In recent years, microdosing has gained popularity in the cannabis community. Still, you may be wondering: What is microdosing?

Microdosing is the act of using a very small amount of a substance to feel minor, but still perceptible, sensations. When it comes to microdosing cannabis, the idea is not to get high–– as counter-intuitive as that may sounds––but rather to get the point where you are just on the verge of being high. The end result, for many, is a super gentle cannabis experience that allows for a more productive work day and an easier time in social settings without any hint of couch lock or paranoia.

With that in mind, here is the TOPS Cannabis guide on how to microdose cannabis and the benefits of the baby hit:

Why Microdose?

Getting high is a wonderful experience, but it’s not always appropriate for every setting. Those looking to capitalize on the benefits of cannabis without displaying signs of being stoned may want to give microdosing a try.

Many use marijuana to help treat symptoms such as pain, inflammation, nausea, and anxiety. Microdosing cannabis is not only a great way to continue the healing without getting stoned, but some believe that microdosing improves the efficacy of weed in this arena.

Those suffering from severe pain may require high doses of THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol, a primary compound in cannabis) for maximum effectiveness, but others have reported better results with less THC.

How To Microdose Cannabis

Some choose to microdose cannabis through the old tried and true method of taking a baby hit. For the uninitiated, a baby hit means taking a very small and extremely gentle pull of cannabis smoke or vapor to achieve the desired effect. For practical reasons, we suggest staying away from bongs and standard-sized joints when attempting to microdose.

Others may microdose with small quantities of edibles or a fraction of a drop of a tincture. The advantage here is that you can hash out the exact dose of THC you’re getting. This will probably help to cut down on the trial and error phase and allow you to replicate the same experience each time you microdose.

Finding The Right Dose: Your Mileage May Vary

So, where should you begin with your microdosing experience? That depends on your own personal tolerance to cannabis, which can be influenced by a number of factors including (but not limited to) experience, frequency of use, and body mass.

So, with that said, you may have to play around with the dose to find the right amount of THC for you. Remember: the idea here is to teeter right on the fence of being high, without actually being high.

A good starting point would be five milligrams of THC to assess initial tolerance. More experienced users may require ten milligrams of THC for a proper microdose, so feel free to up the THC as needed.

As you experiment with finding the right dose in the early stages, it makes sense to cut back on as many variables as possible. So, for the first few days, we recommend using the same strain and/or method of consumption, if possible.

The length of the microdose non-high also tends to vary from person to person. But, whenever the microdose wears off, you can easily re-up with another diminutive dose.

Microdose Every Day?

When customers ask us, “What is microdosing?” the next question is usually “Can I microdose everyday?”

Depending on how effective microdosing is for you, there’s no reason why you can’t do it everyday. The barely palpable––yet still pleasant––effects of microdosing lends itself to daily use and there’s no downside to making it part of your routine if it proves to be helpful.

Conversely, microdosing cannabis is not the same as taking a once-daily medication. There may be some days that call for microdosing, while others do not, and that’s totally fine. You may also choose to microdose just once in a given day rather than re-dose later on. Feel free to microdose cannabis as frequently, or infrequently, as you need.

Adding CBD To The Mix

Some find it beneficial to match their THC dosage with an equal measure of CBD (Cannabidiol). The CBD will help to mute the more noticeable side effects of THC while potentially increasing its effectiveness. CBD oil can provide a wide variety of benefits to those who use it, so makes for a logical tag team partner in microdosing cannabis.

TOPS Cannabis offers California weed delivery with a wide array of CBD products at surprisingly affordable prices. That includes CBD oil as well as cannabis flowers that are particularly high in CBD. Certain strains with the right blend of CBD and THC could make for an easily administered combination in your microdosing routine. To learn more about which products are right for you, chat with one of our expert Budtenders for more information.

Now That I Know What Microdosing Is, Where Do I Start?

You’ve come to the right place! TOPS Cannabis offers a wide array of products and cannabis gear that can be used for your microdosing regimen.

Whether it’s cannabis candies, extracts, or accessories, we have everything under the sun to get you set up for microdosing cannabis. Our staff delivers to customers through our mobile dispensary in Los Angeles, Orange, and San Bernardino counties and we’re even available for a free in-home consultation whenever you need it.

To sign up with TOPS Cannabis, fill out our simple form online or call us at (844) 420-TOPS. Our expert Budtenders are also available to answer any additional questions you may have about how to microdose cannabis and the best products to use.

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