As cannabis consumption gains popularity, a growing number of people are turning to microdosing. The practice involves consuming smaller than typical quantities of weed in order to get the THC benefits, without the high. Those suffering from depression, anxiety and other ailments have greatly benefited from the use of pot. However, it can also trigger side effects that can make day to day life more difficult. Microdosing is the solution.
What is it?
It is exactly what it sounds like: weed in small quantities. Many people have described the sensation of microdosing as being like on the verge of being high. However, the results will vary from person to person, but it is almost guaranteed to be less overwhelming on the body and mind than a regular trip. Consuming cannabis is such small amounts allows the user to unlock the creativity that weed often unlocks, without becoming totally lost within it.
Who should try microdosing?
Those with a high tolerance may be skeptical to the idea of getting any results with small amounts of weed. But, if you’ve been hoping to cut your consumption or lower your tolerance, this could just be the best thing for you. A study published in the Journal of Pain tested the results of nabixmols (a THC/CBD compound) in small and large quantities on a group of cancer patients. The results showed that those who received the smallest dose experienced the most pain relief. And those who had the largest actually experienced increased pain. More is not always better. Since every person is different, you may have to experiment a bit until you find the right dose for you.
How can I microdose?
There are almost just as many ways as there are to consume regular amounts of cannabis. So you’re sure to find one that suits you. The general suggestion is to begin experimenting somewhere between 5 to 10 mg by smoking, vaporizing or with edibles. Keep in mind that no matter the dose, consuming edibles on an empty stomach will always intensify the experience.