Article by Tim Chester, Mashable
Given the tumultuous and traumatic past few days, anyone would be forgiven for rolling up something large and potent for the weekend. However, a new marijuana mantra has been emerging as the drug has become increasingly legal and that is: less is more.
Microdosing essentially means, as you might have guessed, taking a very measured and micro dose of THC, the psychoactive ingredient in marijuana. A dose of around 5 to 10 milligrams is a good starting point.
The idea of taking a tiny dose of drugs is not new. In fact, stories of professionals dropping small amounts of LSD to help creativity and productivity surfaced around this time last year.
However, it’s really gaining traction as marijuana use becomes more widespread and users are looking for positive effects without the feared freakouts. More and more manufacturers and medical practitioners are singing its praises.
How do you microdose?
Arguably the easiest way is via edibles. The long-established industry has moved on from brownies and cookies laced with unpredictable potency. High Times highlighted several trends and new products earlier this year, from medicated tea to BBQ sauce, jerky and chewing gum. The site’s Cannabis Cup winners included a pizza sauce, olive oil and green tea.