Guiding new users through a first-time cannabis experience is an honor that comes with great responsibility. With many more “cannabis naive” people interested in trying edibles, vapor pens, pre-rolls or concentrates, it’s good to know how to advise your friends and family on enjoying these maiden voyages without being overwhelmed.
There’s a lot of fear that comes up when people consider trying something new, especially cannabis. There’s even a term for this—euphoranoia—coined to describe “the fear of getting high.” Fear of losing control or getting too high is natural, and shouldn’t be dismissed as a baseless concern. Everyone has a different endocannabinoid system, meaning that the effects felt by an individual when ingesting or inhaling cannabis can vary widely.
“Microdosing” is an approach to using cannabis that’s gaining traction in popular culture, and it basically means starting with a very small amount of cannabis and working your way up to a minimum effective dose, where effects are felt and enjoyed. Usually intended for edibles, a microdose of cannabis is generally considered to be from 1 - 5 milligrams of THC, with the state of California mandating a standard dose at 10 mg.
Edibles take up to two hours to be fully felt, and so microdosing has emerged as a safe way to start using these products, since their effects can be much more intense than smoking due to how the THC is processed in your liver.
Including CBD in a first-time experience is also helpful. This cannabinoid doesn’t make you feel high, but it does add relaxation and balance to the effects, making it appropriate for new users. Look for products with a 1:1 ratio of CBD to THC, meaning a small, equal dose of each cannabinoid will be delivered.
When inhaling cannabis, a vapor pen is a good way to titrate dose as well. Simply hit the vapor pen once or twice, and allow yourself 5 - 10 minutes to feel the effects.
Check out our favorite microdosed products available at KindPeoples, and experience the benefits of using small doses of THC.
5 mg of THC per piece / 100 mg THC per package
Housed in a small, discreet package, these artfully-crafted gummies are free of high fructose corn syrup, artificial flavors, artificial colors, and gluten. Made of beef gelatin, these gummies are not only kosher, but they also digest a bit slower, making for a more powerful, longer-lasting high. With THC and CBD options, and flavors like Sour Watermelon, Blackberry & Lemon and Pineapple & Coconut, Plus Gummies are a delicious and healthy alternative to the average infused candy.
3 mg of THC per piece / 100 mg THC per package
Created with the utmost respect for sustainability and flavor, Satori chocolates are crafted by the master chocolatiers at TCHO using one of the world’s most highly sought-after cacaos, Cacao Fino de Aroma. They specialize in microdosed edibles that start at just 3 mg per piece, and feature delicious combinations like chocolate-covered strawberries and salted caramel almonds. Both THC and CBD options are available, making these candies a delectable choice for any manner of cannabis connoisseur!
Sugar-free, gluten-free, vegan, zero calories
5 mg THC per piece / 100 mg THC per bag
These hard candies come in fresh fruit flavors including Blue Raspberry, Green Apple and Watermelon, with a THC-only option containing 5 mg of THC per piece. Quite fast acting when absorbed sublingually, the result from consuming Fruit Sparks will feel closer to the experience you get from inhaling cannabis. A 1:1 THC:CBD option is also available in Mango and Strawberry flavors.
5 mg THC per piece / 100 mg THC per tin
Best-selling Terra Bites come as either chocolate-covered blueberries or espresso beans. Using a traditional 24-hour panning process, dried blueberries or beans are dusted with cocoa powder and finished with a generous coating of delicious milk chocolate. With 5 mg of THC per bite, Terra offers dosing that is convenient and delicious. The reclosable container makes it easy to enjoy a little now, and with 100mg THC in each tin, a little later, too.
Sugar-free, gluten-free, vegan
2.5 mg THC per piece / 100 mg THC per tin
These delicious microdosed mints put you in control. Available in Moroccan Mint or Eucalyptus flavors, Petra has a refreshing taste that also gets you a little high! All Petra flavors are sugar free and contain the natural, plant-derived sweetener xylitol.
At 2.5 mg THC per mint, Petra gives you the ability to titrate your dose in precise increments, allowing you to integrate cannabis more easily into your active lifestyle.