We at SmokeSmith Gear have long believed in the benefits of moderation. The founders of our company are both old enough to remember Jimmy Carter as president, which means that their days of late nights and excess are in the rear view mirror.
There are many holistic and medical benefits to cannabis, and they are well documented. And we believe that most of our customers seek out vapes, bongs and pipes because they wish to consume of legal dry herbs, concentrates and waxes in a responsible way.
We get it. You come home from a long day at work and you want to relax, unwind and reconnect. But booze leaves you feeling hungover. Cannabis is the perfect way to achieve the bliss you seek. For those who turn to cannabis for medical reasons the benefits of reduced intake are even more pronounced.
And the way to do this is through microdosing.
What Are The Benefits of Microdosing?
Before we examine the benefits let's start with a definition. Put simply, microdosing is the intake of small amounts of cannabis. Practitioners of microdosing take small amounts of cannabis in order to reap the medical benefits of THC while avoiding its psychoactive effects that can interfere with the demands of daily life.
Microdosing can be achieve through any means consumption. If you are microdosing while using a bong or pipe you will need to control the amount used. Microdosing is easier when using a vaporizer, because vapes allow the user to precisely control the amount consumed. Many medical vapes, such as the DaVinci IQ and the Pax 3, come with phone apps that allow you to dial in dosages and temperatures. The era of smart vapes is upon us, and we believe that this is the future of consumption (with vapes such as the GoFire leading the way).
The main benefit of microdosing is that when you consume low doses of cannabis you do not feel impaired (or super high) but experience you do experience the therapeutic benefits (just without the side effects). As Rolling Stone magazine recently suggested, microdosing is "cannabis 2.0.":
With microdosing, people are getting the maximum benefit from the minimum amount, without becoming stoned, paranoid or lethargic. Some are microdsoing to regulate their moods, boost their creativity, or enhance their workouts and yoga sessions. Susannah Grossman, 29, founder of Verdant Communications in Denver, takes several small doses through the day. "It lifts my spirits, relieves the stress and tension that build up, and allows me to approach my work with more keen interest."
If you have a medical condition be sure to discuss the proper dose amounts with your doctor or a medical professional. Ultimately the dose size that is right for you will depend on your preference and needs.