While some cannabis lovers out there prefer high-concentration “dabs”, this isn’t the case for everyone. In fact, turning to lower doses or micro-doses is becoming very common and growing in popularity. When you refer to the term micro-dosing, it is often associated with edibles, but having a preference of micro-dosing can also serve someone who chooses to smoke or dab their cannabis.
We all have heard the horror stories of people who have eaten a little too much of an edible. Sometimes these tales end up with nausea or vomiting, and sometimes they can even create an experience that verges on psychedelic. So, let’s walk through the basics of micro-dosing to ensure everyone understands that bigger is not always better.
When you make your own cannabis edibles, you need to know how much cannabis is baked, cooked, or sauteed into it. With this knowledge, you’re able to precisely dose out your own edible. The best starting point is around 5-10 mg per dose. If you are just starting off with edibles, stick to 5 mg, but everyone else should feel comfortable around 10 mg. Keep in mind that edibles take anywhere from 30 minutes to two hours to fully kick in. For this reason, don’t eat anymore for at least two hours have elapsed.
When it comes to concentrates, many tend to go a little overboard their first go around and don’t end up enjoying their experience. If this sounds familiar, it shouldn’t discourage you from you coming back for more because concentrates can be a very effective tool for cannabis patients and recreational users once you find your sweet spot. A good sized dab for a beginner or someone that is more sensitive to cannabis would be 0.1-0.2 grams. A dab this size will allow you to feel the immense wave of relief and euphoric feels that come with a cannabis extract such as shatter.
Although there will always be a chance to go over the top with cannabis dosing, we’re very excited about the micro-dosing movement and the concept of starting low and going slow. With these tools, even a beginner can navigate the most potent cannabis products while avoiding a bad experience.