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Micro-dosing

Discussion in 'Vaporization Discussion' started by stressed, Nov 20, 2015.

  1. hibeam

    hibeam alpha +

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    Just responding to the OT. Some may seek weaker material than is available on the market and some may be pleasantly surprised by a male. Cheers.
     
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  2. uhranium

    uhranium Well-Known Member

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    male plants 100% have an effect. I'm so sick of people argueing to me it wouldn't be so.

    The idea to microdose with that is interesting. Although I think a female has a better taste since the flower is the actual thing we want.
     
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  3. Vaked420

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    Ya I used to vape shake and it had its own unique taste, but similar to smoking it, it was more frustrating to get any effects than vaping a hit or two of some good shit haha.

    Anyways my point to make was that my assumption is that every part of both male and female plants has some amount of thc. I mean shit even the leaves do and I doubt those are different from male to female even if it is sensimillia or not. but ya just the question becomes if it's worth it or not haha
     
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  4. TeeJay1952

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    I have had folks on the periphery of our obsession request and be quite happy with shake and leaf mix.
    Not everyone is Bill and Ted seeking an excellent adventure.
     
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  5. shredder

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    Good on you!

    I'm a caregiver/grower and give free trim leaves and shake to my patients. I believe they mostly make medibles out of it.

    And fan leaves get fed to my worms. Stems and stumps get composted.

    So it all gets utilized and everyone is happy happy, including my worms, lol.
     
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  6. waxdab23

    waxdab23 Well-Known Member

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    Haven't gone through all the pages yet in this thread, so this may have been already mentioned. I've been dabbling in this world of micro-dosing lately and have found the Milaana with the Ddave 14mm micro dose stem is PERFECT for a quick micro-dose. Such little herb needed - 2-3 nice rips and move on. I've found that when I only very lightly tamp the herb, I can get a much fatter rip than when tightly packed. This setup has really grown on me the past several days...

    [​IMG]
     
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  7. hibeam

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    Some undoubtedly even happier still if vaping it. And the inverse: not everyone seeking an excellent adventure is as gormless as Bill and Ted. I just learned a new word from reading Rotten Tomatoes. :) Now I am speaking as a gorm-again.
     
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  8. stressed

    stressed Well-Known Member

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    i got the new scale that goes out to .001. big difference between my old scale.

    i've cut down quite a bit by doing .05 bowls at a time instead of .1 bowl fulls. the last two days i vaped .75 instead of 1.5 or more. my goal is a gram a day so it took about 2 days to get my tolerance down to what is perfect for me.

    i use a 1/8th teaspoon or a smidgen spoon if it is ground fine enough. i use the smidgen for .02 to .03 bowl fulls but i prefer the .05 so far. it gets me high enough all day. and bonus, i'll be saving about $300 a month.

    i'll be trying just .03 bowl fulls in a couple days to see where that gets me.

    for years, i weighed out my daily dose. i stopped when i started going to pot stores and my useage went way up. now that i've started to weigh again, and count the number of balloon fulls i do in a day, i'm back to normal.

    small doses...who woulda figured? :)
     
  9. DDave

    DDave Vape Wizard Accessory Maker

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    Today, afternoon dose 0.01g at 3:30pm (Pacific time). Herb was from an OG preroll gifted by a new dispensary, that got unrolled and put in container to vape.

    That was three hours ago and I'm still lit! :tup: Not wasted, elevated to a nice level.

    I love microdosing!

    Last night before calling it a night, was 0.035g of some PR Brain Damage.... I don't remember my head hitting the pillow!
     
  10. mccringleberry

    mccringleberry Well-Known Member

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    what does .01 look like? Is that basically a small pinch?
     
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  11. rozroz

    rozroz Active Member

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    Yea im not sure either..
    Can we maybe see it in a tea spoon?
    Tnx.
     
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  12. DDave

    DDave Vape Wizard Accessory Maker

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    Absolutely! This was measured on a .001g capable scale, so it's as accurate at .01g as can be with a $20 scale. The teaspoon didn't work, too much reflection. This should give a good basis for comparison.

    Herbs spread out....
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    With Herbs pushed closer together...
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    Comparing the coins to the micro-pile of herbs, I'd best guess the pile is closest to size of Lincoln's head on a recently minted penny.


    Now cut that in half, and that's my goto weekday daytime dose.... :rockon: (.01g is the stuff weekend days are made of!)
     
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  13. rozroz

    rozroz Active Member

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    Very impressive small dose to be settled with. Thanks for all the efforts.
    Also- what's your device?
     
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  14. DDave

    DDave Vape Wizard Accessory Maker

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    Agreed. Had I been offered that amount when I was in my combustion days, I'd have probably laughed.

    I use VapCap, Milaana, and EQ.
     
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  15. rozroz

    rozroz Active Member

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    Yea.
    It's amazing that we now know that dosage can be that low and still be efficient throughout a day.
    One puff from a joint is already way higher dosage with combustion.
    So making the most with a pinch using a pure convection device is a big deal.
    Besides differences in tolerance, it's a shame many people "over high" all the time with unpropirtional waste of good herb.
     
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  16. nilo

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    The internet is not natural either lol
     
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  17. mccringleberry

    mccringleberry Well-Known Member

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    @DDave wow and i thought my .03 sessions were conservative. .005 is your weekday? thats nuts. im not sure i would feel anything from that. thanks for the pics!
     
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  18. DDave

    DDave Vape Wizard Accessory Maker

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    @mccringleberry no problem. If you're looking for pics and I can provide, glad to do so.

    That's just around my evening sleep dose at .035g. During a weekday depending on schedule and things to do, might do .005g once or up to three times. That's on a workday... have it pretty well wired in on that schedule. So, on a regular weekday could be .05g total. On weekends, double that... OK, maybe a little bit more... but that's honest as if the schedule/mood permit, might do 5 .005g sessions or a couple .01g sessions. And a weekend sleep dose could reach .04g as it seems to take just that bit more to trigger sleep after having slightly higher doses throughout the day.

    The only time I don't microdose is if I'm battling a bout of the spins (Menier's Disease). When that happens, measuring of any kind not only takes too long, but I couldn't focus or aim to measure on a scale anyway and even if I could, it would be a waste of time as my goal during one of these spin sessions is not to be awake for any reason.
     
  19. Krazy

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    MFLB was my first purchased vap back in the day. I took it preloaded on a 4 day trip along with along with a vial to refill from and never tapped the vial.

    Same here. I have a small (compared to members here) portable collection but my daily use is butane powered.
     
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  20. stressed

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    i found that a "pinch" size spoon is just right for .03. i did mostly .03 yesterday (after i re-upped my medical card at $300 per year BUT SO WORTH IT!!!) . i liked it. i prefer to be a bit higher but for going somewhere and doing stuff it was perfect.

    i don't usually get a buzz and drive but this morning,
    i did .03 and then went shopping. it usually takes me 20 minutes to go through the aisles and grab food. i took 45 minutes today.

    i was see stuff i never notcied before. i bought a bunch of new kinds of condiments a few kinds of green olives, peanut butter cookies fresh out of the oven. so much for my diet!

    i love pot! without it i'd be so bored sometimes. with it, i'm never bored. go figure. :)

    i just got another ounce of green crack. it's excellent at 415 degrees or so. now i'm going to drop in some green crack shatter and go for a walk.
     
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  21. Stevenski

    Stevenski Enter the Dragon

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    I don't run out of weed & have a plentiful supply yet I am dosing less than ever. I am finding around .3 per evening is more than sufficient on a school night at least & maybe twice that on a Fri/Sat. At one stage I was vaping 1.5-2g a day so it is all relative to me.
     
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  22. biohacker

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    I'm at 1.5-2g/day still and I have found an awesome tool to help me microdose - the Grasshopper! Already noticed my daily consumption drop at least .5g/day!

    It's definitely all relative, and we create our own baselines! The other thing is how different vapes can have different vape signatures, so having a bunch of different vapes on hand can essentially really help the micro dosing as well.

    Can't wait to finally apply micro's consistently to my lifestyle, and permanently! It's the only way to go in my opinion without burning out and losing therapeutic value.
     
  23. shredder

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    Hi all, I'm on day two of two day t break.

    I bought and used a pen vape and I've been using lots of rosin in it. Then I noticed my .05 herb loads didn't really do anything for me. Hence the break.

    Funny tho on the first day I felt buzzed all day. I'm thinking my body was saturated with cannabinoids.

    But today I feel great, not buzzed and looking forward to micro dosing tomorrow.

    I recommend t breaks when things get out of balance. I take a couple every year.

    I'm a medical user, but two days is very doable, but takes will power, and worth it.
     
  24. kellya86

    kellya86 Herb gardener...

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    T breaks work for some...... iv never liked the idea, and never had the need.....

    Iv always preferred to just lower my doses until my tolerance is where I want it to be....

    I can quite easily get myself to a point where I have an uncomfortably low tolerance, but I'm happy at about 0.5g a day.....

    If needs must, I can get by on 0.05 a day...
     
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  25. Baron23

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    HI guys - I haven't weighed in on this thread (I don't believe) very much as I'm not sure I'm a micro-doser.

    Now, I also can't comment from experience on vaping 1 gram + a day....not sure I would be able to move! LOL (well, not modern cannabis anyway....old brick weed back in the day, that's another story haha)

    What I have been doing is about .1 grams/day and I also have a milligram precision scale so feel pretty good about measurement of ten's of milligrams.

    I tend to vape at night as a pain and sleep aid and, when I was working, I definitely did not vape during the work day (I just can't do MJ and my job...hat's off to those who can LOL).

    .1 g is two VapCap loads for me and it was working great for quite a while.

    But I retired a month ago, was loaned some vapes, bought some vapes, have new toys to play with, got an enail and rig, etc.

    So, I still think my tolerance is rather on the low side but I'm going to strive to get back to .1 g of good herb as my bedtime medication for the same reasons as others; cost, wear and tear on lungs, and trying to maintain a therapeutic level of medication and not just get fucked up (which I have done many times over the long decades of cannabis use).

    I still can't phantom how @DDave can do .001 - .002 gram size loads but I'm very happy for him (and envious too :D)

    What I do not want is a sky high tolerance which will cost more to medicate AND, more importantly, impact the effects I'm getting.

    Thanks for all of the info...especially whoever posted the vid from Dr. Sulak.
     
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