Micro-dosing

mccringleberry

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Damn, I have got to stop testing vaporizers!

Honestly probably pushing that much per week. :uhoh:
Well actually I just realized that this was only possible because I blend my THC bud with CBD bud which I've been doing for over a year now.
Before discovering CBD herb, I was going through a quarter ounce in like 4 months...
Hot damn I love blending. You can extend your sessions yet stretch your THC stash out longer with basically no ill consequences and you're benefiting your mind and body with the entourage effect.
 

3dfx-glide

Boats & Harbors
I'm finding the same thing @mccringleberry. The 1:1 flowers I've picked up, and ACDC (pretty much an only CBD strain, that I blend with another high THC strain), make me not care to reload my VapCap for a much longer period of time than when it was THC only. But I've been overdoing it and been using all day every day for 2 weeks and despite using more CBD than THC, I still feel heavy and sluggish and gross if I use it throughout the day, and have a sort of guilty feeling/weed hangover that carries over to the next day. This is with using about 0.3-0.4g of CBD/THC split into multiple .05-.07g loads throughout the day over the course of an entire day for 2 weeks.

I tried using ACDC only but it feels 'empty' in effects and feels like a waste of money on the flower tbh (as was the case when I bought CBD flower online instead of the dispensary). I end up compensating by using more loads of the 1:1 strains instead after I try using ACDC only... I think I don't have any ailments that CBD can really help with. I did at least hope/expect it to act as coffee - a mild mental stimulant to get me a bit more motivated and ready to do various things throughout the day since my mild depression saps any motivation from me right now. Or help with my mild anxiety that spurs up now and then. Sadly that isn't the case

Time for another t-break after (too much) experimenting with adding CBD into my THC diet :freak: I will definitely be incorpoarting CBD with every load (unless it's a really bad day) going forward now. But it didn't prove itself to be a worthwhile substitute for THC, even for very mild medical requirements. Very jealous of all those casual users on the internet claiming CBD helps with their anxiety and depression and motivation and irritation etc!

tldr: after 2 weeks of experimenting with CBD-only, and also mixing CBD and THC together, I feel for me, it's not worth using on its own at all, cost-wise. But when combined with THC it does help reduce my glut for "more" THC, as well as reducing the negative side effects of going past micro-dosing THC (i.e allows for similar effects that THC brings, but with no/less red eyes, dry mouth, and a bit better attention span and ability to stay on task and not float away in your head as much). It modulates/brings down some of the THC effects, both the good and bad ones. So to each their own, but I feel it would be prudent to any THC user to have a CBD heavy strain on hand at all times to at least mix in a bit WITH your THC strains, at least on mild days. It's nice/better in the long-run I feel like.

And at minimum, we've all been there where we overdid THC, now our heads are racing with anxiety/thoughts, and it's to the point where you think "ugh, this load just makes me feel worse than I did before". For those times, being able to quickly vape a CBD starins to try to tone those feelings down, is worth it on its own to have on hand.

Will update with another post once my t-break is over. I will try ACDC again on its own with a fresh mind/body that's not inundated with thc and cbd, and see if it gives me coffee-like effects at minimum after a 'fresh start'
 
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mccringleberry

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I don't know about yous guys, but the microdosing lifestyle is much easier to attain when you have a significant other who doesn't partake. It conveniently allows me to "only have time" for one session per day.

Having a partner who doesn't use = 1 gram a month. Nice low tolerance.
Being single = a few to several grams a month. Tolerance can slip upwards alittle too much.
Having a partner who does use = 500 pounds a month. Tolerance is through the fucking solar system.

I've actually experienced all 3 of these realities in my day. Having the partner who you use weed with is really cool and all, and there are aspects to that that I miss, but the downside of being completely fucking mentally strung out on THC is not something I miss at all. Now if you could find someone who's into moderation this could all be different. But with girls it seems as though most of them all fall into 1 of 2 categories: narcissistic stoner chicks who want to be high every second of every day, and uptight prudes who think that pot is worse than islamic terrorism.
 
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daoist

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Well actually I just realized that this was only possible because I blend my THC bud with CBD bud which I've been doing for over a year now.
Before discovering CBD herb, I was going through a quarter ounce in like 4 months...
Hot damn I love blending. You can extend your sessions yet stretch your THC stash out longer with basically no ill consequences and you're benefiting your mind and body with the entourage effect.

I use cbd also. but i just buy the 20mg oil capsules from the vitamin shop i dont vape it. it balances everything out or something.
the strain i use is from denmark. which is the leading country for cbd production. it blends real well with the thc sativas. it is full spectrum so always good to get some extra terpenes from the cbd.
 
daoist,

Bad Dog

Yeah I pissed on the rug...... so what
I've been cheating on my micro dosing........ only sort of.......... not really. Allow me to explain, I've been vaping a 1:2 I say 1:2 but it's really more like 1:1.5 it's 4.2% thc 6.8% cbd and though I've been using it here and there for a few months I've been vaping it exclusively during the day for the past 5 days only having one .05 high thc load right at bedtime and man is some 23% thc ever a skull crusher at the end of the day 😵 Been sleeping good and not just good for me but actually good 😊 some of that is it being winter, all the dark and cold helps me sleep but I have to say I've been doing exceptionally well since keeping to the 1:2 and when I do get up in the morning I feel better and I go back to vaping the 1:2 it nicely takes the edge off with getting me super high so I've been really enjoying it in the daytime and have more energy to do things doesn't hurt either. This is where my cheating on micro dosing begins I'm still not vaping more than .05 at a time but how many times a day I vape has changed from 2-3 to up to 10, split between the 1:2 my high cbd and thc at night and I've been feeling much better though I'm still recovering from my experience with anti depressants I feel as though I'm on the mend. So I am still micro dosing thanks to the 1:2 and cbd but I'm frequently only going a hour between sessions which I'm not entirely happy about but it's not a major problem either and I've been feeling so good I parlayed that into halving the amount of tobacco I use, I'm basically down to 1 clots cigar a day and I can be happy with that for now but the grand plan is to eventually quit and replace it with vaping cbd. So I'm not sure I can consider myself a micro doser right now? How much thc I'm having a day hasn't really changed, just the dose per bowl of thc and how frequently I vape has changed. I blame my tinymight! It's just to dam convenient, efficient, fast and satisfying it's criminal and should be illegal...... but I'll still hold onto mine lol right now this more frequent vaping just seems to be working for me so I think I'll pursue it further so I guess I'm not a micro doser anymore in the strictest sense
 

C No Ego

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I've been cheating on my micro dosing........ only sort of.......... not really. Allow me to explain, I've been vaping a 1:2 I say 1:2 but it's really more like 1:1.5 it's 4.2% thc 6.8% cbd and though I've been using it here and there for a few months I've been vaping it exclusively during the day for the past 5 days only having one .05 high thc load right at bedtime and man is some 23% thc ever a skull crusher at the end of the day 😵 Been sleeping good and not just good for me but actually good 😊 some of that is it being winter, all the dark and cold helps me sleep but I have to say I've been doing exceptionally well since keeping to the 1:2 and when I do get up in the morning I feel better and I go back to vaping the 1:2 it nicely takes the edge off with getting me super high so I've been really enjoying it in the daytime and have more energy to do things doesn't hurt either. This is where my cheating on micro dosing begins I'm still not vaping more than .05 at a time but how many times a day I vape has changed from 2-3 to up to 10, split between the 1:2 my high cbd and thc at night and I've been feeling much better though I'm still recovering from my experience with anti depressants I feel as though I'm on the mend. So I am still micro dosing thanks to the 1:2 and cbd but I'm frequently only going a hour between sessions which I'm not entirely happy about but it's not a major problem either and I've been feeling so good I parlayed that into halving the amount of tobacco I use, I'm basically down to 1 clots cigar a day and I can be happy with that for now but the grand plan is to eventually quit and replace it with vaping cbd. So I'm not sure I can consider myself a micro doser right now? How much thc I'm having a day hasn't really changed, just the dose per bowl of thc and how frequently I vape has changed. I blame my tinymight! It's just to dam convenient, efficient, fast and satisfying it's criminal and should be illegal...... but I'll still hold onto mine lol right now this more frequent vaping just seems to be working for me so I think I'll pursue it further so I guess I'm not a micro doser anymore in the strictest sense
since mixing CBD weed with my THC weed my consumption levels have sky rocketed ... CBD is cheap , what the Hell
 

daoist

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CBD takes the THC high down a bit. Which is nice if you are to high, But maybe not so nice if it gets in the way of getting high,
So you have to balance that out to your liking,
 
daoist,

sunyata

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So the psychopharmacology of this is pretty interesting, there's a cool fmri study from 10 years ago.


It's a relatively small sample size (unsurprisingly) and one has to be a bit careful with the interpretation of statistical significance in a lot of these studies, but I think the findings give a pretty good intuition that seems to correspond with my own experience as well...
Essentially CBD appears to do the opposite of THC in terms of neural patterns of oxygen use, and prevent/counter some of THCs more potentially unpleasant effects. I find that weed with the modern amounts of THC by itself makes me largely useless. I get awful memory/cognition problems, many situations are too complicated, human social interaction seem a lot more ambiguous and and I'm more likely to perceive small gestures as threatening or malevolent, in short I'm too high. On the occasional basis that wouldn't be a huge issue, it's still largely fun, but I use it for chronic pain and I just can't be high that way all the time. So I pretty much only use with pure cbd weed mixed in, usually at a rate of 2:1 cbd:thc weed. I still get baked, but a lot of the cognitive effects are ameliorated, I can still function pretty well as a human adult, I get less high. Also, for big bowlers like my sticky bricks or the tera I can have a full fun bowl that is really fun, but without blasting through tons of expensive material (although in fairness the cbd stuff tends to taste less good). My tolerance is pretty low in general, so works out great. But if you don't know about this and you mix thc and cbd, you may mistakenly think your weed is rubbish.

As a cool aside, this is part of the reason why there are several (successful) trials using CBD as an antipsychotic. I generally think the psychotomimetic effect of thc is a bit overhyped in terms of actual risk for chronic psychosis (it sure doesn't help it but is also clearly not a the strongest causal variable in that bag of risk factors research has identified, at least not in a way that would legitimise prohibition), but the effects of cbd as an antipsychotic seem so counterintuitive given all the debate around cannabis and psychosis when one doesn't know about their divergent pharmacodynamic profiles..

Edit: also, I have at times done it where if I'm high but I need to do something that requires me to function, I'll vape a bowl of pure cbd weed to settle me down again. Works reasonably well-ish.
 
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C No Ego

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So the psychopharmacology of this is pretty interesting, there's a cool fmri study from 10 years ago.


It's a relatively small sample size (unsurprisingly) and one has to be a bit careful with the interpretation of statistical significance in a lot of these studies, but I think the findings give a pretty good intuition that seems to correspond with my own experience as well...
Essentially CBD appears to do the opposite of THC in terms of neural patterns of oxygen use, and prevent/counter some of THCs more potentially unpleasant effects. I find that weed with the modern amounts of THC by itself makes me largely useless. I get awful memory/cognition problems, many situations are too complicated, human social interaction seem a lot more ambiguous and and I'm more likely to perceive small gestures as threatening or malevolent, in short I'm too high. On the occasional basis that wouldn't be a huge issue, it's still largely fun, but I use it for chronic pain and I just can't be high that way all the time. So I pretty much only use with pure cbd weed mixed in, usually at a rate of 2:1 cbd:thc weed. I still get baked, but a lot of the cognitive effects are ameliorated, I can still function pretty well as a human adult, I get less high. Also, for big bowlers like my sticky bricks or the tera I can have a full fun bowl that is really fun, but without blasting through tons of expensive material (although in fairness the cbd stuff tends to taste less good). My tolerance is pretty low in general, so works out great. But if you don't know about this and you mix thc and cbd, you may mistakenly think your weed is rubbish.

As a cool aside, this is part of the reason why there are several (successful) trials using CBD as an antipsychotic. I generally think the psychotomimetic effect of thc is a bit overhyped in terms of actual risk for chronic psychosis (it sure doesn't help it but is also clearly not a the strongest causal variable in that bag of risk factors research has identified, at least not in a way that would legitimise prohibition), but the effects of cbd as an antipsychotic seem so counterintuitive given all the debate around cannabis and psychosis when one doesn't know about their divergent pharmacodynamic profiles..

Edit: also, I have at times done it where if I'm high but I need to do something that requires me to function, I'll vape a bowl of pure cbd weed to settle me down again. Works reasonably well-ish.
check out beta caryophyllene ... you, I'm sure already know of it but I'll mention it and why here . BCP is a cb2 selective agonist ... it directs to cb2 way better than CBD can as a non selective antagonist . you can direct THC metabolism better with BCP as well , just takes some adjustments ... report = beta caryophyllene is a dietary cannabinoid
Could it be the CBD dulling the effects of the THC?
possibly... I'm still not sure of CBD ... it seems to be a minor paranoid producer to me ... must be the Sativa lineages in the varietals I've had .. now there are supposedly Kush type CBD which would be the Myrcene I'm after . yesterday had a Great vape seesion mid aftrnoon with about a 70% CBD to 30% thc ratio ... used my standard amount and did not really feel much ... waited it out and suddenly Boom ... that CBD delay allowed the high to be maximized it seemed ... like a creeper with even more creep up in ther LOL
 

Rab

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I think a lot of people seriously underestimate the power of microdosing. Many peoples first dose is a fully loaded joint or bowl, and they will get absolutely demolished that first time, then their tolerance regulates that to a normal amount.. I believe through controlled use you can reach highs unavailable to people who use their supply/tolerance more recklessly as I have done many times. Overall I think its best to fluctuate your use though and just keep your tolerance in mind when you aren't getting the most out of your meds.

I was a very fond hash pipe user in my early 20s when I started using the herb properly. I'd use a tiny sprinkle, and an eighth could last me three weeks of daily use, getting very medicated in the process. I wasn't even aware that it was a small amount until I got a vape, and saw how much people were loading in there. For this reason microdosing has always appealed to me. The buddha is surprisingly versatile and you don't need to cover the screen to take very small hits with it. However I wouldn't mind a mod to make the bowl more akin to a log vapes size and restrict some air flow for a bit more control over the herb. Right now I can reduce my use to 0.25g a day, taking hits every few hours. They produce clouds and a nice feeling that you have taken a hit, but there are definitely better options im looking into.
Basically a single microdose for me is a sprinkle, the same amount you would put on one of those cute little hash pipes to get a draw that fully burns the material and doesn't make you hack your lungs out. I also choose to taper my use down to very small amounts as opposed to T breaks as I find it can effectively take your tolerance down without needing to go weeks without medicine, when I find my tolerance reaching anything over a gram a day, I taper back down to 0.5 or 0.2 if I want to go down further.
I imagine 0.1g a day would be very possible with the right log, as I was going through similar amounts with a now broken wychwood, getting decent hits from mere flakes, and also being high in the process!
 
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sunyata

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I think a lot of people seriously underestimate the power of microdosing. Many peoples first dose is a fully loaded joint or bowl, and they will get absolutely demolished that first time, then their tolerance regulates that to a normal amount.. I believe through controlled use you can reach highs unavailable to people who use their supply/tolerance more recklessly as I have done many times. Overall I think its best to fluctuate your use though and just keep your tolerance in mind when you aren't getting the most out of your meds.

I was a very fond hash pipe user in my early 20s when I started using the herb properly. I'd use a tiny sprinkle, and an eighth could last me three weeks of daily use, getting very medicated in the process. I wasn't even aware that it was a small amount until I got a vape, and saw how much people were loading in there. For this reason microdosing has always appealed to me. The buddha is surprisingly versatile and you don't need to cover the screen to take very small hits with it. However I wouldn't mind a mod to make the bowl more akin to a log vapes size and restrict some air flow for a bit more control over the herb. Right now I can reduce my use to 0.25g a day, taking hits every few hours. They produce clouds and a nice feeling that you have taken a hit, but there are definitely better options im looking into.
Basically a single microdose for me is a sprinkle, the same amount you would put on one of those cute little hash pipes to get a draw that fully burns the material and doesn't make you hack your lungs out. I also choose to taper my use down to very small amounts as opposed to T breaks as I find it can effectively take your tolerance down without needing to go weeks without medicine, when I find my tolerance reaching anything over a gram a day, I taper back down to 0.5 or 0.2 if I want to go down further.
I imagine 0.1g a day would be very possible with the right log, as I was going through similar amounts with a now broken wychwood, getting decent hits from mere flakes, and also being high in the process!

Yeh pretty much agree here, if I'm completely honest the bowls I vape on a sticky brick or an electronic handheld or even a full dynavap bowl are partially for the enjoyment of that particular style of vaping, and in terms of my tolerance probably deleterious (although my tolerance is generally quite low and I always mix thc and cbd weed). But I can very reliably get at least as smashed as I get with a fully loaded brick with a 1/3 of material with maybe two back to back bowls on my underdog log. Or two back to back half bowls (changed CCD) on a dynavap. Especially if I also go lower on the temp, do more individual pulls and don't shoot for the biggest clouds. And when the apocalypse happens and material becomes rare then my bricks will definitely collect dust ha,l. Until then though microdosing is not the sole strategy to shoot for for me, even though I'm a big fan.
 

DrJynx86

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After a month break, a friend offered me some joints, shared with my brother who doesn't like vaping. I have to say, at least for me, after switching to vaping and the break, I enjoy them, but they make me want to puke my soul off.

Also I didn't like having black mucus just by smoking a single joint.

Back to the break, and after that microdosing again!
 

CANtalk

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It's been great reading all these recent posts from other microdosers... their experiences, feedback and advice; thx for all the contributions. This thread is inspiring and I can always use more inspiration. I'm still plugging away, vaping, microdosing and need to pay it forward and contribute again...

I haven't posted in this thread for a while as I've slowly let my microdosing amounts creep up. Oh well, (s%)it happens :shrug: (and frankly, I was lazy in taking the time to put this all together :razz:). Still, I take a break every week from Monday through Thursday and vape Friday-Sun and have been very successful in keeping my tolerance very low overall.

On a typical Friday, two 0.05 gram fresh cannabis vaping loads gives me 8-10 hrs of powah :science: :freak:, a very strong high.... plus unfortunately a very poor sleep :| (I vape my best strong sativas on Friday and they're extremely cerebrally stimulating). I can tell the next day (Saturday) that my tolerance is already building and the vaping effects aren't as pronounced (especially with sativa entourage effects). Same thing again for Sunday... and at this point Friday's experience and f/x are a fair ways different.

I've still been good at sticking with vaping small amounts of cannabis at a time, 0.05 grams or less in my case. By trying to keep the total amount in the vaporizer low at all times, I've found it easier to keep my cannabis use and tolerance low. I definitely recommend anyone looking to lower their cannabis use start by trying that... using smaller amounts in every fresh vape bowl. It also allows me to sample different strains more often. Win win.

I've also lost some of the entourage effects of cannabis as my tolerance has crept up a little.. and it's been that way for a number of months from my last posts here. I'd really like to get those f/x back much more consistently, but it hasn't been significant enough a loss as to make me take a t-break yet :razz:. Could be I have some genetic sensitivity to cannabis as well; my tolerance is so low that I can easily get into a near stupor from excessive THC vaping, fall asleep on the couch and wake up in the middle of the night Saturday/Sunday on the family room couch. It probably helps having some great Canadian cannabis :evil:.

It's amazing how quickly tolerance builds, and as a low tolerance microdoser user it's become very striking. Even one more day of vaping is a big deal to effects/potency/tolerance . For example, recently over the holiday season I enjoyed an extra day of vaping (with one less concurrent break day), twice, and that not only manifested in even less effects during that extra 4th day, but it also manifested in less effects/potency in the first vape session after the subsequent shorter weekly break. Furthermore, it always cascades into added sessions through the rest of the weekend as well... to try to get to that familiar high... "chasing the dragon". And whenever I've tried an extra day vaping, over years now I've consistently seen the same results.

Keeping my tolerance so low has been great for vaping experiences, but frankly it has at times also resulted in needing some recovery time during the week (tiredness and catching up on sleep). I'd like to smooth out what has felt like a rollercoaster ride at times (week to week and so to speak).

I've been wanting to reset my tolerance with a 2-4 week break for months now (and get back to more entourage effects)... but haven't bothered yet as my tolerance is still low and microdosing still takes me very far :science:. I hope to make more of an effort soon on a t-break, and I think I will try to take one in February or March. I like that idea, in preparation for spring/summer and the non-snow active season here 👍.

@robbie, microdosing 0.10 grams a day is totally reachable and can be very powerful in my experience (in combination with a low tolerance). No log needed either, though I use a premium vaporizer. I've had many Friday-Sunday posts on FC over the last months where my grammar, syntax and spelling goes to 💩 because I'm so high :razz:.


Thx, keep up the good work and posting everyone! Microdosing totally brings the goods :bowdown: . Have a great Friday and weekend.

:peace: :leaf:
 
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Bad Dog

Yeah I pissed on the rug...... so what
I've come home to micro dosing after a little extended time vaping more heavily but my timing has completely surprised me. I recently quit smoking tobacco for the millionth time and I've tried coming at that every which way possible trying to succeed to no avail but this time is different because my uncle moved out so now there's no one left who smokes tobacco in the house, so that tempting low hanging fruit is no longer there and if I want some I would have to go out to the big wide world to buy some, out there where the covid is 🤔.........🤬.

Totally figured I'd keep at least vaping cbd every hour as a surrogate to replace my hourly tobacco habit but after being off for a few days I just sort of naturally fell back into micro dosing 3 time's a day and said goodbye to the hourly addiction fix. I didn't think I'd get here for at least a month if not longer before I was able to cut back down how much I was vaping, I even gave myself permission to vape as much thc as I wanted while I was quitting but here I am 2 weeks into it and I'm already back to micro dosing and sticking with it happily.

Most days I keep to my bunk stuff for mornings and afternoons saving my high thc for a hour before bed and being very satisfied with my results, but I won't lie some mornings I will vape a load of high thc sativa with a shot of scotch to very slowly sip away on for a hour and a half while I'm high to keep me away from smoking cravings that are the most powerful first thing in the morning. You might be thinking replacing tobacco with scotch is unwise and you would be correct if I were drinking all day but it's only one shot all day, but I would have to agree it's timing is unusual and not ideal but I'm only keeping it up till the bottle is empty and I'm still in the thick of quitting tobacco and I say whatever works for now can be addressed later.

But I'm still really blown away by getting back to micro dosing so quickly, I'm really ahead of the game and actually proud of myself for getting back here. So many reasons to micro dose, lower tolerance, saving money, being more in control, having a bit of mercy for your lung's, ext, ext. I've never had more or gotten as easily break through highs since I started micro dosing, .05 is my session size and that gets me pretty high for a hour, then I'm half baked for another 2 hours, after that I'm not really high but feel secondary effects like feeling more well and relaxed and in a better more stable mood for another 3 hours or longer but I usually vape again before all feeling stops.

Cbd or the bunk weed I use offer different experiences but are no less valuable to me if not as enjoyable as the high thc in their own way. My only complaint is I wish that the bunk weed wasn't quite as bunk, I'm fine with the 4% thc but I would like it if the cbd were stronger than 6%, then it would be more like my blends with more entourage effects but there's something so damn convenient just being able to grind and vape instead of doing everything twice and usually guessing on the exact amount of each cause there's no way I'm scaling everything every time, that would detract from the speed and ease of how I vape, though that particular excuse is less relevant only using 3 times a day so why not just do the best job you can? Or preload 3 stems the night before? I guess there's things I could do but being at a critical stage of quitting smoking tobacco I don't want to mess with the whole ritual of my weed use right now, I'm just happy I'm back to micro dosing ........ At least most of the time lol having a extra bowl tonight of the good stuff after cbd this morning bunk this afternoon and a load of my favorite LA confidential this evening at 6...... Now I'm about to have another one....... Life is good and I won't have any ill effects tolerance wise tomorrow splurging one night so long as I don't vape more than a additional .15 then my allotment for the day, which in Bad Dog speak is 3 extra bowls so 1 extra is no problem really but it's addition is very welcome and made for a throughly enjoyable evening of quiet contemplating and mini meditations and a little quality time with my dog.
 

C No Ego

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I've come home to micro dosing after a little extended time vaping more heavily but my timing has completely surprised me. I recently quit smoking tobacco for the millionth time and I've tried coming at that every which way possible trying to succeed to no avail but this time is different because my uncle moved out so now there's no one left who smokes tobacco in the house, so that tempting low hanging fruit is no longer there and if I want some I would have to go out to the big wide world to buy some, out there where the covid is 🤔.........🤬.

Totally figured I'd keep at least vaping cbd every hour as a surrogate to replace my hourly tobacco habit but after being off for a few days I just sort of naturally fell back into micro dosing 3 time's a day and said goodbye to the hourly addiction fix. I didn't think I'd get here for at least a month if not longer before I was able to cut back down how much I was vaping, I even gave myself permission to vape as much thc as I wanted while I was quitting but here I am 2 weeks into it and I'm already back to micro dosing and sticking with it happily.

Most days I keep to my bunk stuff for mornings and afternoons saving my high thc for a hour before bed and being very satisfied with my results, but I won't lie some mornings I will vape a load of high thc sativa with a shot of scotch to very slowly sip away on for a hour and a half while I'm high to keep me away from smoking cravings that are the most powerful first thing in the morning. You might be thinking replacing tobacco with scotch is unwise and you would be correct if I were drinking all day but it's only one shot all day, but I would have to agree it's timing is unusual and not ideal but I'm only keeping it up till the bottle is empty and I'm still in the thick of quitting tobacco and I say whatever works for now can be addressed later.

But I'm still really blown away by getting back to micro dosing so quickly, I'm really ahead of the game and actually proud of myself for getting back here. So many reasons to micro dose, lower tolerance, saving money, being more in control, having a bit of mercy for your lung's, ext, ext. I've never had more or gotten as easily break through highs since I started micro dosing, .05 is my session size and that gets me pretty high for a hour, then I'm half baked for another 2 hours, after that I'm not really high but feel secondary effects like feeling more well and relaxed and in a better more stable mood for another 3 hours or longer but I usually vape again before all feeling stops.

Cbd or the bunk weed I use offer different experiences but are no less valuable to me if not as enjoyable as the high thc in their own way. My only complaint is I wish that the bunk weed wasn't quite as bunk, I'm fine with the 4% thc but I would like it if the cbd were stronger than 6%, then it would be more like my blends with more entourage effects but there's something so damn convenient just being able to grind and vape instead of doing everything twice and usually guessing on the exact amount of each cause there's no way I'm scaling everything every time, that would detract from the speed and ease of how I vape, though that particular excuse is less relevant only using 3 times a day so why not just do the best job you can? Or preload 3 stems the night before? I guess there's things I could do but being at a critical stage of quitting smoking tobacco I don't want to mess with the whole ritual of my weed use right now, I'm just happy I'm back to micro dosing ........ At least most of the time lol having a extra bowl tonight of the good stuff after cbd this morning bunk this afternoon and a load of my favorite LA confidential this evening at 6...... Now I'm about to have another one....... Life is good and I won't have any ill effects tolerance wise tomorrow splurging one night so long as I don't vape more than a additional .15 then my allotment for the day, which in Bad Dog speak is 3 extra bowls so 1 extra is no problem really but it's addition is very welcome and made for a throughly enjoyable evening of quiet contemplating and mini meditations and a little quality time with my dog.
when I quit smoking cigs I stuck a half used cig in my ear fold and let it sit there a few days stinking like Fucking Shit .. everytime I smelled that funk I'd breath in even deeper and exhale a clean air breath claiming how that felt great ! still do all the time , the breathing of air that is
 

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when I quit smoking cigs I stuck a half used cig in my ear fold and let it sit there a few days stinking like Fucking Shit .. everytime I smelled that funk I'd breath in even deeper and exhale a clean air breath claiming how that felt great ! still do all the time , the breathing of air that is
I'm afraid that would be nothing to me I was a hard core smoker, switched from cigarettes to cigarillos 15 years ago and would frequently butt out and relight them up to 5-6 times, then when I was hard up for cash or ran out and the stores were closed I'd raid the ashtray and take the butt's that were there cut them open and smoke that in a pipe lol knock on wood this quit is the real deal and my days of tobacco are behind me, feels different this time and I have a lot of things working to my advantage right now to keep the momentum but I'm attributing micro dosing to my success again. Spent the last 6 months cutting back how much I was smoking at once till I got down to such a small amount that it didn't feel that different to vaping so the substitution wasn't as big of a shock, follow that up with no one left in the house who smokes toped off cravings being the strongest when stores are closed, I feel like I'm doing alright. Micro dosing my tobacco made quitting easier in the end I think also I've adopted one the breathing techniques from the whim hof method as recommend by @EverythingsHazy. This is the longest I've been off tobacco in years and weed feels a little different on its own so I'm relearning my relationship with sweet lady Mary Jane yet again and I'm enjoying it. Dam is there nothing micro dosing can't help with
 

b0vver

What is "reality" ?
Hey, micro-crew!
Usually, I vape roughly .03g. But I am bored of doing only 1-2 tokes once in a while. I take no more pleasure from vaping in 1 minute.
Even just to drink my tea, I prefer to do a Gong Fu brewing style preparation, which can take more than 10 minutes. I just love the process itself, taking a good relaxation just by preparing my daily things, its kinda on the meditation level.
So I wanted to try a 1:1 or 1:2 strain, to be able to have a good full vape session, like back in the days, but without overdosing on THC.
Did someone here tried to achieve the same effects as usually, but with higher dosages and with higher CBD strains ? For how much the weight of your dosage fluctuate, using different strains ?
 
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Farid

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I can relate, I do feel I get less enjoyment from weed than I did when I used it all the time. Part of it is the quick session as you said. Part of it is the effects are much stronger with microdosing, and I miss having a tolerance and being able to toke just for the sake of it and not have to worry about being too stoned.

But I haven't tried using CBD to change that because the CBD strains I've tried aren't as fresh and tasty as the THC bud I have. I also prefer microdosing because it's turned what would have been a year's supply of bud into a decade+ supply. Adding CBD would change that.
 

b0vver

What is "reality" ?
I see what you are talking about, guys. I'm in the same boat as you, at the moment.
But I started to see it like taking meds. Kinda like "1 pill and a glass of water". No pleasure of the moment(or just a little), literally no flavor at my dosages. I really miss those full(even half) packed crafty sessions. Several good flavorful tokes at lower temperatures, then raise and get some more throat hit tokes. MMmm..:drool:
 
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mccringleberry

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I think I finally have the right analogy. Getting too high is like when you're recording audio and the gain is turned up too high and you get clipping due to excessive amplitude. When you turn down the gain (reduce the amount of weed), you get all the clarity and details without the distortion.
 
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Shadooz

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No pleasure of the moment(or just a little), literally no flavor at my dosages. I really miss those full(even half) packed crafty sessions. Several good flavorful tokes at lower temperatures, then raise and get some more throat hit tokes. MMmm..:drool:
That's why i only micro dose by stretching 0.1g.
1:1 is too expensive, between beer and whyskey with same price to liter. My choice is easy, fast..

But had to move from a crafty to an herbo for not having those harsh throat hit.
hybrid and conduction won't stretch till high temp without harshness, but they handle low temp more easily
With the herbo i just must be carefull not to draw too long, it's easy to get out of microdose

It's amazing how quickly tolerance builds, and as a low tolerance microdoser user it's become very striking. Even one more day of vaping is a big deal to effects/potency/tolerance
Micro dosing really shows how accustoming come fast, when i one hit two 0.1g in a row, a low temp sip will do nothing the tommorow...

So i tend to only stretch sip now.
If one day i grow some 1:1, i will get back to one hit

Day break is necessary, to paraphrased some cannabis deity :lol: : "won't smoke weed, and not everyday" ;)
 
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Shadooz

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Day break is necessary


"Now when you pick a pawpaw
Or a prickly pear
And you prick a raw paw
Next time beware
Don't pick the prickly pear by the paw
When you pick a pear
Try to use the claw
But you don't need to use the claw
When you pick a pear of the big pawpaw
Have I given you a clue?"
 
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