Microdosing Edibles - What You Need to Know
WHAT IS MICRODOSING?
Microdosing is the act of using trace or small amounts of a substance (usually a psychoactive or psychedelic compound) to achieve similar but muted effects of those chemicals. Done properly, it can blunt the intense and potentially debilitating effects of those drugs and allow a person to behave somewhat normally.
Even though this practice is associated with compounds like ayahuasca, magic mushrooms and LSD, microdosing edibles, supplements, vitamins and caffeine has grown in popularity.
WHAT TO EXPECT
When microdosing edibles, it is important to note how long the effects will last. When edibles are consumed, your liver will metabolize the THC and CBD chemicals first and then they enter your bloodstream. This process causes a stronger effect that lasts longer than the typical smoking or vaporizing of cannabis products. The length of time will vary based on how much was consumed and the consumer’s metabolism.
Know Your Limits
What Dosage Is a Microdose?
It is crucial to get the right amount and the right timing when microdosing edibles. If you consume too much, microdosing THC can create dizziness, paranoia, anxiety and other distressing effects. Microdosing CBD may be considered safer but overconsumption of this compound has led to dry mouth, decreased appetite and drowsiness.
Starting with a low dose (like 2.5mg) and waiting 2 hours for your next dose can provide you with a baseline for further experimentation. By analyzing your reactions to the dosage within the timeframe, you can determine your optimal dosage and prevent the effects of overconsumption.
Know What to Expect
Knowing the laws that regulate cannabis use in your location is very important. Some provinces and cities might have legalized the use of cannabis for medical and recreational purposes while others might only recognize the medical use of cannabis as legal. Others still might treat cannabis as illegal, making sale and possession against the law. As such, you need to know if microdosing THC and CBD is legal in your location before you start.
The effects and subsequent benefits of microdosing edibles can vary based on the individual and their metabolism.
Microdosing CBD provides benefits like:
- Anxiety relief
- Stress reduction
- Insomnia elimination
- Alleviating the effects of PTSD, depression and OCD.
Microdosing THC provides benefits like:
- Pain relief
- Appetite increase
- Nausea reduction
- Euphoria and other blissful sensations
Where to Find
Microdosing is still considered experimental as the scientific research surrounding its efficacy and safety is limited. Hence you should always be careful when microdosing edibles, especially with where you acquire your edibles.
Without carefully sourcing when you start microdosing CBD, you could expose yourself to tainted edibles which can have a large number of negative effects like:
- Nausea, stomach pain and vomiting
- Fatigue and drowsiness
- Delusions and hallucinations
- Reduced motor coordination, etc
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Microdosing edibles provides a safe way to experience the benefits of CBD and THC without the intense effects that are associated with the chemicals. Done with safety as a priority, many can alleviate the symptoms of many conditions without negative feedback from overconsumption or tainted products.
Please contact us if you need to safely source cannabis products. The Oz Store is the very first legal cannabis store in Orleans, Ottawa. We provide access to the best locally-sourced cannabis products. With our clean and safe environment and our helpful staff on hand, we are here to make your cannabis experience a wonderful one.