5 Important Tips for First Time Weed Smokers
December 19, 2016

5 Important Tips for First Time Weed Smokers

These tips will make it a breeze
Nicole Richter Nicole Richter / Updated on December 19, 2016


If this is the first time you are smoking weed, then you’ve probably read up on the topic thousands of times. What does it feel like? What will happen after you inhaled? How stoned are you really going to get? Well, in honest truth, no two people have the exact same experience, and that is the beauty of it.

Unlike alcohol where you can get totally shit faced. Cannabis affects its users differently. And on some, it won’t effect them at all. Some people will get light headed while others will get complete smoked and start tripping. Some get the munchies, while others just fall asleep. It really depends on the strain, the amount you intake and your mood.

If this is your first time smoking pot then here are 5 ESSENTIAL tips to help you through the process and make it a pleasurable one.

1) Drink Water Before You Start

Drink Water Smoke Weed

One of the major things about smoking pot is that it can make your mouth dry. Especially if you are not used to it. Most people say that they drink lots of water after they’ve had a few puffs. Remember that smoke is hot and causes your throat and mouth to dry up. Drinking is essential but if you H2O before you start you can sometimes reduce the craving for water.

2) Edibles, Concentrates or a Plain Joint

Smoke a Joint

If this is your first time, then don’t over exaggerate. It’s best to start off small and get a feel. Learn how your body reacts to weed. There are loads of different smoking options including joints, blunt bowls, bongs, vapes and other varieties of devices on the market. A joint is the easiest way to start. Don’t try to roll it yourself as you will probably do it wrong. Simply ask a veteran or the dispensary where you are purchasing the weed to do it for you. Make sure to let them know that it’s your first time.

If you’re into vapes check out our 5 Top Mary Jane PORTABLES Currently On the Market

3) Don’t Smoke Alone

Dating Stoner

Weed won’t immediately effect you. It normally takes a couple of minutes to start to effect your brain and give you that buzz feeling (That is the THC). Basically, after a couple of minutes (about 10 minutes) your cannabinoid receptors kick in and start to play around. They change your mood, increase your appetite and make you feel like the time isn’t passing by 🙂 After about 15 minutes you’ll think that time has slowed down as if you were in the Matrix movie. This is a great experience as it will allow you to analyze yourself and your surroundings. If it spooks you, rest assure that you have someone close by and simply start proactively talking to him or her. Remember that the effects do wear off.

Learn the difference between THC and CBD on our Cannabis Facts | The Difference Between THC and CBD post.

4) Music Does Help

Stoner Music

To truly enjoy your buds, you have to be in the right mood. If you fall asleep you are not going to have an enjoyable experience. If you’re too stressed then again, you probably won’t enjoy it. The idea is to chill out and enjoy it. If there is a certain jive that you like to listen to that can get you in the mood then go for it. Plus it will add a whole new dimension to your experience.

Need some music recommendations and love? Discover Your Perfect Match Based On Music You Love

5) The Coming Down

The Calm Down

Thankfully, the come down isn’t as bad as a terrible hangover. You might feel a little bit sleepy so it’s best to smoke in the evening before you go to bed. Don’t fret about being over tired, this is a common thing and it does wear off.

If this is your first time smoking weed then enjoy it. Remember to treat marijuana like your significant other. If you love them right, they’ll return the favor in full!

  1. Luis Humphreys
    Water and a friend

    Drinking water and not smoking alone, is a must. Especially if you are a newbie

  2. Kristen Erdmann

    Music is actually an awesome tip

  3. R Wagner

    Learned in Panama the peak is at your worst cottonmouth feeling and drinking fluids will stop your peak high. Trust me, hydrate before and ride the cottonmouth high peak till you’re ready to come down.

  4. Sabina Ball

    These amazing tips enhanced my smoking experience. Thanks for sharing!

  5. Chung Holley

    I love this! I’ve always been a little skeptical about smoking but I want to because of the great health benefits that go along with marijuana. This article has definitely given me some great tips and made me more comfortable as a new smoker.

  6. Sutton Turner

    I like how you suggested drinking water before using cannabis. I read in a weed magazine, that if you drink water before you smoke it can prevent having a dry mouth. I am grateful for the tips in your article for first time smokers. Thanks for sharing

  7. joe

    great advise really

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