A lot of people will have been exposed to marijuana in some shape or form over the years. Whether this is through popular culture, the media, family, friends, and so on, they will likely be aware of some of the aspects of smoking weed and getting high.
However, there are many myths and misconceptions out there about the topic that may mislead people if they have not experienced a high for themselves. For many years, marijuana was villainized by the authorities and by the media.
However, there has been a shift in thinking over the past decade or so, with studies showcasing how effective the use of marijuana, the CBD compound in particular, can be when it comes to helping treat a variety of medical conditions. This has led to many areas legalizing marijuana for medicinal use, with other jurisdictions going so far as legalizing it for recreational use.
There are many different scenarios that a person may be faced with when it comes to getting high for the first time. The most important thing is ensuring that it is something you want to do and that you are not acting as a result of peer pressure.
The last thing you want to happen is to have a poor experience and therefore not end up touching marijuana again, especially if you have a lot to gain from the consumption of cannabis.
There are a few considerations you need to keep in mind when it comes to embarking on this journey for the first time.
For the most part, having a positive experience when getting high for the first time comes down to the environment you are in rather than the drug itself. You need to be somewhere that is safe and secure, with people that you trust and who won’t do something negative to ruin this experience for you.
A lot of people get high for the first time outside, which is a good setting if it is possible. It allows you to be at one with the natural world and embrace the soothing, natural light rather than being stuck inside in a stuffy room playing video games or the like.
Planning and preparation
Another key aspect of getting high for the first time is ensuring that you have all the tools that you will need at your disposal and within reach. One of your friends may have all of these tools, whether it is bongs, etc., and they will be able to walk you through step-by-step on how to properly use them.
It is important also that you are well stocked up with water, because a lot of first time consumers of cannabis will break out in fits of coughing or, if things don’t go to plan, they may feel a little sick and need some water to help ease the nausea.
Make sure that you are doing this with a person that you trust in case you have a poor reaction to getting high, as they will be able to keep you calm and handle the situation, rather than you having a tough time and the people with you simply laughing and making matters worse.
When you get high for the first time, you will experience a cacophony of sensations right throughout your body, hitting on all of the major senses. You should maximise this as much as possible.
Make sure that you are prepared for the subsequent munchies by having crisps and other similar tasty foods on hand. A good thing that a lot of people do when they get high is to watch some sort of media, whether it is a music video or a few movie clips that are animated and are somewhat trippy. Just make sure that you don’t watch something too intense when it is your first time getting high.
The sound of music or even voices will vibrate and resonate with you a lot more than normal when you are high. You might not even like the genre of music that is playing when you are completely sober, but it will resonate with you when you are high. Let the sound take you away.
The mind also should be engaged when you are getting high for the first time. Don’t be afraid to expand on the random thoughts that come to your mind and start a conversation or debate about them. You may find a sticking point on certain words that don’t sound real and you may repeat them over and over again.
The benefits of getting high for the first time with marijuana are that the subsequent come down is not harsh at all. You will likely feel very tired and sleepy as you come down, so it is important that you do not have to go somewhere far away. You should ideally be close to home or staying in a friend’s house.
Other useful tips
Sometimes, when a person tries to get high for the first time, it doesn’t end up happening at all. A lot of people overthink the whole thing and end up not experiencing any different feelings or sensations, likely because they have overthought the entire experience.
One way to try and circumvent this from happening is to make sure that you inhale deeply. It is possible that you are not experiencing a high because you simply have not deeply inhaled properly. Make sure that the lungs have been filled and you will be halfway there.
Getting high will lead to you feeling deeply dehydrated in the following days, so make sure that you have plenty of fluids before and after you get high. There is nothing worse than waking up in the morning faced with dry mouth.
Make sure that you have a hand in picking the strain if possible. There are hundreds and thousands of different marijuana strains in this day and age. They have different effects and will change the high you experience depending on what has been selected.
If you are able to go to a dispensary and pick out which marijuana you want, all the better. You can ask the staff there for help and explain that it is your first time. They will be able to pick out something appropriate for you to try and this is a lot better than leaving it to chance if you have the option to do so.
It is an experience to be enjoyed and it could very well become something that is an important part of your life going forward.
On the other hand, it may be something you try a couple of times and decide that it is not for you. Whatever the case may be, you will probably be happy that you tried, rather than constantly wondering what the effects are like and wondering how your body and mind would react to it.