Four Things You Should Know About Microdosing Cannabis

What is Microdosing Cannabis?

When I talk to people about cannabis, there’s typically a comment or two about the psychoactive effects. Most people relate cannabis to getting high, uncontrollable laughter, and the munchies. In the medical cannabis community, however, many people are looking for a way to use cannabis without any type of impairment. This is where microdosing cannabis comes in handy.

Because of this focus on wellness without impairment, people are now seeing the benefits of learning how to microdose cannabis. This allows someone to go about their day and feel better, while being more energized and happier.

Microdosing is simply taking small amounts of cannabis throughout the day. How much is used will depend on the person and how they are affected by cannabis. We take vitamins and minerals to supplement what is missing from our daily diet. Cannabis can be used as a supplement to enhance our system.   

Why is Microdosing Cannabis Important?

All mammals have an endocannabinoid system. This system is the largest neurotransmitter system in our body. It controls all other neurotransmitter systems in our body as well.  

If we use too much cannabis, our bodies may stop feeling the benefits of this medicine. There is a bell curve effect with cannabis. Starting with a small dose, we can increase gradually until we find the best dose for ourselves. Using too much lowers the helpful effects of marijuana.

An added benefit of microdosing is saving money by using less cannabis. Who doesn’t like to save money? Microdosing helps us find the exact amount needed.

And by using the correct amount of cannabis for our own bodies, psychoactive effects can be avoided. Medicating can be accomplished without impairment.

How do I Start Microdosing Cannabis?

Dr. Dustin Sulak of Healer.com suggests the starting dose be 1 mg of THC and 1 mg of CBD. After taking an initial small amount, we can see what changes are occurring. Are you more relaxed? Are you feeling relief from symptoms?

Since everyone reacts to cannabis differently, small doses allow our bodies to heal gradually. If more is needed, an increase of another 1 mg of THC and 1 mg of CBD is all that is necessary. As we increase, we begin to feel better. There is a point where the effects will decline. That is just past the optimal dose. Increasing the dose would continue the decline, while a slight decrease will get someone back to their optimal dose. Since the amount will differ for everyone, we listen to our bodies to find our own best amount.

What is the best way to Microdose Cannabis?

It is possible to microdose using different methods of consuming cannabis. The most accurate way to measure the amount being used is using tinctures. With the dropper in a tincture bottle, we can see the exact amount being taken.  This is a discreet, accurate method.

Microdosing is also possible with smoking or vaping, although it will be less accurate. Taking one puff would be the way to start. This can also be accomplished with edibles, although it is much more difficult to dose accurately. Any edible would need to have the amount of THC marked on the product. The next consideration is how to split the edible product. A bar of cannabis chocolate may have 10 mg pieces. How easy or difficult will it be to split the small square of chocolate into 5 or 10 separate pieces?

Have you tried microdosing? Let us know in the comments.

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Kristine Teague

Kristine Teague is a certified cannabis consultant, with a passion for educating people on using cannabis holistically to care for our body, mind and spirit. Kristine also teaches micro-dosing to find the optimal dose for each person. She believes in helping people achieve a healthier lifestyle with cannabis along with better foods, exercise and fewer chemicals. Cannabis advisor for HappyJoe and owner of Cannabis, Holistically.