5 Tips For First-Time Cannabis Smokers
For those who haven’t tried smoking cannabis yet, you have to know that it affects people differently. It’s unlikely that two people will experience the same ‘high’.
For first-timers, some of them may not be able to feel much at all after smoking weed, some may feel dizzy, while others may feel relaxed. Most of the time though, you may end up completely stoned and fall asleep quickly. Keep in mind that the effects of cannabis on your will depend on several factors, but it’s best to educate yourself as much as possible about smoking cannabis, especially if it’s your first time.
So, if you are about to try cannabis for the first time, here are five important tips that you should know so you can make your first a more enjoyable experience:
- Drink Water Before You Start Smoking
One of the most common side effects experienced by people who smoke cannabis is ‘cottonmouth’ or dry mouth. Even the most experienced cannabis smokers can have cottonmouth, especially if they don’t drink a lot of water.
Because of that, it is wise to have a bottle of water ready to rehydrate yourself and keep your mouth moist when smoking cannabis. It’s even better to hydrate yourself before you start smoking.
Since this is your first time, it’s suggested that you start a little bit at first. By doing so, you don’t need to drink a ton of water as a preparation for smoking one spliff.
- Choose Your Weed
Keep in mind that you should proceed with caution if it’s your first-time smoking weed. So, it’s important to try a little bit first and see how your body react to the cannabis. As soon as your body gets used to the effects of the weed, you can slowly increase the amount of cannabis you consume over time.
Weed comes in different strains or types. Each of them has different chemical composition and flavors. Cannabis also contains over a hundred compounds but only two of them, CBD (cannabidiol) and THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), that you need to be aware of. CBD is found to relieve pain and anxiety, while THC is responsible for the psychoactive high.
You may also want to look into most popular cannabis strains and their benefits. You can refer to Mooselabs to know about the most enjoyable ways of smoking weed, especially if it’s your first time.
- Consider Using Some Smoking Tools
There are also different ways to smoke cannabis, and each of them brings about a unique experience. You can smoke weed in a bowl, bong, vape, joint, or weed vaporizers.
If you have a friend who’s an experienced smoker, you can ask them to share some with you for your first try or have him teach you how to roll a joint. Just keep in mind, though, that you won’t be able to feel the effects straight away. It might take a couple of minutes or a few more puffs for you to feel its potency. You might also want to wait for the effects to show up first before puffing more so that you can get your body accustomed to the level.
Feel free to stop smoking whenever you don’t like the effects of the first few puffs.
- Don’t Smoke Alone
Cannabis is a mind-altering drug, so it’s not a surprise for first-time smokers to have an alarming experience with it. Some people may lose consciousness, hallucinate, feel nauseated, or fall asleep deeply. This is why it’s important to have people with you whenever you smoke, especially if it’s your first time.
Smoking weed can affect your body’s reflexes and perception. So, you should never do anything that requires you to focus such as driving if you don’t want to jeopardize your safety while on the road. It’s best to stay grounded and talk with your friends about how you’re feeling after smoking weed for the first time.
- Prepare For the Comedown
Once the effect of the weed wears off, you may end up feel very sleepy. It’s a good idea to only smoke in the night before going to bed. Prevent experiencing cottonmouth, especially after waking up in the next morning by drinking plenty of water before, during, and after smoking.
Hopefully, with the help of the five tips above, your first-time experience of smoking weed will become an enjoyable and memorable one. Just remember to keep your first-time fun, light-hearted, and relaxing as much as possible. It’s also better to share your first-time experience with your close friends who have also smoked weed before. If you do, then they’ll be able to roll the joint for you and help you ease gently into the experience.