As cannabis becomes more accepted and mainstream, an increasing number of people are trying it for the first time. If you're new to cannabis, here are five tips to help make your experience enjoyable and meaningful. By following these guidelines, you'll be able to enhance your understanding of this plant and its various applications. Enjoy!

Use the Right Consumption for the Right Situation

One tip that you could make your experience great when consuming cannabis as a new consumer, would be to use the right consumption methods for the right situation. This might sound a bit strange for a new consumer, since many people think that getting high is just getting high, however, the consumption method that you use will determine the experience that you have. 
For example, if you are just wanting to relax for a little while, then consuming strong edibles would be a mistake; edibles have a duration of between 6-8 hours and can be much, much stronger than a joint. Conversely, if you are wanting to share with friends, then a one-hitter just won’t do the trick. 

Don’t Jump In

Another important tip for new cannabis consumers would be to not just jump in. You might be thinking that the intoxicating effects of cannabis are similar to alcohol, and if you have been drunk you can handle the effects. Unfortunately, this is not true at all, and consuming too much too quickly is a surefire way to ruin the experience. 
The good news is that you can get different strains of cannabis, each with its THC count. This means that with some experimentation, moving up in strength slowly, you can find a strain of cannabis that you enjoy. The last thing that you want is to consume way too much and have the experience ruined with feelings of anxiety and paranoia. 

Figure Out Why You are Consuming

One of the most important factors for any cannabis consumer would be to know why you are consuming cannabis, to begin with, since this will determine a variety of things, such as the consumption method that you choose, as well as the strength of the cannabis that you consume. There are many reasons why people choose to consume cannabis; to relax, to enjoy music, to help them eat, to improve the quality of sleep, to focus, to be more creative, and more. 
You need to figure out why it is that you are consuming. For example, if you are consuming to fall asleep, you probably won’t need a lot, and you will need a consumption method that doesn’t take long for the effects to be felt, such as vaping or smoking. Nowadays it is easier than ever to find a THC vape; in fact, vaping has become more popular than smoking because it is thought to be a healthier alternative. 

Consume in a Safe Place First

If you are completely new to consuming cannabis, and this will be your first time experiencing it, it is suggested to consume in a safe place first. For a first-time consumer, the effects of cannabis can be a bit overwhelming, especially since you will be acutely aware that you are high. For most people, the fact that they are aware that they are high and try to function as if they are sober can cause some anxiety. 
To make the most out of your first-time consumption, you should try it with friends that you are comfortable with. More than this, you should turn down any loud music, since this can cause you to feel overwhelmed. 

Find Good Quality Cannabis

Finally, the best tip for new cannabis consumers would be to find good quality cannabis to consume. The easiest way to do this would be to buy from a legal dispensary since the cannabis bought there is analyzed at labs to ensure the correct dosage of THC per strain. In other words, dispensaries can advise which strain to consume, and you can rest assured knowing that you won’t be getting too high. 
More than this, consuming cheap cannabis might end up being more expensive in the long run, since you will end up consuming more of it. In addition to this, growing cannabis, much like vegetables and fruits, can require the use of pesticides. If you are not buying from a dispensary, you run the risk of consuming cannabis that uses dangerous pesticides. 


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