Microdosing: The Minimum Effective Dose

Photo Credit: MassRoots

Photo Credit: MassRoots

As is the case with all medications, a patient should look for the minimum effective dose when using medical marijuana in order to achieve symptom relief without producing unwanted side effects. This is where microdosing marijuana comes into play for effective therapy. Finding the perfect dose requires experimentation and varies from person to person depending on his or her weight, height, metabolism, diet, and overall health, all of which affects sensitivity to cannabinoids. One medical marijuana physician in Maine has identified this effective way for determining the right dose: “Abstain from cannabis for two days. On day three, consume one milligram of THC and one milligram of CBD, preferably in a tincture or oil where they can be measured precisely. Before consuming, ask yourself three questions, and answer on a scale of one to 10: How easy is it to breathe, how comfortable and calm does your body feel and how easy is it for you to smile authentically, to feel content and grateful?” You can then increase the dose by milligrams until the effects become noticeable. Sulak says this 48-hour abstinence allows one's tolerance to re-set, so that a patient can discover the most accurate dose for relief.

This information has been provided by MassRoots and approved by our Chief Medical Officer. If you're beginning the titration process, CannaBest Medical makes it easy! Start your dosing low and slow, and document the process daily using the journaling section of our app. In this way, you can track the efficacy of your dose with each change in your regimen until you find the method that works best for you.