What is Micro-dosing?
Updated: Aug 19, 2020
Micro-dosing refers to taking small amounts of cannabis in order to gain the medical benefits of THC without the side effect of getting high which can interrupt daily life. Although micro-dosing is often associated with hallucinogens like LSD, many experts believe that the medical benefits of THC can be effective even at micro-dosing levels. Cannabis micro-dosing can be used to relieve symptoms of chronic pain, arthritis, insomnia, depression, stress, and anxiety, and even boost mood, focus, creativity, sleep quality, or physical performance.
What's the best dosage for micro-dosing? It depends. The amount of THC that will have a psychoactive effect varies from person to person depending on differences in metabolism, genetics of cannabinoid receptors, and previous usage, among other factors. First time micro-dosers should start low and slow, maintaining first levels for a few days then increasing if necessary. Many edible products start out at 10mg doses which is already too high for many people. At OUIDE we make micro-dosing easy with our flavoured Pastilles, available at 2.5 or 5mg. See our dosing chart below for more info on different doses and what to expect.