While medical marijuana research on how to dose is becoming more available, cannabis consumption, especially edibles can be tricky to deal with. While edibles are easy to ingest, the dosing can be difficult to determine per serving especially when made in an uncontrolled environment. Without yet a standard for dosing, the rule of thumb is to go low and slow when trying CBD (cannabidiol) and/or THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) for the first time. Microdosing enables you to track how you are affected in various amounts and combinations, decreasing the risk of unintentionally overdoing it. " The concentration of CBD or THC ranges from 1 mg to 25 mg/g in dried bud, or 1 mg/mL up to 25 mg/mL in oil formulation...a microdose is between 2.5 mg and 5 mg—about one pull on a vaporizer or a small bite of an edible (however, this is dependent on the strength of the edible) every two hours. The goal is to achieve the maximum therapeutic benefit from the minimum dose so start with a small amount and work your way up to around 5 mg." Gill Pollard, Microdosing: 5 things you need to know, The Growth Op, June 27, 2018.
Molly Peckler - Founder & Executive Matchmaker of Highly Devoted, Keiko Beatie - CEO of Green Wave Relations, and Frances Schauwecker - Founding Member & CEO of Mary Jane University give GBL Founder & CEO, Maria Calabrese, their tips on proper edible dosing. The good rule of thumb is to go low and slow.
Apart from recreational use, medically a few of the conditions treated with microdosing include: anxiety, chronic pain, glaucoma, HIV/AIDS, Migraines, Nausea, Parkinson's disease, Sleep disorders, Seizures, Alzheimer's disease and as an adjunct therapy to Cancer treatments.
Dose sensibly & responsibly!