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Microdosing 101

Remember the fable of the tortoise and the hare? The story’s moral is “Slow and steady wins the race.”

That’s the theory behind microdosing, a practice about as trendy as sourdough starter these past few years. More typically associated with psychedelic drugs, such as LSD and psilocybin mushrooms, microdosing has now gained traction within the cannabis community. 

Microdosing has earned so much attention that it has its own day; May 27. The Microdosing Institute created the celebration to promote research into the practice, foster communication to end stigma and encourage users to share how microdosing experiences impacted their lives.

Like cannabis, psychedelic mushrooms have been used, tried, and tested for thousands of years in Indigenous communities. More recently, psychedelics’ potential for helping people thrive has become more accepted in modern society.

As cannabis becomes legalized in more and more states, consumers of all stripes are exploring its diverse abilities to help them to feel and live better. Many new-to-the-plant consumers experiment with low doses to find desired wellness benefits without a trippy, non-functional high.

With microdosing, you can find the sweet spot between reaping the incredible benefits of nature’s wonder drugs and supporting daily productivity. Done right, microdosing cannabis may improve your work and play, along with benefits for sleep and sex.


Microdosing means you take a tiny amount of a substance regularly to achieve mild and sustained effects. Its many proponents, who include Gwyneth Paltrow and Joe Rogan, say the practice can boost creativity and diminish depression and anxiety. 

New users can start with doses of 2.5MG THC (as in 1906 Genius Drops; most 1906 products are 5MG THC, so if you prefer trying a different experience, we suggest cutting the products in half to start).

The effects should enhance work or life performance. If you’re looking for a functional high, a sustained feeling of calm relaxation, a positive mood, and creative inspiration. 


One of the great things about microdosing with legal edibles, such as 1906 Drops, is the precisely calibrated dosages. In other words, you know exactly how much THC you’ll get. But that doesn’t mean one Drop fits all. Because each human body is unique, it may take experimenting to find the dosage amount that works best for you. 

Experts suggest tracking your dosing regimen for a few days and noting how much cannabis you consume and its effects. Then, increase your dosage gradually until you hit your target effect. 

1906, the number one fast-acting brand in the United States, makes it easy to take control over your dosage and your experience. Our customers feel the benefits of each distinct 1906 formulation in under 20 minutes, so they are in charge of how they reach their desired, specific effect. 

If you need more advice, your friendly neighborhood budtender is likely well-informed about how to start and maintain microdosing in a way that works best for you. If you live in a state where 1906 is sold (Colorado, Illinois, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania.), discover your store here.  Or text our team at 845-288-4655 for advice on finding an informed budtender in your area.

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