Content of the material
- How to Get Higher Smoking Weed: Frequently Asked Questions
- How can you boost the intensity of your high?
- Does honey make joints burn slower?
- Does double wrapping a joint burn slower?
- Inhaling from a Bong
- Try Switching to Other Smoking Options
- 10) How to Stop Smoking Marijuana
- Finally, Take a Break! You May be Doing too Much
- Interesting Reads
- What About the Exhale?
- Pick The Right Entertainment
- Can You Smoke and Still Be Healthy?
- College Students Holiday Gift Guide
- 3) Does Eating Kill Your High?
- Be Careful About How You Acquire It
- 3) Aroma Taste
- How Much Herb Should You Smoke?
- How to Get Rid of Weeds
- 5) Bud Structure Trim
- Good or Bad Weed – An Overview
- Mid-Grade Weed
- The Feel Of Mid-Grade Weed
- The Way It Smells And Tastes
- The Effect Of Mid-Grade Weed
- Now To The Cannabinoid Content
- What do weeds tell you about your soil condition?
- Soil density
- Is your soil alkaline or acidic?
- How Much Concentrates for a First-Time Dabber?
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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Inhaling from a Bong
While the concept of smoking from a bong is very similar to a bowl, the inhalation is much more intense because you are going to be drawing in a lot more smoke.
Attached to a downstem is a bowl.
Place cannabis into that bowl and light.
Put your mouth over the top of the bong and draw in the smoke.
Like a bowl, you need to let fresh air into the process so you can get more of a bang for your inhale.
Since there is no carb hole in a bong, the bowl is your carb hole.
When ready, pull the bowl out from the bong and continue inhaling.
Pull deep into your lungs and slowly breathe out.
Try Switching to Other Smoking OptionsFor example, if you’ve been smoking joints recently, you should start thinking about going for a vaping, bong, or even blunts for that matter. Changing your methods up can work for you. Give it a try and see if you feel any difference.
10) How to Stop Smoking Marijuana
This last one is a bit extreme, and more of a long-term cure than a short-term – unless by quitting weed you mean that as you start to feel too high in your cannabis experience you stop puffing pot or eating a marijuana medible, then by all means stop toking or munching before the intoxication effects get worse (unless, as we noted above you’re using an indica strain to negate a sativa high or vice versa). But after a long strange trip (or several) through the weedy looking glass you decide pot smoking is not for you, then maybe quitting long-term is the right thing for you to do. Those who smoke cannabis for medical reasons can still get some very good health benefits from CBD alone, which does not have the psychoactive effects of THC in marijuana.
CBD and THC both interact with your body’s endocannabinoid system receptors thus releasing neurotransmitters in your brain that can affect pain, immune function, stress, and sleep patterns. THC binds with CB1 receptors in the brain, producing the popular euphoric high long associated with pot. CBD has little interaction with CB1 receptors, in fact it can inhibit the binding of THC to the CB1 receptors, drastically reducing the psychoactive effects – that’s why we recommended it as a buzz kill above.
CBD alone or CBD from hemp (which may contain other cannabinoids, but has less than .03% THC) can help with many of the same conditions as THC such as seizures, inflammation, pain, depression, stress or anxiety, IBS (inflammatory bowel syndrome), nausea, and migraines; and many people who don’t do pot at all find medical management with cannabidiol to be preferable.
If you want to quit cannabis forever, then things you need to do include going cold turkey and not weaning yourself (there’s too much of a tendency to lapse back if you go slowly), get rid of all your weed – leaf, concentrates, all of it; and ditch your paraphernalia, too – no more pipes, bong rig, grinders, joint papers, all of it goes. You may experience some feelings of withdrawal, but that’s where CBD can help keep you de-stressed and handle any pain or discomfort issues you may have been using weed for. If you need extra help bucking your bud habit, there are addiction counseling services and medical professionals that can help.
Here is a somewhat lighthearted video take on how to stop being high – including some of the methods that we discussed above:
Finally, Take a Break! You May be Doing too MuchIf you’re tried everything and nothing seems to be working for you, this is high time that you should take a break. A break from getting high. Tolerance break.You’ve been trying and nothing much has been happening and that too from a while is a sign. Think of why you’re chasing the high. Have you been overdoing it? Or have you been overindulging in the habit? Whatever is the reason, be honest with yourself; it’s about time that you should consider taking a break. Try and see for how long can you last without being high. A month or more than that? Although it is believed that it takes about one complete month to get the cannabinoids to completely leave your body physiologically, it’s important to remember that the longer your break is going to be, the better it will define how stronger a high you’re going to get the next time you’re doing it.So in times like these, taking a break would be a wise choice. Because if nothing else has made any difference, this has got to be it.
Interesting Reads10 Ways to Break Up Cannabis If You Don’t Have a GrinderHow to Vape CBD Oil Properly and Effectively
What About the Exhale?
After holding for a few moments, slowly breathe the smoke out.
There’s a lot of conflicting information over whether holding for as long as possible will intensify the high.
But the truth is, holding it in longer only deprives your brain of oxygen.
It does nothing for the absorption of cannabinoids.
Whether you hold the smoke in for ten seconds or one second, you don’t want to exhale the smoke too fast.
Learning how to control the stream of smoke will make for a stronger high and will also exercise your lungs.
Pick The Right Entertainment
Marijuana can enhance your senses and experiences of entertainment like television, movies, and music. It can make your favorite song sound even better, your favorite comic even funnier, and the movie you’ve seen over twenty times, even more entertaining. You may want to stay away from anything to intense though, like a thriller or scary movie. That can incite paranoia and anxiety, which is something you definitely want to avoid. If you think a movie or show will be too heady, steer clear of it. Instead, watch your favorite comedy flick and be prepared to laugh so hard you end up crying. Or put a beloved record on, and dance around the room, feeling every note reverberate through your body. More of a reader? Cozy up with a book of poetry and let the words blow your mind. Reading literature and poetry can be really profound when high; you’ve probably never connected with Tennyson like this. You’ll experience old standards like never before, and new entertainment will feel like you’re discovering an unfound continent. Be prepared for magic.
Can You Smoke and Still Be Healthy?
Many health-conscious individuals often face the question “Can you smoke weed and still be healthy?” The fact of the matter is that smoking is not healthy. Period. Burning any substance, be it cigarettes, cigars, leaves, flowers, blunts, or joints, and then inhaling the smoke causes harm to your body and negatively affects your lungs and circulatory system at the very least.
College Students Holiday Gift GuideEven starving college students need quality cannabis gear. This list provides a full range of must-haves for the most studious consumers on your holiday shopping list.
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…
Be Careful About How You Acquire It
Do NOT buy marijuana from strangers. Sure, it may seem like a cheap and easy option to score weed from the local dealer in your neighborhood park, but we advise against it. You cannot guarantee that it’s safe or of good quality. You need to be careful, as marijuana from unknown sources can be laced with something sinister. Just like you wouldn’t take candy from a stranger, don’t take weed from one. Be smart about where and from whom you get your marijuana. Always acquire your weed from a trustworthy source.
3) Aroma Taste
When you grow a proper strain of marijuana and harvest, dry, and cure it to perfection, it has an unmistakable smell and taste of glorious musk.
Look for weed that has that clear and distinct “marijuana musk,” as this is an indication that the buds are fresh and have an excellent terpene content. Bad weed often has little or no “cannabis scent,” or even worse; it might smell like something that does not even resemble pot.
Also, if you get someone trying to sell you buds that smell like freshly cut grass or hay, this usually means the weed was badly grown and improperly dried and cured.
On a side note, cannabis that has an aromatic tinge of chocolate-like bitterness usually indicates the strain is indica, while citrus notes often suggest a sativa-dominant variety.
Lastly, as an obvious rule of thumb, most good quality marijuana is some shade of green (although the shade can vary from almost neon to a bland grayish). That said, quality buds may also have a hint of blue or purple in them, which indicates a strong presence of anthocyanin. If the bud is yellow, red, brown, or tan, it is probably low grade – don’t buy it.
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.
How to Get Rid of Weeds
I recommend that you get rid of weeds naturally, meaning without chemicals. There are five ways to get rid of weeds.
Weeding may not be everybody’s favorite job in the vegetable garden plot, but it should be.
If you grow vegetables, you need to keep them mostly weed free, otherwise your vegetables will have to compete for light, water and nutrients, and they will suffer in some way.
Weeding a vegetable garden will eliminate competition in the soil so your vegetable plants will thrive and reward you for your time – meaning you’ll get more beautiful home-grown vegetables.
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.
You know those times when the cheapest bottle of wine won’t do, but you don’t feel like splashing out on something with a French name? The world of weed has those moments too, and that’s exactly where mid-grade weed comes into its own. Neither high nor low-grade, mid is just right for those everyday moments when you want to enjoy weed as it’s been enjoyed for millennia; smoothly and comfortably.
The Feel Of Mid-Grade Weed
To be honest, the classification of mid-grade weed is usually when it isn’t terrible, but also not a prime example of bud. As you can imagine, this leaves a lot of room for variance. However, generally speaking, mid-grade weed will have a slight give to it when gently squeezed, while still being dry enough to have an audible snap when broken apart.
There should be a good plant matter to stem ratio, with few if any seeds, meaning you’re getting what you paid for; consumable product. On the outside of the bud, you should notice a decent amount of fully developed trichomes, signifying that the plants were harvested at the ideal time.
- Slight give when squeezed
- Snaps when broken apart
- Good plant to stem ratio
The Way It Smells And Tastes
Mid-grade weed will carry and hold more aroma than low-grade, both when packaged and consumed. Instead of a stale, musky smell, a bag of mid should smell alive yet stable, like a vase of dried flowers rather than the leafy low-grade. These aromas carry through to the taste of the bud, which should have at least some floral or earthy notes and be free of any taste associated with mold or mildew.
- Scent free of moldy notes
- Pronounced notes both in taste and aroma
The Effect Of Mid-Grade Weed
Again, the effects of mid-grade weed can vary, depending on exactly how ‘mid-grade’ it is. What should be consistent though is a relatively quick onset time, followed by a smooth high or stone that’s definitely noticeable but not overbearing, allowing you to get on with your day while still feeling relaxed.
Now To The Cannabinoid Content
Compared to bad weed, mid-grade marijuana can have relatively high levels of varying cannabinoids. THC is usually between 12-20%, with CBD content sometimes creeping above 1 or 4% depending on the specific strain.
What do weeds tell you about your soil condition?
Every garden is different, including the weeds that it battles.
Surprisingly, all weeds have a use, whether it’s to break up the hard packed soil, take up nutrients from deep in the soil with a tap root, or hold the soil in place when it rains. They aren’t just a nuisance.
Never ignore your vegetable garden weeds; they can tell you a lot about your soil. Once you start to get on top of them, as long as you do a little weeding often, you can easily manage any weed onslaught.
What will the weeds that you identify tell you about the growing conditions in your future vegetable plot?
There are three types of soil densities, two of which may be concerning, and two types of soil makeup that you’ll need to be aware of.
The three soil densities are heavy, medium and light. Heavy is solid clay soil; light is dry, sandy soil; and the medium is a soil that is somewhere in between these two types of soil.
The remedy for these soil types would be the addition of organic matter and sharp sand to heavy soils and the addition of compost and manure to sandy soil to give it more body.
Is your soil alkaline or acidic?
The soil makeup could be sour or sweet, sour being acidic and sweet being alkaline. The measurement of acidity or alkalinity is recorded by the PH scale. A neutral soil will measure 7; below 7 is acid and above 7 it is alkaline.
Knowing your soil’s PH is important because if it is outside the range of 6 to 7.5, most plants will struggle because the phosphorus that is essential for growth will be locked in the soil.
The majority of vegetable plants prefer a neutral to alkaline soil and to adjust a soil from acid to alkaline you would add a dressing of horticulture lime.
But that doesn’t mean that if you have acid soil all is lost, as vegetables such as radishes, parsley, peppers, rhubarb, and potatoes thrive in more acidic soil.
How Much Concentrates for a First-Time Dabber?
Finally, we come to concentrates. The answer to how much you should dab is built right into the name – you only need a small dab. If it’s your first time then take the smallest amount you think you need and cut it in half. We’re talking about a small booger-sized amount. There is no need to try and show off as a beginner and you’re just going to look silly when you take too big of a dab and spend the next half hour coughing up a lung.
Extra tip: Don’t worry about holding in the smoke. It’s not going to get you any higher. It’ll just make you cough more.
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