What Is Microdosing & Other Low Cannabis Usage Options

Microdosing, which was initially used in psychedelic drugs such as LSD and psilocybin mushrooms, is the practice of taking small amounts of THC to experience the effects without interfering with your day.

According to a recent article by experts from Verilife, published in 2021, a typical dosage of marijuana might range from 5-mg to 10-mg of THC, depending on the type of cannabis product and your tolerance level. Beginners go toward the lower end of the range, while casual consumers gravitate toward the upper end.

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Taking small quantities of marijuana still helps you to be sharp.

How To Microdose Cannabis?

How To Microdose Cannabis?

Marijuana users either take in a pill form or smoke a tiny amount of THC throughout the day instead of smoking a massive amount of THC all at once. Other techniques to microdose are to try gummies with a 20:1 CBD to THC ratio, edibles with French chocolate brownie bites, coffee, or any other techniques other than food or drink with 10 MG THC powder.

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There are many ways to microdose.

Benefits Of Microdosing

Microdosing helps by increasing creativity by assisting the users in feeling relaxed and more significantly in the working environment. This method boosts productivity, creativity, and overall brain performance without the hazy high that comes with regular THC doses. 

This method is also suitable for individuals who may experience anxiety or panic attacks when high amounts of THC are used. THC, in lesser quantities, may have a better therapeutic effect on patients while also posing a lower risk of adverse effects, according to some users.

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There is creativity that comes with microdosing, too.

Easy Tips For Safe And Happy Consumption

When opting to microdose,  a good microdosing starting point is to keep a log of your cannabis use. Write down what type of cannabis product you’re microdosing, whether edible, tincture, or flower and the amount of microdose taken.

Also, try to keep note of the impacts you’re having so you can figure out what much is suitable for you versus when you’ve taken a bit too much. 

Another option is to begin with one  to 2.5 milligrams of THC and maintain the same microdose for a few days. From then, gradually increase your dosage by one mg or until you start to feel the results.

Choosing the right dosage also means choosing the right strain. Different cannabis strains have different effects, so it’s important to choose one that suits your needs. For example, if you’re looking for a more relaxing experience, an indica-dominant strain may be more appropriate, while a sativa-dominant strain may be better for an uplifting effect.

Meet Virginia, Microdoser

Virginia, a Los Angeles native said she started microdosing because she wanted to consume less cannabis while still maintaining a consistent daily usage of weed at her leisure. Determined to daily change up her weed consumption, she adopted a moderate microdosing routine.

“Microdosing helped me get through the day,” Victoria said.  “Without having that dazed and confused feeling. It also allowed me to smoke weed everyday and whenever.”

Adding that she found herself anxious in “life” scenarios, Victoria said she took her microdosing to new heights by discreetly consuming small doses of cannabis at work, church, or out and about with friends.

“It helps me deal with my social anxiety and relieve stress,” Victoria said. “I believe microdosing is therapeutic for many. I recommend anybody dealing with anxiety or stress to give it a try.”

Viriginia’s name has been changed to protect privacy.


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