Most of us can remember the first time we tried weed. The taste, the smell, and the atmosphere are seared into our memory banks. For some, the weed never got them high on their first time. For others, laughter spilled out of them until their abdomens hurt. And for the unlucky, their first time with weed caused paranoia.
Whatever the case was, one thing is true. We were all newbies at some point. So for those who have never tried it. Or for the folks who have had a 30-year hiatus. Keep on reading our list of common questions for weed newbies to get 100% caught up on modern marijuana.
You can use cannabis in a variety of ways. The preferred method of usage depends on the individual. Without getting into the weeds of the 420 different ways you can use marijuana, we’ll just talk about a couple.
Weed is typically smoked via inhalation in a variety of ways. You can smoke marijuana in pipes, joints, bongs, bubblers, blunts, and vaporizers.
Weed is also commonly consumed in food and drink, also known as ‘edibles.’ You can eat these weed-infused foods or drinks in order to feel the effects of marijuana.
What Does Getting High On Weed Feel Like?
Getting high on weed can feel like many things. Getting high on weed can make you feel euphoric, relaxed, creative, focused, and happy. But for some people, getting high on weed can also make you feel bad. You can feel paranoid, confused, afraid, and anxious.
The effects that weed has on you depends greatly on:
- Your body chemistry
- The type of weed strain
- The dosage you consumed
- The method of consumption
- The set and setting, i.e., are you having a good or bad day?
- The intention, i.e., are you consuming to watch a movie or exercise outside?
What Is a Weed ‘Strain’?
Strains are different varieties of weed plants. Talking about weed strains is akin to discussing the different types of tomatoes at the farmer’s market.
Each strain has a unique chemical profile–which is the combination of cannabinoids, terpenes, and other compounds. The taste, smell, and effects of the strain are based on its chemical profile.
So if you know you enjoy one strain of weed, you will likely want another strain with a similar chemical profile.
Weed strains are often categorized into:
- Sativas: energizing
- Indicas calming and sedating
- Hybrids: a mixture of the two
Can Smoking Weed Damage My Lungs?
Over time, smoking weed can cause damage to your lungs. Chronic or everyday users of marijuana can sometimes experience side effects of smoking like coughing, burning in the lungs, bronchitis, and other respiratory problems.
The damage weed can cause by being inhaled depends mainly on the volume of usage and how it is consumed. Vaporizing marijuana is thought to be the ‘healthiest’ way to smoke and inhale marijuana.
If you want to avoid the adverse effects that marijuana can have on your lungs, then consider eating edibles.
What are ‘Edibles’ & How Do They Get You High?
An edible is any food or drink that has been infused with marijuana. Nowadays, there are tons of different types of edibles like brownies, cookies, gummies, sodas, beer, and wine.
So how do edibles get you high? During the creation of the edible, THC is activated by the process of decarboxylation. This is then released into the food or drink product to create an edible. After you consume the edible, the activated THC makes you high.
Modern-day edibles from legal dispensaries can be incredible for beginners because the dosages are entirely controlled, and thus, you can have a consistent experience.
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What Is the Difference Between THC & CBD?
Cannabinoids and terpenes are the two primary compounds found in marijuana. And the two most important cannabinoids are THC ( or tetrahydrocannabinol) and CBD (or cannabidiol).
THC has a psychoactive effect on your body and therefore gets you high. CBD, on the other hand, is non-intoxicating. Both cannabinoids can have medicinal benefits on the human body.
Some strains of weed will be higher in THC than CBD and vice versa. Strains of weed and edibles designed to get you high will contain THC, whereas some weed strains and products only contain CBD.
What are Terpenes?
Terpenes are the scent compounds responsible for giving weed its aroma. There are hundreds of different terpenes found in marijuana. But in general, the most essential eight terpenes are:
Does CBD Get You High?
One of the most common questions for a weed newbie is if CBD can get them high. The simple answer is no.
CBD edibles and CBD strains of weed have become popularized because it allows a person to receive the benefits of marijuana without the mind-altering psychoactive effects of THC.
CBD has been known to help with pain relief, reduction of anxiety and depression, and alleviate cancer-related symptoms.
What are the ‘Munchies’?
Munchies is the popularized term for the insatiable appetite you experience shortly after getting high on weed. Some folks experience munchies while others do not. For those who do get the munchies, certain types of food and drink are craved more so than others.
It is believed that the munchies occur due to the interaction between THC and CB1 receptors in your brain. This interaction heightens your senses, which in turn makes tasting, smelling, and craving food more intense.
Munchies are not just about eating an entire bag of Doritos. The increased appetite resulting from getting high is often beneficial for folks who suffer from a lack of appetite due to their medical condition or the medication itself.
Can Weed Be Delivered To Me?
In short, heck yes it can!
Recreational and medical marijuana is no longer only bought and sold in legalized dispensaries. You can now have weed delivered straight to your home.
Delivery has many practical applications for folks who may be suffering from a debilitating health condition or injury. Or for folks who need a little extra help due to their busy schedule.
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