Wish you could do drugs at work, in an environment where such conduct was tolerated? If you work in Silicon Valley (or in most non-government offices within a 100-mile radius), we bet you already do.
In our age and area, the concept of microdosing—consuming just enough of a desired drug for the body and brain to feel its positive effects without becoming overwhelmed—has become as commonplace as the flexible workweek and tricked-out meeting rooms. While microdosing LSD has been a thing among Silicon Valley elite for some time now, legal and readily available cannabis is a more natural fit for folks looking to enhance the average Tuesday.
Microdosing's many adherents say that minute doses of cannabis (think 10mg or less) can rein in that fleeting idea, quiet a wandering mind, or soothe the neck, back, and wrist strain that comes from days on end slapping at a keyboard and staring at a lit-up screen.
"We believe that, in a couple years, microdosing is going to be the most popular way people use cannabis," Kiva marketing manager Christie Strong told Mashable last fall. And with high-end edibles promising precision dosing, slipping a tiny bit of marijuana into your day has never been easier.
Here are a few of our favorite low-dose treats.
GET FRESH AT WORK
It's been three hours since tooth-brushing time, and the dude at the next desk over is having mundane conversations at foghorn-level decibels. Smile, say hhhhello, and offer him one or Kiva's new Petra mints. In two flavors (Moroccan mint and eucalyptus), the sugar-free breath savers have just 2.5 milligrams of THC, promising refreshment and just an ever-so-slight office-appropriate buzz. Please, do comment on our halitosis, and pass the mints. // Kiva Petra mints ($18 per tin) have 2.5mg THC each; available at the Apothecarium, 2029 Market St. (Upper Market), apothecariumsf.com.
// This story brought to you in partnership with our friends at Medithrive.