For a long time, every article we were reading spoke of the beauty of microdosing. That is because microdosing can be a beautiful thing…for the right person. In fact, most of these articles about microdosing claim that 5-10 mg is small enough. But a true microdose is actually around 1-2 mg, being high is in itself a cannabis overdose. But that doesn’t mean there isn’t a place for macrodosing in today’s society. In fact, both the medical and recreational cannabis markets depend on it.
The interesting thing about the cannabis industry in the states is that each state has adopted their own rules for how cannabis products are produced, packaged, and sold. One thing that is similar in each state, however, is that edibles are set at 10 mg per dose. Also, these packages must legally max out at 100 mg total. For many recreational users, this simply isn’t enough for the complex, almost psychedelic high they’re looking for from their cannabis products. Similarly, there are a lot of cannabis patients who can’t find relief from just 10-100 mg at a time.
This has hit especially hard in California, an industry that is slowly conforming to their newly adopted recreational laws. California patients are slowly watching their favorite high dose brands like Korova Edibles pull their lines of 300 and 500 mg infused products and mourning this loss. So, how will these laws affect the future landscape of the industry? It is safe to assume that many will probably turn to baking their own products instead of buying retail. This would be a hit to the companies that are currently thriving in the California medical market, but only time will tell how the market adapts moving forward.
Cara began working in the retail cannabis industry of San Francisco, CA in 2011 and continued in that sector for years. In 2015 she put down her budtender hat and dedicated herself to writing full-time. Her passion for the written word and deep respect for the healing properties of the cannabis plant fuel the passion in her posts.