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Cannabis consumption is increasing throughout the United States, and more people are trying it now than ever before.

Millions of Americans consume cannabis in one form or another, and many have reported positive experiences. For some, though, the effects are more potent than they’d like.

For these folks, as well as those who want to enjoy some of the therapeutic effects that the cannabis plant has to offer, microdosing cannabis might be a good alternative. 

Read on to learn more about the benefits of microdosing marijuana. Plus, get some tips on how you can try it for yourself and get the best results.

What Is Microdosing?

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Microdosing involves consuming cannabis in very small amounts at regular intervals according to a pre-planned schedule.

The goal is to take the smallest dose possible while still experiencing the therapeutic effects of cannabis (but also without getting high or experiencing any negative side effects).

When done correctly, microdosing marijuana can yield a variety of benefits to those who choose to consume it in small doses instead of as a joint, edible product, or vape session.

Benefits of Microdosing Cannabis

There are plenty of reasons why one might want to microdose cannabis. Some of the most noteworthy benefits people report experiencing include the following:

Reduced Side Effects

Some people find that they don’t like some of the side effects that can come with cannabis consumption. They might feel paranoid when they consume too much, for example, or they may simply feel uncomfortable when they get high.

To avoid this, but still experience the positive effects of cannabis, microdosing is a valuable tool.

Reduced Stress and Improved Concentration

In many cases, microdosing marijuana can reduce stress. This, in turn, may help to improve concentration and focus. If you’re in a situation where you need to feel sharp and alert, but also want to take the edge off, you may want to consider microdosing.

You’ll have a balanced and tranquil experience while being able to stay in the moment and remember what happened later.

Increased Convenience

Microdosing can be a much more convenient way to consume cannabis than taking in a large amount all at once. Microdosing can be done throughout the day to help you stay focused, calm, and symptom-free, while still being able to take care of your responsibilities and do everything you need to do.

Symptom Relief

Of course, we can’t forget about the symptom relief that microdosing provides. Microdosing marijuana can help with a wide range of conditions, including:

If you struggle with an anxiety disorder, depression, chronic pain, or a digestive condition like inflammatory bowel disease, Crohn’s disease, or ulcerative colitis, microdosing could be very helpful for you. 

Improved Creativity

In addition to maximizing concentration and focus, microdosing can also help to increase your creativity. If you find that you’re in a bit of a rut and are struggling to complete a particular project, microdosing might be just what you need to break through the fog and come up with a brand-new, exciting idea.

How to Microdose Marijuana

At this point, you’re likely interested in trying microdosing for yourself. You might also have questions about how to do it, though. Here are some tips that will help you have a positive microdosing experience.

Low and Slow

The number one rule to keep in mind when microdosing is to take things low and slow. Start with a lower dose than you think you’ll need, especially if you’re using a high-THC strain like Banana OG or Sherbert.

Remember: if you don’t notice any effects, you can always consume a bit more after waiting. It’s much easier to add than it is to subtract, so start small, as the goal is to find the minimum effective dose for you. 

Choose the Right Dose

The ideal dose will vary from person to person. In the studies mentioned above, participants consumed around 7.5mg without experiencing any adverse effects (while still seeing the benefits of microdosing). 

It’s true that it’s not always easy to measure this, especially if you’re smoking or vaping. That’s why the low and slow approach is so important. You may see effects from much less than 7.5mg, especially if you do not consume cannabis very often.

Microdosing Cannabis Flower

When microdosing cannabis flower, either through smoking or vaping, start by taking just one puff of the flower you’ve ordered, then exhale. After this one puff, wait about 10 minutes to see how you feel. If you don’t notice any changes, take another puff.

Remember to be patient during this process. If you take too much, you might start to experience some less pleasant side effects.

Microdosing Cannabis Concentrates

With cannabis concentrates, start with just a few drops of THC liquid extract. After you’ve taken this dosage, give yourself 30-60 minutes for it to take effect. If you don’t feel high, you’ve likely taken an appropriate dose.

Microdosing Edibles

Microdosing edibles can be tricky. Start by reading the package to learn how much THC is in one edible. Then, divide it up into equal parts so you’re getting about 7.5mg (or less, if you prefer) of THC per portion. Eat one piece and give yourself about 45-90 minutes to see how you feel. 

Try Microdosing Today

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Are you interested in microdosing cannabis? Do you want to experiment with different strains and find one that works for you and your needs? If so, we’re here to help at Planet 13.

As Las Vegas’ number one marijuana dispensary, we offer a wide range of marijuana strains for you to choose from. 
You can now visit us starting May 11, 2020 for in-store shopping. Our dispensary will be open for shopping from 10 a.m.-12 a.m. daily in accordance with Governor Steve Sisolak’s compliance board.  Want to stay home and have your products delivered? Place an order for 24/7 delivery service here or select our pickup option.