One of the first to recognize the powerful potential of microdosing was Albert Hofmann, the Swiss scientist behind the well known psychedelic drug, lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD). Before he died in 2008 at the ripe old age of 102, Hofmann spoke with the founder of MAPS, Dr. Rick Doblin, signaling that the most important aspect of research on psychedelics would involve a technique known as “microdosing.”
Microdosing refers to a technique used by researchers when studying the behavior of drugs in humans. Through the administration of doses so low that they are unlikely to produce whole-body effects, these “sub-therapeutic” doses are just high enough to allow scientists and researchers to gauge the subjects’ cellular responses.
Although microdosing was first applied to psychedelics, the end of the marijuana prohibition has heralded a new way for patients to look at marijuana. Microdosing has a definite role to play. When it comes to knowing the difference between marijuana and other drugs, it’s imperative to know the difference between psychedelic and psychotropic.
These two terms are closely linked. Also, marijuana has unfairly earned a reputation for causing people to “trip out.” If you’ve ever heard the term “reefer madness,” you know what we’re talking about. Maybe, you’ve even heard these words yourself and are curious about the differences. Read on to learn more.
Psychotropic is typically used in pharmacology, the branch of medicine that looks at the uses and effects of drugs. It means “affecting the mind or mental processes.”
Psychedelic, on the other hand, refers to “containing, generating, or re-living drug-induced hallucinations, distortions of perception and altered awareness.
Psychotropic and psychedelic as nouns:
Since Hofmann’s death and the dawning of a new, modern psychedelic culture, microdosing has become one of the methods most experimented with by people who are interested in the therapeutic effects of psychedelic and psychotropic drugs. Increasingly, patients and researchers are experimenting not only with microdosing mushrooms and LSD to enhance their productivity and uplift their moods but also to treat a variety of mental health conditions.
With newer, healthier forms of consuming marijuana on the horizon, recreational marijuana users and patients alike are also exploring the idea of “less is more” when it comes to consuming their flowers or concentrates. Not only does microdosing allow you to experience the “mental opening” that many cannabis users associate with their first few puffs, but it also lets users enjoy the benefits of marijuana without the side effects.
Finding the right microdosing products and methods may take some time; fortunately, Las Vegas ReLeaf has an educated staff ready to help you design the right medicinal marijuana regime for you. Call us today or stop by our shop on the Strip!