The fear of being high plagues many of us…
We hear about the benefits of cannabis, but we’re leery of walking around with bloodshot eyes, a stagger to our step, dropping all our cares and sinking into unmotivation.
But it doesn’t have to be that way!
There is a time and place for getting high and there are also therapeutic benefits to experiencing a high, BUT if that doesn’t fit your M.O., there are many other options. You can still function at work and home, be able to take care of your responsibilities and be full of motivation while using cannabis. Cannabis may even be a catalyst for these states of well being.
I use a method of dosing called ‘micro-dosing’. This method helps us to find the lowest amount of cannabis needed to obtain the desired results. We start really low and go slow, titrating up till you reach your sweet spot or Minimum Effective Dose (MED).
The two main cannabinoids that I work with are THC and CBD, though there are many, many more that are currently being researched and have many beneficial effects on the body. THC is the psychoactive cannabinoid at larger doses but rarely in micro-dose and MED situations. CBD is non-psychoactive and also works alongside THC to reduce the intensity of the psychoactive effects. They work together kinda like really great sisters (shout out to my sister, whom I have a dream relationship with). Let’s say I’m THC (as I am the more ‘out there’ kind of sister), and my sister is CBD (she’s the more logical one). One day, I take too much THC and am feeling the effects of a high but it’s not a convenient time for me to be high. I call up my sister, CBD, and explain the situation and she’s all over it with bailing out some of the THC to smooth out my high and bring me back down to earth. Thanks sister CBD!
Your intention also pays a big part in your assessment of how cannabis is working for you.
What are you using cannabis for? What are your desired outcomes? It’s helpful to take some time and think about your intentions. They can often provide a road map for cannabis to follow to offer you an effective experience.
Want to know more about micro-dosing and how it can be effective for you?