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How to Get Higher When You Smoke Weed

How to Get Higher Smoking Weed: Frequently Asked Questions

Even seasoned smoking professionals sometimes have questions when it comes to enhancing the quality of their high. So let’s take a moment to explore a few common questions before signing off with this article.

How can you boost the intensity of your high?

Here are some tips to increase the intensity of your high: 

  • Buy quality weed from a dispensary or cannabis club
  • Store weed in a good glass or steel jar
  • Keep a low level of body fat
  • Maintain proper tolerance breaks
  • Eat the right food

Does honey make joints burn slower?

Yes, some experienced cannabis smokers believe that coating the outside of the joint with honey makes it burn slow.

Does double wrapping a joint burn slower?

Yes, double wrapping can make the joint burn slower and last longer! 

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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.

Harvesting of marijuana

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Let’s get one thing out of the way, harvesting marijuana doesn’t demand some sort of rocket science. Harvesting is actually a fun thing. It’s the reward for all the hard work you’ve put into all the growing phases of your crop.

Here’s what you need to know to get it right…

When Should I Harvest My Marijuana Crop?

Let’s cut straight to the chase.

The right time to harvest marijuana is easy. In fact, we’ve already covered it above.

Just look at the color of the pistils or hairs covering the buds.

At the beginning of flowering, they’re white, but when they’re ready for harvesting they start to turn dark brown.

When around 70% have turned brown is a good time to get your harvesting tools ready. After that, it all depends on how you like your weed to taste and the effects you’re after. The browner, the stronger heavier, and more narcotic.

How Do I Harvest My Marijuana Flowers?

On the day you decide to harvest your marijuana, it’s a good idea to start off early in the morning.

Harvesting isn’t difficult but can certainly be time-consuming work—especially if there’s plenty to harvest.

You should start by cutting the plant wholly from its root. Cut all of the plants that you nourished in your grow area. To make things easier, begin by cutting the larger, heavier plants first.

After cutting them, remove some of the larger fan leaves. Then hang some wire horizontally from the ceiling and hang the cut plants from it, upside down, keeping some space between plants for good air circulation.

Once you’re done with that, it’s time to dry your plants.

The cheap, economical, and most reliable way to dry the plants is to leave them in open air.

However, drying cabinets and automated curing machines are also available on the markets these days and can be very helpful in drying your cannabis quickly and efficiently. The latter are more for commercial growers though.

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Some people also use oscillating fans to improve ventilation when drying. The fans should be circulating air around the plants, not blowing directly on them. If your plants are moving, your fans are not positioned correctly.

What Time of Day Should I Harvest My Weed?

Time of day is important in the harvesting of cannabis.

Ideally, harvest in the dark. Because at night, the female plants store the food which they prepared during the daylight by photosynthesis.

However, that’s for outdoor growing.

For indoor growing, nighttime is dependent on your plant’s lighting schedule. If lighting was scheduled during night hours, for instance, then harvest the product in the morning.

Since it can be time-consuming work, check how many plants you have, estimate how long it’s going to take to cut them all, and make sure you’ve set aside enough free time to get it all done.

What You’ll Need to Monitor During Growing

Now that your plants are growing and becoming a strong crop, you need to be careful with a few things.

First and foremost, keep an eye on nutrient deficiency or excess. Both can have similar symptoms. But in general, look out for: lightening then yellowing in older mature leaves; spots of different kinds; various sorts of discoloration.

The 3rd to 5th week can be the best time to determine whether your plant is growing healthily or not. If the color of the plant is a perfect green, branches are strong and dense and everything looks fine during this period then you should be satisfied that it is growing the right way.

Sometimes it appears that the stems of the plant in its early days are purple in color. Don’t worry. it’s a normal thing. It happens just because of genetics and nothing else.

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Photo credit: Cannabis Training University – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0

Low nitrogen level is good for female plants, while high nitrogen levels produce and nourish male plants efficiently. Too low and you’ll see lightning and yellowing of the leaves.

Moreover, keep the potassium level low for encouraging the growth of female plants and vice versa for male plants. Too low and you’ll see a brown burnt-look to the tips and edge of the leaves, turning yellow further into the leaf.

A general excess of nutrients—usually known as “nutrient burn”—is diagnosable by yellow or brown tips to the leaves. If nutrient levels aren’t reduced, you’ll see the discoloration travel further into the leaf and the tips will start to curl and become brittle.

However, don’t worry too much when you see initial signs in young plants, as the more they grow the more nutrients they need. The soil might be too rich for them now, but when they’re a bit larger it will likely be ideal.

(See our review of nutrients and fertilizers for more info on nitrogen and potassium levels.)

Try to keep control over humidity and temperature when growing weed plants indoors. High humidity helps in increasing the growth rate of female plants, while low humidity is good for the growth of males. Likewise with the temperature: low temperature is helpful for female plants’ growth, while a higher temperature is good for male plants.

Temperature and humidity levels for female weed plants at different growing stages:

  • Seedlings: 20-25ºC with lights on, 4-5º lower with lights off; 60-70% humidity.
  • Vegetative: 22-28ºC; 40-70%.
  • Flowering: 20-26ºC; below 55%.
  • Late flowering (1-2 weeks before harvesting): 18-24ºC, 5-10º lower with lights off; 30-40%.

Recommended light settings for indoor cannabis at each growing stage

As far as lighting is concerned, blue spectrum light energy boosts up the growth rate of female plants, producing strong, large, healthy leaves; while red spectrum light when the plants enter the flowering stage promotes budding.

  • Seedlings: 15/30/30 (15% red, 30% blue, 30% white). Once the seedling has leaves and has been above-ground a week, 30/60/60.
  • Vegetative: 30/60/60, 45/80/80, or 60/100/100 (depending on plant type, check recommendations when buying the seeds).
  • Flowering: 100/100/100.
  • Late flowering: 100/70/100.

These are the settings recommended by Kind LED (percentages refer to the light’s individual red white and blue settings, e.g. 30% red = red wavelengths set at 30% of full brightness). We’ve reviewed LED Grow Lights lights here.

Many modern LED Grow Lights, especially full-spectrum, have controls to set the right wavelengths at each stage of growth so you have no need to think about the required color.  You can just use the control to set the correct lighting for the current growth stage. The same applies to timing if your light has an inbuilt timer.

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.

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3) Drop Your Tolerance Down

The more weed you smoke over an extended period of time, the more your body will build up a tolerance and you need to smoke greater quantities to get high. Continually bombarding your brain with THC causes tolerance because repeated activation of CB1 cannabinoid receptors leads to desensitization – your brain cuts back on responses to THC. One way to get super-high is to take a tolerance break so that a little bit of weed goes a longer way. Tolerance breaks can also help you stretch your weed budget because you aren’t spending money on marijuana when you are taking a break from it and another of the side effects when you do go back, is that it takes less and therefore costs you less to get stoned.

Everyone is different, and tolerance level can vary depending on a number of factors such as how often you smoke, dab or mediblize; your body size, gender, age, the potency of the pot and so forth. How long you need to take a break to affect your tolerance level can also depend on how long you’ve smoked and your own physiology, but between 10 days and a month is the range studies have shown that it takes desensitized CB1 receptors to fully recover. Once you start toking again, you’ll get really high, really fast, like a nug newbie!

Choose Temperature Based On Desired Effects

Like dabbing, vaping dry weed should be done at re

Like dabbing, vaping dry weed should be done at recommended temperatures for ideal or desired effects. As you know, cannabis is made up of over a hundred varied cannabinoids and terpenes. These compounds together deliver the effects you expect from your favorite strain. However, they’re also quite delicate in nature. Even though the compounds are responsible for delivering each strain’s unique effects, the temperature they’re heated at will make a big difference in how effective or intense those effects are felt. That’s because at certain temperatures, cannabinoids and terpenes are activated, while at other temperatures, they can degrade or diminish completely. 


The low-level heat setting when vaping dry weed is first best for flavor, primarily because terpenes are able to vaporize without being overpowered by other side-flavors, delivering you their unique palette. Effects-wise, low heat can also be the best temperature to vaporize dry herb when less intense medical or recreational benefits are desired. At temperatures of 320°F (160°C)-356°F (180°C), you’ll experience:

  • Lighter euphoric and faint body effects
  • Smoother and cooler vapors to avoid coughing
  • Fewer side-effects such as dry mouth or red eyes
  • Full taste and robust flavors 


On medium heat, effects will be kicked up just a notch. For the body and mind, you’ll feel more intense effects when choosing this dry herb vaporizer temperature. The mid-level range of heat is also ideal for retaining terpenes, which still delivers the flavors you crave but not quite as pungent as low temperatures would be. At temperatures of 356°F (180°C)-392°F (200°C), expect the effects to be:

  • Moderate mental euphoria
  • More relaxing and soothing for the body without being sedating
  • Increased potency from higher availability of cannabinoids
  • Optimal taste and pungent flavors

 Cannabinoids And Terpenes Activated At Medium Temperatures: 

  • CBD – 356° F (180℃)
  • CBN – 388°F (185℃)
  • Limonene – 356°F (176°C)
  • Linalool – 388°F (198°C)


As you might expect, high heat brings on elevated highs. However, the increased dry herb vaporizer temperature will compromise the flavor and smoothness of your vapor. Terpenes’ impact diminishes quickly at higher heats, so you won’t be treated to as much of the strain’s flavor. Luckily, you’ll instead experience the strain’s highest levels of potency for intense effects. At temperatures of 392°F (200°C)-446°F (230°C), you can expect:

  • Intense mental effects
  • A strong body buzz, sometimes couch-locking in nature
  • A harsher inhale that may induce coughing fits
  • Muted flavors and diminished taste

 Cannabinoids And Terpenes Activated At High Temperatures: 

  • THCv – 428°F (220°C)
  • CBC – 428°F (220°C)
  • Terpineol – 428°F (220°C)

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5) Bud Structure Trim

Although this is not always the case, high-quality indica buds are usually fat, dense, and tightly-packed, while sativa buds are airier, wispier, and a little leaner. Hybrid strains will contain traits of both indica and sativa plants, so if you get something that’s in-between the above description, it’s likely a hybrid (and by the way, sativa buds should have more pistils – the little red hairs – than their indica counterparts).

After harvest, growers should trim all marijuana buds to remove the fan leaves around the nugs.

Unfortunately, an increasing number of companies are using trimming machines so they can cut the weed at lightning speed, which is why we recommend purchasing hand-trimmed flower.

There is a price to pay with trimming machines. They lack the care of experienced human trimmers and can even wreck the trichome content of the weed (as a result, you end up with less potent marijuana). If the cannabis looks mangled by a machine – or if it contains a lot of fan leaves – buy something else.

Good or Bad Weed – An Overview


  • Marijuana you find on the top or middle shelves.
  • Typically has a healthy green color with a wide array of stunning hues and undertones.
  • A ‘fresh’ scent with different aromas depending on the strain.
  • Comprised mainly of buds and covered with glistening trichomes.
  • Sativas have a fluffy structure, while indicas are tight and dense.
  • Hand-trimmed to preserve buds and terpenes.


  • What you see on the bottom shelf in your dispensary.
  • Often brown, tan, red, white, or yellow in color.
  • A stale scent or no smell at all. If it smells ‘gone off,’ avoid!
  • Contains a noticeable quantity of seeds and stems.
  • Loose open structure and visible stems.
  • Has a mangled look as if it was damaged by a machine.

5. Capsules

Last but not least, Capsules are a great way to get the effects of marijuana when you don’t want to put any effort in. These products are incredibly simple- all you have to do is swallow a capsule, wash it down with some water, and wait for your body to digest the cannabinoids so you can experience the effects.

THC Capsules each contain a small dose of THC, making it easy to get high without going overboard. If you feel like you need a higher dose, you can take more than one. However, in most cases, one is enough to get the effects you need.

Other options are also available. Users looking for non-psychoactive effects can use CBD Capsules and you can even get 1:1 Capsules if you’re looking to consume both THC and CBD at the same time. Whichever way, Capsules make it quick and easy to get an effective dose of cannabinoids.

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