Are you thinking about trying cannabis for the first time? Read this first
Trying cannabis for the first time can be a nerve-wracking experience that makes it difficult to know where to start. Weeds are said to be relaxing. To relieve stress, here are some things to know before trying cannabis for the first time.
Don’t be afraid to ask questions before trying cannabis
Two pot smokers like to share a joint, even if they don’t speak the same language. The true spirit of the cannabis community is this; If you and I both use cannabis in any form, regardless of whether we have met, we are cannafamily. We all started right where you are. So never be intimidated into asking questions or feeling like you should know something. There is so much to learn when it comes to cannabis. New and exciting information is released every day. So remember that everyone learns with you. There are no stupid questions, only funny ones.
Cannabis is not deadly
Fact: It is physically impossible to fatally overdose on cannabis. When THC interacts with our CB1 receptors, we experience a psychoactive effect. CB1 receptors are found in high concentrations throughout the body with one exception: the brain stem. This part of the brain randomly controls involuntary functions such as heartbeat and lung function. With so few CB1 receptors in the brainstem, it is impossible to overstimulate this area with cannabis and cause a shutdown.
What this means: Nobody has ever caused their heart to stop or breathe due to weeds. Nobody will ever do it. If you feel too baked or uncomfortable, just keep in mind that the effects will go away.
Type of cannabis
The effects of cannabis are based on a mixture of different cannabinoids, terpenes and other compounds contained in the strain genetics. These compounds vary from plant to plant and produce different results. To categorize this, each strain is labeled as an indica, sativa, or hybrid based on common traits.
Here is a phrase to help you remember the difference between indica and sativa:
II’m sick will seat you in from cOuch.
The golden rule of cannabis dosage – start low, go slow.
The effects of cannabis can affect you. So give him some time to get involved.
When THC is inhaled into the lungs, it gets into the bloodstream very quickly. The effect can usually be felt within 10 to 15 minutes, which makes it easier to judge the dosage. If you are choosing to smoke weed for your first time, your biggest challenge will be how to do it.
- Ask about pre-rolled joints. If they are not available, ask if someone can roll them for you. Asking this may feel awkward the first time, but this question is a common one. Many longtime cannabis users cannot roll their joints.
- If you are using a pipe, grind the bud first. This way you make sure that it burns evenly.
- There may be a small hole on the side of the tube called a “choke”. As you inhale and light the bud, be sure to keep your finger over this hole. After inhaling, there may still be some smoke in the tube chamber. If you lift your finger off the choke, you can delete this.
Many people avoid cannabis because they don’t want to smoke it. This is where groceries come in. As you go this route, there are a few things to keep in mind:
The dosage is different.
- You absorb more THC through your digestive system than through your lungs. When you eat it, you can get the most out of those milligrams.
Food needs to be digested and absorbed into the bloodstream.
- It will take longer to feel any effects if you eat cannabis instead of smoking it.
- The amount of food in your stomach affects how quickly you feel it.
Your source of cannabis
Cannabis is safe to use, but it’s easy to feel uncomfortable when done wrong. Factors such as dosage, exposure, and quality make the difference between a therapeutic, enjoyable experience and one you will never want again. It’s about trusting that your cannabis source knows exactly what they’re doing. Wherever you get it, it should be more than just delivering weeds, they should be there to educate. Before deciding whether to buy from a legal or a “gray market source” there are a few things to consider:
The affairs of state
The perks of being a licensed cannabis retailer include convenience and legal purchase. There are some good ones out there, but price, quality, and availability cannot be guaranteed. In addition, they cannot give medical advice. These retailers must adhere to government rules and do not have the same options as a normal business.
Additionally, a lot of money can be made in the cannabis industry, which makes it irresistible at the corporate level. Many long-standing small cannabis companies were sabotaged when legalization went into effect. Thanks to the provincial model, the pot traders who cause the most social harm wear suits and work legally. That said, there are some decent places you won’t be kidding.
Gray market sources
Never avoid a source just because it’s not licensed. When it comes to legal cannabis, you cannot rely on the government to know what is best as their interest is purely financial. If it weren’t for that, regulations on medicinal cannabis would take precedence over recreational use. Currently, the only options available to medical patients are extremely expensive licensed manufacturers and very difficult to access. Meanwhile, gray market sources fill the void. Here are a few things to keep in mind when looking for a new source:
- What experience and passion do you have when it comes to your products? There are many longstanding compassion clubs that have struggled to stay open. The only reason these places put themselves at risk is because they believe in what they do. If you can find a source that was previously under fire but still remains, they might be worth a second look.
- Ask about their quality control and measure their responses. Someone in attendance will not hesitate to tell you all about it. in fact, they are likely to be excited. For example, if money was spent on third-party testing, they’ll be excited to tell you about it.
At the end of the day, the most important thing is to trust your source.
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