Getting high is a simple process yet one that’s affected by a hundred different factors. A lot has been said about cannabis and just how little is known about the plant. One of the most interesting parts of consuming it is how it can vary greatly from one person to another, with some people loving its effects, while others claiming that it makes them feel paranoid and anxious.
Cannabis leads to very personal and introspective experiences, affecting users differently, but there are a few outside factors that can really influence how your body will respond to the drug. Here are five factors you can play with in order to have better control of your high.
How you consume it
The most influencing factor on this list is the form in which you consume cannabis. Consuming an edible, smoking a joint or taking a hit from a bong result in very different highs. For example, edibles take longer to have an effect but produce much stronger and long lasting highs than joints or bongs. A hit from a bong can be much harder to manage for inexperienced users than a hit from a joint. Get to know the different ways of consuming cannabis and tread carefully if it’s your first time with that method.
Doses are also very important, with a mistaken one being capable of putting you to sleep or steeping you into a really anxious state of mind. When trying out a new strain, consuming an edible or dabbing, the dose you choose can make or break your high. Do your research and always start off slow.
Your experience and tolerance
How experienced you are with the plant dictates how well you’ll take to it. Tolerance is personal, changing from user to user and making it likely for you and a friend to have different dosing levels even if you share similar body types and level of experience with the plant.
Where you are
Setting is vital when it comes to marijuana, dictating how the high will hit you. If you’re in a crowded or an empty space you might end up with different highs, having more of a party mood in the case if the former or a couch-like high in the case of the latter. If you’re a beginner, the best way to consume marijuana would be to do so in a space that feels safe and with friends who you’re close with.
The type of cannabis you consume
THC, CBD, indica or sativa strains produce different effects on you, with one leaving your brain very affected and others leaving you relaxed and unable to do more than to sit in the couch. Do your research and try out different types, sticking with the one that you like best and that works more with your body type.