How we consume cannabis today is widely different from how we used to do it even a couple of years back. There are two opposite streams of thought entering the mainstream consciousness. On one end you have people taking dabs and consuming larger amounts of THC resulting in a powerful high. Whereas on the other end of the spectrum we have consumers sticking to CBD. But what most people have been missing out on are the people microdosing cannabis.
When it comes to using cannabis for any reason, there are times when people experience anxiety after using cannabis thanks to a little too much THC. Apart from that, it is not always feasible to get high and then carry it out throughout the day, so to counter all of this a large number of people are turning towards microdosing cannabis.
It is also understandable if you are using cannabis recreationally you are looking for a head high. But for a large number of people with an MMIC Card, microdosing can be an effective way to manage their condition and symptoms arising due to the condition.
For people who have no clue about microdosing, in the simplest of words, it basically means taking extremely small quantities of cannabis. So, that you get the benefits while you are still not actually high. Most people who choose to microdose explain the feeling as the verge of being high.
It is not very easy to describe the feeling as it is not your regular dose, so you do not get high. You will however have a sub-perceptible sensation. This is not a very strong sensation but you will have to try it out to truly understand how its helping you.
According to some preliminary research conducted, Microdosing can help you relieve some of the symptoms of stress, anxiety, depression, pain, and also improve focus.
While concrete evidence is still lacking due to most research being in the infancy stage, there is some clinical research backing that less actually might be more in the case of medical cannabis.
Cannabis also has the ability to control other chronic conditions. Most doctors advise that if the pain is too much to handle only, then one should take a large dose and then, with time, take the potency down to the microdosing levels.
For people suffering from multiple chronic health problems, taking small doses of sub-psychoactive cannabis can help the patient stay healthy, reduce stress, and stay sharp and focused.
The answer to what is the optimal dosage quite frankly depends on your tolerance for cannabis. Amongst users, there is a significant variation in what they are capable of tolerating in terms of THC.
There are a variety of factors that play into this variation, starting from liver metabolism, genetics, previous usage, and so on and forth.
Microdosing is a very personalized form of consumption. There is no way to determine the exact amount of guesswork.
So, get on with it. It’s all about testing and trials.
Normally if you have a high tolerance level, then you can begin with a 2.5-milligram dosage for approximately three days and then increase. The concept is simple -go low and slow.
If you are finding particular difficulty getting started with microdosing, you can look up some online resources as they can be pretty thorough.
For people who are regular consumers, it is advised that they abstain for about 48 hours. This will give them time to reset the endocannabinoid system.
Yes, the number seems a little too rushed, but a recent brain imaging study showed that even in the heaviest of users, the system reset to the baseline in about two days.
It is discouraged that one builds a tolerance to THC because tolerance to THC translates to an understanding of your own cannabinoid, whose aim is to promote balance and health.
Developing a sensitive endocannabinoid system is essential for accurate interpretation of pain, illness, and stress. All of this and more can be achieved via low doses of cannabis.
For ensuring that THC does not hit you like a wall of bricks on the first go, the good idea is to have a 1:1 ratio of CBD and THC. Maintain this ratio until the time you feel something, and they stay on that level for about 3 – 4 days.
Invariably, you will need to increase the dosage in all probability. So the trick is to abstain and then begin again.
There are various forms of consumption available to cannabis consumers, but let’s have a look at how they translate to microdosing
The minimalists take one puff and then wait for 5 minutes to see if any effect takes place and then repeat the process.
Yes, it is as ineffective as you would expect a method like this to be. Inhaling cannabis even generally can be quite a tricky thing. So, it is advised that you don’t smoke if you are trying to microdose.
Some products claim to have a low dosage of THC, but with edibles, one can never be too cautious.
Imagine if you have to cut a piece of chocolate that has 100 milligrams of THC into smaller portions of 2.5 milligrams. First of all, a nightmare, and imagine if you take a higher dosage.
For accurate dosage stick to tinctures, not only are they incredibly accurate. You can also be sure of the potency.
If you are someone who has been using cannabis for a long time, it may be challenging to cut back. But for the few who wish to remain calm, collected, and sharp, the nest thing to do is to microdose. Because at the end of the day, being high isn’t a medical state.