The future of cannabis is not in inebriation, but in wellness and mood enhancement. Micro-dosing, or taking the minimal amount of cannabis to achieve the desired medical effect, is surging in popularity among both medical and recreational users. Why should you take less? Why is it better for you? And what if you take too much?
For medical users, micro-dosing helps you achieve the benefits of the medicine, whether for pain, inflammation, neuroprotection, depression, or anxiety, without leaving you beyond function. By only using enough to achieve relief, without being overwhelmingly high, not only do you improve daily performance, but you help your medicine last longer and cost less, which is important since insurance has yet to cover the costs of cannabis.
For recreational users, micro-dosing is just as beneficial. Sure, you can’t overdose, but you can over do it. By micro-dosing, you feel great without feeling out of it, and save money on your herb by not developing a high tolerance.
Medical professionals weigh in and agree
Dr. Dustin Sulak, a Medical Director of clinics in New England, states:
“When I started my practice, I was surprised to see that some patients were using very low dosages (e.g. 1 puff), while other patients require much higher dosages (e.g. 1 joint or a potent edible) to achieve optimal benefits. Over time, I began to notice that most patients using small amounts of cannabis were getting better and more sustainable results than their high-dosage counterparts with similar conditions.
Eventually I discovered that most people have a certain threshold dosage of cannabis, below which they’ll actually experience a gradual increase in health benefits over time, and above which they’ll start building tolerance, experiencing diminishing benefits, and more side effects.”
Dr. Bonni Goldstein, Medical Director of Canna-Centers throughout California, agrees:
“Many of my patients using low doses for pain, mood, and sleep find that low doses give the effects they are looking for, and over time, due to the enhancement of their endocannabinoid system, they find that they don’t need as much phytocannabinoids to achieve the desired effects.”
Studies by the Medicinal Cannabis Research Center at the University of California, San Diego, back their findings. With vaporizers, one-hitters, and small dose edibles, homing in on the perfect dose has never been easier, but what if you accidentally take more cannabis than you are comfortable with?
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Remember, a proper cannabis microdose for one person is not the same for another. Factors such as weight, age, and tolerance all play into it. But if you do end up taking more than you are comfortable with, there is a quick and easy solution.
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