The first experience you have with cannabis is a defining experience. For many, an unpleasant first encounter with cannabis can lead to a life-long hesitancy towards this beneficial medicine. This makes it important to approach your first session with some caution to make sure you do not take too high of a dose.
In this guide, we will provide some tips on how to have a great first experience while also sharing some of the best strains for beginners.
How To Prepare For The First Time
Congratulations! After hearing about all of the benefits, you’ve decided that you want to give cannabis a shot. Before you take that first hit, there are some important things to keep in mind.
For starters, brace yourself to not get high your first time. Depending on your age and any previous drug experience, your first time may not be too exciting. For this reason, it is important to be patient and not lose hope after just one try. It is common and something that can just happen!
Adding onto that, we also recommend making sure that you inhale your first time. For many first-timers, this is an easy step to miss. For many people, the first time they really inhaled was the first time they really felt it. So, during your first try, make sure you get a full inhale of smoke and allow it to take you to infinity and beyond!
Finally, make sure you hydrate! Dehydration is one of the easiest ways to cause your body to tense up and become anxious. Coughing and smoke can make your mouth and throat very dry, so be sure to keep some fresh water on hand in order to keep yourself grounded.
Top Cannabis Strains For Beginners
Without further ado, here are the best strains to consider as a newcomer to cannabis:
The obligatory “popular” weed strain is Blue Dream. Blue Dream is famous due to its well-balanced and euphoric effects that keep newbies and veterans alike hooked. BD is known for its mellow experience and balanced, full-body effects. Lovers of Blue Dream enjoy the calming yet creatively invigorating mental state that it can breed.
While Harlequin can be strong at higher doses, it is a great choice for beginners due to its high CBD:THC ratio. This creates a very smooth environment that is very unlikely to become overwhelming. The effects for most people include a calming yet euphoric high that soothes the mind.
For many smokers, OG Kush was their first introduction to weed — and for good reason! The strain really is the OG of cannabis. With a delicious smell and flavor, OG Kush is able to provide a very balanced head and body high that helps to wash away stress and anxiety while creating a positive and goofy mental state that can help you to enjoy any activity in a new light. OG Kush is an Indica dominant strain, making it best to enjoy in the back half of the day leading to bedtime.
Jack Herer became famous back in the 70s when cannabis was making its rounds in the hippie community. This strain achieved legendary status due to its light yet captivating effects. This strain is perfect for new users because it welcomes you to cannabis with open arms, showing you the delights of being high without plunging you too deeply into the rabbit hole. It is known to cause a warm, invigorating euphoria that can help you feel delighted with any task without the chance of overstimulation.
If you enjoy meditating and enjoying dreamy, calming experiences, then God’s Gift may be a fun option for your first session. While this strain can be a pretty strong experience at higher doses, just taking a few puffs can get you a very fun, relieving, yet stimulating high that anyone will enjoy. Be careful with how much you use, though, as this strain contains a good amount of THC.
A fun and interesting choice for first-timers, GDP is a fun, purple-flowered cannabis strain that provides a sleepy, dreamy, pain and anxiety-relieving high. GDP is an Indica strain that is best saved for users who want to relieve stress and anxiety or get to sleep more easily.
This strain is a great option for newcomers because it provides a very relaxing, tiring, and munchie-fueled high that can give you that classic stoner experience with your friends.
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No matter what strain you go with, the fact is that various strains affect people differently, and everyone’s tolerance for cannabis varies. With this in mind, just pick a strain that interests you, be safe, and have fun!
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