Make Your First Smoke Session A Good One

Whether it’s your first time smoking or if you think you’re an expert, you’ll want to keep a few things in mind to make your smoking experience a good one!  After all, you want to enjoy your first smoke, don’t you?

Did your state recently legalize marijuana, or are you interested in all of marijuana’s therapeutic benefits? Any day is a good day to try it for the first time! You’ve heard all the incredible, embarrassing, and even the horror stories regarding your friend’s first marijuana experience. Now it’s your turn to give it a try without looking too much like a rookie.

In any case, if you arm yourself with a little accurate knowledge, we guarantee you’ll have a fantastic first time smoking marijuana.

First Time Smoke: Do’s and Don’ts

If you’re interested in smoking cannabis for the first time, you’ll want to start with some ordinary cannabis to get the classic “high.” These are simply referred to as “flowers,” and unless you specifically request CBD, you should receive ordinary marijuana in most shops. This is exclusively for beginners, as more experienced cannabis smokers will eventually delve into terpenes and CBD percent, but none of it matters for your first time smoking pot!

General smoke knowledge: Cannabis is a plant that contains THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol), a psychoactive ingredient that gives you that incredible high. THC is just one of 113 cannabinoids found in marijuana plants, and as the cannabis business grows, more and more cannabis products are being developed.

It’s critical to first go over some critical aspects of cannabis because selecting the proper sort of cannabis for you is essential. This may seem overwhelming (or like too much detail), but it provides additional alternatives for tailoring to any individual’s demands. 

When you know that THC is the stereotypical high, you can ask better questions about a particular strain’s strength. A balance of THC and CBD has its uses, but for now, we’ll keep focused on THC for a first-time user. 

What Varieties Do I Need to Know About?

After you’ve decided on a product, you’ll need to know that there are three varieties of plants that create marijuana when it’s grown: indica, sativa, and hybrid.

Consider it this way, since this is a beginner’s guide:

  • Indica provides a more mellow, laid-back, and light-out high.
  • Sativa provides a more energizing and productive high.
  • A hybrid is a cross between Indica and Sativa strains, thus if your dispensary states “Indica dominant hybrid,” you may expect a more mellow/relaxed experience. If it’s a “Sativa dominating hybrid,” you should expect a more productive and energizing high.

To Vape Or Not To Vape

Nowadays, the risks of smoke inhalation are well-known.  Many people believe that vaping is a healthier alternative to smoking, but it isn’t as simple as that.

There is emerging evidence that vaping has negative health consequences. Inhaling vitamin E acetate, a chemical ingredient present in many vaping products containing tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, is a major source of worry.

This risk, however, appears to be limited to vaping concentrates rather than flowers. According to a 2006 study, vaping genuine cannabis rather than concentrate is less damaging to your lungs than smoking. Nonetheless, there remains a scarcity of studies on cannabis smoking.

When Is the Best Time To Smoke?

Timing is everything, in case you didn’t know. Having a full stomach, an empty stomach, being too tired, or having a smoke right when you wake up can affect how you experience cannabis. 

For example, if you want to smoke late at night to be ready for bed, you should avoid Sativa because you can stay up all night cleaning the house.

In any case, most strains will make you feel out of this world. Laughter and mental and physical stimulation are the most typical side effects. It makes you want to laugh, do funny things, and talk to your pals. It will also make you quite hungry, so prepare ahead with your favorite snack foods, almost required for a satisfying smoking session.

Now that you’re almost an expert on the many sorts of cannabis plants, I’ll let you in on a bit of a secret: strain names don’t matter.

All the different names of countless strains confuse people when they go from one store to the next to shop. When it comes down to it, the THC percentage and whether it is Indica, Sativa, or Hybrid are the only factors that matter.

Technical Know-How’s 

When you buy marijuana from a dispensary, it’s usually in “nug” form. You should never light up a complete nug at once; instead, you should break down your bud with a grinder or by hand.

Breaking down your cannabis is crucial; if the pieces are too small, they will fly right through your bong and into the water chamber; however, ventilation will be restricted if the particles are too big and chunky. Weed pipes, blunts, joints, and bongs fall under this category.

Grinding your weed can be a dirty operation, so make sure you have the right rolling pan to capture any little bits that would otherwise go to waste.

Fun Ways To Try a Different High

Have you ever tried dabbing? No, not that kind. Dabbing is said to give you a “cleaner” high, but what exactly does that imply? 

Budder, also known as dabs or marijuana concentrate, has a lot more THC than other marijuana products, often up to 80 percent more. Dabbing has a learning curve, so if you’ve never done it before, having someone who has done it previously can help show you how to do it.

Even though you’re not technically “smoking,” dabbing has respiratory repercussions. Dabbing is still relatively new, so scientists are unsure of its entire impact. As with every other form of drug, it’s essential to research and keep yourself informed for your long-term health. 

In Conclusion

Making steps to enjoy smoking cannabis is always a great idea, so don’t be afraid to ask questions or look anything up. Hit up our Green Kong Budtenders if you want some expert advice and have a good smoke!