I’ve written before about the benefits of microdosing: you’re less likely to have “overdoses” (getting too high to work, study, or even stand up), less likely to cause health problems or interactions with other medications, and less likely to get negative side effects from cannabis (anxiety/paranoia/panic, generally from getting too high too fast, especially with sativas). But I never really made the practical aspects totally clear.
Well, a picture is worth 1K words and all that. So here’s how I normally load my MFLB vaporizer. Most MFLB users know that the factory recommends you load the “trench” until level with the “shelves” on the sides. I load it like this, which is enough for one or two days of frequent vaping (for me, anyway):
You’ll notice that’s way lower than the “shelves”. This makes it easier for me to dump it out into my AVB recycling container when it’s time to switch strains, since I won’t agonize over “wasting weed”. It also helps because when I bang the MFLB on my desk a few times, the cannabis flips over and separates a bit, which exposes fresh weed to the screen.
OK, so the other day I was thinking, “I know I really vape only a tiny bit at a time, so what if I loaded just that much into the trench so we could visually see how little that actually is?”
That teeny tiny bit of now well-vaped weed got me to a solid . And my tolerance hasn’t changed at all in 2½ years of using cannabis daily!
It’s true that I have a high sensitivity to most drugs, but it’s also true that though my wife has a higher tolerance than I do, hers hasn’t changed appreciably either since she started using medical cannabis regularly.
TL,DR: To keep a low tolerance, use as little cannabis as possible for your desired effect.
So if you want to save a bit of money (OK, a lot of money…I go through only a gram in 2 to 3 weeks at this rate!) on your cannabis usage, and use the least amount possible for health reasons, I invite you to take a tolerance break if necessary, and start smoking, vaping, or ingesting much smaller amounts than before!