The idea that less-is-more has taken to both novices and experienced cannabis consumers as of late. As cannabis makes its way into the mainstream, many are beginning to recognize that consuming a higher dose does not equate to a better experience. Both researchers and consumers have discovered that cannabis can be more beneficial when consumed in lower doses. Moreover, micro- and low-dose cannabis consumption methods allow you to enjoy all of the medicinal benefits without the psychoactive high.
Both long time enthusiasts and novices have found that a micro-dose of cannabis fits perfectly into their routine and lifestyle as it allows one to enjoy the benefits without the worry of becoming “too high” to get through the day. Often, we hear of people who swore off cannabis because it made them feel paranoid and anxious for hours on end. These adverse effects are typically associated with an over-consumption of THC – the cannabinoid that produces a psychoactive effect. It’s understandable why you would want to avoid such a negative experience. But, where too much THC can increase anxiety levels, research shows that a micro- to low-dose of THC can actually alleviate stress and anxiety, and allow you to feel calm and capable of focusing.
Finding the right cannabis dose that meets your personal preference takes time and patience. Start with a low dose and increase it slowly; this is commonly referred to as the low and slow method. The low and slow method allows you to tune in to how you feel after consuming rather than elevating you to a high that you are not comfortable with. It’s helpful when introducing cannabis into your routine to keep a consumption journal. You can write down the type of product you consumed, the dosage, and a few notes on how it made you feel. This allows you to track which methods and dosage work best for you to help guide you in finding the cannabis experience that meets your needs.
Recommended starting dose for edibles
When experimenting with THC, the recommended starting dose is 2.5 milligrams. This is considered a micro-dose, and it’s a great way to incorporate cannabis into your life while mitigating the risk of adverse effects. 3Leaf recently introduced a new line of all-natural Fruit Jellies. They’re made with real fruit purée and contain no artificial flavors, colors, or sweeteners. Moreover, we infuse each edible with pure distillate, so you’ll taste the refreshing fruity flavors rather than cannabis. These micro-dosed Strawberry Fruit Jelly have 2.5 mg of THC per piece with a total of 10mg pf THC per package. With four jellies per package you can easily build on your dose to meet your needs.
How to Safely Build on Your Dose
Increasing from 2.5 mg to 5 mg may not seem significant, but it is certainly noticeable. A low-dose of 5mg is also unlikely to produce any adverse effects, but it is important to know that when doubling your dose you’re likely to experience an entirely different type of cannabis experience. It’s best to consume an edible that is compliant under California’s cannabis legislation.
In addition to 3Leaf’s Strawberry Fruit Jellies, we introduced a Blood Orange Fruit Jelly, dosed with 5 mg of pure THC distillate per piece. Like the Strawberry Fruit Jellies, these Blood Orange Fruit Jellies are made with natural fruit purée and contain zero artificial flavors, colors, or sweeteners. They also have four jellies per package for a total of 20mg THC per package. Each jelly is meticulously dosed to ensure that you enjoy a consistent cannabis experience.
These jellies allow you to micro- or low-dose with cannabis in a controlled manner. As we mentioned earlier, micro- and low-doses of cannabis, between 2.5mg THC and 5mg THC, allow you to reap the medicinal and therapeutic effects of cannabis and avoid any adverse effects.
One of the most important things to note about cannabis is that its effects are entirely personal, which is why the low and slow method is recommended so highly. Starting with a micro- or low-dose allows you to incorporate cannabis in to your life in a safe way, so that you can find an experience that fits your lifestyle and meets your needs. Cannabis was previously associated with consuming more in order to achieve a euphoric high, where there will always be a time and place for. But it’s interesting to see the shift towards consuming lower doses for the purpose of slightly elevating the day-to-day so you can be be sharp, calm, and focused instead. Because of the wide variety of medicinal, therapeutic, and recreational benefits of cannabis, there is something to meet the needs of just about everyone.
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