Cannabis Microdosing: What Is It and How Does It Work?

Microdosing: What Is It and How Does It Work?

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Microdosing is starting to pick up speed as a powerful and beneficial trend in cannabis. Cannabis in Las Vegas is no different, with many of our customers at Green looking for ways to get the benefits of THC without the high. Here’s everything you need to know about microdosing cannabis in Las Vegas.

What is Microdosing?

In basic terms, microdosing is the act of taking a very small amount of THC-centric cannabis. The reason this trend started is that scientists and cannabis users started to learn more and more about the incredible benefits of THC that have nothing to do with the high that it causes. So what are people who love cannabis in Las Vegas supposed to do if they want to enjoy those benefits but can’t get high for a variety of reasons (work responsibilities, appointments, simply not wanting to get high that day, etc.)?

That’s where microdosing comes in. It allows users to experience the benefits of THC without the high. In fact, research has discovered that not only can microdosing help avoid a dramatic high, but it can also increase certain health benefits as opposed to larger doses. Studies showed that not only did patients experience certain benefits while microdosing, those benefits actually diminished or went away at higher doses.

What is Microdosing Best Used For?

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Microdosing has become popular for helping to treat a wide range of issues, and it’s no different for Las Vegas cannabis users. Conditions that could benefit from microdosing include depression symptoms, stress and anxiety, generalized pain or muscle soreness, lack of focus, and sleep issues.

Interestingly, studies have shown that patients fighting cancer who didn’t respond well to opioid-based painkillers actually reacted better to low doses of THC than they did to high doses. Smaller dose, greater pain reduction. Similar studies have led to the same finding when treating PTSD and other chronic conditions.

Still, we’ve found that many of our Las Vegas cannabis customers simply enjoy microdosing because it gives them just the slightest, pleasant buzz that still allows them to function properly and complete day-to-day tasks. This has become one of the fastest growing motivations for microdosing that we’ve seen, even as the clinical and health/wellness benefits continue to pop up in studies and customer accounts. 

The Best Dosage for Microdosing

While we’d love it if the experts at our Las Vegas cannabis dispensary could give you a set amount of THC that’s perfect for microdosing, the truth is a little more complicated. Just like all questions relating to dosage, the perfect amount really depends on the individual. Everyone’s body reacts differently to cannabis, which means that what makes one person high may hardly affect the other. 

The key is to experiment safely by starting off with a dose around 2.5 milligrams. Try it for a few consecutive days and see how you feel. From there, you can increase or decrease your dosage based on how you feel and your goals. You want to find the sweet spot where you get the benefits with minimal effects.

What Consumption Method is Best for Microdosing?

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While smoking or vaping cannabis for microdosing is possible, it can make precise control over your dose difficult. You’ll want to start with a single puff, then see how you feel before taking additional puffs.

Personally, our Las Vegas cannabis experts at Green feel that the best way to microdose is through the use of tinctures, oils, or edibles. These allow you to know exactly how much THC you’re taking in so that you can be precise and consistent about your dosage. 

If using edibles, just remember— they can take a long time to take effect. You might initially think that you’ve taken too small a dose, then take more only to find that it all hits at once and you’ve gone outside the realm of microdosing altogether.

Looking to try your hand at the benefits of microdosing? At Green, the premier Las Vegas recreational cannabis dispensary, we have oils, tinctures, edibles and more to order from our menu for pickup or delivery.