Don’t worry, we are here for you. Every stoner has had a first time getting high. They might not like to talk about it, and some will pretend they were always champions of the bud. However, this is just a fact of life. In order to do something a lot, you have to have done it for a first time. So if you’re about to embark on the journey of enlightenment that is smoking pot, here are some things that you should know first.
This is the top priority for every first time smoker. Don’t get worked up, its really not as big a deal as you think. I know, it can be counterintuitive. They say relax, then you think about relaxing, and that only makes you more nervous. Its a classic paradox that is easier to say to not to than to actually not do. But here are some tips and tricks to remind yourself of when the time comes.
Tell yourself that this is just the first time. Remind your brain that no one has ever died from a weed overdose, so you can rest easy on that front. Its not as special as it seems, smoking weed. It’ll just be a fun time. And, if nothing happens, you can always do it again. The key is, its your first of many. Probably anyway.
Too many people freak themselves out. Its only natural. Our culture has told you that weed is bad since before you could even walk. But remember, the world is changing, and so are people’s views on weed. The key is that there’s no pressure, and nothing bad can happen.
2. Have a partner
This is a great trick that we recommend highly. Smoke with someone who has smoked before. There are a few good reasons for this.
1. They know how to do it
Its not particularly hard to get high, but it can be a bit confusing the first time. You have to break it up, and put into your chosen container. Its much easier if you have somebody there who can set it up for you.
2. It will calm you down
If you start to get a little confused or unsettled, you will have somebody you trust to help you relax if you get nervous. Somebody you know and trust can go a long way to helping you remember where you are and what you are doing, and most importantly that you are safe.
3. Nothing bad can happen
Of course, something bad can always technically happen, but its easier if you have someone there. If you start to freak out, they will have your back. If somebody comes in, you’ll have somebody there. In general, having a partner is how you should do most things.
3. Pick your poison (Not literally, weed is very safe)
Now onto the good stuff. You’ll want to do some planning beforehand. First, we recommend choosing a safe and secure environment that will help you feel better and where nothing can get in the way of having a great time. A house or an apartment is the logical choice.
Next, choose your weed. Since its your first time, you probably won’t need to worry about all the strains and intricacies. We recommend just buying whatever flower is available and smoking that.
Third, you will want to choose an apparatus. Again, first time and all, we think you should keep it simple. Have your partner roll a joint or pack a bowl to make it easiest. If you don’t have a partner, it will be easiest for you to just buy a bowl, since that requires little skill.
3. Don’t overdo it
Weed sometimes takes a while to kick in. Don’t worry about it. Some people don’t even get high on the first time. That’s okay too. What isn’t okay is thinking nothing is happening then taking several rips to make sure it does. Let the weed work its magic. You don’t want to end up confused and stoned out of your mind.
This is a known issue for more serious drugs than weed. You shouldn’t worry about smoking too much your first time, just enough to feel it. There will be plenty of time in the future for some crazier experiences.
4. Embrace it
Now that you’re almost there, its time to remember what to do when you get high, which is pretty much nothing. You will begin to feel the wave of high as it brings you along the breeze. Let it happen. Don’t worry about being too high or what is going to happen after or how long it will last.
Embrace the tao of the weed, let it flow through you as you flow through it. Perfect harmony. Floating down the river on a boat made of smoke, you will love the air and the sensations that pop up all around. See the sights, hear the sounds, taste the fish. But don’t try to paddle back upstream, there is nothing for you there.
This is pretty self explanatory. Have fun!
Well, there you go, all the tips and tricks you need to know in order to have a great first time smoking. Now that you are ready, go off on your journey. Oh, its sad for us too. Like watching your chick leave its nest. But you have to fly, and by fly we mean get high. All our precious birds have flown into a journey that we can’t help them on, and sometimes its hard to cope. You wake up in an empty nest with no one to tutor and nourish. But, there is a cure to that as well, and as always its weed. So we’re just going to pack a hefty bowl of some dank and forget our troubles. Until next time, stay safe!