That’s right, there isn’t much middle ground. Either you don’t do it right so it doesn’t work, or it works and it really works.
What Happens When You Smoke Weed for the First Time?
What are a few things that happen during a bad high?
So what should you expect when you smoke weed for the first time? That you’ll enjoy very real euphoria, giggles, and hunger, dubious profundity, and unnecessary concern. Just about everyone tends to experience some balance of all these things.
Here’s the thing – your worries are almost always unfounded. No one knows you’re high, and if they can recognize that you are it almost certainly means that they smoke themselves.
If you experience any of these things, the important thing to keep in mind is that they will go away shortly, and that you can usually solve them by changing your circumstances, i.e., moving locations, putting on music, finding something funny to watch, going for a walk, or whatnot.
1. Nothing happens.
Smoking weed can be a huge bonding experience, especially for first time smokers. Don’t be surprised if you and the people you’re smoking with end up spending some time sharing secrets and discussing intimate aspects of your personal life.
6. You get profound – or at least feel profound.
3. You get high – in a bad way.
First-timers have the same questions: How long will the high last? Will I get paranoid? Are munchies real? Learn about what to expect when smoking weed for the first time before you roll up.
If you’re having trouble taking deep pulls, try hitting your joint (or whatever you’re smoking) and before exhaling, inhale again. This double inhale 1. ensures you’re actually inhaling smoke, and 2. allows the smoke to cool off a little bit in your mouth, making it less harsh to inhale on the second round. You might also want to try a vaporizer, which can be less harsh on the throat and lungs for first-time smokers.
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Every user has their own preferences or may switch between strains throughout the day (i.e. Sativa for the day time, Indica for the night). If it is your first time, it is generally recommended to smoke an Indica, as there is less chance of paranoia. Once you know more how you will react, then try other strains and methods of ingestion such as tinctures or edibles.
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People can develop a habit of use, but whether or not heavy cannabis use can cause withdrawal symptoms if ceased is still widely up for debate. A 2006 study looked at males and females using cannabis and found that the risk of dependence for males after 1 year of regular use was less than 1%.
Most users also experience what is known as ‘cottonmouth,’ or dry mouth. All of these effects should be anticipated and are no reason for alarm or worry.
Not only is this a factor of individual biology, but it is also a factor of the different types of weed out there. Generally, cannabis is classified as either Sativa, or Indica (although some brands are starting to lean towards describing strains by mood rather than sativa or indica.) Sativa weed leads to a more energetic high that stimulates the mind, increases creativity, and can be energizing. Indica weeds are attributed more towards relaxation, slowing of the mind and body, increasing appetite and reducing anxiety.
The experience of smoking weed is generally quite subjective, each person will feel and describe it slightly different, and enjoy it for different reasons. There are, however, several effects which scientifically can be attributed to smoking weed for all users. The first of which is an increase in pulse rate, often immediately after smoking. Blood pressure then falls slightly, which can lead to light-headedness at very high doses. Next, the eyes turn redder, and the muscles in the body become weaker. Appetite is generally heightened. In some cases, hearing and sight are enhanced, and time dilation may occur.
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First time smoking pot is a unique experience. You might enjoy it a lot, you might walk away undecided, or you might not get high at all.