Imagine this. You are 55 years old, your kids are off to live their own lives, and you just learned that cannabis is legal where you live. You think to yourself, “I loved weed back in college”, but then you also think “I wouldn’t know where to start if I wanted to partake today.”
This is exactly what is happening all across the United States and throughout Canada as cannabis laws are being reformed. Many individuals that loved cannabis in their younger years, as well as those who have never tried it, are intimidated by everything available today on the legal market.
You don’t have to be though. Here are 5 tips for those who are looking to rejoin the circle or who are looking to pop their cannabis cherry for the first time!
A lot has changed with cannabis in the past several decades. Not only has it got much more expensive it has also gotten much more potent. When somebody says that today's weed is nothing like the weed of yesteryear you should heed their warning because this is very true.
In the 70s the average cannabis being passed around in the circle was less than 5% THC. Today there are strains on the market that commonly exceed 20% THC.
Just like the weed has gotten stronger so have the cannabis-infused edible products available on legal markets today. With top-of-the-line state-of-the-art laboratories extracting cannabinoids and infusing a plethora of different products the consistency and potency of cannabis edibles are out of this world.
It is best always to start slow when it comes to edibles and no matter what always wait at least an hour or two for the effects to kick in before you consume more.
Back in the 60s and 70s weed was weed and people smoked it. Occasionally your friend might throw some in a box of brownie mix, but other than that cannabis was primarily consumed through smoking. Today, however, there are many different ways of consuming cannabis and reaping the benefits that it offers.
One of the most common is through topical products such as lotions, creams, and bath bombs which will provide significant relief from things such as pain, inflammation and skin disorders without providing a psychoactive High.
Where before your only choice of waiting out a cannabis high that was a bit too strong involved either taking a shower or taking a nap in today's market there actual antidotes for those who over-consume cannabis and feel too high.
One of those is known as UNDOO. According to their website; “UNDOO® softgels are an innovative, patented (U.S. Pat. No. 9,918,947) formula designed to efficiently and quickly clear your head of the discomfort associated with THC overconsumption. Contains NO cannabis, NO CBD, NO sugar, and NO caffeine.”
Whether you are coming back to the circle or just joining it for the first time one of the most crucial things that you can do for yourself is to record your experiences. Each time that you consume a difference cannabis strain or cannabis-infused product write down what product it was and the effects that you feel from it.
Having this reference can be detrimental to ensuring proper sashes in the future. There is even a cool digital app that allows you to journal your cannabis experiences known as Strainprint which can be downloaded from the Apple App Store and the Google Play Store.
These are just a few of the ways that you can be sure that every sesh you partake in a toke in will be a great one!Posted: Friday, November 2nd, 10:00am 13 days ago
James has a passion for wordsmithing content specific to the cannabis community, culture, and industry. This father of seven spends all his time writing about the plant he loves. James believes that cannabis should be an essential part of everyone's life but, this doesn't mean that everyone has to get stoned to do this. Only through education and sharing the stories of the community can we help to tear down the negative walls of stigmas and stereotypes that cannabis has received or the last 80 years. James likes to say, "A single seed can tip the scales, be the seed."