Microdosing 101

July 17, 2017 Posted by Options Cannabis Company

What is Microdosing?

Microdosing is a newer concept in the cannabis world that most medical and recreational consumers have probably never heard of. So, what exactly is it? Essentially, microdosing is consuming as little cannabis as possible, in order to gain the highest level of benefits while avoiding the side effects that can impact your functionality for day-to-day life. Instead of smoking like a character out of Pineapple Express, consumers smoke small doses, usually 2.5 to 10 mg, allowing for relaxation of the mind, pain relief, and other benefits, without the paranoia, lethargy, and other side effects sometimes associated with cannabis use.

Edibles and Tinctures

Microdosing is easiest when ingesting edibles as opposed to traditional styles of smoking marijuana. This is mainly because with traditional smoking styles it is difficult to control the THC content, as a single hit could contain more than the intended microdose. Recreational edibles are required by Colorado law to be packaged in servings of 10mg or smaller, each piece with its own THC logo. Customers can then cut their edibles up into smaller pieces as desired to get intended effects and a better understanding of their tolerance. Here at Options we also carry Canyon Cultivation microdosed gummies that are 100mg of gummy edibles with 2.5mg serving sizes. They are available in indica, sativa, and hybrid flavors. Another ideal way to microdose cannabis is through a tincture, as tinctures are required to specify the milligram dosage of their dropper filled at capacity. We carry multiple flavors of Dixie Dew Drop Tinctures that are available in 3mg servings.

Vaping

Not as exact as ingesting edibles or tinctures that clearly have to mark their serving sizes, vape pens are another good option for consumers who are looking for a discreet way to smoke and consume cannabis without getting an intense high that flower or other concentrates can provide. At Options Medical Center we have various vape pens by Craft, Concentrate Supply Co., and Indigo Pro. Each brand comes in a .5g cartomizer and will last the average marijuana smoker 100+ hits, giving consumers ample opportunity to find their ideal dosage to achieve an optimal high. However, the number of hits you can get out of each cart depends on several variables, most importantly being how long the user draws. Stop by our store to see all the choices available!

Ideal Dosage

In order to find your ideal dosage, it is recommended that you not use marijuana for 24 hours in order to “reset” your body. We would recommend starting at 2.5-5mg, slowly increasing your dosage in those same increments until your desired effects are reached. You should consider how you are consuming the THC when timing out your additional doses. For example, edibles can take up to two hours to activate. You should stay at the dosage that gives you the positive benefits you are looking for, without the side effects that can impair your daily life. Once you’ve found your ideal dosage, you will be able to enjoy your recreational or medical marijuana with the smallest possible noticeable effect. For example, this means anxiety relief without crossing the line into paranoia, or pain relief with a clear mind. The idea of microdosing cannabis is in clear contrast to the traditional stereotype of marijuana usage. The truth is, as the United States grows more progressive regarding marijuana usage for both medical and recreational purposes, more people will want to use it for various reasons, and not all of them want to get stoned in order to experience the benefits that cannabis can provide.

Options Medical Center

For more information, stop by our store and talk to our incredible staff. And remember, keep Colorado safe, if you dab, take a cab.

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