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How Long Does A Vape High Last? Do You Get Higher Smoking Weed? •

How Long Does a Cannabis Vape High Last?

There is a lot of variables to take into account, but an average weed smoker with a decent level of tolerance can expect to experience highs lasting from 2-4 hours when making the switch to Cannabis Vaporizing. But, You will use a lot less weed.

Any side effects such as lethargy, sleepiness, inability to concentrate, and increased appetite can last for a few hours beyond that. 

There are some ways you can control the effects of your high, which we will get into below.


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How to Stop the Coughing Fits

For newbies, coughing is an inevitable part of the smoking process.

The best way to curb this scenario is to avoid it before its happening.

First, take some tiny hits.

You wouldn’t just jump into a weight room and start benching 400 pounds.

Pulling that much smoke into your lungs is giving your body a workout it is not used to.

Work up your cough resistance by gradually working up your inhalation tolerance.

6) Working Out While High

Wait a minute, you might say, wasn’t working out while high a way to get super-high? Yes, true, true words – but going for a walk while high, probably best accompanied by a friend or loved one to make sure you don’t wander into traffic, can also speed up your metabolism and get your body to burn some of the THC up and process the high faster – but make sure you also institute the water weed cure at the same time – in other words, stay hydrated! If you dehydrate while going for a long walk to stop being high, then you could compound any dizziness and nausea you might be feeling.

Exercise also releases endorphins and they can help mitigate some of the  intoxication effects of being high; not to mention that while walking and talking with a friend, you might actually focus less on how you are feeling and more on your surroundings and conversation. If alone, you need to self care. Walk around the block a few times can still ramp up your metabolism and distract you, so just make sure your are being careful not to stumble and fall or elsewise hurt yourself – if you have an exercise bike or treadmill at home, that might be a safer way to go; but if you do go outside, choose a safe, familiar route with little traffic.

Smoke With Friends

Make the most of your first time smoking weed by surrounding yourself with friends. Smoking weed is a wonderful bonding experiencing. It fuels laughter and conversation, so get high with people you love and trust. It will make your premier marijuana experience that much more memorable and enjoyable. If you have good friends that are experienced smokers too, they’ll be able to guide you throughout your first time.

3) Does Eating Kill Your High?

Eating fatty foods can get you really high – in fact, part of cooking with cannabis is using butter, veggie oil, or high-in-medium-chain-triglycerides coconut oil as a carrier for cannabinoids. But eating can also help you stop being high because the fatty molecules will sponge up the remaining unbound THC and help your body metabolize it faster – plus the act of digestion pulls some of the blood flow from your brain to your stomach (hence why you sometimes get tired after eating) thus reducing the psychoactive effects of THC.

The sugars in food will speed up your metabolism and it will process the THC that much faster, and sugars help the whole electrolyte thing, as we mentioned just above about drinking orange or lemon juice to help stop being high. Also eating can help you rehydrate too, as food contains water. So, food can make a good defense against an over-aggressive buzz but food is a slow-acting cure and, save for the blood diversion from the brain, it could take hours for the food to completely negate a high – during which time the monster cannabis high might wear off on its own. But, combined with other stoner sobering methods having something in your gut can help.

Since we’re speaking of food…

How to Inhale Weed and Common Questions

We’ve established that coughing from improper inhalation of weed without a carbon filter is unpleasant and causes extra damage to the lungs. Furthermore, we discovered it is a myth you need to hold your breathe upon inhaling THC.

When you hold your breath, regardless of whether or not weed smoke is in your lungs, you get a head rush. The truth is, the head rush comes from oxygen deprivation, not from THC penetration.

It’s important to learn how long to hold in weed. Learning how to properly smoke marijuana is simple.

Steps on How to Inhale

Now that you have all the fundamentals learning how to inhale weed is easy:

  1. Light the cannabis but try to move the fire in and out of the marijuana as you light.
  2. Once any part of the plant is lit you then want to inhale no more than 2 seconds directly into your lungs.
  3. Avoid holding the smoke in your lungs. After 2 seconds you can exhale the marijuana and repeat the steps until satisfied.
  4. Make sure to use a MouthPeace to prevent tar and resin from entering into your lungs while also stopping coughing fits.

Do You Have to Inhale Weed to get High?

Simply put, yes. There have been test where users inhaled the marijuana smoke into their mouth but not their lungs and exhaled. The majority of users did not get high. So if you want to experience THC you are going to have to inhale the smoke into your lungs.

How Long to Hold in Weed?

It’s a safe bet to always count to 2 seconds from when you begin inhalation. So once the cannabis is lit and you begin inhaling, the duration from which you inhale directly into your lungs should at most be 2 seconds. 

Does Coughing Make you Higher?

As we discussed earlier coughing is a sign of failure. The tar and resin falls onto the tissue of your lungs and this can be prevented by using a Triple Carbon Filter such as the MouthPeace. We should always aim to not cough when smoking marijuana.

Take a tolerance break

One major way to feel more stoned is to get stoned less often. If you are a strictly recreational and moderate consumer of cannabis, you can probably attest to feeling a bit smacked in the head when you pick it up again, whereas a daily or medical consumer may need a more potent punch to feel the vibe. Taking what’s called a “T break” (short for tolerance) for a period of time reflective of your consumption habits gives your body’s CB receptors a chance to reset.

How Much Herb Should You Smoke?

If you’re smoking good old-fashioned herb then you’re probably only going to need a few hits if it’s your first time. The effects of weed can be felt anywhere from instantly to up to several minutes. If it’s your first time then just take 1 or 2 hits, and wait for a few minutes. If you’re still not high you can take another hit. Usually, beginners would not need to smoke an entire bowl or joint by themselves to get high. If the quality is decent then 3 or 4 hits total should get the job done. If you’re new to this I highly recommend checking out two of my other articles: How to Smoke Weed Properly: A First-Timer’s Guide and 7 Reasons Why You Aren’t Getting High From Weed.

Remember, the more you smoke the higher your tolerance is going to get. Individuals with high tolerances may need multiple bowls or joints to feel effects. Some people report smoking so much they can’t get high anymore. If this is the case I highly recommend taking a tolerance break.

Joint Smoking Etiquette

No matter your smoking experience level, it’s always important to stay current on your joint etiquette — nobody wants to be “that guy.” By following the code of conduct below, you’ll ensure you don’t embarrass yourself the next time you’re handed a joint.

Think of this guide as a sort of cotillion for joint smokers – retain your invite to the smoke circle with these helpful tips.

Respect Rolling Seniority

You don’t have to be the best joint roller in the

You don’t have to be the best joint roller in the world, nor do you have to have the best rolling papers, but you should know how your rolling skills stack up against others. If you can’t roll well and you know someone else can, it’s best to let him or her take the reins. This doesn’t mean you shouldn’t practice though! One day you might find yourself as the most experienced roller available, and we can help you improve your joint rolling skills for when that day comes.

Learn to Use a Crutch

A crutch can be made from just about any paper-like material (a paper scrap, a business card, we’ve even seen one MacGyvered from a straw wrapper – anything goes), and you can even buy pre-cut crutches. Our favorites are these natural hemp & cotton tips from RAW.

There is no need to hand someone a sloppy joint that barely rips. Crutches eliminate Scooby snacks, soggy ends, and make the entire social smoking experience more pleasant. Furthermore, you can use the crutch as a handle when you hand the joint to the person next to you. Similarly, if you’re on the receiving end of the hand-off, grab the joint by the crutch instead of crushing the tube of ground cannabis.

Don’t Expect to Hit it without Contributing

We all know someone who frequently jumps in the jo

We all know someone who frequently jumps in the joint rotation without contributing – not cool! Don’t be this person. Even if you don’t have bud, it’s appreciated when someone offers cash, food, or something else useful if you want in on the joint. Those who typically smoke out the group will take notice, and you’ll maintain a comfortable, open invite.

He Who Rolled Shall Light

The person who rolled the joint has the right to l

The person who rolled the joint has the right to light it and hit it first. While this sounds trivial, wouldn’t you be upset if the joint you just spent time rolling was carelessly lit like a cigarette by an amateur? It’s acceptable for the roller to offer this privilege to someone else, but they have full control over the ignition process.

Puff, Puff, Pass

This is the cardinal rule of joint smoking – take

This is the cardinal rule of joint smoking – take two hits and then pass that thing! Don’t hog the joint or it may be the last time you’re welcome in that smoking circle. If you’re smoking with close friends and you have a different rule, that’s okay – house rules are a thing, after all — but in most scenarios, stick to “puff, puff, pass” unless otherwise instructed.

Ash Before You Pass

You don’t want to be responsible for ruining your

You don’t want to be responsible for ruining your friends favorite piece of clothing or furniture – ash before you pass! It’s very simple. Nobody likes to be on the receiving end of an un-ashed joint, so don’t put that on the next person in rotation.  Ash, then pass.

The Joint is Not a Microphone

Cannabis has a unique way of bringing people together and part of getting acquainted is telling stories. By all means, keep sharing, but please don’t use the joint as your personal microphone! Remember rule #5?

Nobody likes it when you hold the joint and forget to smoke it until the cherry goes out.  The joint is not the Talking Stick, so please don’t treat it as such!

Stick to the Original Rotation

Regardless of whether you’re actually standing in

Regardless of whether you’re actually standing in a circle, everyone should stick to the original joint rotation. Typically, the joint roller lights the joint and pass it to the left. The joint continues to be passed left until everyone hits the joint once and the ‘circle’ is completed. It’s more relaxing when this order is maintained until the joint is finished. Otherwise, no one knows whose turn it is, making for a confusing time and creating the possibility of skipping someone inadvertently.

Keep Your Exhale to Yourself

This is a common accident, but be mindful of the d

This is a common accident, but be mindful of the direction and force with which you exhale your hit. As pleasant as cannabis smoke is, no one likes to take a cloud to the face. A slight upward or downward tilt of the head when exhaling can alleviate this faux pas. And, if you do accidentally exhale right in someone’s face, own up to it — then, try not to let it happen again.  It’s common to get tripped up by a breeze or fan on occasion, but it shouldn’t be a regular occurrence.

Don’t Pass the Roach

The passing of the joint is a ritualistic process,

The passing of the joint is a ritualistic process, and being on the receiving end means two more hits…unless, you get passed a roach. Not cool. If the joint is gone, put it out – there’s no need to pass the roach. It’s like getting a gift-wrapped box with no present inside.  When it’s time to let it go, let it go.


The proper inhalation process when smoking weed from a blunt, spliff, or joint is important for the rolled cannabis so that it burns evenly and smoothly. The most efficient way to smoke weed with rolling supplies is with a blunt filter or a joint filter.

Learning how to inhale a joint is simple, you want to first draw the weed smoke into your mouth. Doing this makes for a smoother, more enjoyable hit.

Once you’ve gotten your desired of amount of smoke in your mouth, you then breathe deeper in your diaphragm. This is where the magic happens.

Keep in mind, once inhaling the smoke into your diaphragm, the moment the marijuana smoke penetrates your lungs you’re going to get high. No need to constrict your breathing for more than 2 seconds.

Exhale, and let the high set in.

Approach 1: Quitting Smoking Weed Gradually (Step by Step)

When you want to quit cannabis with a gradual approach, you should create and stick to a step by step plan.

We have outlined some points you should consider before setting your ultimate quit date.

1) Write Down Your Current Weed Intake

Ask yourself what is your current weed intake? How much are you actually using on an average basis?

For example: If you smoke 1 gram of weed per day and 2 grams on the weekends, write this down.

You will use this information to decide your quit date.

2) How Much Will You Cut Down?

Now that you know how much you smoke, ask yourself what is realistic as a goal for cutting down?

For example: Will you be able to cut down to 0.5 grams of weed a day during the week and 1 gram on the weekends?

Write down the amount you want to cut down gradually. Setting realistic goals is important in this step.

You might be tempted to say you will cut more and end up not doing it.

This negative consequence may harm your confidence in yourself, so it is better to set a realistic goal than to set something impossible.

3) Timeline with A Quit Day

Set out a timeline with a definite quit day.

When you calculate the amount you cut, create a schedule of milestone days.

It is critical that you put your plans to cut back on a specific schedule, otherwise it will be very easy to slip back into using more.

For example: Every 3 days or 5 days, you will decrease the amount you decided from your cannabis consumption.

The day you reduce to zero is the day you choose as your quit day.

Please note that you shouldn’t select your quit day too much farther in the future since you may forget your goal and lose motivation along the way.

When motivation lessens, it will be easy to rationalize with yourself to use more than, for example, the 0.5-gram plan.

Thus, deciding on the intervals between milestone days is crucial.

For the timeline, put the reduction amount on a schedule. For example, the plan in step two will be completed for the next 2 weeks and at that point, you will cut that in half as well.

4) Be Flexible And Patient During Your Schedule

Be flexible and patient with yourself.

For example: If it turns out that cutting 0.5 grams is not realistic, instead of beating yourself up, adjust your goal to cut back to 0.75 grams.

It is okay to go more slowly than you set out.

The hard part is giving yourself the necessary time to adapt to the changes.

5) Coping Skills

Introduce yourself to new ways of regulating your emotions.

You may not realize how much weed may be acting as a coping mechanism until you cut it out.

Look at new ways of coping with stress, feelings of anxiety or depression before reducing use.

Prepare yourself for the reduction by looking into what might work for you. We will elaborate on this more in the following sections.

Enjoy Your First Time Smoking Weed

Your first time smoking weed is super exciting! Be smart about your consumption, though. Buy from a reputable source like a dispensary, and smoke in a safe location. Put yourself in the right mindset, and surround yourself with friends. Be prepared for munchies, laughter, and fun. Follow our advice, and you’ll be having the best high in no time.