Cannabis has a wide array of therapeutic benefits. It can help you to relax and unwind, reduce anxiety, alleviate pain, boost your energy, and so much more. While many users enjoy the high that comes with using their favorite product, not everyone wants that buzz. Whether you’re looking to avoid getting too high, or high in general, but still want to enjoy the beneficial effects of cannabis, microdosing may be an ideal solution. Here’s what you need to know about how to microdose cannabis.

What Is Microdosing?

Microdosing is a method of using cannabis that involves using as little product as possible to achieve the desired results. Not only do you get the benefits of the cannabinoids and other compounds, but you also minimize the psychoactive effects. You can microdose using any cannabis delivery method, from smoking and vaping to using a tincture to consuming an edible.

Benefits of Microdosing

Microdosing has several benefits, such as:

  • You minimize the high that often comes with cannabis, which keeps the strain from interfering with your productivity or social life
  • You use less product, which can help you to save money
  • Even though you’re taking a smaller dose, you still get the therapeutic benefits
  • It’s a good introduction for beginners

benefits of microdosing

What Conditions Can Microdosing Benefit?

Microdosing can be used for just about any condition you would treat with cannabis. It may be particularly beneficial to those with anxiety and depression. Where higher doses of THC can lead to difficulty concentrating and increased anxiety, much smaller doses can help to alleviate your symptoms. Low doses can also be helpful when it comes to treating:

  • Pain
  • PTSD
  • Sleep disorders
  • Epilepsy
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Cancer

How Do You Microdose?

You can microdose just about any cannabis product, whether you prefer to smoke your strain or eat it. Remember, the goal is to use the smallest dose possible while still getting the therapeutic benefits. In general, the recommendation is to start with a dose between 1 and 5 milligrams. Beginners, and those who don’t use cannabis very often, should start with a very small dose of a 1:1 CBD to THC strain.

How to microdose cannabis depends on the method of delivery you choose. When it comes to smoking and vaping, start with one puff and wait five minutes to note any effects before you take another hit.

Edibles and tinctures are much easier to dose accurately. Cannabis edibles purchased in the dispensary have the THC content per package as well as per serving. You can take a single serving and break it up based on how much THC you want. With a tincture, you can start with one to two drops under your tongue.