For the new cannabis user, the experience of getting high can be both exhilarating and overwhelming. There are so many different ways to consume cannabis and each method comes with its own set of effects. With so many options, it’s hard to know where to start.
In this article, we’ll give you 10 tips on how to get the most out of your first-time smoking weed. By following these simple tips, you’ll be sure to have a positive and enjoyable experience.
10 Tips to Get High for New Cannabis Users
I’ve been smoking weed for over 23 years now, and I’ve learned a thing or two about getting high. Below are some tips I recommend for new cannabis users.
1. Choose the right strain
There are thousands of different cannabis strains available on the market today. With so many options, it can be hard to know which one is right for you.
When choosing a strain, it’s important to consider the effects that you’re looking for. Are you looking for a strain that will help you relax? Or are you looking for a strain that will give you energy?
Once you’ve decided what type of effect you’re looking for, then you can narrow down your choices.
2. Start with a small dose
If you’re new to smoking weed, it’s important to start with a small dose and work your way up. As a first-time smoker, your body will not be used to the effects of the active ingredient in cannabis, THC, and you’ll be more sensitive to its effects.
If you start with a large dose, you’re likely to experience some unwanted side effects, such as paranoia and anxiety.
Start with the smallest dose possible and see how you feel after smoking. You may be tempted to smoke more, but it’s important to give your body time to adjust.
Once you know how your body reacts to cannabis, you can then start to increase the dose until you find the perfect amount for you.
3. Don’t smoke on an empty stomach
Cannabis is often used as an appetite stimulant, and often triggers the phenomenon known as “the munchies”. The effects of the munchies can be intensified if you smoke on an empty stomach. People tend to overeat junk food when they’re high, which can lead to upset stomachs and indigestion.
To avoid this, make sure you eat something healthy before you smoke. A light snack or meal will help to offset the effects of the munchies and will also help to prevent you from overeating.
You can also try to have some healthy snacks like celery and carrot sticks, or a fruit salad, on hand to munch on when you start to feel the effects of the munchies.
4. Drink plenty of water
Smoking weed can often lead to what is known as “cottonmouth“, or dry mouth. This happens because smoking cannabis decreases saliva production in the mouth. To avoid this issue, it’s important to drink plenty of water both before and after smoking.
Drinking water will help to keep you hydrated and may also help to rinse away any residual THC that could be causing the dry mouth.
In addition, sucking on hard candy or chewing gum can also help to increase saliva production and relieve dry mouth symptoms.
5. Avoid smoking in public
Many people enjoy smoking weed, but if you’re a first-time smoker, it’s best to avoid smoking in public. There are a few reasons for this.
First of all, you don’t know how your body will react. You may feel dizzy, lightheaded, or nauseous. It’s best to be in a comfortable place in case you need to lie down or take a break.
Secondly, you don’t want to draw attention to yourself by being conspicuous. Smoking in public can be illegal in some places, and even if it’s not, it’s still rude and disruptive.
Finally, you don’t want to accidentally drop or break your pipe or joint in a public place. Wait until you are home before indulging in your new hobby.
6. Don’t mix cannabis with other drugs or alcohol
Cannabis is a powerful drug, and mixing it with other drugs or alcohol can be dangerous. The effects of cannabis can be intensified when it’s combined with other substances, and this can lead to unwanted side effects.
It’s best to avoid mixing cannabis with other drugs or alcohol, especially if you’re a first-time user. Stick to smoking weed on its own, and wait until you know how your body reacts before trying anything else.
7. Don’t drive after smoking
Just like alcohol, smoking weed can impair your ability to drive. The effects of cannabis can vary depending on the person, but it can often cause drowsiness, slowed reaction times, and impaired judgment. While some people may feel fine after smoking a joint, it’s important to remember that the effects of the drug can last for several hours.
If you’re going to be driving, it’s best to wait at least a few hours after smoking before getting behind the wheel. And if you’re taking other drugs, prescription or otherwise, it’s important to check with your doctor to make sure they won’t interact with cannabis and make driving even more dangerous.
Bottom line: if you’re going to smoke weed, don’t drive afterward. Play it safe and wait until you’re sober before getting behind the wheel.
8. Consider starting with edibles
If you’re a first-time user, you may want to consider starting with edibles instead of smoking. Edibles are cannabis-infused foods, and they can be a great way to get the desired effect without having to smoke.
Edibles can take a while to kick in, so it’s important to be patient. Start with a small dose, and wait at least an hour before taking more. And, as with smoking, don’t operate heavy machinery or drive after consuming edibles.
9. Know your source
One of the most overlooked tips for first-time cannabis users is to know your source. When you’re buying weed, it’s important to make sure you’re getting it from a reputable source.
There are a lot of shady dealers out there, and you don’t want to end up with something that’s been laced with other drugs or chemicals. If you can, get your weed from a friend or family member. If not, make sure you’re buying from a dispensary or other reputable source.
10. Have fun!
Last but not least, remember to have fun! Smoking weed is supposed to be enjoyable, so don’t stress out about it too much. It’s best to have a positive attitude and low expectations your first time.
It’s also a good idea to try weed with friends that you trust. They can help you relax and show you the ropes.
So, there you have it, 10 tips for the first-time cannabis user. As long as you follow these tips, you’re sure to have a positive experience. Just remember to relax, take it slow, and enjoy the ride.