Cannabis for First Timers
If you’ve been feeling sadness you can’t shake or lack of interest in activities you once enjoyed, you may be suffering from depression and you’re not alone. Depression affects some 350 million people across the globe. This common mood disorder is the leading cause of disability worldwide. Yet many people who have depression do not get the help they need.
When smoking weed for the first time, marijuana is a mind-altering substance. Everyone is different, and it can affect people in different ways. It is going to make you high, which means everything is going to feel very weird and funny.
When you are high, you might experience heightened sensitivity to sound, light and physical touch.
Things to consider when it comes to Cannabis for first timers
Know the Effects
It depends on what type of cannabis you try, how much and how you consume it. There are two indigenous strains of cannabis, Indica and Sativa. Each has a different effect on the person consuming the plant.
Indica is likely to make you sleep and gives more of a body-high. This strain is also good for pain, anxiety, and difficulty sleeping. Sativa, on the other hand, causes a cerebral high – these types of strains will keep you perky, energised, and creative.
You could feel the effects of marijuana on a physical, mental and emotional level. Knowing this before going in means that you’re prepared for whatever might happen. The varying levels of these effects will depend on how much you take. The strain you are using and your method of ingestion.
How much should I have?
The amount of marijuana to consume differs in each individual. First timers should take it SLOW. If you are smoking or vaping, start with 1 puff and see how that makes you feel. After 20 minutes if you would like to heighten the effects, try another small puff.
If you are using edibles, the effects can take much longer to kick in. Try half of a brownie and then wait at least an hour to see if you need more. Remember, edibles can produce a much stronger effect so it’s important to take it slow.
It is all about what you’re comfortable with, and the type of high you would like to have. The important thing is not to have too much at once. Take it slow and increase the dose if needed.
How to Consume It
The method you choose is entirely up to you and your preferences.
The most common way, and perhaps the most popular method to consume weed for the first time, is to smoke it. The smoking options are as follows: joint, blunt, bowl, bong, vape and another myriad of devices that probably aren’t fit for a first-timer.
A joint or blunt is probably the easiest way to smoke, but rolling can be hard if you’ve never done it before. Bong rips may be a bit too harsh and heavy for a first-timer as well, and vapes can be expensive.
You may choose to consume the marijuana in a yummy brownie or cookie. When marijuana is ingested, it goes into the blood stream through the digestive system. It can take about an hour to feel the effects in your head. Similar to smoking, but you may also get a warm, fuzzy feeling through your body.
A more recent popular technique is to use a vaporizer. The vape “high” is considerably less intense and shorter. It allows you to utilise all the medicinal benefits in your cannabis without wasting the THC on ‘off burn’ from joints, so it is a very efficient way to consume cannabis. Plus, it is a lot healthier on your lungs.
The above tips should help your first time with cannabis be an enjoyable experience. Just remember, take it slow and be safe. Enjoy!