What is Microdosing?
As we know, THC, especially when combined with CBD or other cannabinoids, can induce incredible therapeutic effects in the body and mind. Whether you’re looking for pain relief, a good ol’ time or to enter another dimension altogether, any use of cannabis could be seen as medicinal. In any case, there’s usually a psychoactive high and perhaps some brain fog that accompanies higher doses of THC. However, the psychoactive high may not always be conducive to getting you through your normal day. While experiencing the euphoria of cannabis can be healing in itself, many folks are looking for a way to use cannabis in a functional way daily. Enter microdosing!
Microdosing, simply, is taking smaller amounts of cannabis to obtain the benefits of cannabinoids and terpenes in smaller doses throughout the day. For many people, this means scaling back on their dosage to 2.5mg-10mg. No matter what your microdose is, the idea is to produce the medical benefits of cannabis while maintaining a sense of mental clarity and focus to get through your day with less of the brain fog that can come with the psychoactive highs associated with higher doses of cannabis.
Biphasic Effects & The Benefits of Microdosing
Cannabis has the ability to create biphasic effects – this means that cannabis can produce two opposing effects depending on the amount taken. One of the best examples is the effect THC can have on anxiety. For example, lower doses may decrease anxiety, while higher levels of THC might heighten anxiety and paranoia. Always remember, the benefits and effects of any dose of cannabis will vary from person to person so if you’re curious about the effects of microdosing, be prepared for some experimentation with different doses!
Microdosing can help to:
- manage anxiety, depression and chronic pain
- regulate body temperature
- assist with motivational processing
- lift mood and curiousity
- enhance emotional wellness
- increase immune responses
- manage and relieve pain & nausea
How to Microdose
As you begin your microdose journey, start low and build from there. That might look like 2.5mg in edibles or even just one small hit of your vape pen. If that doesn’t produce the desired effect, increase your dose a little at a time. If you get to a dose that brings you beyond the space you’re looking for, that’s when you know to scale it back and you can begin finding that perfect dose. If you are interested in microdosing, talk to your patient consultants about the different options at The Prime Leaf! We have plenty for you to choose from if you’re interested in how to incorporate microdosing into your cannabis wellness journey.
Kiva Camino gummies are made with custom combinations of terpenes designed to create a unique feeling using smaller doses of THC, CBD, and CBN making them a great microdose option.
- Feel uplifted with Pineapple Habanero – 5mg THC / Sativa-derived terpenes
- Feel blissful with Watermelon Lemonade – 5mg THC / Indica & hybrid derived terpenes
- Feel chill with Wild Berry – 5mg THC / Indica-derived terpenes
- Feel social with 3:1 Sparkling Pear – 2mg THC : 6mgCBD
- Drift into a peaceful sleep with CBN infused Midnight Blueberry – 5mg THC : 1mg CBN
Kiva Chocolate Bars
Kiva offers a variety of chocolate bars that are meticulously crafted from the purest ingredients. Each piece is only 5mg so this chocolate is ideal for cannabis consumers with a love for chocolate who are looking for microdose options.
Kiva Terra Bites
Using a traditional 24-hour panning process, dried US-grown blueberries are dusted with cocoa powder and finished with a generous coating of delicious milk chocolate. Every bite is polished to sweet, tart, irresistible perfection.
Crafted from micro-roasted Tanzanian coffee beans and coated in dark chocolate. With 5mg of THC per bite, they offer dosing that is as convenient as it is delicious. Our espresso beans are sourced from local Bay Area favorite, Andytown Coffee Roasters.
These Terra Bites are a tasty option for midday microdose treat!
Haze & Main Sweedies
Sweedies are a delicious sugar-based treat that take micro-dosing to the next level. Dosing options include 2.5mg THC & 1.25mg THC:1.25mg CBD so patients can easily customize their dosage to fit their needs.
Sublime Sweet & Savory Pretzels
For a sweet, salty and crunchy treat, check out these Sweet & Savory Pretzels from Sublime! These vegan pretzels, coated in a sweet and savory glaze topped with herbs and spices, are only 5mg each making them a tasty microdose option!