The Ultimate Guide To Microdosing Marijuana

The word “microdosing” is usually associated with using small amounts of psychedelic substances like LSD or mushrooms. Lately, however, there’s been a growing interest in microdosing marijuana. While the effects from microdosing psychedelics differ from microdosing marijuana, the concept is the same. With microdosing marijuana, you enjoy the mood, creativity, and productivity boosts, without getting overwhelmed with the psychoactive effects. If you’re curious to learn more, keep reading. We'll dive into the world of microdosing marijuana and explore its benefits, dosage, and how to do it effectively. 

Benefits of Microdosing Marijuana

Microdosing marijuana, as you can probably guess, is taking small, controlled doses to achieve subtle, yet noticeable effects. Why choose smaller doses, when you can just get high? Well, the reason is that sometimes less is more. Let’s talk about some of the benefits of microdosing. 

  • Microdosing can be great for beginners. If you're new to the world of weed and want to give it a try, microdosing could be your perfect starting point. No need to jump in headfirst and risk a bad time. With this method, you can ease yourself into it and find the sweet spot that works for you. 
  • Minimize unwanted effects by microdosing. If you've experienced uncomfortable side effects like anxiety, paranoia, or lethargy from THC— you’re not alone, many people do. If this applies to you, microdosing is a viable option worth considering. According to research, at lower doses, THC seems to lower anxiety, while at high doses it increases anxiety. So by taking smaller amounts of cannabis, you can still enjoy the potential health benefits of cannabinoids while avoiding some of the more potent, state-altering effects of the plant.

More Benefits of Microdosing Marijuana

  • Microdosing marijuana provides stronger therapeutic effects than higher doses of marijuana. While it may be hard to believe, studies have shown it to be true. One reason for this is that high doses of THC can actually reduce the therapeutic effects of other cannabinoids in marijuana, like CBD. In contrast, microdosing can help activate the body's endocannabinoid system in a more targeted and efficient way, leading to more effective relief from pain, anxiety, inflammation, and other conditions.
  • Microdosing marijuana can be a game-changer for your pre or post workout routine. 600 people who reported using marijuana before or after exercise participated in a survey. 70% of them said it made their sessions more enjoyable, 78% said it helped with their recovery, and over half (52%) said it gave them an extra boost of motivation. Cannabis has been shown to relieve pain and inflammation so smaller doses can bring the same effects with less psychoactivity. 
  • Lastly, if you regularly consume marijuana and need a T break, you can microdose to reset your tolerance. When one consumes THC regularly, the body develops a tolerance to its effects, meaning that you’d need higher doses to achieve the same level of euphoria. When you consume smaller amounts of THC through microdosing, the body is able to gradually adjust to the lower levels of THC. Over time, the body is re-sensitized to the effect, resetting its tolerance. Microdosing allows you to experience the desired effects without needing larger amounts.

What Is The Optimal Dose For Microdosing Marijuana?

So now that you know how microdosing marijuana can benefit you, you're almost ready to give it a try. Before you dive in, it’s best to know what dosage you should start with. For more experienced tokers, a low dose may sound like 10mg or 15mg of THC. For the purposes of microsing, that’s still a bit too high. Overall range of 1mg - 5mg of THC would be much more reasonable, especially for beginners. The exact right dose will vary from person to person. It also depends on a range of factors, such as: 

  • Your cannabis usage history 
  • Your tolerance to cannabinoids like CBD and THC 
  • Your metabolism 
  • Your age
  • The concentration of the product 
  • The type of product
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The Best Products For Microdosing Marijuana

When choosing products for microdosing, important factors are consistency in dose size and effects. They must also be easy to separate into small doses. The best products to use for microdosing include the following: 


Products like Delta 9/CBD gummies can be very useful for microdosing. Typically with gummies, each piece is individually dosed, so you can easily cut them in halves or quarters to suit your microdosing needs. To help you navigate the differences in how your body processes cannabis when consumed as edibles versus smoking or vaping, consider these tips.

  • Low and slow are the name of the game, especially as a beginner. We recommend you start with a low dose of 2.5 to 5mg.
  • Wait at least a couple of hours after consuming an edible to let the effects fully set it, and assess if it’s your desired level.
  • You may want to repeat the same dose across a few sessions to ensure consistent effects. This will help prevent you from potentially overdoing it, and experiencing unwanted effects. 
  • Depending on the effects you experience from your first dose, you can opt to slowly increase the dose by 2.5 to 5mg.

Related Article: “A Beginner's Guide to Eating Delta 9 THC Gummies


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Tablets or Capsules

Another great way to microdose is by taking the cannabis in tablet or capsule form. This can be a very discreet way to microdose. These are perfect for anyone who wants to enjoy the effects in a smooth, controlled way. You can typically feel the effects within 90 minutes of ingestion, and there are great options available to purchase like these Delta 8 soft gel capsules.


Cannabis extracts in the form of tinctures are also common products used for microdosing. This is because they’re very easy to work with. They don’t require any special equipment or extra accessories, you can simply drop the tincture under the tongue using a dropper and then get on with your day.

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Is Microdosing Right For You?

When it comes to marijuana, everyone has their own preferences. For some, using cannabis is a special occasion, and they want to feel the full effects of the herb. But for others, especially beginners or those looking to minimize unwanted effects, microdosing can be incredibly effective. You can also opt for Delta 8 THC depending on the laws in your state, as it's said to cause less anxiety than THC (Delta 9). Whether you're looking to reset your tolerance or just trying to dip your toes into the world of cannabis, microdosing is an excellent tool to help you achieve your goals.

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  • Do you sell delta 8 in concentrate in bottles so you refill your cartridges?

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