Let’s face it. Smoking weed for the first time can be a little scary and confusing. In 1992, former POTUS Bill Clinton admitted that he tried to smoke marijuana but didn’t know how to go about it. In September 2018, a video of Elon Musk smoking weed with Joe Rogan elicited mixed reactions. No matter your status in society, laying lips on the world’s favorite plant is not easy.
Learning how to use cannabis is an important life skill. According to a 2015 study, over 22 million American adults use cannabis. CBD is among the popular mind-altering substances after nicotine and booze.
Whether you buy weed from reputable CBD brands or a friend’s weed guy, there are real challenges when smoking weed for the first time. From being sold non-quality CBD products to health issues and sometimes serious punishment. Here are ten weed smoking tips:
1. Learn the Local Laws
Before you smoke your favorite joint, it’s essential to understand the laws governing marijuana use in your place. Every state (including those where weed is legal) have strict rules regarding how cannabis is grown, sold, bought, and consumed.
Weed prohibition laws are continually changing, with each state having its own rules. Although 36 states have legalized medical marijuana and 14 have legalized CBD for recreational use, the federal government still classifies CBD as a Schedule 1 drug.
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2. Find a High-Quality Bud
The first step to a memorable weed smoking experience is getting a high-quality product. While you may be tempted to buy weaker and cheaper CBD products out there, that would be a huge mistake.
Since weed is not so-legal stuff, it’s imperative to buy it from a safe, honest, and reputable dealer. Ask for recommendations from people you trust. Inquire about the strain’s name, how it was grown, and whether it is tested for mold and pesticides.
3. Say No to Blunts
The much-publicized tobacco leaf rolling papers are not ideal for delivering weed. Among other things, it will lead to nicotine addiction and affect the taste of your favorite strain.
4. Learn the Difference between Indica and Sativa
Indica is good for anxiety, pain, and insomnia. It is an excellent choice if you’re looking for a strain to improve your sleep. On the other hand, Sativa will energize you after smoking it. Avoid using Sativa before bedtime, as it will keep you awake.
5. Choose the Right Equipment
Some cannabis users prefer vaporizers as it helps eliminate skunk smell and inhalation of smoke. However, the vape high is less intense and won’t last long. Talk to budtenders to help determine what equipment is best for first-time cannabis users.
6. Know Your Limits
As with anything in life, you must understand your limits before smoking weed. If you feel you are already stoned, stop smoking. Although there are many benefits of smoking weed, you must quit if the weed is having a negative impact on your life.
Smoking weed while pregnant can affect your developing baby and lead to an increased risk of complications, including:
- Premature birth
- Low birth weight
- Small length
- Small head circumference
If you’re wondering how to stop smoking weed, these tips will help:
- Cut the supply
- Exercise daily
- Find a support system
- Set goals
- Seek professional help
Knowing your limits and understanding that you’re not in a smoking competition will enhance your smoking experience.
7. Know When to Smoke
Picking the best time to smoke is recommended for both experienced and novice weed smokers. Ensure to complete everything on your to-do list before smoking weed.
8. Choose Your Environment Wisely
Smoking weed for the first time is more like going for the first date. Your environment will play a significant role in your attempt to explore the unknown. Choose a safe and comfortable place to make the experience worth remembering.
9. Inhale Deeply
A common mistake that first time weed smokers make is inhaling improperly. Smoking weed is different from smoking cigarettes. When smoking weed, inhale it as deeply as possible to allow a smooth hit and reduce the risk of throat irritation.
10. Choose the Best Companions
As with the environment, the people around you will determine the quality of your smoking experience. Your friends are the best companion when smoking weed. Avoid people you are not familiar with and only choose people whose company you enjoy.
Besides the above tips, stock up a few snacks or your favorite meals to satisfy your cravings. Your mouth will get dry, so ensure you have plenty of fluids around. Stock up water, tea, or soda to quench your thirst and stay comfortable. Most importantly, avoid alcohol as it doesn’t go well with cannabis.