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KNOW YOUR DOSE

Microdosing cannabis can be a beneficial way to achieve a relaxed, yet focused high. Consuming cannabis in smaller doses can help you avoid certain side effects like paranoia, anxiety or intense psychoactivity. Plus, small doses of cannabis can provide a subtle, but profound form of healing and relief.

Microdosing marijuana isn’t for patients who lean on cannabis for chronic severe pain relief.  However, more and more patients are finding that lower doses of THC paired with a full spectrum cannabinoid profile can be the best therapeutic solution for cannabis.

Cannabis is a bespoke medicine that should be tailored to each patient’s individual make-up.  Cultivate an understanding of your endocannabinoid system by keeping a journal to track cannabis strain type, consumption method, dosage and side effects. Take your time and be patient when figuring out what dosage and consumption method work best for you. Be mindful of other elements that may impact the outcome of your high when microdosing. Your environment, state of mind, hydration and nutrition can all affect your experience.

Always start with low doses and build up from there. Certain consumption methods may allow you to control your intake more accurately. When picking your medicine, find products that have a higher CBD to THC ratio or, at least, a balanced one. CBD can mitigate the psychoactive effect of THC. A more even ratio provides a less intense psychoactive experience for newer patients.

RESETTING YOUR TOLERANCE

Like in all other forms of medicine, you want to treat yourself with the lowest effective dose. Micro dosing will help you identify that sweet spot as you may need to reset your THC tolerance. Maybe you needed higher doses of THC for treating a past condition. Maybe you have to consume larger amounts of cannabis to achieve any kind of helpful high because of your habitual consumption. Whatever the case, you can try to reset your tolerance to the effects of cannabis products.

The length of a tolerance break depends on your consumption patterns. In general, it works to halt consumption for 48 hours. Start again with a very low dose of 1 to 2 mg of THC. Try this out for one or two sessions and see how you feel.  If that isn’t effective, increase the dosage to 5 milligrams of THC and onward.

The art of microdosing requires patience and mindfulness. If you do it right, you’ll be well on your way to achieving harmony between your mind and body.

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