Have you ever wondered what it felt like to be high?
It’s never easy to describe to someone what getting high is like. It’s a very personal experience for some people, with each person having a different experience. If you watch television shows or movies, you’ll have a very stereotypical view of what it’s like to get high. Movies like Pineapple Express, Dude Where’s My Car, and many others have all done their best to portray what it’s like to get high, but the screen can only show so much.
In the following article, we’ll take a look at what the ideal high is, how to get high responsibly, getting high for beginners, the different stages of being high, how long your high will last, and much more!
What is the Ideal high?
The ideal high depends a lot on what you’re looking for, and there’s no one size fits all approach to identifying the ideal high. For some people, their ideal high might be lying on the couch-locked in place, and for others getting high means getting creative and energetic.
Some factors that will influence how high you get include your weight, your gender, how often you use marijuana, your age, whether you have drunk alcohol at the same time, or what you’ve eaten before you get high.
The Downside of Getting Too High
What goes up must come down, and there are some downsides to getting too high. Believe it or not, marijuana isn’t great for everyone. Not everyone is going to have a pleasant experience when they consume marijuana. For some people, marijuana can cause anxiety and paranoia, nausea, and even vomiting.
It’s not easy to identify whether or not you’re going to have a bad experience, and one of the only ways to find out is to try it and see what happens. Unfortunately, there’s no test that you can take to tell you whether or not you’re going to have a bad experience.
Some of the physical side-effects of a negative cannabis experience include high blood pressure, nausea, vomiting, and an increased heart rate. It’s not just physical side-effects either. There are several mental side-effects, including anxiety, paranoia, hallucinations, delusions, panic, and psychosis.
While it’s unlikely that you’ll have a fatal overdose from consuming cannabis, it can be quite scary and intimidating the first time that you consume too much marijuana.
Getting High Responsibly
The best way to avoid getting too high is to start off slowly and understand what your limits are before jumping straight in. Start off slowly with strains of marijuana that aren’t too potent. Try different strains and understand what type of high you’re looking to experience. There’s no one size fits all approach to getting high, and the best advice we can give any beginner is to take it slowly and understand your limits and what type of marijuana you like.
What are the Different Stages of Being High?
There are several different stages of getting high. Putting them into words is no easy task, but we’ll do our best to explain what the different stages of being high involve and what you should expect when you get high from consuming marijuana.
What just happened – The first stage after you smoke marijuana is the what just happened? One minute you’re normal, and then bam! That initial high hits, and your mind is flying high in the clouds.
Euphoria is here – The next stage is the euphoric stage of getting high. This is where you relax back into your chair or couch, kick off your shoes, and maybe say to your friend, ‘I’m so high right now!’
Deep thought and contemplation – It’s this stage of getting high that leaves you thinking about where the stars come from and whether or not there really are little green dudes hanging out and watching us.
Paranoia – Are you too high? Is this high going to balance out, or have you already smoked too much? It’s easy at this stage to let paranoia start creeping into your thoughts. Don’t let it suck you in. Just relax and let it pass.
The munchies – Wow, are you hungry! At this stage of getting high, you’re probably looking for anything sweet and salty. Look out if you haven’t prepared!
The fadeaway – Now it’s time to choose whether or not you double down and go again or let your high fade away. It could be time to fire up again or just relax and have that nap you’ve wanted to have all day.
Different Methods of Consumption Result in Different Highs
The way you get high is going to play an essential role in how your experience getting high plays out. One of the great things about marijuana is that it’s exceptionally versatile. There are a variety of ways that you can consume marijuana, including:
Smoking marijuana in a bong, pipe, or joint
Marijuana edibles and drinks.
Vaping and smoking marijuana will result in you getting high fast. The cannabinoids in the marijuana are absorbed into the bloodstream via the thin tissues in the lungs, where you’ll begin to experience that ‘euphoric high’ almost immediately.
Cannabis edibles are more of a long-term high. The effects can take between 30-60 minutes to be felt and will gradually increase until your high plateaus. Once you take an edible, just sit back, and relax because there’s almost nothing you can do to get off this ride. Whenever you’re experimenting with edibles, always take your time and understand what your tolerances are before you jump in headfirst.
How Long Does the High Last?
How long your high lasts will depend on what type of marijuana you’ve consumed, how you consumed it, and how much of it you consumed. When you smoke marijuana or vape it, your high could last anywhere from one hour to two or three hours. If you have consumed marijuana edibles, your high could last between six and twelve hours, depending on how much you took and how potent it was.
Do Different Cannabis Strains Matter, and Can CBD Get You High?
There are a variety of different factors which will all influence how high you get and the type of high you experience. The strain of cannabis you use is the first factor that you need to consider.
Indica strains of cannabis will generally result in a full-body high that’s great for helping you get to sleep.
Sativa strains of cannabis generally result in an energetic or uplifting high that’s ideal for being creative.
Cannabidiol (CBD) has no psychotropic properties and won’t get you high. Almost all CBD products contain less than 0.3% THC, and regardless of how much you have, you’re never going to get high.
The Effects of Being High – Conclusion
Consuming cannabis isn’t a different experience for everyone, and there is no easy way to describe ‘being high’ to someone that has never been high. However, if you do want to try marijuana, take your time, and start off slowly. Do some research and try to learn what type of cannabis product is best suited to you before diving in headfirst.
When you take your time with marijuana, it can be a pleasurable experience, but jumping into it too quickly may turn you off marijuana forever.