1 ml per dose, I take 0.9.
I've noticed it does take the edge off pain, but I dont get high from it, or have a pleasant buzz as I do with bud. Its more of a dazed, strange feeling.
I'm new to getting it legally and would like to switch from the oil to the bud but do not know how to ask or the right time to ask to switch. Does anyone on here get an actual high from the oil? If so, how much does one need to take?
I too am using a prescribed oil by the same manufacturer Aphria, called Capilano.
You are not going to get the same high from the oil orally as you do from smoking. The metabolical processes of smoking green and oral absorption are completely different. Oral absorption is more like eating a cookie than smoking, so there is not going to be the same effect as having a cone. Presently, here in Oz, I do not believe GVM (Green Vegetable Matter) has been approved. The govt/TGA have approved the oils as they have a scientific ratio of active ingredient, THC and/or CBD. GVM does not have such measurable ratios as every plant and every grow is different. Also the oils presently prescribed do not contain the whole range of differing cannabinoids that GVM has. That range of differing cannabinoids interact with each other in what is known as the 'Entourage Effect', this effect is cancelled out using the prescribed oil as it only contains the 2 components, CBD and/or THC.
Homemade oils and tinctures have the full range of cannabinoids depending on the raw product the oils are made with, so the effect will be vastly different from the highly refined pharma product. Expecting a similar effect from the pharma products is impossible IMO. The Champlain Oil has a high(er) THC level (around 21mg/ml THC) but a minimal CBD content (around 0.7mg/ml) and this will minimise the entourage effect between these 2 components. The Capilano oil is more balanced oil with a THC level (around 10mg/ml THC) and a CBD content (around 13 mg/ml) and yes, I have upped the dose to test the effect and yes, I do receive a 'buzz' but again, it is not the same as smoking a cone.
Inhalation of burnt vegetable matter (smoking) in any form is HIGHLY frowned upon by the medical fraternity, although Aphria does state in their paperwork that for immediate effect vaporising GVM is an option. So, again IMO, I doubt the govt/AMA nor the TGA will 'officially' approve the use of GVM as a medication anytime soon.