Tips for smoking weed for the first time
Congratulations, you have decided that you are finally ready to give it a try cannabis. Brilliant! You did your homework by watching The Big Lebowski, Jay and Silent Bob, or maybe Pineapple Express, and now you can try the wonderful herb.
Let me be the first to greet you in the family. But before we get started, I want to give you some advice that you might not have gotten from the movies. Why this? Because there are many things that you should know before you start smoking.
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The Effects Of Smoking In The Pot For The First Time: How Hard Is It To Get Up?
If this is your first time smoking a pot, don’t be surprised if you don’t get high.
Smoking pots is relatively easy, but you may need a few trial runs to get it right or “feel right”.
Keep in mind that this process is slightly different from smoking cigarettes, and I do not recommend using cigarettes as a tool for practicing smoking marijuana.
Depending on the equipment you use and just plain luck, you might find yourself wasting a little of the flowers experimenting with smoking.
Before you start, keep in mind that if you are not used to breathing smoke, the process can be a little unusual and you may cough or feel uncomfortable. Just be patient, relax and take it slow.
Safety tips for first-time smokers
Whether you are learning how to ride a bike, ride a bike for the first time, jump off a plane, or smoke marijuana for the first time, there are always some safety precautions and best practices that need to be considered.
Ultimately, it’s about preparing your body and mind to immerse yourself in the unfamiliar and eye-opening experience. Here are our top tips for a comfortable first smoking cannabis experience.
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Choose the best time of day.
When you start smoking weed, you want to find a time that is best for you. Getting high is an expected result, so you may need to smoke at night after completing everything on your to-do list. Do not try to plan activities after smoking. If you are hit hard, you are unlikely to achieve much.
Instead, take a moment to familiarize yourself with this feeling and the effects it has on your overall temperament. It may be like starting in uncharted territory, but if you move forward the journey will be smooth.
Choose the best environment.
When you’re preparing for a date night, pull out all the stops. You want to make sure it feels right. So choose the right music, prepare the atmosphere with lights, delicious food and of course the right company.
The same goes for the first time you smoke marijuana. Make it a comfortable and safe environment that will make you feel relaxed. Your surroundings will play an essential role in your first exploration of the unknown.
Prepare some great snacks in advance.
It’s a good idea to prepare some snacks in advance as you will likely get the nibbles later.
A clear sign that the weeds have entered is a significant surge in appetite. This is one of the tricks THC plays on your brain chemistry. So be prepared and plan ahead.
Stick to what you like, healthy or unhealthy, and prepare them in advance so you don’t have to think or worry about food preparation later. There are no secret recipes for Munchie foods. This is your first experience of putting your healthy voice to bed and enjoying whatever your body craves, fries, pizza, and candy are all common choices, but it doesn’t have to be limited to these. Go with whatever you like, consider it comfort food for your first cannabis adventure.
Don’t forget to hydrate.
Don’t forget the importance of water. One of the first signs that you will be stoned is “cottonmouth”. This is where your mouth feels dry, as if you put a couple of cotton balls in it.
The best defense is to drink plenty of water. Drink water while smoking, drink water after smoking, just keep a glass / bottle of water within easy reach.
Make sure you drink water because you will be forgotten.
Soda and sugary drinks can work well too. However, stay away from alcohol, at least for the first time you smoke weed. Adding alcohol to the mixture could really get your head going; You may get a headache or vomit. You don’t want to be put off by your first time, so skip the alcohol this time.
Choosing a strain with a 1: 1 ratio of THC to CBD
When you smoke a high-THC strain, you get the high level of euphoria you want. But in order not to go too far down the rabbit hole, you may need something CBD to make up for it.
If you want a huge buzz the first time, go for a THC: CBD ratio of 1: 1.
When you find the right balance, the high becomes milder and you get that high high without feeling like you’ve fallen into another dimension that could be disoriented and worrying the first time.
Smoke with a trusted friend
A big part of the environment is who you share it with. The people around you can really influence your experience. You don’t want someone with a negative attitude to lower your high.
Find a good friend, preferably one who is experienced enough to determine if you have reached your limit and who can show you the ropes and guide you through the new feelings and sensations.
These are people who can adjust the dose for you to make sure you don’t smoke too much and if you end up getting “too high” they can bring you back down.
After smoking several times, you will know how your body is reacting, how much weed is the right amount, and you will be ready for a solo flight.
take your time
You don’t have to be anywhere so relax and take your time. A good smoking session is not a race to get up as fast as possible. It’s easy to believe the weeds are having no effect, but sometimes it takes time.
If you smoke a joint and feel nothing, wait 20 or 30 minutes before lighting another.
Depending on the strength of the strain and your mood, as well as your own expectations, it may take a while to feel the full effects. So go slow and fast.
Choose the right tool for smoking.
For beginners, I recommend smoking from a small bowl or rolling a joint.
Then slowly advance until you are ready to take hits with a bong or one dab rig.
Try not to breathe in too much at once, especially if you are not used to smoking.
If the idea of smoking puts you off, consider a vape or edible. Note, however, that it will take a lot longer for the effects to kick in.
You could be high the next day.
Here’s a little disclaimer: there is a very good chance that the day after your joint you will still feel a little bit confused or “out of it”. Several things can cause this. For example, if you have ingested groceries, the entire experience could last 6 hours or more depending on how much you ate.
But what do you do if you are still excited the next day? Although the way you deal with it is entirely up to you, keep in mind that this feeling doesn’t last long. You’ll be back to normal in a few hours – don’t worry.
What Happens If You Smoke Marijuana?
Marijuana affects everyone differently, and different strains can have different effects on people. Some strains of cannabis can charge you up and make you active, while others have the opposite effect. Some strains give a strong feeling of euphoria and stimulate your creativity, while others just get you to sleep. We all react differently, and you can have positive or negative reactions to smoking cannabis.
Let’s focus on the positive first.
You will experience an uplifting, euphoric effect.
The smallest of things can make you giggle or laugh.
The food tastes richer and tastes more intense.
Say goodbye to tension as you relax both mentally and physically.
You will feel like you are connecting with those around you.
You might start to over-analyze things that wander down complex thinking paths. What is the meaning of life, the universe and everything … 42?
The acoustic and visual stimulation such as music or films is improved.
Time seems to slow down as you take in all of your surroundings.
But it’s possible that you’re on the other end of the spectrum. Your heart may start racing and you may become restless and anxious.
In this case, you can do the following:
Take a deep breath and try to relax.
Stay hydrated and eat something.
Distract yourself with conversation or relaxing media, a movie, music or video games.
Lie on your side, not on your back.
Get some fresh air, open a window.
Make your surroundings more comfortable – dim the lights and play soothing music, etc.
Try to sleep.
Relax – remember you are straight up and this will pass.
With the above information in mind, we hope you feel more informed and prepared to enjoy your weed smoking sessions. Even seasoned stoners should heed this advice as everyone will have an uncomfortable marijuana experience from time to time. Go slowly and in moderation and let the good times roll in.