Beginners guide to the best way to smoke weed
The best way to smoke weed for beginners? Well let’s just say that anything worth doing is worth doing right. Well almost anything. Smoking weed is definitely one of those things, but how do you know if you’re doing it right? It’s not like there’s some sort of designated back alley or parking lot that you can go to when you have questions about drugs and shit. Luckily for you, and the rest of the internet, that’s what we here at stuff stoners like are all about. Helping to keep you informed, educated, and of course, entertained. So light one up and let’s see if we can get you learned on a thing or two about smoking weed for the first time.
Is there a best way to smoke weed?
Trying to get high? Like marijuana high? There are many things to smoke weed out of, some would go so far as to say there are as many things to smoke weed out of as there are stars in the sky and sand on the land. Whoever said that had a good marijuana high going. I don’t know about all that sand and stars stuff, aside from it being a lovely exercise in poetic licensing. But if you are new to smoking weed, it can be extremely overwhelming, especially if you live in a state that hasn’t fully embraced the plant and all the positive things it can do for a community.
As far as there being a best way to smoke weed, I think that’s better left to the individual to decide. Personally I change up the ways I smoke like I change my socks, but I’m also fortunate enough to live in a weed friendly area. My heart goes out to all of you who do not. If you are smoking weed for the first time, you’ll have to try out all the different ways to smoke weed you can get your hands and lips on, and then figure out for yourself which method of marijuana smoking is best for you. Hell, you might even find that eating edibles is better suited to your lifestyle and endocannabinoid system.
First time smoking weed
There’s an awful lot of marijuana smoking going on these days, and so many things to smoke weed out of. Is this your first time smoking weed? If you were waiting for a good time to hop on the bus, there’s no time like the now. Be here now, smoking weed with everyone and living on a higher plane of existence than the non weed smokers. With so many different ways to smoke weed, what’s the best way? For a beginner, I always recommend a nice, handheld pipe. I started getting stoned during a time and in a place where it was a sort of right of passage to go to the hardware store and build your own pipe from different fittings in the plumbing section. These days we’re much more informed, and a lot more heady. Glass reigns supreme, and anything less would be considered uncivilized.
I should also point out that people need to stop asking do you get high the first time you smoke weed. The answer is yes you do, assuming you are actually smoking weed. A lot of people in my generation didn’t get high their first time smoking weed, because the older kids who had the weed liked to troll the fuck out of us. That’s right! If you smoked some fake weed but pretended to have a bad ass weed high going on, you were the butt of many jokes. Don’t feel too bad though, we all have to start somewhere. I’m sure the majority of us probably smoked grass for our first time trying to get high on weed, but it was grass that came from the lawnmower bag.
There are so many things to smoke weed out of
The best way to smoke weed for a marijuana smoking newbie, is the glass pipe. Find one that first appeals to your eye, then to your pocketbook. If you are in a state that allows it, go to a local headshop and fondle the glass. See how it feels in the hand, note where the carb is. Does the piece feel solid or thin? Is the pipe made for a lefty or a righty, or is it ambidextrous? Was the pipe handmade by a local artist or bought in bulk from a chinese manufacturer? These are all important, yet sometimes overlooked aspects of getting your first pipe and feeling good about the purchase.
If you are trying to keep it low key, then the best bet is a glass one hitter or a smaller spoon pipe. You could even go super low key and grab some rolling papers and a grinder. You can never go wrong with a solid joint, regardless of your stoner marijuana smoking level of expertise. If you can’t roll a joint, remember that practice makes perfect. Get yourself a nice roller, and over time, your fingers will figure out the proper movements, and before long, you’ll be tossing those training wheels and hand rolling your own weed joints.
Getting high for the first time
This wouldn’t be a definitive guide to the best way to smoke weed for beginners if we didn’t get into answering questions like, “What does it feel like to be high?” Personally, I love getting high just as much as I love being high, and if you are reading this, then chances are, you love being high too. Few things in life bring me as much joy as relaxing with a nice, calm game of Battlefield and a handmade custom sherlock by Jeff Williams packed to the brim with some of the best cannabis Eugene Oregon has to offer. Sure life could always be better, but when your weed and glass look this good, it’s hard to complain.
The water bong style is a fantastic choice if you want something that offers water filtration in bigger, more powerful hits. Not to mention there are some badass looking bongs out there from some crazy talented glass artists. Obviously bongs are not as low key as the other options, unless you get a super small one that fits in your pocket or something. But at that point, I would just go with some sort of portable vaporizer solution. Granted, vaporizing cannabis, and taking fat bong rips are way different, but if low key is the name of the game, the portable vape solution may be your best bet.
How does it feel to be high?
As you may have guessed after reading some of our recent articles, we often get bombarded with questions about getting high, or how to get higher, or new stoners curious about the different types of high they can experience with different types of strains. This is the kind of shit I live for. To see the curiosity back in the eyes of some of our peers has been a beautiful thing to watch.
The high is seriously dictated by the set and setting. If this phrase is unfamiliar to you, I highly recommend watching some videos or reading some Terence Mckenna. He was a great teacher, one of the most woke among us, and able to put into words some of the most intense psychedelic plant teacher experiences I’ve ever heard retold.
Basically, you want to be in a good space, both body and mind, and around good people. The more comfortable the better. If you’re thinking, but Mat bruh, it’s just weed, I fully understand and feel you. But to some people, who have yet to shed the shackles of brainwashing and negative reference points, it’s not just some weed. It’s something that will cause them some anxiety and panic if not respected, and done in a safe and comfortable manner. It also helps to have someone there who knows a thing or two about walking the line. If you don’t have someone like that in your squad, that person is either you, or you should probably start looking for a new crew.
Getting high can be life-changing
Getting stoned can be the best experience of your life, but it can also be the worst, depending on where you live. In some states, you could actually go to jail just for having this plant on you. I know, it sounds completely asinine that a state would do that to it’s citizens, but unfortunately, that’s the world we live in. People ask about trying to get higher on weed, but then people also ask, “How long does it take to come down from weed?” That all depends on your metabolism, how much you smoked, whether or not you have been eating during the sesh, and several other things. The main advice I can give you is the more you think about time, the more you are going to freak yourself out. Don’t let time be the master of your session. That’s how freak outs can happen.
If you start to freak out or feel like you are getting yourself worked up into a panic attack, just remember, that everything is going to be ok, and those feelings are in your head. They’ve always been in your head since the day the government started trying to program us and make us think certain ways about certain things. That panic you might be feeling is just your brain getting worried because you are doing something you have been told is evil and wrong. Remember that it’s not, and the only thing evil and wrong about cannabis are the laws governing it and the people who get paid to enforce those laws. If cannabis has changed your life and it’s something you would like to make a normal part of your routine, I highly recommend moving to a more cannabis friendly state. Sure acceptance is spreading, but at the speed of legislation, a lot of us will be dead and gone long before we see a recreational store, or even possibly a medical dispensary open up.
Just remember, if it’s your first time smoking weed, take it slow—the best way to smoke weed is to enjoy it. So keep in mind that it’s weed yo, it wants to help, not hurt. Helpful drugs are definitely stuff stoners like.
What do you think is the best way to smoke weed for beginners? Joint? Bong? Bowl? Give us your best first time smoking weed advice or any ol’ advice on getting high in the comments section below.
By Mat Lee
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