Microdosing Cannabis: Minimal High, Maximum Benefits

Anastasiya Smotrikova
Microdosing cannabis

Ever experience anxiety, palpitations, and nausea after a particularly potent cannabis brownie? Sometimes the psychoactive effects of cannabis can feel like they’re just too much, (tenfold if you have a low tolerance). That’s why many users have turned to microdosing cannabis as an alternative method of consumption. Microdosing allows for therapeutic benefits without the unpleasant psychoactive effects, making it a suitable option for those that are sensitive to THC. After all, cannabis is more than just the high.

 Microsing Cannabis

Is Microdosing Cannabis For Me?

If you don’t want to be stuck on the couch watching Netflix and munching chips all day, but still want to benefit from the cannabinoid properties of the plant, then microdosing may be for you. But really, anyone can benefit from small amounts of cannabis in their daily lives. Here are some reasons why you might want to try it out.
  • Chronic Pain. If you’ve been a long-time sufferer of migraines, inflammation, muscle and joint problems, nerve damage, or cancer treatments, evidence shows that people with chronic pain can highly benefit from a low dose of daily cannabis.
  • Reduce Anxiety. I know, I know. But doesn’t cannabis often cause anxiety? This is usually the issue with high doses of THC, but with a low dose the opposite is true—there can actually be a significant reduction in anxiety. Pair this with a daily meditation practice and you’ll have the benefit of both a relaxed body and elevated mind.
  • Increase Productivity. By reducing anxiety, elevating mood, and increasing blood flow to the brain, microdosing can help you become a more productive individual. It breaks through the barrier of negative thoughts and allows you to stay in the present—by focusing on your goals rather than your worries.
  • Improve Sleep. Excessive THC consumption can disrupt sleep by surpressing REM sleep cycles. Luckily, smaller doses can actually help you fall asleep faster and wake up without the groginess that too much THC tends to cause.
  • Save Money! The less you consume, the more you’ll save. Win win.

How Do I Get Started?

First decide if you’d prefer to smoke, vape, or consume edibles. Keep in mind that different methods of consumption have different effects. Smoking and vaping kick in fast (within seconds) but don’t last very long so you may need to redose several times a day to prolong the therapeutic benefits. Edibles take much longer (1-2 hours on average) to feel an effect as they have to pass through the digestive system first. Edibles also last much longer, often the entire day, so you most likely won’t need to redose. It ultimately comes down to personal preference. Take your time experimenting with different strains and methods—you won’t know what you like until you’ve given it a fair chance.

How Do I Find My Optimal Dose?

As the saying goes, slow and steady wins the race. Always start with the lowest dose (1-2mg of THC). After a few days of trying it out, feel free to move up in 1mg increments until you’ve reached your desired benefits. Bonus tip—keep a daily log of how your current dose makes you feel and if you’re having any side effects, this makes it easier to track your results and adjust as needed.

Low Dose Products We Use & Love

Glenn’s – His Favourites Multi Pack Soft Chews – Blend – 10 pack Looking to strictly microdose THC? Check out “his favourites” from Glenn's Edibles! There’s something for everyone in this bag with 10 artisanal gummies of different flavours like banana, rainbow sherbert, and orange creamsicle. With each gummy sitting at 1mg of THC, your microdosing experience will be delicious.
 Microdosing Cannabis: Glenn's Edibles

Sunshower - Blood Orange 5:1 Soft Chews - Blend - 10 pack

Find your sweet spot with these tangy sweets that sit at 1mg of THC and 5mg of CBD per gummy. Perfect for a new consumer, there's no after-taste of cannabis! With a low dose of CBD and THC in these, you can enjoy the experience at your own pace and dose

 

 Microdosing Cannabis: Sunshower - Blood Orange 5:1 Soft Chews

Wyld - Real Fruit Strawberry Soft Chews 20:1 CBD: THC - Hybrid - 10 pack Looking to up the CBD? With a focus on the terpenes limonene, linalool, alpha-pinene and beta-pinene in each gummy, these are truly a unique microdose. With recipes formulated by food scientists, these not only taste amazing but provide a great consistent micro-dosing experience With 1mg of THC and 20MG CBD per gummy. 

Taking the Leap Microdosing cannabis is still a fairly new topic in the industry and not much clinical research has yet been conducted. Regardless, many users have applauded this approach and as a result are leading healthier, more fulfilling lives. And if you were to ask me? I’d say go for it—there’s no harm in trying!

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