Microdosing is the use of smaller amounts of cannabis, a low dose of the drug that creates a noticeable effect but keeps it below the full psychedelic effect. This gives the user a subtle effect without influencing your mood or mindset. Helping in improved focus, emotional balance and helping carry out their normal day to day routine.
What is Microdosing?
Microdosing cannabis is nothing more than taking very small doses in a semi-regular schedule. This keeps the psychological effects of cannabis tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) in check, which is the compound that gets you high. While at the same time getting some Cannabidiol (CBD) which will not get you high. But will provide you with some potential medical benefits. Taking these small microdose amounts helps your go about your daily life and notice the effects just enough to experience an increase in productivity, creativity, focus, and awareness.
A microdose can be a single puff of a joint, vape or bowl. While for some it could be two or maybe three puffs. Where the line is drawn between microdosing and a full dose experience is when you start feeling the full psychological effect of the cannabis strain.
Best Dosage for Microdosing Cannabis
Many strains of cannabis contain different amounts of THC and CBD, lower THC and higher CBD strains are preferable when microdosing. Small dosage amounts helps treat various medical conditions such as stress, anxiety, depression and pain, as well as helping to promote sleep. Less cannabis consumption taken in intervals to treat chronic conditions has been researched and found to be a better treatment option than one large dose.
Typically a beginners should start with a low dose and slowly work their way up to a comfortable level. Starting with a 3 to 5 mg dose should be low enough that you might not notice it. Depending on your body it might be just right. You can than decide to increase by increments of 2 grams until you find the ideal level. You can then judge the subtle differences and positive effects you have attained. It might take some time before you find your prefect level of microdosage, you will also need that time to to perfect your outlook and ensure you are making the most of your microdosing program.
A final consideration is the strain of cannabis that you’re using. Indica strains usually provide a sense of deep body sedative effect. While sativa strains tend to provide a more energizing effect.