Doctors nowadays, advocate for less consumption as opposed to more.
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This tactic is called microdosing.
Patients are being advised to take small portions of cannabis to benefit from the medical value of this plant according to this study.
If you want to try microdosing cannabis, you have landed at the right place as this guide is going to break down all the details for you.
What is microdosing cannabis?
Most people relate this plant to euphoria, but in the medical world, cannabis is much more than a substance to get you high.
Many people are using marijuana without getting any impairment. How?
That is where microdosing comes in. It simply involves taking a small percentage of cannabis throughout the day depending on how cannabis affects you. Microdose cannabis can be used as a supplement to our bodies natural occuring endocannabinoid system.
What is Microdosing Good For?
Microdosing has very many benefits, for instance, it helps ease conditions like inflammation and pain.
Microdosing helps our system to get the right amount of marijuana it needs and therefore enjoy the medicinal properties of the plant. Research also shows that microdosed cannabis can help in improving overall mood and lessens depression as well as anxiety. And lastly, microdosing limits the negative side effects that are psychoactive, of marijuana.
How much is a Micro Dose?
The truth is that it depends. Some people may start feeling high even when the THC levels are low while others may not.
This variance is brought about by the difference in metabolism, genetics of cannabinoid receptors and the previous usage among others. Microdosing is personal, and each patient is different. For this reason, you should keep experimenting until you find the correct dosage for you.
For first time microdosers, you should start with 2.5 milligrams and increase the amount from there depending on how you will feel. Alternatively it is reasonable to start with 10% of your usual consumption.
How to Microdose Cannabis?
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There are various methods for microdosing cannabis. Some may be more effective than others.
Nevertheless, here are the most common ways of microdosing marijuana are:
Edibles/Tinctures | Most experts recommend using tinctures or edibles to give you the exact amount. But when it comes to edibles, you should be very cautious because untested edibles may not deliver a low dosage of cannabis and often have misleading packaging.
Vaping | Just like the name suggests, cannabis is taken in vaporized form. There are vaporizers designed to do the job. And most people prefer vaping because it is easy to gauge the amount which has been inhaled. If you are beginner, you should start by taking one puff and gradually add more puffs. The only disadvantage of this method is that accuracy is not guaranteed.
Combustion | You could also try microdosing cannabis through smoking. But make sure that you know how much THC is in your weed first. This method is efficient, but it is a bit tricky as it is difficult to control the dosage. Experts advise that you start with one puff, wait for a few minutes to determine how you feel, and then you can take another puff.
Microdosing cannabis has helped in treating the symptons associated with conditions like arthritis, migraines, sleeping disorders, HIV/AIDS to name but a few. If it's something that you would like to try, make sure that you determine the correct amount of cannabis for your body by taking small amounts until you figure the right dose for you.
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