Article by Alex Oleinic, Benzinga
Despite a growing selection of cannabis products available nationwide, there still are more people who don’t consume cannabis than those who do. Some are afraid to even try cannabis because of the “high,” while others can’t consume it because they’re forbidden from doing so.
People who can’t consume or or are afraid to consume cannabis have another path to take advantage of CBD and THC’s anti-inflammatory, stress- and anxiety-relief properties without the risk of intoxication. This can be achieved through microdosing, a method of consuming amounts of THC and CBD so low that the person remains sober, yet high enough for the brain to react.
To get a better idea about cannabis microdosing, we sat down with Tim Moxey, the co-founder and CEO of Botanica Seattle, a Washington-based edibles company and the mastermind behind Mr. Moxey’s Mints, a brand of THC- and/or CBD-infused microdose mints.…
What Is Cannabis Microdosing?
Microdosing usually refers to taking a sub-threshold amount of psychedelic drugs to achieve subtle, but noticeable effects.
In cannabis, microdosing usually involves consuming an amount of THC — the cannabinoid responsible for the “high” — of 5 milligrams or less, or about half the usual amount.
“For me, real microdosing is 2.5mg or lower,” Moxey said. “There’s a lot of people out there who are open to the suggestion of cannabis, for example. [They] want to make sure that they are going to be OK, that they’re not going to lose control. The best way to do that is to have a little bit of it.”
Moxey’s Mints include various herbs in addition to THC.
Who Is It For?
One of the benefits of cannabis is it’s virtually impossible to overdose. Of course, there are cases in which people consumed too much cannabis, experiencing side effects of nausea, vomiting and paranoia. Yet these cases are rare.
Nevertheless, for a novice consumer who doesn’t know the effects of THC and doesn’t know how soon it kicks in, it’s easy to consume too much. It’s particularly easy to overconsume edibles, which taste good and have delayed effects.