10 Tips for First-Time Stoners
Consuming cannabis is becoming more popular each day. In fact, ten states are voting this Tuesday on some form of marijuana reform. Denver will be the first city in America to vote on public consumption, a much-needed option for the 70 million tourists coming through Colorado each year. But smoking isn’t for everyone. There are tons of other options to consume the miracle plant so many have come to love and respect. Here’s our list of top 10 tips for those first-time stoners looking for some education before they start ripping bongs and the like.
Cannabis has long been used for hemp fibre, for hemp oils, for medicinal purposes, and as a recreational drug. While the world is slowly beginning to welcome back it’s benefits and production, it’s still an illegal drug in certain states. Make sure you’re consuming responsibly.
Buy the Weed:
In order to consume or smoke weed, you’ll need some weed. Often times, a first-timers weed experience is from someone providing the weed, whether it’s a joint at a concert or edibles at a party. In those cases, congratulations! You didn’t have to spend any money! However, if you want to have the best experience, we recommend doing it the most effective and legal way by purchasing it at a dispensary. Bring your ID and money, be nice to the budtender, ask for recommendations, and enjoy browsing endless options to achieve the high you’re looking for.
Get the Gear:
Joint, blunt, bowl, vape,… smoking devices and accessories are vast and constantly being innovated to achieve a better, smoother high. Need glass? Check out GlassOnDemand.Co who provides incredible glass pieces at afforable prices and ships them straight to your doorstep nationwide. Lazy stoners rejoice! Need something now? There are plenty of amazing devices and accessories at local head shops. At most dispensaries you can make a one-stop-shop and collect your product and pieces together as well.
Score Some Munchies:
The munchies are no joke, people. THC fits into receptors that are part of the brain’s natural endocannabinoid system, which helps to control emotions, memory, pain sensitivity and appetite. The cannabinoids in marijuana work with your neurons which heighten your sense of smell and taste. AKA You’re going to get hungry. Stock up on your favorite snacks, get that crock pot going, order that pizza. You’re future stoned self thanks you.
Quick note: No matter what state you’re in, you cannot smoke weed in public. Yes, it’s still illegal, even in the beautiful states surrounded by recreational dispensaries. You can, however, smoke in private residences in legal states, so enjoy it where you can!
Edibles are a great way to enjoy cannabis without having to smoke. It’s important to know everyone’s bodies respond to edibles differently. First Time Five is an awesome company dedicated to educating people on the effects of edibles. Their goal is to help adults avoid a bad experience using cannabis by recommending every first time user to start with just 5 mg’s of product then work their way up to a comfortable amount. Despite popular belief, it’s not just your body weight that defines your tolerance, but your gender, metabolism, and more. A 250 pound man could have the same tolerance as a 100 pound girl, simply by how his organs absorb and filter the content. Make sure to wait at least one hour after your first time before you increase your dosage.
First things first – RELAX. Your heart might race a bit. Just remember, a lot of those first feelings are simply nervousness. Time to smoke, eat, and be merry. Listen to your body, pay attention to how you’re feeling. Different strains have different effects and flavors so take notes about your favorite and least favorite types for future reference. Eventually you’ll feel comfortable to browse and purchase your favorite bud like you would your favorite wines.
Puff Puff Pass is a serious rule. Everyone must oblige. Not only that, but we recommend smoking in a fun social setting. Sharing is caring and it’s always more fun to geek out with a buddy, especially for your first time. Share the weed, share the knowledge, share the love.
Brace yourself, “cottonmouth” is coming. Smoking causes your mouth and eyes to dry out so stay hydrated. Eye drops are also great to soothe the dryness and get rid of red eyes.
Now that you’ve experienced marijuana, go try all the different forms! Concentrates and waxes contain higher amounts of THC if you’re looking for a stronger high. Want less harmful smoke? Look into vaporizers. Like to cook? Try making your own cannabis-infused dishes. Pot brownies have long since been replaced with gourmet menus, cocktails and more. Here are our favorite recipes! Want to spice up the bedroom? Look into Foria Pleasure products.