As a cannabis consumer, it’s important to be aware of the different mistakes you can make when indulging. By being informed, you can avoid negative consequences and maximize the positive effects of cannabis consumption. This blog post will discuss some of the most common mistakes new cannabis consumers make and how to avoid them, so stay safe and enjoy!
Using the Wrong Consumption Method
If you are a new cannabis consumer, one mistake you should avoid making would be using the wrong consumption method. This might sound a bit silly, but your chosen consumption method plays a large role in how good your experience is.
For example, if you consume an edible but only want to get high for around 2 hours, you have already made a massive mistake since edibles have a duration of 6 to 8 hours. Similarly, if you want a consumption method that you can share with your friends and are thinking of using edibles, you are making another mistake. Actual marijuana would be better for that situation. Finally, if you want something that requires minimal effort, try a steamroller pipe. It is great for inhaling a lot of smoke very quickly and is convenient if you’re constantly on the go.
Consuming Too Much
Another common mistake many newcomers make is consuming too much, too soon. If you are new to consuming cannabis, it is safe to say you haven’t developed a tolerance yet. If that’s the case, and you consume a lot of marijuana, that means you will get very, very high. The great thing about consuming cannabis is that there is no rush. So, if you want a positive experience every time you smoke, consider starting slow.
Not Knowing Different Cannabis Strains
Another quite common mistake would be not knowing the differences between cannabis strains. Like cannabis consumption methods, different cannabis strains produce various effects when smoked. Indica will make you extremely lazy and relaxed, whereas Sativa will make you feel more creative and slightly more energized. More than this, different cannabis strains have different levels of THC. If you don’t know what you are smoking, you won’t know how much to smoke.
Spending Too Much
One of the biggest things you should try to avoid when consuming cannabis as a beginner is spending too much money. Of course, nothing stops you from getting a fancy bong or an ornately decorated hand pipe.
However, if you are under the impression that you need to spend a lot of money to get high, this is incorrect and should be avoided. For example, if you buy edibles, you usually get a bundled deal that will last all week if you microdose. If you are new to cannabis, you can also buy a bag of marijuana that lasts roughly a week if you smoke one joint a day.
Not Preparing For Your First Time
Of all the things you should avoid doing as a new cannabis consumer, not preparing for your first time getting high would be number one. Most people assume getting high feels very similar to the experience you have when you drink alcohol. However, this is not the case, and if you do not prepare for your first time, you’ll be caught by surprise.
One way to prepare for your first time getting high would be to buy snacks and load up on water. Another great idea would be to choose a good movie to watch or a podcast to which you can just sit back, relax, and enjoy.
Not Grinding the Cannabis
Finally, the last mistake you could make as a new cannabis consumer would be not grinding the cannabis before you roll a joint or pack a bong. This might not sound like a very big deal until you try to do it. If you do not grind cannabis before rolling a joint, you will find that it is very difficult to shape, and more than this, you’ll get lots of dry hits because you’ll be inhaling burning paper without any cannabis. You’ll experience a similar sensation if you do not grind cannabis before filling a bong.