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First Cannabis Experience: What to expect when you’re expecting to get high?

Updated: Apr 7

Perhaps your state just legalized marijuana… or you have flirted with the idea for a while and finally decided to take the plunge… or alcohol’s next-day hangover finally took a toll on your body and you are searching for healthier alternatives… However you got here, you’re an informed consumer and want to do your due diligence before partaking.



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You might not get high at all the first time… and that’s totally normal!


First thing first, let’s set some realistic expectations. I still remember the first time I smoked and complained to my cousin about not feeling anything. What I didn’t admit at the time was that I was a little scared and barely inhaled. It probably took me 3-4 more tries to learn to inhale properly. Welp, that’s disappointing given the happy, euphoric effect you were promised. The truth is your first-time experience can be anything: no impact, mildly euphoric, giggly, hyper, couchlock, sleepy, paranoid, nauseous. Or none of these! (whooattt?)