No matter how much of an expert you think you are when it comes to smoking weed, there are always going to be some things that you just shouldn’t do when you’re high.
Whether it’s because it’ll make the experience less enjoyable or because it could potentially lead to some disastrous consequences, it’s always best to avoid certain situations and activities when you’re under the influence.
So what exactly should you avoid doing when you’re high? Here are 11 things that you should stay away from:
11 Things You Should Never Do When You’re High
1. Don’t try to operate heavy machinery or drive a car:
As anyone who’s ever tried to operate heavy machinery or drive a car while high can attest, it’s not a good idea. Not only is it illegal in most places, but it’s also incredibly dangerous.
For one thing, your coordination and judgment are impaired when you’re high, making it more likely that you’ll make mistakes. And if you’re operating heavy machinery, those mistakes could have catastrophic consequences.
In addition, your reflexes are slowed down when you’re high, meaning that you won’t be able to react as quickly if something goes wrong. So if you’re planning on getting high, make sure to leave the driving to someone else.
2. Avoid alcohol and mixing other drugs:
While it might seem like a good idea to combine weed with other drugs or alcohol, it’s actually not. Not only can it make the effects of both substances more intense, but it can also lead to some potentially dangerous interactions.
For example, combining weed with alcohol can amplify the impairment of both substances, making it more likely that you’ll make bad decisions or have an accident. Similarly, combining weed with other drugs can also lead to dangerous interactions. So if you’re going to smoke weed, it’s best to avoid mixing it with other substances.
3. Don’t drink too many fluids:
It’s generally important to stay hydrated when you’re high, drinking too much can lead to some uncomfortable side effects. For one thing, you might start to feel nauseous if you drink too many sugary drinks or caffeinated beverages.
In addition, drinking too much will ultimately cause you to urinate more frequently. Since you’re already high, finding a bathroom in time might be more difficult than usual.
So, while it’s important to stay hydrated, make sure to limit yourself to a few glasses of water or other beverages throughout the day.
4. Avoid responding to work emails:
Even if you’re the type of person who enjoys working while high, it’s generally not a good idea to respond to work emails while you’re under the influence. Not only is it unprofessional, but you’re also more likely to make mistakes or say something you’ll regret later.
I’m sure we’ve all sent an email or two while we were high that we wish we could take back. That’s why I highly recommend avoiding checking work email when you’re under the influence.
5. Never go shopping while you’re high:
We’ve all been there before. You’re at the mall, you see a cute shirt in the window of a store, and next thing you know, you’re buying it even though you don’t really need it.
While retail therapy can be tempting when you’re high, it’s generally not a good idea. Not only are you more likely to make impulse purchases, but you’re also more likely to overspend.
You can use a prepaid debit card with a set limit to avoid overspending, but it’s generally best to avoid shopping altogether when you’re high.
6. Avoid cooking or baking:
Most people are familiar with the stereotype of the stoner who tries to cook food but ends up setting the kitchen on fire. While it’s certainly not true of all stoners, it’s still not a good idea to use a stove or oven when you’re high.
Baking requires precision and attention to detail, both of which are impaired when you’re high. Similarly, cooking can also be dangerous when you’re under the influence, especially if you need to use sharp knives or other tools.
I would recommend ordering takeout or eating something simple like cereal if you’re feeling the munchies while you’re high.
7. Stay away from power tools:
Power tools are relatively easy to operate when you’re sober, but they can be extremely dangerous when you’re high. Not only are you more likely to make mistakes, but you’re also more likely to injure yourself or someone else.
From a smashed finger to a severed limb, there are a variety of ways you can get hurt when you use power tools while high.
So, make sure you stay away from them until you’re sober again. And if you must use a power tool, I would recommend asking a friend or family member for help.
8. Avoid getting a permanent tattoo:
Getting a tattoo is a big decision, and it’s one that you shouldn’t make while you’re high. Not only will you be more likely to regret your decision later, but you’re also more likely to end up with a tattoo that you don’t like.
It’s fine to show up for the tattoo sessions high, as long as you already made the decision sober. But make sure to give the tattoo artist a heads up that you’ll be under the influence and maybe take everything you say with a grain of salt.
9. Never show up to an important event high:
From job interviews to first dates, there are a variety of important events that you should never show up to high. Not only will you be more likely to make a fool of yourself, but you could also jeopardize your chances of success.
First impressions are important, so you want to make sure you’re at your best when meeting someone for the first time. The same goes for job interviews. You don’t want your potential employer to think you’re a slacker who only shows up to work high.
If you have an important event coming up, make sure to avoid using cannabis in the days leading up to it. And if you do end up using cannabis, make sure to give yourself plenty of time to sober up before the event.
10. Get on a plane high:
Flying is already a stressful experience for some people, so getting high before a flight is probably not the best idea. Not only will you be more likely to freak out while you’re in the air, but you’re also more likely to get sick.
Flight attendants are trained to deal with passengers who are high, this could mean getting you off the plane and missing your flight.
Cannabis can have different effects on different people, so it’s hard to predict how you’ll react when you’re high and flying. If you can, I would recommend avoiding cannabis altogether in the days leading up to your flight.
11. Don’t start or get into a fight:
Cannabis can make people feel paranoid and anxious, which can lead to fights. If you’re high and someone says something that offends you, it’s best to walk away and avoid a confrontation.
Getting into a physical altercation while you’re high is never a good idea. Not only are you more likely to get hurt, but you could also end up in jail.
If you find yourself in a situation where someone is trying to pick a fight with you, walk away and avoid engaging them. And if that doesn’t work, call the police.
There are a variety of things you should avoid doing when you’re high. From driving and operating heavy machinery, to using power tools, there are a variety of activities that can be dangerous when you’re under the influence.
In general, it’s best to avoid any activity that could potentially lead to harm while you’re high. So, make sure you use common sense and avoid doing anything that could put you or someone else in danger.