Nothing is better than that first, delicious smoke of the day. Shortly after leaving the comfort and warmth of bed, sparking up a freshly packed bowl or perfectly rolled joint wakes up the senses and, with a good sativa, provides energy and creative to get users ready for the busy day ahead. Cannabis enthusiasts can attest, there are few things better than achieving an elevated mind before 8:00 am, but there are some important instructions to follow. Be sure to commit to memory these ten rules for wake and bake.
1. Thou shalt have no shower before me
Always wake and bake before showering. Not only is it an amazing feeling to shower while high, showering after a smoke session will ensure no dank aromas linger behind. It’s always a better idea to show up for work clean and smelling like soap, rather than smelling like OG Kush.
2. Thou shalt make unto thee an epic breakfast
After a wake and bake session, chances are the munchies are going to set in. These munchies might be more intense than normal since most people haven’t eaten anything before breakfast. So be sure to make a huge meal to start the day off right and keep bellies full until lunch.
3. Thou shalt not brush teeth in vain
Always be sure to smoke before brushing teeth. This will ensure that breath is minty fresh, without the chance of any linger cannabis odors.
4. Thou shalt not lose track of time
While indulging in a wake and bake, it can be easy to lose track of time. This is an amateur mistake experienced cannabis enthusiasts have learned to avoid. Try setting an alarm as a reminder for when it’s time to go. Wake and bake responsibly – don’t perpetuate stereotypes by letting it affect productivity.
5. Honor thy shirt and thy pants
Always stay in pajamas to wake and bake, never put on clothes that are intended to be worn throughout the day before smoking. There’s a good chance clothes will retain the smell of cannabis, and that could lead to some issues later in the day. Play it safe and get dressed after the smoke session.
6. Thou shalt not fall back asleep
Cannabis leaves of us in a calm, relaxed state, which many of us use to lull ourselves to sleep. During a wake and back, it’s important to fight this sleepy urge and press on throughout the day. If a wake and bake leads back to bed, something went wrong. Try smoking less next time.
7. Thou shalt not hastily smoke
On days when wake and bakes are planned, be sure to wake up a little earlier than normal. Allow for extra time to enjoy the high, make a good breakfast and prepare for the day, before running out the door. Rushing around after a wake and bake will only kill the buzz and make the entire session pointless.
8. Thou shalt not forget liquids
Wakes and bakes are notorious for leaving smokers with dreaded cottonmouth, that terribly dry feeling that stretches from the tip of the tongue all the way to the back of the throat. Be sure to keep plenty of water and juice on hand to cure the dryness.
9. Thou shalt not bear red eyes
Another rookie mistake is heading into the world with blood-shot eyes. Some people are lucky enough to never get red eyes, but for those of us who aren’t so blessed, invest in a bottle of eye drops. Not only do they refresh eyes, they can save users from raising red flags while working.
10. Thou shalt not smell up thy neighbor’s house or hallway
Always be respectful. Remember this is a busy time of day for everyone, including kids. If living in an apartment or condo complex, try placing a towel under the front to door to stop smoke from sneaking out. Burning candles or incense are other ways to help cover the cannabis smell. Don’t forget to blow them out if you leave the house!
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