Because of the legalization of recreational cannabis in Canada, marijuana is a very hot topic right now. More and more people are wondering what it feels like to be high on weed. Fortunately, with the favorable laws, people can try cannabis in order to experience this unforgettable moment of happiness and positive energy floating throughout both body and mind after consuming weed for the first time.
However, depending on the type of marijuana you’re using, the effects may be different. With some cannabis strains, you can feel very energized and motivated, while others will induce a sleepy mood, putting you to bed for a nice, deep sleep. Let’s find out how does it feel like to be “high” on marijuana!
As I mentioned before, the effects of using weed vary depending on the particular type of marijuana. There is a wide range of strains to choose from, and we divide them into three main categories:
- Sativas, which provide the user with more energetic and creative effects. If you’re looking for a strain that will uplift your mood while giving you a nice energy boost, sativas are perfect for you. These strains are ideal for morning and daytime use, as they will work by stimulating the Endocannabinoid System throughout the day, giving you this cerebral, head-focused type of high. Moreover, sativas will help you stay focused during the day so you can easily get your things done. Finally, sativa cannabis strains are also perfect if you’re meeting with your friends, as they induce chattiness and positive mood.
- Indicas come with a more body-focused high, inducing sedative and relaxing effects. Therefore, indica cannabis strains are perfect if you want to unwind after a long stressful day. This type of weed usually makes the users sleepy and gives them a foggy mental state, easily putting them to bed. Thus, indica strains are ideal for bedtime use, as they may help you fight stress and sleeping disorders, allowing you to get a quality sleep at night.
- Hybrids are a mix of various strains. These can be a combination of sativa cannabis strains, giving a pure sativa hybrid, or a combination of indica strains, which, in turn, create a pure indica hybrid. However, there are also mixed hybrids, bred by crossing both sativas and indicas. Mixed hybrids can be either sativa– or indica dominant, depending on the sativa/indica ratio. As you may guess, hybrids induce various effects, depending on the characteristics inherited from their parents.
As you can see, depending on the cannabis strain you can expect various effects, but you’ll definitely experience a positive and unique feeling after consuming weed.
Type of High Depends on the Method of Consumption
If you’re wondering what it feels like to be high on weed, here’s another interesting fact: the effects may vary, depending on the method of consumption. Here are the 4 most popular methods of getting high:
Vaping weed is becoming a really hot topic these days, as it provides a clear, head-focused high, not to mention it’s a healthier alternative to smoking weed. What does it feel like to be high after vaping weed? The effects are energizing and clean, making this method is ideal for daytime use, as vaporizing marijuana won’t induce a foggy or heavy type of high. Although vaporizing marijuana allows you to use less weed and get high quicker, the effects don’t last as long as after consuming edibles or smoking a joint. In most cases, the high after vaping last for about an hour.
It’s probably the most common method of weed consumption. You can smoke weed in a joint, spliff, blunt, using a pipe, or bong, and all of them will induce a cerebral vibe and positive mood for a day. Moreover, when smoking weed, you can expect giggles and a day-dreamy type of mood. Once you sparkle a joint or bong, the effects will kick in within 1 to 5 minutes, increasing within 20 minutes or so. The high will last for up to 2 hours, depending on how much weed has been used.
If you’re looking for a more body-concentrated high, try edibles; they will provide you with an uplifted and relaxed mood. On the other hand, edibles may make you feel a bit “heavy”, inducing a “couch-lock” effect or even putting you to bed. Usually, it takes anywhere between 30 to 60 minutes before the effects kick in. How long does the high from marijuana-infused food last? Definitely longer than after smoking pot, as the effects may last up to 6 hours!
4. Dabbing weed concentrates
The most potent forms of weed you can find, marijuana extracts and concentrates. Be careful though, this stuff is only for experienced users, as extracts induce the strongest type of high you can imagine. As you may guess, extracts are a concentrated form of weed. Thus, dabbing weed concentrates induces an instant high, which lasts for at least a few hours.
Still wondering what it feels like to be high on marijuana? The easiest way to find out is to try it yourself and experience this amazing and positive feeling. Although consuming pot may come with some side effects when overindulged, such as drowsiness, increased appetite, rapid heart rate, red eyes or a cold sweat, these are relatively minor downsides that go away with time and experience. Keep in mind that every marijuana strain improves mood and induces a positive attitude while relieving pain and providing complete relaxation.