It depends on how you take it. Each method of ingestion is different in impact, intensity, and length of therapeutic effects. This particular blog will focus on smoking, which is the most common method of ingestion, especially for beginners.
When it comes time to smoke, it’s important to remember how to inhale. I didn’t do this right for a while, until somebody taught me. In short, you “pull,” “draw,” or preferably “hit” the joint/blunt/pipe/bong, and then you have to pull it away from your mouth and take a deep breath BEFORE blowing it out. This is what takes it into your lungs and into the bloodstream.
Most people cough their first few times, and it can take anywhere from 2-5 minutes to hit, but once it does it may do a couple of different things:
- If it was a Sativa, it will likely make you energetic, curb your hunger, and give you a creative/motivated spark, including 20-30 ideas for writing, photographs, or management structure/mission. These are good daytime strains. My favorite include Blue Dream, Sour Diesel, and God’s Gift.
- If it was an Indica, you will likely get couch lock, the munchies, and your brain will probably slow down. You will likely feel tired, hearing the bed calling your name. These are good nighttime strains. Anything OG is good to go. Kush is also fun. I don’t do much Indica, but that’s about where I stay.
- Both strains will make time slow down. I often see frames. Everything kinda dances and has a rhythm to it. All the senses are heightened. Colors are brighter, the sun feels warmer, the breeze feels cooler, the body stops hurting, most things become funny (in fact, most people don’t stop laughing their first 5-10 times), and music and art are wild. This includes reading. I love to smoke and read. I read all kinds of things.
For beginners, they may only take 2-5 hits and feel it for 3-4 hours. Whereas a user that has been using for a decade or longer, can smoke large amounts of really good meds and only feel the effects for 30 minutes to an hour. This is where dabs, edibles, and other things come into play, which I will cover later.
For those that are not interested in trying it, that’s cool. Just leave us alone and let’s agree to be civil. For those that are curious, go for it. I think everyone should try something once, especially if it could actually help you. It helps me, and I know lots of people that say the same thing. It’s not an “evil drug.” It’s medicine. Let’s treat it that way.
Wagen, over and out.