Microdosing is typically associated with hallucinogens like LSD or Magic Mushroom, to help deal with mental health issues such as PTSD and severe depression. Many people are turning to microdosing THC in order to help with conditions such as depression, stress, anxiety, pain, focus, sleep and insomnia. Though more research is needed, people are seeing the value of consuming less THC to deal with their aliments, instead consuming low levels of THC to avoid the negative side effects of consuming too much THC, such as heightened senses and increased nervousness and anxiety.
The recommended dosage for microdosing THC is 5 mg for men and 2-3 mg for women. It is important to know what strain of cannabis you are using. Indicas are associated with a sedative effect, while sativas usually provide an uplifting, energizing effect. There are other factors that should be considered as well such as body type, the time of day day, mood, appetite, tolerance, and sleep habits. It’s important when reading our weed measurements guide that your understand that microdosing is very much a trail-and-error approach. It is recommended that you start slow, taking a low dosage for approximately three days then increase if you feel necessary. It is also recommended that those who consume cannabis on a daily basis should refrain for 2 days, which resets your endocannabinoid system (reduces tolerance).
There are various methods of consumption when microdosing, some more effective then others. You can smoke or vape, but it is difficult to control the amount of THC you put into your system. It’s best to start with one puff, wait 5 minutes to feel the effects, then take another is necessary. The most optimal way to microdose is through products such as tinctures, oils or edibles, this allows for a more accurate control of your dosage. Though edibles can be unreliable at times, with untested edibles being unreliable in their THC consistency.
It is also recommended that when you microdose THC it is beneficial to add a similar ratio of CBD with your THC. When CBD and THC are combined there is a longer therapeutic period, which helps reduce the side effects of THC, therefore increasing the benefits of microdosing THC.
As we wrap up our weed measurements guide we should note that microdosing is very much in the infancy stages of research and development and more studies need to be conducted, but with the medical benefits of THC already proven it’s a safe to say microdosing will only grow in popularity as time goes on.