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Lowkey What Is Microdosing Cannabis?

Despite using the smallest amount of weed possible, microdosing has become one of the biggest trends in the cannabis community. Microdosing is the practice of taking minute amounts of marijuana, which allows users to feel the effects of cannabis, but produces minimal psychoactivity (the feeling of being high). This is great for everyone from beginners just getting started with cannabis to seasoned consumers who want to enjoy the effects of weed during the day without it negatively affecting their productivity.

What is Microdosing Cannabis?

As its name implies, microdosing is the use of a small amount of cannabis throughout the day to feel mild and sustained effects. A “standard” dose of THC is 10mg (both Colorado and California public health organizations recognize 10mg as a single serving) while microdoses of marijuana are often as low as 1 mg.

The Benefits of Microdosing

Micordosing appeals to consumers for a variety of reasons.

New cannabis users like to microdose because it makes it easy to follow the maxim “start low and go slow.” Microdosing allows new weed users to find their limits without having an uncomfortable overconsumption experience.

Experienced cannabis users enjoy that microdising allows them to take advantage of the positive effects of weed—such as increased mindfulness, improved awareness, clearer thinking, a more collaborative spirit, and reduced anxiety—without the disruption of getting noticeably high.

Microdosing can also help manage the tolerance levels of new and casual cannabis consumers, while some regular users claim it’s harder to build a tolerance microdosing, since it doesn’t overwhelm the body’s cannabinoid receptors.

How to Get Started Microdosing

Everyone responds differently to marijuana and the optimal dose is unique to each user. It’s generally recommended that those starting microdosing begin by taking a dose between 1mg and 2.5mg, maintaining that dose for three to four days. After a few days, slowly increase the dose by 1mg increments until the desired effects are achieved. Keep in mind that finding the ideal dose involves trial and error, so clear your calendar of anything important when getting started. Also, remember that the goal isn’t to produce a psychoactive effect.

Methods of Microdosing

Everything from flowers to concentrates to edibles can be used for microdosing. That said, some methods are more suitable for microdosing than others.

Edibles for Microdosing

Edibles are far and away the product most commonly used for microdosing. Edibles are easy to transport and discreet, which is handy when consuming cannabis consistently throughout the day. It’s also easy to control dosage when consuming edibles, especially compared to other methods of consuming cannabis. In fact, numerous producers now make low-dose edibles intended specifically for microdosing.

Don’t forget that it can take up to two hours to feel the effect of edibles. If you don’t feel the effects of an edible right away, allow a few hours to pass before taking another dose. It’s easy to overdo it, even when eating low-dose edibles.

Other Methods of Microdosing

Edibles are the go-to product of many microdosers, but there are plenty of other methods for microdosing.

Vape pens are a good alternative to edibles for users looking to microdose, as they are discreet and portable. Some users control the amount they consume by limiting the number of inhalations and sticking to smaller puffs. However, the increasing interest in microdosing has led some manufacturers to create low-dose vapes that are ideal for microdosing.

Cannabis-infused beverages are similar to edibles (albeit not as inconspicuous) and make it very easy to control the amount of THC going into your system. Also like edibles, a number of manufacturers offer low-dose products for the microdosing market.

Flower is difficult to get a small, consistent dose with, but a chillum or one-hitter—and some practice—can make it possible. That said, flower is a better option for more experienced pot smokers.

Tinctures are absorbed sublingually—under the tongue—and are another inconspicuous and convenient way to microdose. Tinctures are generally high in THC, however, which can make finding the right dosage tricky.

A Dose of Lowkey Dispensary

If you’re interested in trying microdosing, visit us at Lowkey Dispensary or start your shopping experience online. Our budtenders can help you find the right cannabis product for you and the right potency for your needs. More than just microdoses, Lowkey carries everything from super-strong strains to low-dose edibles, along with all the accessories required by cannabis connoisseurs.

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