Are you about to try cannabis for the first time? Or maybe, you’re with someone new to these products and want to create a positive experience for them? Well, you’ve come to the right place.
Every enthusiast has started as a beginner, but with our advice, we can help you with these rookie mistakes.
In this article, we will welcome you to the cannabis family with open arms and some tips to set up your session for success. And lastly, if you’re new to cannabis, it’s always best to seek approval from your physician before consuming these products.
Clear your schedule
Consider the consumption method
Consume cannabis with friends
Watch funny films
Always have a backup plan
Let’s get into it.
Regardless of the product you choose, it’s essential to start small. So if you’re smoking hemp flower, consume with a puff or two and wait for the effects. As for edibles, their sweetness can easily fool you, but don’t let it. Only take a small piece of the edibles (not the whole thing). If it's a gummy, start with a tiny portion of it, and wait patiently for the cannabinoids to activate.
Clear Your Schedule
Before your session begins, make sure the day is free.
Complete your errands and tasks for the day because if you feel like taking a nap during your experience, you can.
Trust us. There’s nothing worse than being expected to do something when you’re chilling on the couch, and the effects have started.
Consider The Consumption Method
Depending on your chosen consumption method, the experience and effects will vastly differ from the next.
For example, when you smoke or vape cannabis, the compounds enter the body through the lungs, where it’s then passed into the bloodstream, which is why inhalation offers a faster onset of effects.
On the flipside, edibles have to be broken down and undergo a chemical transformation. This process can take longer for the cannabinoids to activate but typically produces more acute results.
Each method has advantages and disadvantages. If you’re looking for an exact measurement of THC you’re consuming, stick with edibles. But if you don’t want to wait long for effects, hemp flower may be ideal.
Although effects vary, the dry mouth seems to occur often amongst enthusiasts. So before your session, drink a couple of glasses of water. After chugging, and drinking it, occasionally have more throughout your session to avoid making your mouth feel like a Sahara desert.
Some enthusiasts enjoy cooking during their sessions, but ordering food is recommended if it’s your first time. Skip the dishes, open up your favorite delivery apps, and purchase what you’re in the mood for. That way, if you experience the “munchies,” you’ll be well-prepared.
Consume Cannabis With Friends
Whether your friends have experience with cannabis or not, consuming these items with the ones you love will make a memory like no other. So make a date that works for everyone, and have the products ready to go. Depending on your method, you’ll be laughing and experiencing time like no other. But if you go with edibles, spend the waiting time watching movies or playing games.
Do you enjoy working out? If so, adding cannabis to your typical workout may improve your performance and overall experience. Many consumers enjoy incorporating these products because they feel it helps them recover between exercises and keeps them motivated to complete them. So if staying active is your passion, add cannabis to your workout, and see if it’s worth it.
Cannabis is often helpful in activating your creative side. Even if you wouldn’t consider yourself artistic, hemp has a way of harboring this energy. So pick up a paintbrush or start a journal, and watch a whole new side of yourself come out. But if you’re not feeling this way, turn on some music and vibe with it until you feel drawn to other creative activities.
Watch Funny Films
Raise your hand if you have an all-time favorite comedy. If you do, the first film is that one because watching under the influence of cannabis is like watching it all over again. So gather a list of movies you enjoy, and prepare for one of the most enjoyable couch marathons ever.
As the effects begin, you may want to feel an urge to be productive, and often, people start to clean up and reorganize their house. So if you need to focus on a task, pick up a broom and get to work.
Always Have A Backup Plan
Ultimately, there’s no way to completely know how you (or a friend) will react to hemp if they’ve never tried it. Before you plan anything, create a backup plant first. Make a note that if you start feeling overwhelmed and none of these activities are helpful, there’s nothing wrong with curling on the couch and taking a nap.
When you get down to it, there’s no right or wrong way to consume and enjoy cannabis.
Everyone is different and prefers different activities during their sessions. This article is just a blueprint of various tasks you can do to gain the most fulfilling experience.
However, one highlight to take with you is starting small. You can always reach for more, but if you start with too much, there’s no way to adjust it.