Microdosing Cannabis: Here’s What You Need to Know
You may have heard about microdosing psychedelics, such as magic mushrooms or LSD, but did you know that cannabis can be microdosed as well? It’s true! Both CBD (Cannabidiol) and THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol) have been proven to have beneficial effects at consistent, low doses.
Whether you prefer CBD, THC, or a combination of the two in some form, studies have shown that microdosing cannabis can bring fast and effective relief from many medical symptoms, such as:
- Anxiety & stress (source)
- Chronic & neuropathic pain (source 1) (source 2)
- Panic attacks (source)
- Depression (source)
- Addiction cravings & withdrawal anxiety (source)
The goal in microdosing THC is to take just enough that you notice the benefits you are looking for, but not so much that you’re too impaired to go about your daily life.
The range varies greatly between individuals; what may help one person feel less anxiety during their workday, may result in a poorly-timed nap for another.
Starting at a dose of between 2.5mg – 10mg THC and going up by about 5-10mg at a time is one way to find that sweet spot.
Using a product that has been accurately dosed out for you is a great place to start. Buzz Edibles sells THC products in a wide range of doses, that you can always divide up smaller to find the perfect dose for you.
A lot of people take THC in small doses every day, but remember that tolerance may eventually develop in this fashion, so that you need to take more to feel the same relief.
CBD on its own isn’t going to make you feel stoned, so it’s a little more forgiving to play around with the dosage here. A little extra CBD isn’t going to hurt or impair anyone, and it builds up in the body over time, just like a vitamin would. The more often you remember to take it consistently, the better overall benefits you should notice.
Many people begin with about 10mg CBD once or twice a day, and go up by about 10mg at a time until relief is found. There may be different recommendations for you to follow, depending on your condition, or the instructions on the CBD products you purchase.
The Entourage Effect: Why Not Both?
A well-supported theory in the medical cannabis community (but one that requires more research to definitively prove) is that CBD and THC help each other work better in the body and brain. Known as the “entourage effect” – those who have experienced the benefits will tell you without a doubt that there is definitely something to this.
This has resulted in the creation and widespread availability of products containing a ratio of CBD:THC. Some of these products will contain an even amount of each (1:1), while others will have a much greater amount of either CBD or THC (1:4, for example). Make sure that you are careful when selecting a product that is measured in this way.
Each and every person has many factors that can go into their choice to microdose THC, CBD or both. Brain chemistry, body size, what they are most comfortable with, their experiences, mental health, how active they are, what their diet is like… all of this and more can go into a very personal decision.
Do you microdose THC, CBD or a little of each? How much of each? In a tincture, capsule, or edible? There’s so much out there to choose from, so you’d better get started!
Easy & Delicious Ways to Microdose CBD & THC
CBD Grape Jelly Candy – Divide into 8 tasty squares of 10mg CBD.
CBD Sublingual Spray – A quick spray or two under your tongue for fast relief.
THC & CBD Tincture – 1:1 (300mg THC/300mg CBD) – Can be placed under your tongue or added to any food or drink!
Rick Simpson Oil (RSO/Phoenix Tears) – 700mg THC /20mg CBD – Most people start with a drop the size of half a grain of rice, as RSO is quite powerful!
Buried Treasure Cookie – 25mg THC (Sativa) – Can be cut into halves or quarters, depending on your personal tolerance and preference.
THC Infused Mini Blue Raspberry Candy – These are perfect for microdosing, at 5mg THC per piece.