Smaller Doses of Medical Marijuana
Medical marijuana is a popular option for patients for treating many different conditions, however, the methods of using it can vary from person to person. Micro-dosing has become a popular option for many patients because of its ability to deliver a relaxed, yet still focused ‘high’. By using cannabis in even the smallest doses it still has the ability to deliver substantial results for many medical marijuana cardholders.
What is Microdosing?
Micro-dosing is when you take small amounts of cannabis in order to reap the medical benefits of THC while avoiding its psychoactive effects that sometimes interfere with completing daily tasks.
Who is micro-dosing for?
If you are someone who suffers from severe, intractable, or chronic pain, micro-dosing may not be a good fit for you. Microdosing may be a possible treatment option for those combatting stress, anxiety, depression, and acute pain. It can also work to aid in sleep, and improve focus. One study in 2012 showed that when cancer patients consumed lower doses of cannabis they experienced more pain relief than others who used more.
What is the best way to micro-dose?
There are many ways medical marijuana patients can microdose. The ideal place where patients want to be in order to relieve their symptoms effectively is in the middle of not being high at all, and being too high. Patients should start with a low enough dosage, somewhere between 3-5 milligrams for a few days before increasing their dosage. When consuming, you want to make sure you are not consuming to get high, but just enough to where you start to feel the cannabis working. From this point, you can slowly increase your dosage after a few days. The most popular option for micro-dosing cannabis is in the form of edibles. Edibles available at dispensaries can be purchased in lower milligrams, making it easier to only consume a small amount at a time. Homemade edibles can be much harder for dosing, as it’s hard to determine exactly how many milligrams are being consumed in each piece.
Is micro-dosing an option for me?
Medical marijuana should be tailored to each patient’s individual make-up and condition. The first thing you should do as a patient understands your body’s endocannabinoid system by keeping a journal to track your results. Journaling the cannabis strain used, consumption method, dosage, and side effects can help you easily determine which products work best for you and your body. Take your time and be patient when figuring out what dosage and consumption method works best for you. Be mindful of other elements that may impact the outcome of your high, such as your environment, state of mind, hydration, and nutrition.
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