In the medical marijuana community, sometimes less is more. While some patients want the most impactful experience available, many have become interested in microdosing cannabis.
People who microdose are generally interested in consuming medical cannabis without experiencing psychoactive effects that might interfere with their daily life.
Microdosing is not common for recreation or severe symptoms, but gentle enhancement of well-being.
What Is Microdosing?
Microdosing is the practice of consuming small amounts of something to receive perceived benefits without becoming inebriated.
In the case of medical marijuana, some people try microdosing to receive the benefits for which they were prescribed cannabis.
It’s a popular method among people with cannabinoid sensitivity, people avoiding marijuana intoxication, and people still learning which amount of cannabis is most enjoyable for them.
Many people report that starting with small amounts and increasing their consumption as needed helps them avoid the uncomfortable feeling from having too much cannabis.
For example, some people say that small amounts of cannabis have made them feel less anxious, but larger amounts actually have the opposite effect for them.
Conditions: Why Do People Microdose Cannabis?
People have tried microdosing to address just about any condition for which you can receive a medical marijuana card. Qualifying medical conditions for medical marijuana cards vary by state, but may include the following:
• Crohn’s Disease
• Chronic Muscle Spasms
• Parkinson’s Disease
• Multiple Sclerosis
• Chronic Pain
• Terminal Illness
• Sleep Disorders
• Opioid Use Disorder
• Tourette Syndrome
• Anxiety Disorders
If you believe you may qualify for a medical marijuana card for any condition including one listed above, you can start the process online.
Once you receive your card, you can visit a Fluent dispensary to get the products you need for microdosing cannabis.
How Much Cannabis for Microdosing?
There is no simple answer that will work for people who want to microdose cannabis. The path will be different for everyone, and each person has different thresholds at which they perceive the benefits.
Things like liver metabolism, genetics, and previous consumption of cannabis may all change the way a person’s body processes cannabis. That said, there are general benchmarks that some regard as appropriate starting points for microdosing.
Most people who are interested in microdosing cannabis typically start with about 2.5mg. Others have described starting with even smaller amounts, as little as 1mg.
No matter where you start, it’s important to make sure you give the cannabis plenty of time to kick in before consuming any more.
If you don’t feel any relief after waiting enough time, you may wish to try again with a slightly larger amount. People generally increase the amount gradually until they’ve identified the optimal level for themselves.
Best Products for Microdosing Cannabis
The method for microdosing cannabis will depend upon the type of product you want to buy. Here at Fluent, we have something for just about any lifestyle.
Choose from options like capsules, cartridges, drops, flower, topicals, and suppositories. As you select your products, our knowledgeable curators will be available to answer any questions you have.
While the appropriate amount may vary from person to person, we have a lot of experience working with people at every stage of their cannabis journey.
Our curators are well educated about each product available in Fluent dispensaries, including strategies for microdosing. Visit one of our conveniently located dispensaries today, or contact us online for more information.
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