Best THC Microdosing Amounts

Oct 31, 2022The nama Team

Clinical studies and user testimonials point to numerous potential health benefits from microdosing THC. Here is the ultimate guide optimal THC microdosing amounts.

Best THC Microdosing Amounts

What Is Microdosing?

Microdosing refers to the practice of consuming small amounts of a substance. Low THC doses help cannabis consumers reap the benefits of Delta 9 THC and other cannabinoids without psychoactive effects.

Microdosed edibles are a great way to include cannabis into your everyday life while still being productive and functional. See our guide to microdosing cannabis and how it can boost your health.

Is Microdosing THC Edibles Safe?

Cannabis edibles are one of the safest microdosing consumption methods. With low-dose edibles, you avoid the carcinogens and lung damage associated with smoking; you get precise doses of Delta 9 THC and CBD; and you get a slow release of cannabinoids into your system. Edibles give you control over the exact amount of THC you’re taking, unlike other consumption methods that don’t allow for measured dosage.

All our cannabis edibles have been carefully crafted and tested in a third-party lab to ensure quality and safety. Our THC gummies contain high-quality ingredients and top-notch flavors that will turn your daily practice of microdosing into a delicious snack.

Check out our guide to the best THC microdosing products where you can learn more about cannabis edibles with Delta 9 THC.

Benefits of Microdosing THC

Many people microdose THC to:

  • Increase energy levels
  • Boost focus and concentration
  • Mitigate symptoms of anxiety disorders and depression
  • Alleviate chronic pain
  • Improve mood, appetite, and sleep


According to research published by the University of Washington, low doses of THC appear to decrease anxiety. (Paradoxically, higher amounts of THC can increase stress and anxiety for some people.)

Many people microdose THC for sleep as a way of fighting insomnia and other sleep disorders.

Did you know that low doses of THC can also slow the progression of dementia and other neurodegenerative diseases? According to research, cannabis has pro-neurogenic properties (helps generate new neurons), and promotes cognitive functions. Read more about the way microdosing might reverse brain aging in people diagnosed with Alzheimer’s.

Microdosing with cannabis is a great way to increase levels of dopamine. This has desirable effects on ADHD sufferers, as low levels of the “feel good” hormones—such as dopamine and serotonin—can lead to lack of focus and motivation.

If you’re looking to boost your happy hormones, our hemp Euphoria Gummies might be just the thing. They contain equal amounts of THC and CBD for a mildly uplifting experience, perfect for low energy.

Best THC Dosage

The optimal dosage of THC will vary from person to person. It depends on factors like:

  • Your tolerance to cannabis
  • Your metabolism
  • Your genetic background
  • THC concentration
  • The type of product you consume

The Marijuana Policy Project recommends the standard dose of THC to be between 5-10 mg. Anything below five milligrams is considered a microdose. Delta 9 THC can get you high if taken at doses higher than 10 milligrams.

The best way to get familiar with microdosing is to start low and gradually increase the dosage. According to the Marijuana Policy Project, beginners should start with no more than 2.5 mg of THC. This amount will allow you to function normally and participate in everyday activities without the buzz.

If you’re new to microdosing, try our Energy Delta 9 Gummies. They contain only 2.5 mg of THC that hit the sweet spot for the ultimate energy-promoting experience.

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Ways to Microdose THC

Controlling dosage is critical to microdosing. Some delivery methods allow you to measure the precise amount of THC you’re getting, while others don’t.

The potency and effectiveness of a microdose is determined largely by the delivery method, as well as by the quality of a cannabis product.

If you’re curious about different methods of microdosing with cannabis, read our detailed guide to microdosing weed.

Smoking Cannabis

Smoking the cannabis bud or cannabis flower is the most popular consumption method—and the worst for microdosing. Though smoking is an easy and practical way to consume cannabis, it floods your lungs with carcinogens. Also, it’s almost impossible to deliver precise, measured doses of THC, which rules this delivery method out as a valid microdosing channel. To microdose THC, you need to titrate your THC intake precisely.

While smoking allows you to feel the effects of THC almost immediately, THC leaves your bloodstream fairly quickly, giving you a more short-lived experience.

Microdosing Edibles

The category of low-dose edibles includes all consumable products (gummies, chocolates, cookies, caramels) that contain low doses of THC, CBD, and other cannabinoids.

Microdosed edibles offer a superior experience over other consumption methods. They deliver precise, controlled doses of THC that release slowly into your bloodstream for a sustained effect. After consuming an edible, it might take an hour or two before you can feel the effects, but you’ll be feeling them for a lot longer than for smoking or tinctures.

Cannabis Tinctures

Tinctures are another popular and convenient way to consume medicinal or recreational cannabis. They are typically sold in 15 or 30 milliliter bottles with different THC concentrations. The serving size is usually 1ml of cannabis oil which should equal one full dropper.

One big difference between edibles and tinctures is that with edibles your dosage is printed on the package, making microdosing easy. Take our insomnia-fighting Sleep Plus Gummies as an example. Each blackberry lavender-infused gummy contains 2 mg of THC and 25mg of CBD, so you know what and how much you’re getting. With tinctures, in contrast, you’ll need to calculate the THC concentration of one milliliter, then adjust based on the dose (volume of liquid) you’re taking.

Drinking Cannabis

The next best thing to a delicious edible is a THC beverage. Cannabis-infused drinks are an easy and discreet way to microdose THC. They contain measured doses of Delta 9 and can be easily tailored to each individual’s needs.

To understand more, read our guide on the differences between THC drinks and edibles.

How Does THC Affect Our Brain?

The effects THC has on our body are a direct result of its interaction with the endocannabinoid system. The endocannabinoid system (ECS) is a complex network of signals and receptors that help regulate important bodily processes. THC binds to two major receptors, CB1 and CB2, resulting in changes in:

  • Mood
  • Consciousness
  • Appetite
  • Motor control
  • Memory processing

THC consumption at higher levels (typically 25mg and up for most users) can cause the signature “high” typically associated with recreational cannabis. Low doses of THC induce beneficial changes in the body and produce feelings of relaxation and mild euphoria in most users—without the psychoactive effects traditionally associated with marijuana consumption.

When THC is taken with cannabidiol (CBD), its psychoactive properties are softened. CBD interacts differently with the endocannabinoid system, producing potent anticonvulsant and anxiolytic properties. These desirable effects help mitigate epileptic seizures, soothes pain, and alleviates anxiety.

The Entourage Effect

THC and CBD produce better effects in combination than either cannabinoid alone. This synergistic interaction is known as the entourage effect. Each compound modifies the way the other interacts with the body’s endocannabinoid system.

Our Delta 9 edibles contain perfect combos of THC, CBD, and other minor cannabinoids. These delicious cannabis edibles are derived from the hemp plant and contain only the highest quality ingredients to take the entourage effect to a next level of yum.

Read more about the differences between CBD and THC and how they work together to improve our health.

Best THC Microdosing Amounts for Sleep

The most optimal THC amount for sleep seems to be found at equal THC to CBD ratios (1:1) at no more than five milligrams each.

Microdosing THC for sleep is a great way to battle insomnia and other sleep disorders. It is believed that cannabinoids have sleep-promoting effects: THC alone acts as a sedative, while a THC and CBD combination promotes sleepiness and relaxation.

A 2022 study indicated that low doses of THC can reduce sleep onset latency: it helps users fall to sleep faster. At higher doses, THC seems to disrupt the REM sleep phase which is important for dreaming, emotional processing, and overall healthy brain development.

If you’re experiencing trouble sleeping, try our Bliss Gummies with 1:1 ratio of THC to CBD (5mg each per gummy). This combination will relax your body and mind and help you fall asleep faster.

Best THC Microdosing Amounts for Stress and Anxiety

People who microdose cannabis edibles for anxiety report significant relief. Anecdotal research suggests that an equal ratio of THC to CBD offers the most optimal results for people with anxiety. The standard dose of THC is between 5-10 mg.  

A research consultant at University of Washington, Susan A. Stoner, PhD, has discovered that low doses of THC can successfully decrease anxiety without intoxicating effects. According to her research, at higher doses, THC has the opposite effect: it amplifies the condition.

One delicious way to enjoy the combined benefits of microdosing cannabis is with our Euphoria Gummies. These fruit-filled, flavor-packed edibles offer an equal ratio of THC to CBD to deliver an uplifting, mildly euphoric experience.

Best THC Microdosing Amounts for Depression

Microdosing THC for depression is a great way to elevate mood and alleviate symptoms of depressive disorders. Anecdotal evidence suggests that people with depression should limit their THC intake to micro doses, as higher doses of THC can trigger and worsen depressive conditions.

The best cannabis products for depression contain both THC and CBD—cannabidiol seems to keep the psychoactive properties of THC in balance—at near-equal ratios of 1:2 or 1:3. Two or three milligrams of THC is a great place to start.

Our Energy Delta 9 Gummies contain only 2.5mg of THC and 5mg of CBD. This tiny dose of THC is ideal to elevate your mood, while CBD relaxes the mind.

Best THC Microdosing Amounts for Pain

THC offers relief from various types of pain and chronic conditions. People who take small amounts of THC to alleviate pain report that five milligrams of THC and CBD in equal ratios promote pain relief. This golden ratio of THC to CBD is an effective treatment of several conditions, such as:

Best THC Microdosing Amounts for Inflammation

Medical marijuana patients experience improvements in chronic pain and inflammatory conditions after taking small amounts of THC and CBD. Recent studies indicate that low doses of THC can treat inflammation by reducing the number of cytokines (inflammatory signaling mechanisms in the body).

The most effective microdosing products to treat inflammation contain an equal ratio of THC and CBD, according to 2020 research.

Best THC Microdosing Amounts for Glaucoma

Many cannabis consumers believe that low amounts of THC can successfully treat glaucoma. Glaucoma is a serious eye condition caused by optic nerve damage that increases pressure in the eye. One study on cannabinoids and intraocular pressure revealed that microdosed THC helps regulate the pressure in the eye.

Our Bliss Gummies are a great cannabis product for people suffering from glaucoma. They contain five milligrams of THC and a mild euphoric kick.

Read more about how microdosing cannabis helps with glaucoma.

Best THC Microdosing Amounts to Increase Appetite

The interaction of THC with CB1 receptors in the endocannabinoid system helps regulate our appetite. Patients suffering from eating disorders, cachexia (wasting syndrome), HIV, or other medical conditions experience an appetite boost after microdosing THC.

An article published in the Nature journal found that THC stimulates certain neurons that normally turn off when we eat. Additionally, THC seems to interact with receptors in the hypothalamus that release a hormone called ghrelin. Ghrelin is responsible for hunger—especially for sweet and fatty foods.

A study on cannabinoids and appetite proposes that the most effective dose of THC for boosting appetite is 2.5-5 mg, which is exactly what our Relax Plus Gummies contain.

Best THC Microdosing Amounts to Relieve Nausea

A recent double-blind, placebo-controlled study concluded that cannabis microdosing might successfully treat chemotherapy-related nausea. The study suggests that THC regulates the medulla oblongata, a part of our brain that controls nausea and vomiting.

A study on cannabis and nausea showed that the vast majority of cannabis users experienced relief in nausea and vomiting within one hour of cannabis administration. More research aims to examine the effectiveness of THC and CBD in suppressing nausea in people suffering from various types of cancer, HIV, glaucoma, or other nausea-related conditions.

Some research suggests that a higher THC to CBD concentration can successfully treat symptoms of nausea. 5-10mg of THC seems to be a standard dose that alleviates nausea without intoxicating effects.

Our Euphoria Gummies come in two exotic yet equally appealing flavors—strawberry and sour berry—that will help with feelings of nausea and suppress vomiting. 10mg of THC and 10mg of CBD will produce the favorable entourage effect.

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Best THC Microdosing Amounts to Treat Cancer

Microdosing cannabis has gained attention as a potential treatment of various types of carcinomas. A plethora of evidence suggests that both THC and CBD exhibit antitumor behavior.

One study demonstrated antiproliferative (inhibiting cancer cell growth and division) properties of THC and CBD. The combination of these cannabinoids also may inhibit angiogenesis (the formation of new blood vessels that cancer cells need in order to survive).

A different clinical study highlighted THC’s anti-metastatic properties. Delta 9 appears to prevent cancer cells from migrating to and infecting other cells and organs in our body. These findings greatly help people suffering from prostate cancer, breast cancer, lung cancer, and other carcinomas.

The best cancer-treating dose range seems to be 2-10mg of THC with an equal or near-equal concentration of CBD. Our Full Spectrum Gummies contain both compounds in combination with minor cannabinoids—CBC, CBG, CBN—for the ultimate entourage effect.

Best THC Microdosing Amounts for Dementia

Its neuroprotective properties are the main reason people microdose THC for dementia and Alzheimer’s. Apparently, THC and CBD act as neuroprotective agents, improving memory and slowing decline in people diagnosed with Alzheimer’s and Huntington’s.

A 2018 study found that low doses of THC administered regularly can improve neurological function, promote neurogenesis (creation of neurons), and increase memory and cognition.

Recent studies suggest that cannabis microdosing could have a positive impact on diseases that affect memory. Low THC doses slow and possibly prevent the advance of neurodegenerative diseases, mainly by promoting the creation of neurons.

According to a medical case study, the best neuroprotective results of THC are achieved at very low doses. A tiny dose of 1-2 mg THC, in combination with CBD, hits the sweet spot: it can improve memory and cognition in people suffering from dementia, Alzheimer’s, or other neurodegenerative diseases.

Best THC Microdosing Amounts for ADHD

Many individuals diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) turn to low doses of THC to alleviate ADHD symptoms. They typically exhibit signs of increased activity and have trouble controlling impulsive behaviors and focusing.

Research shows that low Delta 9 THC doses help release dopamine in our brain. Decreased levels of dopamine result in decreased happiness and motivation. Interestingly, low dopamine levels increase the chance of depressive disorders, since many ADHD sufferers report feelings of anxiety or depression.

Microdoses of THC with higher concentrations of CBD might have the best results for people lacking focus. Five milligrams of THC is an optimal, beneficial amount for people who want to improve mental clarity and alleviate symptoms of ADHD.

Our Relax Plus Gummies offer a unique blend of THC and CBD in 1:5 ratio. These delicious vegan gummies take advantage of dopamine-high properties of THC and relaxing abilities of CBD, making them the ideal microdosing edibles to sharpen your focus.

Is THC Legal?

Delta 9 THC is federally legal in the US if it meets certain criteria stipulated by the 2018 Farm Bill. According to the Farm Bill, THC is legal at a federal level if derived from hemp and if the THC content does not exceed 0.3% by dry weight. This makes all of our Delta 9 edibles federally legal.

However, there are a couple of US states that still ban Delta 9 THC in every form, so make sure to check our state-by-state guide to the legality of Delta 9.

How is Delta 9 Legal?

The Farm Bill created a loophole that differentiated hemp from marijuana. Marijuana-derived THC remains a controlled substance at a federal level.

Read more to understand how Delta 9 products can be federally legal in the US.

Is CBD Legal?

Cannabidiol is legal at a federal level in the US if compliant with Farm Bill conditions. Marijuana-derived CBD is governed by the same laws as THC extracted from marijuana.

All our CBD products, including vegan CBD gummies, are federally legal.

Best THC Amounts FAQ

If you live in a state where medical marijuana is legal and you have a medical marijuana card, you can buy Delta 9 THC products at a cannabis dispensary near you.

If you don't have a medical marijuana card, don't live in a state where marijuana is legal, or don't want to drive to a cannabis dispensary, we got you covered! We offer cannabis delivery of our Delta 9 THC gummies right to your door. What better way to enjoy our federally legal, hemp-derived Delta 9 edibles.

Delta 9 is the most potent THC of over 100 cannabinoids found in the cannabis plant. It can come from all cannabis plants, including Cannabis sativa and Cannabis indica. Cannabis indica plants generally have a higher CBD content, but it doesn’t mean Delta 9 is not present.

There are two major cannabis strains: indica and sativa. Indica creates a feeling of deep relaxation and is more of a “body high.” Sativa is more energetic and creates more of a “head high.” We use hybrid blends that combine the best of these two cannabis strains for the most optimal experience.

According to anecdotal evidence, cannabidiol has very few side effects or symptoms of withdrawal. CBD also has a very low risk of drug abuse, making it a great addition to your practice of microdosing.

CBD does not have psychoactive, intoxicating properties and does not lead to addiction. There is research that suggests CBD can successfully be used in mitigating other substance addictions, such as opioids and alcohol.

When taken together, CBD and THC can in fact improve focus and concentration. In a 2020 study, researchers showed the efficacy of cannabidiol oil in treating ADHD. It seems that low doses of CBD have beneficial properties on our cognitive functions and focus.

Another study suggested that CBD may also increase dopamine levels in our brain, the hormone not only responsible for happiness but also memory, focus, and motivation.

Mixing alcohol and cannabis significantly increases the negative impact of each substance on reaction time and driving performance. Additionally, alcohol has a number of harmful effects. A study shows how excessive use of alcohol can cause memory loss. Alcohol dependence potentially leads to brain damage, as a different study suggests. The combination of cannabis and alcohol may worsen the potential negative impact on memory.

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