When the topic of cannabis ingestion comes up, we often think about the psychological effects it has on our brains and the way we act, but what if I told you that you can get the health benefits that come with ingesting weed, without experiencing any of the psychological effects. This method of ingestion is called microdosing.
Microdosing is the use of smaller amounts of cannabis to achieve improved focus, mood and emotional balance. The effects it provides often help many people along carry out their day to day needs.
The psychological effects of cannabis come from a compound called tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). This is commonly referred to as the compound that gets you high, not to be confused as Cannabidiol (CBD) which is the part that will not get you high, but does provide may medical benefits.
A single puff of a joint, vape or bowl can be classed as microdosing, more experienced smokers may want a two or three. What matters most when microdosing is how much the weed is affecting your perception. If you’re experiencing a noticeable psychological effect and can’t leave your couch, you have smoked too much. The dosage, like every drug, depends on the user’s tolerance but professionals have recommended 3mg-10mg of THC.
Microdosing is as easy to do as every with the variation of smoking utensils available. Bongs, pipes, vape and edibles make it very easy to measure out cannabis and smoke the right amount needed for microdosing. Different strains of cannabis contain different amounts of THC and CBD, lower THC and higher CBD strains are preferred when microdosing.
Recommended strains for microdosing
CBD Mango Haze – Sativa
Avi – Hybrid
Stephen Hawking Kush – Indica
On the other hand, some people choose to use the herb in a recreational way and enjoy the effects that come from the consumption of large amounts of cannabis.
Heavy Dosing Overview
High Dosing on cannabis gives you the benefits of the drug, but along with the psychological effects that come with it such as a skewed perception of time, euphoria and contentment. There is no maximum dose limit for cannabis and high doses can be anywhere from 10mg upwards, depending on the individual’s tolerance.
Some of the side-effects of smoking high dosages of cannabis are dry eyes/mouth and lack of productivity. Driving should not be done while taking high doses due to the slower reaction speeds and the effects it has on attention span.
Overall both dosage ranges have a wide range of health benefits, whether it’s being used for its medical uses or recreational uses. Microdosing uses less cannabis and gives some of the health benefits without the psychological effects and is recommended for those who have a busy schedule. Heavy dosing is useful for passing the time when bored or for more experienced smokers who have high tolerances. Smoking different strains will produce different effects and many people smoke it to enhance their creativity.