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The Best Tips When Smoking Cannabis For The First Time

Smoking cannabis for the first time is a unique experience. Whether you are smoking it for recreational purposes or medical purposes, you will always remember your first smoking experience. If you want to smoke cannabis for managing your condition, cannabis doctors can help you choose strains that suit you. Choosing the right strain is very important when it comes to having a great cannabis smoking session. There is no doubt that every cannabis smoker wants to have a great smoking session. This is especially true for beginners. And for this, you have to be prepared. In this article, you are going to learn about some of the best tips for first-time cannabis smokers. These tips will help you have a great first-time cannabis smoking experience.

I remember when I smoked cannabis for the first time. There were many questions in mind, from how it is going to affect me and how will I feel after getting high. I was also a little nervous about the chances of me getting way too high. Trust me, you don’t want that. If you are also feeling the same way, don’t worry, it is completely normal. So, if you are thinking of smoking cannabis for the first time, I’m here to help you. Here’s a list of some crucial tips that will help you have a great cannabis smoking experience when it’s your first time. So, let’s get into it.

Tip 1. Don’t Keep Too Many Expectations

I understand that it is hard to not get excited when thinking of smoking cannabis for the first time. I was once experiencing the same excitement. But no matter how excited you may feel, you can never expect anything when smoking cannabis. The effects of smoking cannabis are unpredictable. You never know how it is going to affect you, especially when you are smoking it for the first time. While some may not even feel anything after taking two puffs, others can get high. So, there’s nothing really that you can expect when it comes to smoking cannabis.

There are various factors that determine how cannabis is going to affect you – 

  • Your surroundings.
  • Your mood.
  • The strain you are smoking.
  • Whether you are feeling comfortable or not.
  • Your tolerance level.
  • Whether you inhaled the smoke properly or not.

Tip 2. Drink Water And Keep Yourself Hydrated

You must be familiar with the various benefits of water. Here is one more benefit of water, it can enhance your first cannabis smoking experience. Keeping yourself hydrated is very important when smoking cannabis. You don’t want to wake up completely dehydrated the next morning after smoking cannabis the night before. This is why you need to drink water while you smoke cannabis to keep yourself hydrated. It is always better to drink a little bit of water even before beginning to smoke cannabis. 

Keeping yourself hydrated also helps you deal with cottonmouth or dry mouth. Dry mouth is one of the most common side effects of smoking cannabis. And as you’re smoking cannabis for the first time, you don’t have to smoke too much. Hence, you won’t need to drink too much water as well.

Tip 3. Never Smoke Alone

This is a very important tip for every beginner. You should never smoke cannabis alone when it is your first time. Be with someone you know and trust when smoking your first joint. There are various reasons for that – 

  • As you’re smoking cannabis for the first time, you probably are not familiar with the art of rolling a joint. So, a friend who smokes cannabis can help you by rolling (and teaching how to roll) a joint for you.
  • This person can tell you when you have smoked enough cannabis. This way you will not get too high.
  • Even if you get too high, a friend can help you stay grounded. If you are feeling overwhelmed by the effects of cannabis, you can stay calm if you are with someone you know and trust.