Benefits of Microdosing Marijuana
Medical cannabis can be overpowering, which can keep patients away from beneficial treatments. But it doesn’t have to be this way. Microdosing is a way to use marijuana safely without the overpowering buzz that can make many people uncomfortable.
Benefits of Buds without the Buzz
Many people believe that to get the advantages of cannabis that you need to get “high.” But that’s not true. There are plenty of reports and studies that show small doses throughout the day can provide relief without experiencing an uncomfortable psychoactive response.
Yes, there are plenty of patients that enjoy that feeling, especially when they’ve been dealing with intractable pain. However, many consumers take reduced amounts and still get the full advantages of medical marijuana. The bottom line is patients can experience the full benefits of cannabis through microdosing.
In addition, consumers using this method of delivery may experience better control over their symptoms.
What is Marijuana Microdosing?
Cannabis affects people differently. Many patients work to build up their tolerance to take higher doses without side effects that some consumers find uncomfortable. Others see the high nearly as debilitating as their medical condition.
Microdosing makes it possible for these patients to get relief without the high. It’s a win-win. They get all-natural help for their ailments and can still function throughout the day in their full-time role at work and home.
To microdose medical marijuana, start with a very low dose and repeat as necessary. The starting dose for most patients is between 10mg and 20mg of THC. Patients choosing this option would start much lower, with 1mg to 2.5mg, and slowly increase from that point.
The goal is to get enough to reduce symptoms without too much that you feel uncomfortable or experience the psychoactive effects of THC.
Methods for Microdosing
The most common method is inhalation. You can use flowers or concentrates to achieve microdosing. Researchers have been working on more precision dosing for cannabis. A 2020 study published in the European Journal of Pain by the Israeli med-tech company, Syqe Medical, conducted the world’s first known clinical trial for microdosing. The results were amazing. The experts used micrograms distributed through an inhaler that’s similar to controlled doses of asthma medications. Patients in the placebo-controlled, double-blind, multi-dose study found relief through the newly perfected method.
Instead of an MG or more daily, those in the trial took 500 micrograms with three to four puffs per day from the inhaler.
Syqe Medical’s CEO, Perry Davidson, explains,
“This study is the first to show that human sensitivity to THC is significantly greater than previously assumed, indicating that if we can treat patients with much higher precision, lower quantities of drug will be needed, resulting in fewer side effects and an overall more effective treatment.”
These changes in how patients can access and use medical marijuana have the potential to open the all-natural treatment up to more people who’ve previously been concerned by the “high” many users experience. Consumers of all ages can get symptom relief without dealing with the psychoactive response associated with cannabis.