Article by The Fresh Toast via Growth Op
Cannabis experiences range widely, what with there being dozens of options to get high, everything from news strains to different methods of consumption.
Some people prefer strains that make them sleepy while others prefer those that produce an energetic and joyful effect. And then there are those people who don’t see what the fuss is about because they’re not feeling any, or hardly any, effects at all.
Cannabis can be used for multiple purposes. But for those consuming recreationally, a person who gets nothing out of it every time they smoke might wonder why. Here are five reasons why weed might not be affecting people in the way they expected.
It may sound silly, but inhaling smoke is not easy, especially if a person is a newbie who hasn’t done it before. To successfully inhale smoke and get cannabis into the bloodstream, some suggest inhaling through the mouth, deeply enough to feel the belly expand.
Some people believe that holding in the smoke will produce a stronger response, although this could simply relate to the momentary lack of oxygen. Exhale slowly to help minimize the chances of experiences a coughing fit.
It’s the first time
It’s very common for first-timers to have a strange first experience with cannabis, sometimes not even knowing what they feel. As is the case with most things, ingesting cannabis takes some practice. The body needs to learn how to get high, recognizing how it feels.
Some experts also mention a cannabis “sensitization period,” which is a period of time where a person won’t experience that high feeling since the body is developing more cannabinoid receptors as it is being exposed to more THC.
Consumption method isn’t a good fit
Whenever a person tries a new cannabis method, it may be best to view the attempt as starting from scratch and likely having to go through another sensitization period.
Edible highs and inhaled highs are very different, so it’s important to be exposed to these methods several times before firmly getting a grasp on how that particular high is supposed to feel like.
A person’s genes might also play a role in the hown cannabis highs are experienced.