If you are new to cannabis, you may be wondering what the best way to consume it is. You may also be making some common mistakes that can affect the potency and efficacy of your cannabis. For those who are new to the cannabis world, it’s important to know what mistakes to avoid. This way, you can have a safe and enjoyable experience while enjoying the benefits of this plant.
In this article, we will outline six of the most common mistakes made by cannabis beginners. By knowing what these are, you can make sure to avoid them yourself! Read on for more information.
Not Grinding the Marijuana
The first mistake that many people when consuming marijuana for the first time is not grinding the marijuana, or not grinding it enough. When it comes to smoking marijuana, sure, you could probably get away with not grinding it every time, but if you are using a dry herb vaporizer, or rolling a joint, your experience might not be very pleasant if the cannabis isn’t ground well enough.
Why should you grind? Because you can break down the cannabis evenly, and make sure that everything gets smoked or vaped. More than this, using your hands to break the cannabis instead of a grinder removes the trichomes, which contribute to the potency of the cannabis.
Not Knowing the Different Consumption Methods
The next mistake that people make when consuming cannabis, especially for the first time, is not knowing the different consumption methods. You might be thinking “why does it matter? I will still get high”, and while that is true, it could ruin your experience.
For example, you might not know that the size of a bong affects how smooth the hit is, and if you have never used a bong you might take a massive hit from a small one, resulting in an episode of coughing and a potentially sore throat. Dab rigs provide a much stronger high than other methods, so you should be very careful with how much you’re taking. When you use a dab rig like this, you’re inhaling pure vapor and not smoke. This results in a cleaner, more flavorful hit that is much smoother on the throat and lungs. In terms of edibles, you might not know that you will only begin feeling the effects after around an hour, and might accidentally consume more than you should before then.
Consuming Too Much
Another extremely common mistake that many people new to cannabis make is consuming way too much, way too quickly. If you are new to cannabis then you probably aren’t used to the intoxicating effects just yet, and more than this, you haven’t developed any sort of tolerance. What does this mean?
This means that if you consume way too much before you are ready, you are going to have a bad trip, which is usually characterized by feelings of anxiety and paranoia. To avoid this, take your time, there is no rush, and if you feel like the effects aren’t strong enough, gradually consume more.
Not Planning a Day Off
Something that you should always do, especially if you are new to smoking weed, is to make sure that you are going to be consuming it on a day off. This is because you might not like the effects or be able to handle it, and there is nothing worse than having to go to work whilst feeling completely stoned.
If you have an extremely busy schedule, then you should try to consume marijuana in the evening, since this will give you an idea of what the effects are like, and might allow you to find an amount that you enjoy consuming whilst still being functional.
Not Understanding Differences Between Strains
A common mistake that many people make is not understanding the differences between the various cannabis strains. What does this affect? Well, for example, sativa will make you feel more creative and slightly more energized, so this is a great strain for being social. On the other end of the spectrum is indica, which will make you feel incredibly relaxed and euphoric, which is great if you are trying to sleep.
More than this, different strains have different levels of THC. This means that you should always find out the strength of a strain before consuming it for the first time since you will need to change the amount that you consume.
Barry Lachey is a Professional Editor at Zobuz. Previously He has also worked for Moxly Sports and Network Resources “Joe Joe.” he is a graduate of the Kings College at the University of Thames Valley London. You can reach Barry via email or by phone.