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Stretch Your Stash With These 4 Helpful Tips

how to make your marijuana stash last longer

Are you having a hard time affording medical cannabis? Maybe you are wondering if there is a way to make it last longer? Look no further, listed below are 4 tips for Virginia patients to use to help stretch their stash!

Follow Dosing Instructions

Each product purchased from a Virginia dispensary has different dosing instructions. The general rule of thumb for new patients is to ‘start low and go slow’ no matter which product you intend on using. Our physicians recommend this method because it is easier to increase your dose incrementally, rather than taking too much when first medicating.

If you are using a concentrate or vape, start off with a single hit (for flower, one or two hits). If after 15-20 minutes you do not feel any effects, increase to a second dose. Most edibles tend to take around 45 minutes to reach the full effect. We recommend waiting around 45 minutes to an hour before consuming more edibles.

By following proper dosing instructions, you may surprise yourself on how much cannabis you really need to feel the desired effects and end up stretching your stash further than you once anticipated!

Consider Capsules

As most cannabis consumers know, edibles tend to have a much stronger effect on patients than other methods. Due to the way cannabis is consumed in the body, edibles are known to create an overall ‘body high’ for patients. If you are looking to achieve the same results with less product, you might consider trying cannabis capsules!

Switch It Up

No matter what method you plan on using, each product is derived from a different cannabis strain. With that being said, some strains are stronger than others. Consider trying something different to medicate with, you might end up finding the same relief but with less product!

Set A Budget

In the same way you budget for other living essentials, consider setting aside a budget for your medical cannabis. Knowing ahead of time what you can afford, and how much of which product is needed for providing relief to your condition is the first step for a successful journey with cannabis!

By using the tips listed above, patients can still achieve the same results when it comes to providing pain relief for countless chronic conditions. Which tip will you be trying first to stretch your stash?


If you are a Virginia resident suffering from a medical condition you think may benefit cannabis, you're likely eligible for medical marijuana treatment.

Click here to learn more about what Virginia Marijuana Card's state-certified medical marijuana doctors can do for you, or give us a call at (888) 633-5808 and our friendly support team can walk you through the entire process and schedule you for an evaluation appointment.


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