Whether you’re new to cannabis, or a seasoned stoner, there are always things you can do to improve your cannabis experience. Maybe you’ve had too many bad experiences with it and gave it up, or maybe you’ve found your perfect smoke-session formula.
Either way, here are 7 things you can do that we know will help to improve your 420 adventures.
- Know your dose and stick to it
As it is with almost anything else, cannabis is best used in moderation. Taking too much cannabis is likely the leading cause of bad experiences, so it’s best to get to know your own limits.
If you want to have a good time, or get the most out of a therapeutic session, consult with an expert beforehand. Every person reacts differently due to things like body weight, diet, and tolerance, and the experts at your local dispensary can help you figure out the best dosage for you.
It’s easy to start feeling high and want to take more too. Do yourself a favor and ride that wave until you feel like you’ve come down before taking more.
- Have the right mindset
Your mindset affects every experience you encounter in life. Whether you’re running a marathon, heading to class, or completing tasks at work, having a good mindset will only make those experiences better.
Always go into a session with an open mind, willing to take things as they come with love and self-acceptance.
Set your intentions before starting. Do you want to accept things as they come? Do you want to reflect on some important issues in your life? Do you just want to chill out and watch a movie?
Setting these and sticking to them will only help improve your overall experience. You might need to remind yourself of your intentions halfway through, but that will only save you from a bad incident.
- Be Comfortable
If you’re new to cannabis, make sure you’re in a comfortable environment where you feel safe. Safety is the foundation for good mental health and wellness, so it’s especially important to feel safe when you’re high.
Surround yourself with easy-going friends who can help keep things relaxed. They don’t have to join you in your cannabis journey, but having other people who care about you nearby is always a plus.
Put on your pajamas, slippers, or anything else you need to help you feel cozy and ready to chill out.
- Keep some snacks handy
You’ve probably heard of the munchies, and we’re here to tell you that they’re real.
Cannabis helps to boost your metabolism, so getting a little hungry is normal. You might want to eat everything in your fridge, but that’s not the healthiest option.
You can avoid that guilty feeling after eating an entire bag of Doritos by giving yourself some healthy snacks.
Fresh fruit like mango, pineapple, oranges, and apple slices are a great alternative, and help you feel refreshed rather than bloated and gross.
- Try Cooking
It might be easier to order a pizza, but what will you do until it arrives? If sitting in front of the TV the entire time was your plan, we understand, but you’re missing out on a potentially great experience!
Cooking gives you something fun to do. It gives you a chance to use your imagination, and you might just create something delicious that you never would’ve tried otherwise!
- Keep Your Weed Fresh
There’s nothing quite as sad as seeing good weed go to waste. You may not know this, but not properly storing your cannabis in anything less than an airtight container leaves it exposed to the elements.
Changes in temperature, humidity, and light can cause your green to go stale, lose potency, and flavor over time.
If you’d like to learn more about how to properly store your cannabis, or even acquire your medical marijuana card, head on over to Veriheal.
- Live and Learn
Before you go to bed, at the end of your session, or the next day, it’s important that you reflect on your experience.
Write down what went well and what could’ve been better. Then think about how you can do things differently next time to have an even better experience.
If you do this after every session, your cannabis experience can only get better!
If you take these seven tips to heart, we think you’ll be chilling out and loving your cannabis life in no time at all!