It can be quite daunting to experiment with cannabis for the first time. Even if you are a veteran, you could always stand to get even better highs! In this article, we will share with you all the tips and tricks to take into consideration when lighting up with your favorite buds.
Smoking or eating cannabis is almost like an artform. The outcome can be altered by so many factors that you could write an entire book on how to consume cannabis.
But we will save you the trouble of reading a 300-page dissertation about it and give you all the tips and tricks in one easy-to-read checklist! At Hurcann, all we care about is your well-being and happiness.
So, without further ado, here are some things to consider if you want to get the most out of your cannabis experience…
15 Killer tips to achieve a great high
1. Make Sure You Are Inhaling Properly
Most people don’t actually know they are inhaling wrong when smoking weed. They do it quickly, thinking the more air enters the lung, the higher they will get. This just isn’t the case.
This quick-inhale method can actually be counterproductive. Making you waste a lot of material with minimal effect. And we don’t want your pockets to take a hit, so we have the perfect tip to avoid this.
Use the 4-2-4 method. What is that? You inhale for 4 seconds, pause for 2 seconds, and inhale again for 4 seconds. This will allow the cannabis to take full effect.
One of the great things about this tip is that you will get higher with less. So, you’re guaranteed to get more for your money! Do you want to try the 4-2-4 method?
We recommend you practice with a CBD pre-roll just so you get the hang of holding in your dab.
2. Do Some Cardio Before Enjoying Your Cannabis
Not only is a little exercise great for your health, it also helps you boost your high! So, how does cardio boost your cannabis experience?
Well, doing physical activity helps your body release endorphins. And as we all know, endorphins are what make us feel good. They are also very complementary to the endocannabinoid system we all have, which is how we get high.
So, walking or running half an hour before lighting up can put you in the right mind space to enjoy a great high. Try it! You won’t want to go back after you do!
3. Boost Your High With Mangos
Mangos have something in common with cannabis: Myrcene Terpenes. And it turns out that if you have mangos an hour or so before consuming cannabis, the weed will get into your bloodstream faster.
This will help you achieve a bigger and harder high. We also recommend you try an edible mango smoothie that will get you where you need to be at the speed of light!
Boosting your high with myrcene terpenes can help improve your sleep, reduce chronic pain, enhance your mood, relieve anxiety or panic attacks, and strengthen your immune system. And if you don’t like mango, don’t worry.
Myrcene terpenes can also be found in lemongrass, cardamom, cloves, cinnamon, melon, basil, black pepper, and oregano. So, you could also technically increase your high with a great pizza or some delicious spaghetti! The choice is completely up to you!
4. Take a Break From Time to Time
Trust us when we say that having a high tolerance for cannabis can be a real bummer. It makes it harder to enjoy cannabis, and also makes you smoke a lot more to achieve the same results.
This happens when you light up on a daily basis, and it slowly becomes harder and harder to feel high. When you smoke on a daily basis, your body and mind quickly get used to cannabis.
Giving yourself a break from time to time might not be a bad idea. Taking a break for even a few days can make a huge difference in your tolerance. Trust us, the wait will be completely worth it!
This trick will make you feel the same euphoria you felt when you were a first-timer, and it will definitely take you back to the good old days.
Another important thing to note is that the longer you wait, the higher you will get the next time you light that pre-rolled. So, it totally comes down to how long you can go without a hit!
5. Grind That Bud
If you are a regular consumer, this tip won’t surprise you. Grinding your buds is common practice amongst weed lovers. How else do you get multiple buds into a joint?
It won’t only help you get your bud into your preferred paraphernalia. It will also let you enjoy an even burn and help improve the taste of the weed.
Make sure you clean your grinder regularly. If you let time pass, it can become quite difficult to remove the built-up hemp on the blades.
You can also buy a dissolvent solution. There are tons of options on the market that will have your grinder looking like new in minutes! This will also guarantee that you only smoke fresh weed.
Weed, like any other plant, can rot. So make sure that whatever you are grinding is fresh. If not, a single bud can contaminate the entire grinder.
6. Choose the Right Strain for You
There are more than 4,000 unique strains in today’s market. We know this sounds overwhelming, but this just means you have tons of options to choose from!
The type of strain is one of the most important things to consider when getting high. Given that the strain you choose will impact the result of the high you experience. So, what types of strains are there for me to choose from?
You can categorize strains in various ways: by effect, by terpenes, or by compounds like THC or CBD. You can take this weed strain quiz to find out which best suits you. The main thing to have in mind when choosing a strain is if it’s sativa, indica, or a hybrid of both.
Indica Strains help you relax. They mainly give you a body high and help reduce anxiety and chronic pain. These are also ideal if you struggle with stress or insomnia.
Sativa Strains uplift you. They are euphoric and energizing. If you want to have fun or just need a little energy boost, a sativa strain is the way to go.
Sativa strains are also a great creativity booster. So if you are in a creative environment, this might be the ideal type of strain for you.
Hybrid Strains are the best of both worlds. So if you suffer from chronic pain or fatigue, but also want more energy and a creativity boost this is the way to go.
Some of the hybrid strains are Wedding Cake, Dosidos, and Purple Gas.
7. Learn How to Roll a Joint
This is a pretty basic tip. You never know when you are going to need the ability to roll your own joint. It’s actually surprising to know the number of regular smokers who don’t know how to roll a proper joint.
We recommend pre-rolling the cone with the help of a pencil or pen, and then filling it with the ground cannabis. If you are more of a visual learner, follow this step-by-step video on how to roll the perfect joint.
Here are some great tips to keep in mind when rolling your joint:
- Form the shape of your cone with the help of a poker, pen, or pencil. This will ensure the shape of your joint is even.
- Don’t lick excessively. If you lick the glue on the paper too much, it can come off. A great tip to avoid this is to just lick your finger and pass it through the glue.
- Make sure you compact your weed, but not too much. We recommend you stuff it and tap it against the table until the weed is compacted. Doing it with a poker can tighten the cannabis too much, which won’t allow air to pass through.
- To avoid germs when sharing, just pass the lighter through the filter tip quickly. The heat will burn and sterilize it.
8. Don’t be Afraid to Switch it Up
It’s a known rule that the order of the factors does not alter the result. But when it comes to smoking or consuming cannabis, it certainly does.
Changing up your routine is a great way to always keep your high at its peak.A simple way to achieve this is by changing the way you smoke. For example, if you are accustomed to joints, try a gravity bong.
You can also vary the schedule on which you smoke. For example, if you normally smoke in the morning, try smoking at night and see what that does for you.
Another great way to change it up is by taking a break from smoking in general. Edibles are a great way to do this. Although you want to be careful when consuming edibles, they can definitely give a breath of fresh air to your routine.
9. Quality Over Quantity
Not all strains are grown the same way, and that can also impact the outcome of your high. Make sure you are consuming quality cannabis.
Buying your cannabis from someone that doesn’t know what they are doing can be very counterproductive. Believe us when we say that growing good weed entails a lot.
That’s why it’s better to leave the growing to the professionals. Growing weed in lab-controlled environments ensures that the buds are terpene-rich and high quality.
We recommend you take advantage of our free sample program. Check out what a difference a quality strain can do for your high!
10. Store Your Weed Properly
As we already covered, weed can go bad. So it’s vital that you know how to properly store your cannabis. To avoid having to throw a ton of buds in the trash can.
The first thing to note is that you can’t let it sit out in the open. If it does, your weed could get dry and stale, and you don’t want that. Keeping your cannabis fresh should be your main objective.
The best way to store your weed is in an airtight container. You could also store it in vacuum-sealed ziploc bags, which serve the same purpose.
However you choose to store it, make sure that your weed is not in a humid environment. If it is, it could quickly develop fungi that can be very dangerous for your health when ingested. So this isn’t one of the tips you can take lightly.
Make sure that your weed is dry and unexposed, and you should be good to go! Weed that is properly stored can last you an impressive amount of time. So try it out!
11. Stay Hydrated
You might not know this, but smoking or consuming cannabis can cause dehydration. The best way to avoid this is to stay hydrated.
We also recommend you take an electrolyte beverage or mix some of the ionized solution into your water. The salts from the electrolyte will help you retain water during your trip.
You can also enjoy drinking juices or teas. Just as long as an equal amount of liquids as smoke enters your system.
12. Find Your Happy Place
When it comes to enjoying your high, the setting can be everything. Make sure the place you choose makes you feel happy and safe. If not, you could be in for a very bad trip.
We also recommend that you clean and organize your space before enjoying your high. Messy places can induce anxiety and paranoia, two things you definitely want to avoid.
Having a good ambiance can also make for an amazing trip. We suggest projectors, lamps, comfy blankets, and a fan if needed to make for an unforgettable experience.
Also, make sure the space has everything you need so you don’t feel the pressure to be moving around while high. Just think of what you will be doing and make sure everything is there.
13. Create a Special Playlist
Music can determine the difference between an amazing trip and a mind-numbingly boring one. If you don’t believe us, think of what music does for movies. Can you imagine the last scene of Titanic playing to Metalica?
We recommend you have a playlist for every mood. Music will be a sure way to achieve what you want out of your trip.
A really great idea is putting on some headphones and playing some 8D electronic music, or a deep vibration meditation session. But most importantly, do not underestimate the influence music can have on your high.
14. Eat Dark Chocolate
We are sure you won’t have any objections about this tip. It turns out that eating dark chocolate can also boost your trip! So, we recommend you have a delicious bar of chocolate before lighting up.
You see, cacao makes the brain break down the fatty acid neurotransmitters that blind it to THC or CBD receptors. This basically means that if you eat dark chocolate before ingesting cannabis, you will get higher, faster.
Some people even go as far as to calling dark chocolate “the bliss molecule”. I guess you’ll have to try it out and see just how “blissful” it can be!
15. Just Relax!
The ultimate tip is to just keep calm and carry on! Remember that no high lasts forever. So, just hang in there and enjoy the ride.
This moment is for you to let go of all your stress and anxiety and just relax! So take advantage of that and do your favorite things or simply just lay back and watch a movie.
Whatever you choose, make sure you enjoy yourself while on your high! If you ever feel yourself worrying or stressing about something, go out and get fresh air. A 5 minute walk can make an entire difference.
Before the High
- Do some exercise
- Eat mangos
- Select the right strain for you
- Choose quality over quantity
- Learn how to roll a joint
- Grind your buds!
- Find your happy place
- Create a music playlist
During the High
- Mix and Match your routine
- Store your weed properly
- Stay Hydrated
- Eat dark chocolate
- Make sure you are inhaling properly
- Just Relax!
Whatever you may choose, always remember that knowing yourself is the most important part of experimenting with cannabis.
Once you find your way through the wonderful world of weed you’ll start discovering your own tips and add them to the list. It really depends on what you want out of your personal experience.
That being said, we hope you found these tips and tricks useful and if you have any of your own, please feel free to share in the comment section below.