Micro-dosing

CANtalk

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To follow up last weekend, I did two bowls on that Saturday, the first one was 0.050 grams and I bumped it later with another 0.020 grams. The extra bowl ended up not doing much for me other than making my sleep poor. On Sunday I ended up vaping 3 bowls to indulge a bit on a pita day, 0.040 grams each, and it wasn't a productive Monday so I won't do that again. The total cannabis amount used was 0.24 grams over the weekend (and none for the rest of the week). That's a little less than usual recently and good.

This weekend, I vaped one 0.050 gram bowl Friday after work (temp stepped). It was potent, enjoyable & lasted a long time. Slept pretty well. I went with two 0.050 gram bowls on Saturday as part of a MTB ride to a festival. Could have slept better after. Sunday here, and the plan is to spread out 0.050 grams total into two 0.025 gram bowls over the afternoon. If I can stick to the plan, this weekend's cannabis vaping use (and for the week) would be 0.20 grams total... a new low for me (w/ big experiences still). Very happy about that.

Enjoy the cannabis & long weekend, cheers.

Addendum: I just vaped 0.025 grams Sour Amnesia at 320 F and it's quite potent/strong :clap:. It was wise to try this. Great news. More success and a promising adjustment.

:peace: :leaf:
 
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CANtalk

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Hope everyone is enjoying their microdosing 👍. Anything up out there?

Going well here. To follow up on my last post a few weeks back, I ended up doing an additional 0.020 gram bowl on Sunday later in the evening after two 0.025 gram bowls. It was unhelpful and I don't plan on doing that again. Still, 0.22 grams total from Friday through Sunday, with the rest of the week off is very good for me. It wasn't long ago I was doing 0.35-0.40 grams or more.

Last weekend went well too. I vaped 0.050 grams on Friday, 2X 0.050 grams on Saturday and 0.050 grams again on Sunday for 0.20 grams total. Success and potent!

And so far so good this weekend. I vaped 0.050 grams on Friday and it was potent and long lasting :science:. The first session after a weekly break was ~320 F low temp vaping. I took one 10 second draw (w/ a 10 second hold) and the f/x were strong for ~2.5 hrs :nod:. Then I did another two draws at the same temp (12 and 10 seconds with 10 second holds), which was a big boost in f/x again and lasted me for 3-4 hrs :freak:. Then I did two last draws, 8 seconds each, at ~380 F to finish off the bowl. That lasted late into the night. I was quite high for ~11 hrs total.

I don't know the exact vaping plan for the rest of the weekend yet but I'll keep the amounts low... 0.20 grams total again or less.

Still all about sativas here.

Have a great weekend.

:peace: :leaf:
 
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gotbadvas

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Hello fellow microdosers. I am fairly sure I am one of you but I will have to do some more accurate measurements before I can officially become a full member. I tried to measure out a .05 load with my scale that is supposed to be accurate to the hundredths but I suspect I need one rated for .001 to get a real measurement. I weighed out .05 the other night to load into my FW7 and was surprised how big of a pile it was. Then the next day I tried to do the same and I kept putting more and more on the scale before it started to register anything. Was probably 2-3 times more than the .05 I measured the night before so obviously I don't know how much I am really getting. I do know that one full dynavap bowl is plenty to get me as far as I want to go anymore. I am someone who would go through 7g in a day in the early 2000s so it's still something how little I go through. I often take a small edible dose of rso dissolved in emulsified mct oil in my coffee around 5-8mg THC. Then I will take one hit of vapor if I need to adjust things.

Does anyone know what the go to scale is nowadays for claimed accuracy down to .001? I think people used to recommend the gemini 20 or something but that was many years since I looked at them. I would like to be able to measure my herb down to .01 with reliability.
 

Jill NYC

Portable Hoarder
@gotbadvas - yeah, using a scale that goes down to the .001g is the way to go if you are microdosing.

Unless you want to go for an expensive professional scale, you will probably be happy with any well-reviewed scale that goes down to the .001g, while it may not be exact, you will be able to get a much better idea of what .05g really is.

Here’s the one I’ve been using since 2018 and seems to be accurate (enough).
 

CANtalk

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Hello fellow microdosers. I am fairly sure I am one of you but I will have to do some more accurate measurements before I can officially become a full member. I tried to measure out a .05 load with my scale that is supposed to be accurate to the hundredths but I suspect I need one rated for .001 to get a real measurement. I weighed out .05 the other night to load into my FW7 and was surprised how big of a pile it was. Then the next day I tried to do the same and I kept putting more and more on the scale before it started to register anything. Was probably 2-3 times more than the .05 I measured the night before so obviously I don't know how much I am really getting. I do know that one full dynavap bowl is plenty to get me as far as I want to go anymore. I am someone who would go through 7g in a day in the early 2000s so it's still something how little I go through. I often take a small edible dose of rso dissolved in emulsified mct oil in my coffee around 5-8mg THC. Then I will take one hit of vapor if I need to adjust things.

Does anyone know what the go to scale is nowadays for claimed accuracy down to .001? I think people used to recommend the gemini 20 or something but that was many years since I looked at them. I would like to be able to measure my herb down to .01 with reliability.
Great to hear from you and thx for sharing :tup:. As @Jill NYC says, there are probably a number of good options. This is the one I've had for >2.5 years so far.
https://www.amazon.com/Professional-20g-0-001g-Electronic-calibration-Tweezers/dp/B07SN28B4D

Great history. I first started posting here guesstimating the amount (no scale) :whip:. My estimates were definitely off :lol:. And from a good scaIe I learned that the quality of the cannabis can make a big difference in weight, Plus dry vs hydration. I've had cannabis that weighed the same vary by 2-3X in volume :o. These scales are easy to use, inexpensive and super helpful. Enjoy refining your cannabis routine / experience.




To follow up on my microdosing last weekend, it went great overall and I hit a new low in the total amount microdosed 🎉:party:. I focused on vaping a single 0.050 gram amount over Friday, Saturday and Sunday (glass mason jar stored w/ moisture packet stuff). The experiences were very potent and long lasting on the first two days :tup::science:. With a total weekend/week cannabis use of 0.150 grams. (fwiw each bowl was temp stepped once and split into two sessions when fresh / unvaped). I could definitely tell on the third day that I didn't get as high but I didn't use as high a quality of cannabis either. It's been a lot of fun and rewarding trying this & that for little new things in the vaping routine. Last Sunday for a change I vaped two 0.0250 amounts over (different cannabis) at low temp (320 F) and over 2.5-3 hrs, then combined the AVB hours Another 2.5-3 hrs later and vaped it @ 380 F.

TGIF and today 0.050 grams of cannabis vaped especially impressively. Three draws @ 320 F (12 seconds, 12 seconds & 10 seconds) gave a cloud of vapor :bowdown::love:. It's a really good batch and strong sativa too (my fave). Definitely recommend vapers try Strawberry Cough 👍. It's a Cannabis Cup winner. This bowl is all I'll need today and we'll see how tomorrow goes!

What else is going on out there in microdosing land?

Sorry for any spelling or grammar issues, haf :D :razz:.

Enjoy Friday night everyone.

:peace: :leaf:
 

CANtalk

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Sheesh, I mangled a few sentences in the last post pretty good, sorry 'bout that :razz:. It was a combination of being high and having poor reading vision with contacts in. I'll at least clear up and fix these sentences.
I focused on vaping a single 0.050 gram amount [last weekend] on Friday, then I did the same thing again on Saturday and the same again on Sunday. It was different strains and was glass mason jar stored w/ a moisture packet.
Last Sunday for a change I vaped two 0.0250 gram bowls (different cannabis strains) at low temp (320 F) over 2.5-3 hrs. Then 2.5-3 hrs later I combined the AVB and vaped it @ 380 F.

Cheers & microdose on :smug:. Have a great weekend.

:peace: :leaf:
 
CANtalk,

gotbadvas

Well-Known Member
Yesterday I started my morning with my usual 2 cups of coffee. Whisked in 1/4 tsp of my rso infused emulsified mct oil which is something around 5-7mg THC into the second cup. Later in the afternoon I had another coffee with another 5-7mg THC in it. Spent the day cleaning some of my vapes up a little. Then I loaded for the evening dose a full packed dyna tip worth of fine ground gelato #33 into the Firewood 7. Finished that over a couple hours. I ate a capsule with a little hash abv in it as well. I feel like I way over did it but I think many people would laugh at the amount. I think total THC must have been around 30-40mg through the day.

Today I am trying something a little different. This morning I loaded as small a dab as I could onto a paper clip of grapefruit durban shatter onto the coil of my trvp v3 and finished it in one small hit. Got fairly lifted from that and walked for 30 minutes. I did notice it seemed to wear off faster than I am used too with dry herb but maybe because of raised tolerance from previous day. I already took another micro dab an hour twenty minutes after of some starkiller live sugar. Again I notice it giving a large lift but not lasting as long as expected. I get a burned out feeling from these morning sessions I find.
 

Polarbearboy

Tokin' Away Since 1968
Yesterday I started my morning with my usual 2 cups of coffee. Whisked in 1/4 tsp of my rso infused emulsified mct oil which is something around 5-7mg THC into the second cup. Later in the afternoon I had another coffee with another 5-7mg THC in it. Spent the day cleaning some of my vapes up a little. Then I loaded for the evening dose a full packed dyna tip worth of fine ground gelato #33 into the Firewood 7. Finished that over a couple hours. I ate a capsule with a little hash abv in it as well. I feel like I way over did it but I think many people would laugh at the amount. I think total THC must have been around 30-40mg through the day.

Today I am trying something a little different. This morning I loaded as small a dab as I could onto a paper clip of grapefruit durban shatter onto the coil of my trvp v3 and finished it in one small hit. Got fairly lifted from that and walked for 30 minutes. I did notice it seemed to wear off faster than I am used too with dry herb but maybe because of raised tolerance from previous day. I already took another micro dab an hour twenty minutes after of some starkiller live sugar. Again I notice it giving a large lift but not lasting as long as expected. I get a burned out feeling from these morning sessions I find.
Friend, I think you've confused microdosing with macrodosing. Under no definition of microdosing discussed here over several years is what you are doing even close to microdosing. Au contraire. No judgement either way as I subscribe to both over time.
 
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gotbadvas

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Sorry I thought doses under 10mg each were normally seen as micro. Like I said though I thought I was over doing it kind of going hog wild a little. I think if I try to join the macrodosers they make fun of me. Sometimes I transform into one for short periods of time but I always go back to my little dynavap size bowls after I end up scaring myself with too much THC. It's strange I swear my tolerance can fluctuate depending on what state my nervous system is in. I have damage to my autonomic nervous system which seems to make me more sensitive but I will go through phases where I need much more. These little dabs I am taking today can't be more than 5mg THC at most. I can't wait to get my scale and see how far off I may be.
 

ray_

Well-Known Member
Friend, I think you've confused microdosing with macrodosing. Under no definition of microdosing discussed here over several years is what you are doing even close to microdosing. Au contraire. No judgement either way as I subscribe to both over time.
I haven't seen a definition of microdosing in the cannabis world. In the world of psychadelics, where I became aware of the term, it is usually defined as 1/10 of a normal dose and the intention is that it be subliminal.

With cannabis, I usually consume small bowls of 0.03 to 0.05 grams as one-hit extractions from which I definitely get high. Am I microdosing?
 
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XpeeN

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I haven't seen a definition of microdosing in the cannabis world. In the world of psychadelics, where I became aware of the term, it is usually defined as 1/10 of a normal dose and the intention is that it be subliminal.

With cannabis, I usually consume small bowls of 0.03 to 0.05 grams as one-hit extractions from which I definitely get high. Am I microdosing?
Yeah you do, welcome to the club :D
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I love that I don't even need to scale anymore, I load by the eye and every time I scale it, it turns to be 0.04-0.05g. Now I have the power to microdose on the go :rockon:
 

Abele Rizieri Ferrari

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Been pretty quiet here, I assume a number of FCers are quietly microdosing still. Speak up and let us know how things are going.

Microdosing is all I do and I'm still 0.05 grams per session (sometimes 0.025 grams). I've only vaped on Fri night through the weekend for years now and more lately I've been trying fewer and fewer sessions in that time period. It's helped me better manage my productivity during the week. My cannabis tolerance is low low and the effects are crazy strong :science:. I recently greened out on four 0.05 gram bowls in one day (and don't do that much any longer).... and over the winter I was dabbing and for a while was greening near 50% of the time. I've been on a dab break since the winter as well. The plan forward is to start vaping 0.04 grams of cannabis per session when I have quality :leaf: (and I do have a number of quality batches). I know it's powerful enough to still fully enjoy and experience.

For anyone interested in cannabis microdosing, Dr. Sulak is absolutely excellent as mentioned often on FC.




What's up?

Have a great weekend.

:peace: :leaf:
Alright I have finished the 5 day reset from the first dr Sulak video (2 day complete break, then 3 days with dosing for minimal effect). Very interesting to notice effects get stronger while taking with a single hit over the course of those days.

First day of dosing after the 2 day complete break I was like maybe placebo, because effects already came on strong. Might've still been placebo haha but it also felt like these tiny doses taunt the effects or something lol. I have microdosed before and I really enjoyed that feeling. Was the same with lsd microdosing btw. That tingling is a whole other type of sensation than the overwhelming (and after repeated use eventually numbing) doses in the more traditional recreative range.

Just a little while ago I had my first post reset unregulated dose and kept it relatively conservative. Lately I have often been using two vapes per "session" to get the wanted effects (something that hits quick and hard to start, followed by a MiniVAP session. Right now I only did the first bit, took about 5 rips from my TM (didn't measure but eyeball say .08) and got right where I wanted. Very nice.

Thanks for the interesting thread @community and the amazing post @CANtalk, the dr Sulak reset technique is definitely a quick way to get the tolerance in check. Gonna check the the rest of the other one later, should be interesting as well. But for now I'm gonna watch some cartoons :)
 

CANtalk

Well-Known Member
Great to hear @Abele Rizieri Ferrari! Good luck with the new routine and keep us in the loop :tup:. It's excellent get stronger f/x from using less.

I haven't seen a definition of microdosing in the cannabis world. In the world of psychadelics, where I became aware of the term, it is usually defined as 1/10 of a normal dose and the intention is that it be subliminal.

With cannabis, I usually consume small bowls of 0.03 to 0.05 grams as one-hit extractions from which I definitely get high. Am I microdosing?
In this thread you're microdosing. Generally, microdosing most psychedelics is described as doses that do not cause intoxication or significant alteration of consciousness, but that's not the case with how many people use the term when taking cannabis. Intoxication and altering consciousness is still the aim. I'm fine with how the term is used here and go with the flow. In this thread, I've seen 0.050 grams amounts of cannabis or less most often described as microdosing.



Here's the latest with my microdosing. Last weekend I vaped a second 0.050 gram bowl on Sunday since it was a nice day, which gave me 0.200 grams cannabis vaped overall for the weekend (and week). Things were pretty good overall and I was happy with that amount. This week on Friday, I again vaped one 0.050 gram bowl and it got me really really high. I remember thinking I was near woozy... then I got woozy lol :science::science:. What a potent batch strong sativa... and first in line after a 4.5 day break :whoa: :bowdown:. The first two 320 F draws produced significant vapor clouds :tup:. Even a third low temp draw had a bit of cloud to it. Had to be a cola piece too. Yesterday, I vaped two 0.040 gram bowls over 10 hours since it's the long weekend :clap:. Wasn't near as high and slept well. Sunday here and I plan on vaping a few 0.050 gram bowls through the day. That would give me 0.230 grams cannabis total over the weekend and week. Anything under 0.250 grams is success for me since not long ago I was vaping 0.350 grams or more.

Share some microdosing stories and feedback. Have a great long weekend.

:peace: :leaf:
 
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Grass Yes

Well-Known Member
I'm new to dry herb vapes, but I want to stay in the microdosing realm. My next vape will likely be a Tinymight or a Heat Island (not sure which...). Are these suitable for the .05 or .025g bowls that microdosers are using?
The TM is great with very small amounts like that. However it is pretty easy to extract it more quickly than you might like. Temp stepping is a great way to prolong a small bowl, but you will probably find you are fully extracting even a .05 bowl in 1-2 hits if you aren't careful. Don't get me wrong, I love my tinymight but it is very efficient.

I don't have a Heat Island, but all my logs work well with small amounts of flower too.
 

TheEncore

Member
The TM is great with very small amounts like that. However it is pretty easy to extract it more quickly than you might like. Temp stepping is a great way to prolong a small bowl, but you will probably find you are fully extracting even a .05 bowl in 1-2 hits if you aren't careful. Don't get me wrong, I love my tinymight but it is very efficient.

I don't have a Heat Island, but all my logs work well with small amounts of flower too.
Grass Yes, my primary goal is to maximize flavor, so I'm ok with 1-2 flavorful hits and I do like lower temps. I rarely ever go over 392. My FC research says that the Tinymight and Heat Island may be the 2 best vapes for flavor, so if they both work well for microdosing, then I just have to decide on one. What would you say is your best log/setup for flavor (for microdosing) and again, if flavor was your only concern would you go with the log or TM?
 
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Grass Yes

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What would you say is your best log/setup for flavor (for microdosing) and again, if flavor was your only concern would you go with the log or TM?
Probably not a satisfying answer but I would say both. My CouchLog has fantastic flavor and I have heard nothing but good about the Heat Island. My other logs are not as flavorful but still great.

But the TM is my favorite battery portable for flavor. The FW7 and Mi3 are tied for second although they are very different.

Just to give you more annoying info, the vapman is my favorite vape for microdosing. Great flavor, great ritual, unique effects.
 
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TheEncore

Member
Ariwe, yes temperature control is important... analog dial like TM is fine, but that is a requirement for me. The "problem" is now that I'm looking at a wait for the TM2 and the Heat Island GTR and reviews. It's going to take some willpower to overcome VAS while I wait and I have a feeling availability will remain low on the GTR, and perhaps even the TM2.
 
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Ariwe

Member
Gotcha, for what it's worth, I have a TM I got off here second hand. The flavor is leagues better than my XMAX V3 Pro and HR Edge – but with those you have complete temperature control rather than a dial. I have not read into the Heat Island. I'll check that one out though!

I tend to find that lower temperatures adjust my experience the most rather than quantity. But that's just my experience.

For me the TM2 seems like a great option apart from the wait :-)
 

Grass Yes

Well-Known Member
Ariwe, yes temperature control is important... analog dial like TM is fine, but that is a requirement for me. The "problem" is now that I'm looking at a wait for the TM2 and the Heat Island GTR and reviews. It's going to take some willpower to overcome VAS while I wait and I have a feeling availability will remain low on the GTR, and perhaps even the TM2.
You should probably get on the list for a GTR now. You'll have plenty of time to decide before your turn comes up.
 
Grass Yes,

MDude

Well-Known Member
I also use my Tinymight for microdosing when taking a break from the Volcano.
I can concur it is very efficient.
 
MDude,

stuey

Well-Known Member
I also use my Tinymight for microdosing when taking a break from the Volcano.
I can concur it is very efficient.

Are you able to use easily load the TM with 0.05g and less?

I kind of thought the stem would need more to hold it in place if you understand what I mean.
 
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