Microdosing is a new term being used these days in the medical cannabis world. It describes the practice of ingesting smaller quantities of cannabis several times a day. Using small amounts more frequently will promote more efficient metabolism of cannabis to treat your symptoms while avoiding unpleasant side effects. Many people do not enjoy the psychotropic effects; that feeling of euphoria. For those who experience unwanted side effects, newbies, and those who have built up a high tolerance to THC, microdosing may be the perfect way to medicate.
How much is a dose with microdosing? That is hard to say as every person reacts differently to cannabis usage. As a starting off point, for those who vape or smoke, one puff is recommended. For those who use edibles, half or less is the recommended dosage. Of course, for all things cannabis usage related, the only way to find out what works best for you is through trial and error. No two people react the same way to a particular strain and delivery method.
Here are 5 tips to help you find your optimal cannabis regimen:
- Start Small For seasoned users, whatever your usual dosage, cut it down drastically. You may very well discover that you use less product while experiencing better results. It may take a few weeks to experience an appreciable difference. If you are new to cannabis, start out with a very low dosage; one puff, or half or less of an edible.
- Try Different Delivery Systems Smoking, vaping and edibles are the 3 most popular options. But there are many others such as oils, tinctures, topicals and patches. You may find that you get completely new results with a delivery method that did not work in the past.
- Try Different Strains Buy small amounts of different strains and see what works best for you.
- Keep A Log Keep track of each strain, delivery method and dosage, and its effects. Record things like your energy level, ability to focus, effect on your appetite, work performance and interaction with co-workers, family and friends.
- Reject What Doesn’t Work and Keep What Does Work.
You may not even be aware that you are overdosing which can have negative effects on your body, your relationships and your wallet.
Here’s what 2 well-known cannabis doctors had to say about microdosing:
Dr. Dustin Sulak In his experience, most people have a certain threshold dosage for cannabis. If they use less, they experience a gradual increase in health benefits over time. If they use too much, they build up a tolerance with diminishing benefits and more side effects.
Dr. Allan Frankel In his experience working with cancer patients, he observed that some cancer patients responded more positively when using significantly lower than recommended doses of RSO. However, heavier doses actually made the situation worse.
I hope this article piqued your interest enough to make you curious enough to try microdosing!
Source: GreenFlower Gregory Frye October 29, 2015