The best way to get high depends on your preference. Here are some options based on health, potency, and speed.
The more that cannabis is embraced, the more variety of products are introduced to the market. This is great for consumers, but can also be overwhelming for newbies who haven’t had experiences with weed and don’t know where to start. Is there a best way to get high? The answer depends on what you define as best.
Marijuana consumption should always be fun and relaxing, whether you’re getting high with friends or using cannabis for medical purposes. Depending on the method of consumption, you can consume it in a way that’s healthy, discreet, or simply very potent. Still, you want to eliminate as much harm as possible.
Here are some of the best ways to get high:
When you don’t want to smoke a joint
A lot of seasoned cannabis users love to smoke their joints. The feel of smoking is relaxing and fast-acting, an itch that can’t be scratched by eating an edible. A pot brownie might be delicious, but it’s just not the same experience.
Sadly, we now know that inhaling any type of smoke is terrible for you and while an occasional joint won’t do much harm, regular smoking could harm your lungs and impair your lifestyle. Still, if you’re looking for that sensation of smoking, options like water pipes and bongs are great solutions. While not perfect, these methods are less harmful to your lungs.
When you want something strong
If you have potency in mind, edibles should be your first choice. While not as fast-acting as joints, bongs, and vapes, what you lose in speed you definitely make up for in strength.
Edibles are powerfully effective. In fact, you should be a little wary when using them for the first time. Be patient and understand that your stomach lining is the one doing the absorption process and it’s much slower than your lungs. Still, by the time your edible affects you, you’ll be well aware of it and you’ll feel the effects for a good couple of hours.
When you want something strong and fast
If you want something strong and fast, consider dabbing. This highly concentrated wax requires some pretty specific tools — a dab rig, a nail, a torch, some cannabis extract, and more items if you want — and provides a fast-acting experience that hits with a lot of potency.
Per the American Addiction Centers, wax is twice as strong as cannabis flower. It’s common for new dabbers to pass out after a hit because the strength of the THC makes their blood pressure drop. So, you know, take it easy. Dab in a place you’re comfortable in, with friends you trust.