Go Low and Slow

 In Cannabis Education, CVD, Edibles, Health, Medical Marijuana

A recent study from the American Psychiatric Association noted that more than a third of Americans say COVID-19 is having a serious impact on their mental health. It is very important to consider your psychological well-being alongside your physical health during this challenging time in our lives. Enter micro-dosing.

Why do we repeat the phrase, “go low and slow” so much? As we’ve learned from experts like Dr. Dustin Sulak of Healer, using small amounts of cannabinoids over an extended period of time, AKA micro-dosing or pulse-dosing, is an excellent place to begin with cannabis because it allows for the body to acclimate to the impact cannabinoids have on the mind and body. Micro-dosing is the utilization of small doses of cannabinoids, generally 1-5 milligrams, to provide symptom relief without overmedicating. Consuming more cannabinoids than you need can be wasteful, intoxicating or both. 

Micro-dosing THC to relieve anxiety or reduce stress has proven very successful for many of our registered patients. Conversely, over-consuming THC can have the opposite effect, causing increased anxiety by over-stimulating the Endocannabinoid System (ECS). No one wants to be in that state. Micro-dosing is a great tool for learning about your minimum effective dose or MED, that dose which provides symptom relief without adverse effect. 

Adapted from a recipe for a traditional “pillow” or “butter” mint, our Micromints have become one of our best selling products because they help patients determine their MED in small, measurable, consistent doses. Each hand-rolled mint is precisely formulated with 2.5mg THC. As with all of our infused products, we focus on local and organic ingredients as much as possible – our Micromints are made with Cabot unsalted butter. They taste like minty buttercream frosting and absolutely melt in your mouth. If you’ve tried them before, you’ll notice the package for our Micromints looks a little different; we recently relaunched our mints in a brand new child resistant packaging that is both recyclable and reusable.

To read more on the benefits of micro-dosing as well as to learn which products are best suited for this process, read our Micro-dosing 101 article on our blog postMicro-dosing 101

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