Your first weed session depends on a lot of things. Your body, your mindset, and surroundings all play a part. Here’s what you can probably expect your first time.
First experiences with marijuana can vary greatly. While some have great memories of their first time smoking with their friends, others remember a paranoid mess. Despite the fact that people have been getting high for hundreds of years, we still know very little about the drug and its capabilities.
We do know that your mindset, body and the type of marijuana you’re consuming can all have an effect on your high, leaving vastly different first impressions from person to person. You might get relaxed and giggly, while your buddy gets paranoid and anxious.
Here’s a breakdown of some of the most common reactions you might expect from your first-time consuming weed, ranging from the good, the bad, and the very common instance when nothing occurs.
If everything goes correctly with your first smoking session, people consuming the drug should feel at ease and like they’re having a blast. Giggle fits are very common. Their bodies haven’t been exposed to cannabis, which means that there’s no tolerance. People who experience a good first high report feeling happy, relaxed, and being very aware of their surroundings, which include noting colors, sensations, and more. This is why high people can have deep conversations about the state of their shoes. Also why they eat so voraciously.
Bad highs usually happen when first-timers smoke too much or are in a place that’s uncomfortable for them, like a crowded party. Since there’s no tolerance in people’s bodies, a hit or two should be enough to push them past their threshold. If someone is naturally anxious, smoking weed might also increase their odds of having a bad time, and their lack of experience with the drug might make this easier, pushing them to worry over other people “knowing” that they’re high, experiencing dry mouth and thirst.
In order to prevent a bad high, it’s important to moderate how much weed is smoked. It’s also important to surround yourself with people you trust, with whom you won’t feel judged. If a bad high occurs, remember that these are temporary and harmless, quickly resolved by a nap.
Another thing that is very likely is for first-timers to experience nothing after consuming marijuana. This has a scientific explanation: experts believe that THC must interact with some people’s bodies several times in order to activate their endocannabinoid system. This is called a “sensitization period.” Once your body learns how to interact with THC, it’ll learn how to react accordingly.