First Time Smoking Weed: Tips and Expects

In the past decade, the cannabis industry has proven to be one of the fastest-growing ones in the world. With the production of all kinds of cannabis-infused products that offer plenty of benefits to consumers, experts have every reason to believe that the industry will continue to grow significantly in the future.

Because of the many health benefits cannabis has shown to provide consumers, there has also been an increase in the number of new consumers. Whether it is to alleviate anxiety, relieve aches and pains, improve appetite, or simply for recreational use, there are many reasons why people start smoking weed.

However, in order to reap all the benefits cannabis provides and have an elevated first-time smoking experience, it is important that you follow a few tips. To get you started, here is the ultimate guide for total beginners on how to smoke weed and what to expect.

Get all weed essentials

Before you embark on your first weed-smoking journey, you should gather all weed essentials you need for an elevated experience. Some of the most important items you may need include a hand pipe, an ash-catcher, a rolling tray, a quality grinder, rolling papers, and a weed container.

When it comes to choosing a weed container, make sure it is airtight, smell-proof, and waterproof. There are plenty of options available, with a glass jar and a wooden weed box being the two most commonly preferred choices among smokers. Both keep your cannabis at the perfect humidity, preserve its flavor and prolong its potency.

Choose your smoking method

There are several ways you can smoke weed. Some of the most popular consumption methods include joints, blunts, bongs, one-hitters, pipes, and vape pens. Since it is your first time smoking weed, it is advised that you start with weed pipes. They are easy to use, don’t have filtration, and don’t require rolling skills like joints and blunts.

Besides that, weed pipes are actually more affordable than other smoking tools. They are also endlessly customizable which means you have plenty of pipe options to choose from with interesting designs that suit your taste.

Start with a low THC strain

As a beginner, it is recommended that you start with a low THC strain. This way you can reduce the likelihood of a bad trip.

If you want to be on the safe side, you should consider talking to a budtender at your local dispensary. These people are actually weed professionals who have lots of valuable information about the various types of weed you should choose for your first-time experience.

Depending on the reasons for your smoking, the budtender will recommend certain medicinal and recreational strains as well as proper dosage instructions.

Stay hydrated

One of the most common side effects associated with smoking cannabis is dry mouth, commonly known as cottonmouth. This happens because the THC compound binds to the cannabinoid receptors in your submandibular glands which produce saliva and stops them from functioning temporarily.

So, for your first-time smoking experience, make sure you have a bottle of water nearby to stay hydrated and keep your mouth moist at all times. Drinking water will also help with coughing by helping relieve the burn and itch in your throat that usually occurs when learning to smoke.

Learn your limits

Another thing you need to pay attention to during your first-time weed smoking experience is to take your time and learn your limits. It is best that you first start taking a few puffs so you can slowly feel all of the effects of cannabis on your body. This will give you time to feel the intensity of the effects and define your current mood.

Think about whether you feel calm, overwhelmed or anxious or if you are experiencing any negative feelings. Make sure you keep track of how many puffs you take to get high because too many can lead to a greater risk of side effects. 

Final thoughts

In the past few years, cannabis has proven to offer plenty of benefits to people. Because of this, the number of new consumers has increased as they become more interested in the various effects cannabis provides.

However, in order to have the best first weed smoking experience, it is important that you are well-prepared ahead of time by gathering the right cannabis essentials and knowing what to expect. Use our post as a reference to help you embark on your weed smoking journey with ease.

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Martin B.

Martin B.

Ex-smoker, passionate vaper who loves to tell the world about the life-changing potential of vaping. Co-creator of Ecigclopedia with a background in Business & Finance. Prefers a dessert flavored vape and loves to innovate.
Martin B.

Martin B.

Ex-smoker, passionate vaper who loves to tell the world about the life-changing potential of vaping. Co-creator of Ecigclopedia with a background in Business & Finance. Prefers a dessert flavored vape and loves to innovate.

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