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.
BRING IT BACK OLD-SCHOOL
Just-launched Oakland-based GOOD Co-Op is in the business of reclaiming the pot brownie. Perish the pre-legalization bad memories of box-mix brownies with uneven dosing and hints of lawn clippings; these guys (a former PepsiCo research chef and his childhood buddy on biz dev) are baking their Good Brownies with Guittard chocolate, Strauss butter, Maldon sea salt, and Humboldt-crafted organic cannabutter. They guarantee—gua-ran-tee!—that each brownie has precise 10 milligrams of THC. No more, no less, and no crap ingredients. // Good Brownies ($15 for box of three) have 10mg of THC per brownie; available at Harvest (two locations, SF), harvestshop.com.
// This story brought to you in partnership with our friends at Medithrive.