Cannabis-infused edibles are a recent trend in the world of stoners. More and more companies focus on creating products with various THC contents. People are eager to try them or make those fun brownies themselves. However, choosing the right dosage is not a trivial task that can be neglected.
Whether you are buying
ready-to-use products or cooking something yourself, there is always
a danger of consuming too much weed. To avoid the accidents that were
common at the beginning of edibles' popularity, the industry
officials are working hard to educate people on the matter of
consumption limits. Besides, to make the process a little easier for
consumers, many companies follow the rule “less is better.” These
products with low amounts of THC allow people to microdose.
The whole concept of microdosing initially gained popularity among medical patients who had to take their medicine in small doses to avoid side effects. Later, it became acclaimed in the recreational market as well. People wanted to be able to enjoy the taste and the relaxing properties of weed edibles without getting too high. Microdosing is a gift for everybody who wishes to get a smooth euphoria that comes gradually instead of hitting like a rock.
Such Californian companies as Kiva and W!NK are among the leaders of the microdose edibles market. They both understand the danger of eating edibles that are too potent and the disastrous effect just one unfortunate experience can have.
According to the experienced producers at Kiva, we all should follow three simple rules of microdosing.
The first step that you should make on your way to enjoying infused edibles is to determine your tolerance level. All of us require different doses. That is why so many people have bad first encounters with these products. While your friends consider themselves experts in cannabis and advise to you start with their usual doses, it may be too much for you.
It is a common recommendation to consume 10 mg of THC on your first time. However, to minimize all risks, you should start with small 2.5 mg products. Then, you can try consuming more THC until you find the perfect amount.
Finding you minimal effective dose (MED) is the most crucial thing about eating pot edibles.
Many of us have already had at least one bad experience with weed, and this is exactly the thing that can spoil all the fun in the future. A great thing about microdosing is that you cannot get severe side effects from using 2.5 mg of THC. It is a safety measure that prevents such an overwhelming impact as paranoia, nausea, disorientation, or passing out.
Just stick to the first rule of MED, and your relationship with weed will be friendly.
Another important thing about microdosing and edibles in general is taking into account the time they take to make you high. Unlike smoking and vaping, oral consumption means that THC is digested through your stomach and not inhaled. That is why it requires more time to put you into the desired state. It can take up to two hours for you to start feeling the effects.
In this aspect, microdosing is like snacking. You eat one or two cookies, wait for them to start working, then you eat a couple more if the high is not strong enough for you.
All in all, microdosing is the perfect option for those who are only at the start of their edibles experience and for those who want a subtle relaxing high.