Is it a new phenomenon or a marketing ploy?
Microdosing—ingesting tiny amounts of LSD or other psychedelics to experience almost subliminal effects—has been a thing for a while now (AlterNet wrote about in mid-2015 and we certainly weren’t the first).
It’s been getting a modicum of renewed attention thanks to the recent publication of Ayelet Waldman’s memoir A Really Good Day – which extols the benefits of the practice.
But when it comes to microdosing mania there’s a new kid on the block: marijuana.
Beginning about mid-2016 references to microdosing weed began popping up in the pot press.
Consuming very small amounts of marijuana or more precisely, its main psychoactive ingredient THC can give one the benefits of weed without the drawbacks sometimes associated with actually being stoned – such as paranoia – anxiety – or lethargy – enthusiasts claim.