Microdosing Cannabis: Stay Functional, Creative And Not Too High

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Microdosing Cannabis: Stay Functional, Creative And Not Too High

Microdosing enables cannabis users to reap the positive effects of cognitive enhancement and boosts in mood, without feeling lethargic or paranoid. Read on to find out more about microdosing cannabis and how to determine your individual sweet spot.

Microdosing psychoactive substances is becoming a popular trend. Silicon Valley entrepreneurs are even using microdoses of psilocybin mushrooms and LSD to push the boundaries of innovation and obtain the upper hand against the competition. The collection and analysis of many reports from people of all walks of life argue that microdosing may indeed lead to higher levels of creativity, energy, motivation, cognitive processing and thinking outside of the box in abstract ways.

It appears as though cannabis also presents a great opportunity for microdosing. Every smoker reading this will know the feeling of completely overdoing it, the sensation of a heavy body stone and a complete unwillingness to do anything but rest your head and take a deep nap. Of course, there is nothing wrong with indulging in this from time to time.


However, ingesting smaller amounts of cannabis may offer some positive effects, while allowing the smoker to remain fully functional and lend their time toward productive work or personal projects. Cannabis undoubtedly ignites the creative fires of the mind and enables users to look at things from a different perspective. This cognitive enhancement, without any lethargy or spaciness, can definitely bring about an array of advantages, hence why so many seem to achieve success when it comes to the microdosing fad.

Some even argue that microdosing is the future of cannabis use. It represents a way to utilise cannabinoids and erase the negative stereotypes and sensationalism surrounding the herb. Microdosing makes cannabis more applicable for both recreational and medical users alike, creating a style of consumption that is more like ingesting a supplement. However, don’t let this discourage you from using weed however you like. For many people, it is always a good time to get royally stoned.


As the name clearly suggests, a microdose is a very small amount of a drug or substance. In fact, microdoses are described as being sub-perceptual, meaning that users won’t feel the full psychoactive effects associated with bigger doses. When it comes to a substance like psilocybin mushrooms, a tiny dosage allows the user to reap the cognitive benefits, without taking a psychedelic trip. For many individuals, tripping would be highly impractical during work or while performing specific tasks.

Cannabis microdosing is reported to work in a very similar fashion to mushrooms. A sub-perceptual dose will allow consumers to feel certain benefits, such as boosts in mood and increased connection to the present moment. This can influence clearer, more creative thinking, without getting too stoned and retreating from the day or situation at hand.


Microdosing hasn’t exactly undergone a thorough examination at the hands of science, much like other areas of cannabis research, such as its medical benefits and chemical contents. For this reason, microdosing at present is very much in its trial and error phase of investigation and experimentation. There really are many variables that come into play when microdosing. These include which strain is used and concentration of cannabinoids. From here, many questions naturally arise.

Does a particular strain have a high THC content or high CBD content? And what terpenes are being ingested that might alter or enhance the high? Also, what methods of ingestion will best do the job?

Hitting the so called “sweet spot” describes the feeling incited by a sub-perceptual dose that brings the user just to the brink of actually being high. This can only be discovered through personal experimentation. Any “failures” when microdosing will simply result in getting stoned off an enjoyable strain of weed.

Be sure to really dial in on your sweet spot. Find out what amount it takes you to get there before microdosing at work or during certain social events. The sweet spot may consist of feelings of mood enhancement and creativity, without any negative sensations of waviness, paranoia or body and head highs that restrict functioning.


As every cannabis smoker will be well aware, there are many ways to get high. From bongs, spliffs and blunts to vapes, cookies, brownies and dabs, there are a lot of options. When it comes to microdosing, almost any of these methods can be used in order to target the sweet spot. However, it is worth noting that using high grade concentrates such as oils, are more than likely going to catapult users past the sweet spot and into a deep and long-lasting high.

Smoking weed via a spliff, pipe or bong is probably the most effective way to reach your individually optimised microdose. When smoking weed, the THC is metabolised quickly, whizzing through the blood brain barrier. This means you can easily measure how your microdose is affecting you one hit at a time, without overdoing things. It’s just much easier to track how fast you are getting high though smoking.

Vaping is another way to accurately determine how your body is responding to small hits as you work your way up to the perfect dose. Another massive advantage of administering microdoses using vapes is how stealthy and discreet they are. Lighting up a joint on the way to work or in any public space will attract some attention due the to trails of skunky smoke. However, vapes smell slightly less obvious and also look far more lowkey.


Edibles are a viable option to use when aiming for a microdose. Although they are associated with prolonged and more powerful highs, edibles can be used to pinpoint the sweet spot for a microdose that is slightly more potent and lasts longer.

Edible cannabis products are available on the marketplace that contain tiny portions of THC, perfect to eat one at a time to identify where your microdosing threshold lies. It is possible to make your own edibles for the purpose of microdosing, but accuracy and precision of psychoactive ingredients are important.


As well as having highly advantageous recreational applications, microdosing cannabis has the potential to change the medical game. Many patients use cannabis primarily on the grounds to help with a medical condition, not to get stoned. Microdosing sustains obvious advantages for these people, if such a small dose can indeed help their condition. If so, microdosing cannabis may offer people relief from depression, anxiety and perhaps even pain, without any of the negative effects of getting too high, such as paranoia and lethargy.

Numerous medical doctors have presented anecdotal accounts where they witnessed better results in patients who used smaller amounts, as opposed to those who used more than was necessary. It has been noted that ingesting amounts of cannabis below one’s individual threshold may gradually encourage health benefits over time.