Cannabis Education

Microdosing: The What, Why, & How

Today’s modern cannabis consumers definitely aren’t limited to the “stoner” stereotype of ten or twenty years ago. In fact, as we learn more about how cannabis can support consumers’ unique goals and preferences, the cannabis community is growing increasingly diverse. Microdosing has become one of the most talked-about topics in cannabis, introducing an entirely new way to think about marijuana. From seasoned THC enthusiasts to CBD-only consumers, people are discovering how microdosing could work for them.

What is microdosing?

Microdosing is an approach that’s defined by the practice of taking extremely small doses of a specific substance (like cannabis), aiming to induce a cellular-level response without the full body and mind effects. 


When it comes it marijuana, “more is better” used to be the general consensus. But microdosing marijuana may offer many unique advantages that make it a better option for certain consumers.  For example, if you want to experience the therapeutic benefits of cannabis but aren’t interested in its intoxicating effects, microdosing could be your best bet. Especially for individuals who are sensitive to cannabis, taking the dose down may be ideal. And, of course, it’s a great way to cut costs at the dispensary! Many consumers report impressive benefits from microdosing, and early research is promising. 


Considering trying microdosing for yourself? It’s a little more complicated than taking a smaller bite of your cannabis brownie. Here are a few tips to help you learn how to microdose cannabis:

  • Stick with cannabis oils/tinctures or an easy-to-dose edible. Smoking and vaping tend to be harder to use for microdosing.
  • Start with about 2.5 mg of THC, then work your way up or down until you find your ideal microdose.
  • Don’t hesitate to ask for help, especially when you’re at Giving Tree Dispensary. We’re always happy to work with you to find options that suit your goals.

Visit Giving Tree Dispensary to get more microdosing tips to learn how to get started today.

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