The creator of LSD, Dr. Albert Hofmann, believed that ingesting tiny quantities of the drug may have therapeutic worth, and so-called “microdoses” have since been proposed as an alternative choice to the whole lot from Adderall to marriage counseling. Now, as extra states legalize marijuana, the pattern that started with hallucinogens has grown to incorporate microdoses of THC, the primary psychoactive ingredient in weed.

VICE Information traveled to Portland, Oregon, to fulfill Ethan Ernest, creator of marijuana microdose tablets known as Mirth Management, which include a fraction of the THC present in a typical joint or batch of edibles. Earnest compares Mirth Management to “open-source Xanax. Different merchandise within the new weed microdosing class push the envelope even additional with options about purported medical makes use of.

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