Other than smoking and vaping, edibles are one of the most popular methods for enjoying the benefits of cannabis. They’re discreet, last longer than many other forms, and come in a wide variety of tasty options. From baked goods to gummies to a vast array of infused beverages, you’ll likely never get bored. The thing about edibles, however, is that they take longer to kick in, and it’s easy to accidentally get too much THC. Low dose edibles offer a solution.
Taking Your First Steps Into the World of Cannabis
If you’ve never tried cannabis before, low dose varieties provide you with an excellent option to take your first steps without going overboard. They can also be beneficial for those who have tried other forms of cannabis but have decided to try edibles for the first time. Packages state the THC and CBD content of the whole package, as well as the content per serving. Most low dose edibles have between 5 and 10 milligrams per serving.
If you’re new to cannabis (or new to edibles), keep in mind that edibles will take a bit longer than smoking or tinctures. It can take up to two hours to feel anything.
Getting the Therapeutic Benefits, But with Less of a High
Many cannabis users enjoy the heavy, relaxing, full-body high that comes with smoking or vaping a lot of cannabis or eating a high THC edible. The thing is, though, that not everyone does. Some people prefer a milder buzz. Not to mention, it’s not always practical to have a significant amount of THC. If you’re about to head to work, go out to dinner, or see a concert in the park, a heavy high isn’t going to mix well with any of these situations. Instead, low dose edibles provide a mild buzz that gently increases and slowly decreases over time. As your wave settles down, you can always take another dose.
Low dose edibles are perfect for microdosing. While 5 milligrams is a decent starting point for most beginners, it’s not for everyone. If you’re sensitive to THC, or you’re trying edibles for the first time and think that the recommended starting dosage might be too much, you can break your 5 milligram edible in half and start with 2.5 instead. If you wanted, you could even break the serving into quarters and start even lower.
Using this method of breaking up one serving of an edible, you give yourself the opportunity to find your perfect dose without going overboard. You can gradually work your way up until you find that sweet spot where you get the results you want. Not only that, but microdosing means you use less of your product, which allows you to make your low dose edibles last longer.
While THC provides some incredible benefits, more doesn’t always necessarily mean better. Low dose edibles provide you with the benefits of THC with a milder buzz that doesn’t interfere with your ability to function. If you’re interested in low dose edibles, check out the selection at your local dispensary during your next trip.