Article by Sarah Coulter, Cannabis Life Network
Even though cannabis use is pretty widespread these days, there are still lots of people who have never tried smoking pot, or consuming it in other ways. For many, the idea seems intimidating and although the jury is out on whether or not cannabis is still considered a gateway drug, some people are just afraid to try it.
As a result, when they do finally take the leap of faith and consume cannabis for the first time, they often make some common mistakes that could have been avoided to make the experience more enjoyable. We’ve outlined five common mistakes first time cannabis users make here so if you are thinking about trying it for the first time, you won’t feel like you are entering a whole new world.
Mistake Number 1: Assuming You Won’t Get High
Even if you say to yourself that you are only going to take a few puffs, don’t fool yourself into thinking that the cannabis won’t have any effect on you. The truth is that, depending on the product you are using, it could start to make you feel difference with just a few puffs. If you are using certain products like glass dab rigs, you won’t be smoking a joint, and might have more control over how you ingest the product. But for the most part, you can expect to feel something after using cannabis for the most part.
Mistake Number 2: Thinking All Cannabis is the Same
If your friend has a medical marijuana prescription and she offers you some that is a lot different than the cannabis you would buy on the street. If you have been around cannabis use before, you might know this, but since this is rookie mistakes 101, we wanted to remind you that there are variations and different strains of cannabis available. If you use cannabis from a different source than your first experience, you should not expect to feel the same or be impacted the same way. It can take time to find out which strains are right for you.
Mistake Number 3: Smoking Pot Like a Cigar or Cigarette
Have you noticed that people physically hold joints differently than the hold a cigar or a cigarette? That’s because they are different. Most people “puff” marijuana, while they take long, slow drags of cigarettes. If you are a cigarette smoker and think that a lifetime of smoking cigarettes has prepared you for your first cannabis experience, think again. You’ll start to feel different in short order after using cannabis for the first time, so brace yourself and enjoy the experience.