7 Crucial Tips for First Time Weed Smokers

Here we will go over seven crucial tips to use when you smoke cannabis for the first time.

Cannabis is incredibly beneficial but when you smoke for the first time, there is a chance that you will feel uncomfortable or won’t come prepared with what you

Let’s jump right in.

1) Smoke When You Have an Empty Schedule

Since there is no way of knowing how you will react after smoking for the first time, it is important to smoke on a day when you have nothing planned.

Your high could last anywhere from two to ten hours and the cannabis could cause you to feel tired, nervous, giggly, or confused which are feelings that you may not want to have in public.

2) Choose the right strain

It is essential that you choose a strain that is right for you.

When you go to the dispensary, let staff know that you are new to cannabis. Talk to them about why you are smoking or what medical conditions you are treating. For instance, are you purchasing medical marijuana for anxiety or for pain management? Also, let them know whether or not you are nervous about consuming it for the first time.

Dispensary staff will consider all the information and help you choose a strain that compliments your mindset, has the correct THC content level and treats your symptoms without negative side effects.

3) Get your cannabis from a trusted source

Before smoking, you must ensure that your cannabis is coming from a trusted source and the best way to do so is by going directly to a dispensary that takes efficient dispensary payments so you know you aren’t being scammed.

If recreational marijuana is not legal in your state, apply for an MMJ card so you can purchase it from a dispensary and consume it legally.

When you aren’t sure where your cannabis comes from, you risk smoking a product that is laced with other drugs or doesn’t actually have THC in it.

4) Make Sure You HaveWhat You Need

Smoking requires few supplies but you can make sure your first smoke session goes well by making sure you have everything you need.

Some things to collect or purchase before smoking are:

  • Cannabis
  • Paraphernalia or rolling papers
  • A lighter
  • A grinder
  • Snacks
  • Water
  • entertainment

For first-time smokers, smoking from a bowl or pipe would be easiest since rolling a proper joint or blunt can take a lot of practice.

5) Smoke in a Positive Environment

Where you smoke plays a large role in how much you enjoy your first session.

To ensure you are in a positive environment or create one, do the following:

  • Smoke with people you are comfortable with and trust.
  • Keep entertainment themes light by avoiding violent or depressing content.
  • Don’t smoke if you can’t clear your head of negative thoughts or you might have a downward spiral.
  • Make sure you have comfortable seating
  • Make sure the room isn’t dark and stuffy by opening the windows.

Some strains make you paranoid and anxious so a positive environment allows for a positive high.

6) Pace Yourself

I can not stress enough how important it is to pace yourself the first time you smoke because of how easy it is to get too high since you don’t have a tolerance built up yet.

Start by taking only half of a hit and then wait a few minutes to see how you feel.

If you are not feeling the cannabis effects, take half of a hit again and wait.

You can continue to take these small hits until you reach a high level that you are comfortable with.

Realistically, the first half hit will most likely be plenty for your first session.

7) Prepare Yourself for the High

Your first high may be overwhelming or even scary because you may experience feelings, thought patterns, and visuals that are completely foreign.

Be aware that when you smoke, you may get too high or you may not get high at all.

Since you can’t overdose on cannabis, determining that you are “too high” is based on personal preference.

However, you will know what level of high you are comfortable with after a few smoke sessions.

As for your first smoke session, there is a good chance that you will get too high by mistake so prepare for the following:

  • Feelings of Paranoia or anxiety
  • The Inability to get comfortable.
  • Depersonalization or a loss of self-awareness
  • Trailing vision and hallucinations
  • Over-animated behavior
  • Trouble concentrating, listening, speaking, and understanding
  • Deep and profound thoughts
  • Sweats or chills
  • Sensory overload

If you get too high and want to sober up fast, you can do so by drinking lemon juice, going to bed, taking a shower, or watching a movie.


When consumed properly, cannabis can relieve symptoms and potentially save lives.

In order to start taking advantage of these benefits and prepare for your first smoke session, go to a dispensary to find the strain right for you, smoke in a positive environment,  and pace yourself.



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