Learn | 05.08.2023

15 Questions Every First-Time Weed Smoker Wants Answered

First time smoking weed? Don't fret. Here are the answers to your questions.

Are you new to the wonderful world of weed? If so, then you have a lot to learn. But don’t stress. Every weed smoker has been in your shoes.

No one is born with weed knowledge. Even experienced connoisseurs like Snoop Dogg had to start somewhere. If you’re ready to smoke weed for the first time but prefer to be prepared, we’re here to help. Even if you just smoked weed and need some answers, we have you covered.

From what it’s like to be high to how much bud you should buy, here are 15 first-time pot smoker questions answered.

Should I Smoke Alone?

For the first few times, no. It’s always best to get high with a friend. Whether that friend is a seasoned cannabis user or new, it’s always best to experience your first time smoking weed with a good friend.

Also, choose who you smoke with wisely. Choose a true friend who doesn’t judge you or will make you feel uncomfortable when stoned. That way, you can go through the experience together. It gives you peace of mind knowing that you’re not going through the experience alone.

Will I Get High The First Time Smoking Weed?

Many new cannabis users don’t get high the first time smoking weed.

This is completely normal and something I’ve experienced firsthand. I was so eager to feel high, and after a few hits and coughing fits, I still felt nothing.

When your body first interacts with cannabis, it has to get used to it, meaning you won’t truly feel the effects until the second time you smoke weed.

How Hungry Will I Get?

Once you start feeling high, the notorious munchies kick in within 15 to 20 minutes. Your hunger depends on how much you’ve eaten that day.

Still, even if you’ve had 3 meals and decided to spark up in the evening, don’t be surprised if you’re tempted to whip something up in the kitchen. Having snacks nearby is always a good idea.

How Much Should I Smoke?

If you’re smoking alone, it’s best to start small. Whether you’re using a joint, pipe, or bong, one hit should be enough. If you don’t feel anything, take another. If it’s you’re first time smoking weed, you may not get high.

One hit is enough to help your body get used to cannabis. From there, you’ll get high the second time you smoke. Even during your second time smoking weed, start with one hit and work your way up until you feel your desired effects.

What Does It Feel Like When You're High?

Not every person will feel the same way when they smoke weed for the first time. For the most part, first-timers tend to feel giggly and happy.

It also depends on the strain you’re using and whether it’s an Indica, Sativa, or Hybrid. Indicas may make you relaxed, euphoric, and sleepy, whereas Sativas prompt feelings of energy, mood elevation, and giggles. Hybrids offer that perfect in-between.

Where's A Good Place To Smoke?

You should probably choose a spot where you can relax and not have to worry about getting caught. Otherwise, you’ll be paranoid the entire time, and it’ll ruin the experience.

If you still live with your parents, perhaps it’s best to go to a friend’s house or find a spot outdoors where they won’t see or smell you. If that’s not a worry, try finding a scenic spot for your high eyes to gaze at the stunning views.

What Time Of Day Is Best For Smoking Weed?

For more reasons than one, you should smoke at night or at a time when you can just chill.

You never know how you’ll react after your first hit of ganja. It could make you tired, super relaxed, or even anxious. Either way, it’s best to get high when you have nothing planned just to be on the safe side.

What's The Best Way To Consume Cannabis?

Rolling a joint can be tough for beginners. Luckily dispensaries sell pre-rolls for your convenience. Pre-rolls are an excellent way to smoke weed for the first time, as they’re already rolled to perfection.

Another great way to smoke weed for the first time is using a bong or pipe. However, don’t pack too much weed, or you might get too high. Instead, start small with a few bits and flakes.

Edibles may not be the best way to get high for the first time, as they’re tricky to dose and can make you way higher than you’d like.

Is Cottonmouth A Common Side Effect Of Using Cannabis?

There are a few well-known side effects of cannabis, including red eyes. One that’s not so well-known among beginners is cottonmouth, a term used to describe dry mouth.

Because this happens very often, it’s best to keep water nearby. Staying hydrated is the best way to beat cottonmouth.

What's The Worst Thing That Could Happen After Smoking Weed?

You never know how you’re going to react to the herb. Know that no one has ever overdosed on weed. That should give you peace of mind.

Worst case scenario, you’ll be anxious and paranoid. This is VERY common, even in seasoned users! Let that be a warning that you smoked too much weed. Next time, you’ll know to take less.

What Should I Do While High?

Weed makes everything fun. Play some video games, or watch a series on Netflix. Maybe even read a book.

Even if you have chores to complete, weed adds a little zest to those boring tasks.

What Should I Avoid While High?

Do not watch a scary movie while high, especially if it’s your first time. Watching anything scary might increase your anxiety and paranoia.

Also, avoid interactions with people you don’t want to talk to while high. That could be parents, family, or even people in public. Only surround yourself with people you’ll feel comfortable with.

How Can I Get Rid Of A High That's Too Intense?

Time is the greatest healer. Funny enough, being high and not enjoying it can seem like hours, even if it was just 20 minutes.

Sip water, chat with a friend about what you’re feeling, and take deep breaths. Check out this article for foolproof ways to cure a high that’s too intense.

How Long Does A High Last?

Assuming you’re inhaling, a high can last between one and three hours. But, it’s worth noting that everyone will have a different experience with cannabis, so the duration of the high varies from person to person.

I remember smoking weed with friends on a Sunday evening, only to wake up and face my 10th-grade geography teacher still stoned. Being high the next morning can also happen the first few times after smoking weed. Have some water, stay quiet, and it should fade soon.

Should I Try Again If My First Time Doesn't Go Well?

Absolutely. In fact, most pot smokers have a weird first-time experience. Some don’t even get high, as we discussed above.

If it’s not for you, then it’s not for you. But you should definitely give it a shot at least twice.

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