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Using Medical Marijuana Throughout Your Day: Microdosing Offers Relief Without too Much Impairment
Whether you are new to medical cannabis or someone who has had their Missouri medical marijuana card for awhile, microdosing is something you should know about. It’s an effective way to start with a low dose when adding marijuana to daily activities in a way that helps you avoid getting too high to perform at your very best.
Microdosing is an excellent way to determine the best cannabis dosage to consume in order to experience the benefits of marijuana without having to worry about overdoing it.
The practice of microdosing is also a great way for those who are changing their routine or adding medical cannabis to activities such as work, exercise, or meditation. It allows patients to determine what dosage is right for them to be able to do the things that are important to them without giving up the relief that medical marijuana provides.
With microdosing, you don’t have to choose. You can have it both ways.
What is microdosing?
Microdosing is a way to experience the medical benefits of marijuana without getting too high, sometimes without getting high at all. Microdosing is the practice of consuming small doses of cannabis on a semi-regular schedule to continue receiving the positive effects of marijuana while maintaining enough control to handle your daily activities.
The idea is to consume marijuana without becoming impaired. To do so, you take smaller doses of cannabis on a more regular basis so you receive the benefits of cannabinoids while remaining functional at work or while doing other activities that you might not be able to do effectively while being high.
Why should I consider microdosing?
If you are someone who is new to marijuana, microdosing is a great way to ease yourself into the experience. Cannabis affects everyone differently. If you’re someone who had a bad experience, it’s worth trying again. You may have simply had too much the first time. Even if you are a lightweight, you could greatly benefit from medical marijuana.
Microdosing is a smart way to discover the amount of THC that is right for you, so that you can still get the most out of your day. You don’t have to be impaired for cannabis to have a major positive impact on your life.
Microdosing is also a great way to make sure you are still getting relief, even if you’ve got things to do that wouldn’t be possible with a larger amount of THC in your system. The fact is, marijuana can boost your mood, curb anxiety, and enhance your focus. Real talk - that’s great for productivity.
It’s important to learn how your body responds to marijuana and adjust your dose accordingly. Microdosing is a great way to learn slowly. If you handle your dosage, you can still enjoy the benefits of cannabis, even when you’ve got things to do.
What does microdosing feel like?
Everyone reacts differently to cannabis, so your results may vary. Cannabis patients who microdose often describe the experience of increasing feelings of mindfulness, a sense of overall well being, an enhanced awareness and decreased irritability. If it sounds like these benefits might enhance your work day or your collaborations with others, there’s no time like the present to get your medical marijuana card and see if microdosing works for you.
How do I microdose?
There are several ways to microdose. The most important part is to start “slow and low.” The Sauce recently spoke to the professionals at Swade Dispensary. They recommend starting with a small dosage of 1 to 2 ½ milligrams and working up from there.
Depending on what you’re looking to get out of your microdosing experience, you may want to consider different forms of cannabis products while microdosing.
Tinctures go straight to your bloodstream, and a small dose can be taken with a dropperful that goes under your tongue. Wait at least 30 minutes before taking another dose.
An edible is a great way to start slow. Remember, it may take a long time to fully feel the effects, so don’t pop another into your mouth ten minutes later, just because you’re not noticing any difference. It is recommended to wait at least two hours. Also, most edibles come in 5 to 10 milligram servings, so be prepared to divide them into smaller portions for microdosing.
Smoking or vaping are what you want if you are looking to feel the effects of marijuana immediately. A one hitter or an oil vaporizer that has a shut-off can be your best bets to make sure you aren’t over-doing it. Remember, you’re microdosing, so you want to start small and build up. Save that gravity bong for a special occasion. You’re not gonna need it today.
Topicals, such as salves and balms, are another great way to go when microdosing. They won’t produce strong psychoactive effects, even if they contain high levels of THC. If you’re looking for virtually no high, consider going this route.
What can I do while microdosing?
The idea behind microdosing is that you should be able to go about your everyday activities. You’re not consuming so much marijuana that you are impaired. As a matter of fact, you will most likely be able to jump into your work and leisure activities with more gusto, since you have increased focus, less anxiety, and less pain.
It’s up to you to experiment and see just which parts of your life can be enhanced by microdosing, but we’ve got some ideas to get you started. Here are just a few activities that might be enhanced by small doses of cannabis:
Work can be frustrating, high pressure, and anxiety-ridden. Microdosing cannabis can enhance your overall mood at work, making your days that much easier. It can increase focus, creativity, and productivity. Microdosing in the office is proving so effective that Yahoo! Business even wrote their own guide to microdosing marijuana in the workplace.
They profiled several employees who have found cannabis has improved their work experience, including a professional who stated microdosing helps him “ reset my mood and expand my perspective, allowing my focus to flourish.”
Microdosing can allow you to remain safe during your workout while still experiencing the benefits of cannabis, such as increased focus, decreased nausea, and faster muscle recovery. It’s also great for helping you get a good night’s sleep, which is essential for long-term fitness.
Get It On!
That’s right - microdosing can even help you in the bedroom. Getting too high can make you focus on all the wrong things, but small doses can allow you to keep your attention on your partner, reduce any performance anxiety you may have, and it may be the key to the toe curling, wall-shaking sex that’s been missing from your life. Why are you still reading this? Get your medical card now, hotshot.
Whether you are simply brainstorming at work or looking to jump into a personal passion project, small amounts of cannabis can enhance divergent thinking and increase creative output. If you’re having a hard time writing that screenplay you’ve been talking about for years or finally signing up for that improv class, a microdose may be just what you need to let you relax and get the creative juices flowing.
Whether you are new to cannabis or are simply trying to find new ways to experience the benefits of marijuana during all parts of your life, microdosing is worth considering. Remember to start slow and low, and experiment to find the best way to make cannabis work for you.
Give yourself a dose of relief
If you are ready to experience the natural relief that cannabis provides, you’ll need a valid Missouri medical marijuana card. We’re here to help you with that. Our doctors are standing by to take you through a quick and easy evaluation to see if you qualify. Schedule an appointment with a marijuana professional online by CLICKING HERE, or give us a call at (877) 303-3117 to talk to a patient support representative.
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