Top 8 Common Mistakes to Avoid While Inhaling Cannabis for the First Time

Top 8 Common Mistakes to Avoid While Inhaling Cannabis for the First Time

Madhan R
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Top 8 Common Mistakes to Avoid While Inhaling Cannabis for the First Time

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Cannabis is a type of flowering plant that blooms in the wild. Cannabis plant parts such as dried leaves, seed oil, and other sections are used for recreational and therapeutic uses. It can be relaxing and may help to relieve the symptoms of a variety of ailments, including chronic pain.

Cannabis contains psychoactive compounds as well as non-psychoactive components. Depending on how the company grows and processes the plant, the potency and balance of the components vary.


It can be used in a variety of ways, including:


  • It can be smoked or vaped.
  • making it into a tea
  • Taking it in the form of baked goods like brownies or sweets
  • consuming it uncooked
  • It can be applied as a topical therapy
  • Taking as pills or supplements


Apart from these ways of inhaling cannabis, the noobs or the beginners should know about the mistakes so that they don’t do it. In this article, you will find the top 8 common mistakes to avoid while inhaling cannabis for the first time.

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Excessive excitement in inhaling the pot like a cigar

Take a pull, then take that deep, additional breath to bring the smoke all the way down, as if you were smoking a cigarette rather than a cigar. Moreover, contrary to popular opinion, neither expert had detected any variation in effect as the smoke was 'kept' in the lungs for prolonged periods of time. There's research that suggests we absorb any and all THC from smoking quite fast, within seconds, so holding it in for a long period is practically doing nothing.


Choosing your weed correctly

You should proceed with caution the first time you smoke pot. Start with a modest dose and watch how you react before gradually increasing your intake. There are numerous strains or varieties of marijuana, each with its own flavor profile and chemical makeup. There are over a hundred chemical components in cannabis, but the two you should be aware of are CBD, which is said to help with anxiety and discomfort, and THC, which gives you a psychoactive high.

You don't want to leap right into a strong version of marijuana, so do some research into the most common pot strains to locate the ideal alternative for your needs. If you're buying from a dispensary, they'll be able to recommend the ideal strain for you.

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Use your oldest olfactory nerve (nose)

We're lucky in that the aromatic and tasty components of cannabis, known as terpenes, play an important part in the effects. Our sense of smell might lead us to the type of high we're looking for in this way.

Common flavor qualities in cannabis flowers include fruit, floral, fuel, and earth and floral cultivars are pensive, whilst fruity varieties are upbeat. Cultivars with a strong fuel component (such as Sour Diesel) are more potent, while others with earthy aromas and flavors are more calming, and adhering to these categories can help people locate what's best for them.


Type of tool you are using

You can use a joint (a hand-rolled cigarette), a bong, a vape, a blunt bowl, or other equipment like a desktop vaporizer or dry herb vaporizer to smoke cannabis. If you have a marijuana-smoking acquaintance, ask them to show you how to roll a little joint or share a little of their stash with you. Remember that you will not feel the effects of the weed right away because it can take minutes for it to take effect, so take a few puffs and wait a few minutes before smoking more. It is usually advisable not to continue if you don't like the effect of the first few puffs.


Have edibles first

Vape 101: If you don't want to dive into the subtleties of the plant or deal with the health consequences of smoking, edibles may be a nice place to start. However, you should pay attention to the type and dose. Edibles created with living resin have a stronger effect in general. Edibles metabolize in the liver rather than the bloodstream, resulting in a longer-lasting high with the potential for psychedelic effects at larger dosages.

Aim for a dose of 5 milligrams or less the first time where 2.5 milligrams would be ideal. Edibles take longer to hit in than inhaling, so give it at least an hour or two before trying again.


Make up your mind

Because marijuana is a mind-altering drug, smoking it for the first time can be frightening. You can pass out, become queasy, have hallucinations, or simply fall asleep. This is why it's crucial to plan it for a time when you don't have a place to go or anything specific to accomplish, and why you should bring others along. Do not drive or do anything that requires a clear head and functionality after smoking pot because it alters your reflexes and senses. Safety must be a top priority for you and others. You can keep grounded while talking about how you're feeling.


Drink liquid (Water)

The sensation of having a dry mouth is one of the most typical negative effects of marijuana use. Cottonmouth occurs when tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) attaches to cannabinoid receptors in our submandibular glands (salivary glands) and temporarily disables them. Although the sensation will pass, it is a good idea to drink some water before starting. Don't worry if you only smoke a small amount of pot on your first attempt; you won't be smoking much.


The final call

After we finish smoking it is quite usual to get high and feel paranoid about the whole situation. The beginners are more prone to getting high due to their less consistency towards the whole process. It is advisable to take care of them immediately if they are high on cannabis. When the effects of cannabis wear off, you will most likely feel very tired, which is why it is generally advisable to smoke before going to bed. You might have a dry mouth the next morning, but drinking water before, during, and after should help. 

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