A lot of people enjoy using marijuana recreationally, and it’s perfectly legal to do so in many parts of the country! However, if you’ve never used cannabis before, there are a few things you should know about safe consuming before getting high. THC — the active compound in marijuana that gets you high — affects everyone differently, and it’s important to know how you respond to it before overindulging. Here are five tips for safely consuming THC recreationally  for the first time so you can fully enjoy your experience and not worry about getting too stoned!

Know Your Limits

Safely consuming THC recreationally.

Know your limits. You should never take more than you’re comfortable with, and it’s a good idea to space out your consumption for the first few times you try it. Make sure to be with someone you trust, in case you need help or have a bad reaction. Start Low, go slow – If you know what type of high you want and how much THC is in your product, start there and work up from there if desired.

Understand How the Effects of Edibles Differ From Smoking or Vaping

When you smoke or vape cannabis, the THC is activated by the heat and enters your body through your lungs. However, when you consume edibles, the cannabinoids enter your body through your stomach. This difference in ingestion method can lead to a stronger and more intense high that takes around two hours to set in. We suggest starting slow with edibles and waiting an hour before deciding if you want more. Remember that it’s always best to be with someone who’s sober so they can help keep you safe.

Don’t Overindulge

The most important thing to remember is not to overindulge. One of the first mistakes many people make is eating too much at one time, or eating more than they need for their tolerance. There’s no rule about how much you should consume, but it’s best to err on the side of caution and start with a small amount and wait an hour before consuming any more. You should also avoid combining cannabis and alcohol, which can slow your reflexes and coordination.

Know Who You Are With

Always be aware of your surroundings, and make sure to stay with people you trust at all times. It’s always better to be safe than sorry. Plus, if you’re with a group of people, then it’ll help prevent overconsumption because there will be someone there to remind you that it might not be a good idea to keep going.

Have Fun

If you’re going to get high for the first time, or if you’re about to try cannabis for the first time and are feeling a little nervous, here are a few additional tips that will help you have a safe and enjoyable experience:

  • Be clear with your intentions
  • Be educated on what you’re consuming
  • Don’t over-consume edibles/smoke
  • Have fun!

At Village Green Society, we can help you with the right product to choose for the first time high you are wanting to achieve as well as help you with tips for safely consuming THC.