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What to Do When High: Get Off Your Couch and Have Some Fun After Smoking

Roughly 25% of Americans live in an area where recreational marijuana use is legal. And that number is only expected to grow.

If you live in (or are visiting) an area where cannabis is legal, you may be wondering if you’re spending your time well while stoned. After all, there’s no need to hide in yourself indoors anymore. You can finally go out and explore the world, even if you’re high as a kite.

So, that leaves the question, “what to do when high?” Luckily, there are tons of options at your disposal, whether you live in a small town or a big, bustling city like Las Vegas.

Do you need some inspiration? Keep reading to discover the top activities that are best enjoyed with a little pot from the Thrive Cannabis Marketplace team.

Try a New Food

It’s no secret that food tastes out of this world when high. But why settle for the same-old snacks time and time again?

This is your chance to go out and try something completely new. If you’re feeling adventurous, you could try escargot or pate.

Of course, you don’t have to spend a ton to go on a culinary experience. If you’ve never had key lime pie or sushi before, now’s your time to try it! You could also seek out an over-the-top, Instagram-worthy meal from a local restaurant.

Play a Friendly Game

If you’re the competitive type, there may be no such thing as a “friendly game” when you’re sober. But pot can help you relax and just go with the flow.

So being high is a great time to play a friendly game of mini golf, volleyball, touch football, basketball, or tennis with your friends. You’ll have a blast, and you can work off some of those extra calories you ate when you had the munchies.

Try Something New

Is there something in your city that you’ve always wanted to try but never got around to doing? This could be anything from go-karting or playing paintball to trying your hand at an escape room.

While mind-based games, like escape rooms, may not seem like the best idea when stoned, you’d be surprised at how well you can do. They often require you to think outside the box and look at things in unique perspectives, which can be easier to do when high.

Plus, the point is to have fun! So, even if you don’t win, you’ll have a night filled with amazing memories and funny stories.

Do Some Yoga or Meditate

Yoga and meditation both work to help you relax and focus on your breathing. Marijuana can help take this to the next level.

One of the greatest benefits of meditating with marijuana is that it becomes easier to clear your mind. Try meditating or doing yoga in your backyard or the local park, and let your body and mind fully relax.

Get a Massage

What could possibly be more relaxing than getting a massage? While meditating and practicing yoga are great ways to soothe your mind and release some tension in your body, a massage will help to release any overly-tight muscles and pent-up tension that’s been building up in your body.

Don’t be worried about falling asleep. Although massages feel great when you’re awake, your body will still get all the amazing benefits of a massage if you take a quick nap.

Go on a Hike

Have you ever noticed that everything seems so much more vibrant and beautiful when you’re stoned? Even if you’re not typically a hiker, you’re sure to enjoy being surrounded by nature after smoking a little pot.

Find a local hiking trail and just have fun exploring. If you live in a city, look for a park or botanical garden. Not only will you enjoy your surroundings, but it’ll be relaxing to finally step away from all the noise associated with city living.

Hit the Club

When was the last time you went to a club? If it’s been a while, you’re overdue to cut loose on the dance floor.

While you may normally feel embarrassed or self-conscious about your dance skills, being high will help you feel more at ease. You’ll be able to cut loose and dance like nobody’s watching. Not only is this freeing, but it’s also a great workout!

Hear Some Live Music

If you’re not a fan of dancing, you can still go out and enjoy some music. But instead of hitting a club, seek out live music in your city.

This could be at a local concert, a bar, or even a street performer. While any music will work, a more relaxing genre, like jazz, stoner-rock, or indie can feel very soothing when high.

Just let the music surround you and when a particular song grips you, pay extra attention to the lyrics and meaning behind it.

What to Do When High

Don’t sit at home watching TV every time you get stoned. If you live in an area where recreational cannabis is legal, take the opportunity to go out into the world and enjoy life.

Just follow the list above to get some ideas on what to do when high. From meditating and getting a massage to listening to live music, the possibilities are endless.

Just remember to have a loved one or trusted friend pick you up, drop-off or have them join you!

Looking for your favorite products? Visit our Downtown dispensary or place an order from our Thrive Cannabis Marketplace in North Las Vegas for pick up or cannabis delivery near you.


Good Vibes Only: A Stoner’s Guide to Weed Etiquette and Manners

With so much talk about the health benefits of marijuana and the continued push for legalization dominating the news cycle, it’s no wonder you want to try it out for yourself.

But if you’re new to cannabis — or if you usually just smoke on your own — you might have a few questions about how to behave when smoking weed with friends or with a group on vacation.

Consider this your ultimate guide to all things weed etiquette.

Read on to learn how you can have a positive, respectful, and chill experience — and fully establish yourself as a member of the 4/20-friendly set.

1. The Roller Goes First

Rule number one of weed etiquette?

Whoever rolled the joint gets to go first. Yes, this the case even if the person who brought the weed isn’t the same person who rolled the joint.

If you’re taking edibles with a group of friends, then you should definitely let the person who made them divide them up into equal parts. They know how much cannabutter they used in the recipe, so you’ll likely eat a much smaller amount than you might think.

2. Know When to Pass

Another huge part of smoking etiquette that everyone needs to know?

You should never take more than two puffs of a joint before you pass it to someone else. It will always come back around to you, so don’t deny anyone the chance to enjoy a little green.

Also, when it’s your turn to smoke, take a break from the conversation. You don’t want to waste any of the weed, and this keeps the circle moving quickly.

Hogging the weed is commonly known as “bogarting,” and trust us when we tell you that no one else in your group will appreciate you doing it.

Of course, never skip anyone in the circle, unless that person lets you know they’ve had their fill.

3. Don’t Pressure People

No guide to smoking weed would be complete without a gentle reminder that peer pressuring someone into smoking isn’t cool.

Weed is meant to help everyone relax and enjoy the moment — but it’s tough to do that if someone is pressuring you to try weed when you really aren’t into it. Let the person know that they’re still welcome to chill with the group while you all smoke, and don’t make a big deal out of their choice to abstain.

Also, if someone is smoking a joint in public for the first time, don’t be afraid to help them learn the ropes.

They’ll appreciate your help and input, and you can even help them to light it if need be. If you’re new to weed in general, you should absolutely feel comfortable asking for help.

After all, we were all beginners once!

4. Light the Right Way

If you’re smoking from a bowl as opposed to a joint, where you choose to light it matters.

After all, no one in your circle will be thrilled about smoking a bowl that’s been pretty much been killed before it got to them.

To make sure you leave enough of the green stuff, light your bowl from the corner, not the center, to avoid torching the bowl.

5. Pass to the Left

Not all the rules of weed etiquette have to be complicated.

To help everyone to keep track of where the joint is going next, the general rule of thumb is to pass the joint clockwise (to the left.)

No one really knows how this got started, but it definitely helps to keep everyone straight about who gets the joint next when the weed starts to take effect.

6. Smoking a Joint in Public the Right Way

If you decide to smoke in public, make sure you’re 100% familiar with the legal status of marijuana in the state first.

Also, be respectful of the space. Don’t leave trash behind, and try not to disturb anyone else around you. If you sense you’re making people uncomfortable, just move to another spot.

7. Set the Scene

Finally, whether you’re smoking indoors or outdoors, in public or in private, we always suggest that you take the time to properly set the scene.

This can include choosing the right music, having plenty of munchies on hand, or even making sure that everyone has a space to sit or lie down.

If you’re enjoying a little bit of weed on a vacation, you can make an event out of smoking.

Go to a local weed dispensary and ask for a bit of advice on the kind of strains you should try. Your budtender will be able to make sure you get a couchlock effect if that’s what you’re looking for, or guide you towards a strain that will give you more of a cerebral high.

Then, you and your friends can take in the sights and sounds — we’re sure they’ll look better than ever.

You’re Now a Master of Proper Weed Etiquette

We hope that this post has helped you to better understand the basics of weed etiquette.

Above all, it’s about enjoying the moment and celebrating the good things in life. Keep the vibes upbeat, positive, and community-focused to enjoy the experience.

Also, be sure to check out our online ordering service to make finding a cannabis dispensary in Las Vegas easier than ever. You can choose to pick up your weed or have it delivered to you with our convenient weed delivery service.

We hope that you’ll come to check out our Downtown dispensary to learn more about marijuana and to connect with other like-minded individuals.

It’s time to make this a vacation you’ll never forget.


Roll It Up, Light It Up, Smoke It Up: A Beginner to Advanced Guide for Rolling a Joint

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Looking to roll a joint for the first time? Or perhaps you’re still trying to pull off that perfect roll?

Though you may consider smoking weed as mainstream, not everyone who smokes knows how to roll a joint properly. There are certain steps that both beginners and advanced smokers need to consider.

There are key factors that influence the burning rate of your joint.

So what are these considerations for rolling a joint? Continue reading below and learn the essentials, regardless if you are a newbie or a veteran.

Rolling a Joint and Doing It Right

Before enjoying a joint, you will first go through a process. This involves using the right elements and preparing them for rolling.

Though ordering from a cannabis store in Downtown Las Vegas is as easy as a few clicks, you still need to put in some work. You need to do your part when it comes to prepping your joint. Here are the key steps that will guide beginners and veterans on how to roll the perfect joint.

Start with the Paper

The paper that you choose is crucial when it comes to the quality of your joint. Generally, there are three types of rolling paper materials out there. There is wood pulp, rice, and hemp.

Among the three, it is the wood pulp that you must avoid. If you are a beginner, go for hemp paper. It is easier to roll and it burns quite well.

If you are a veteran smoker and you want something that burns slowly, go for rice paper. It is also the top option for rollers who want something flavorless.

Grind It Right

After selecting the rolling paper, you can now start grinding your cannabis. You have two options for grinding: a grinder or your finger. For beginners, it is best to experiment to find out which method you are most comfortable with.

The key is to grind your cannabis evenly. If you are using a grinder, go for the metal type. This will yield a smoother and consistent result.

Crutch Matters

One of the worst experiences you may encounter is smoking a joint with a soggy end. To avoid this, use a crutch or filter. This is a glass or wooden mouthpiece that helps you come up with a perfect cylinder.

You can also use this after the rolling process. The crutch will allow you to enjoy your joint from end to end.

Arrange Gently

Now fill your joint with your freshly-grinded cannabis. Since you are using a crutch, place the cannabis at the other end of the joint.

The ideal amount for a single joint is around half a ground. If you want to attain precision, you may consider using a small weighing scale.

Hold the paper with one hand. Use your other hand to shape the joint. Your goal is to move the cannabis around.

You want to evenly distribute the cannabis across the rice or hemp paper. Practice patience until you reach that perfect balance.

Roll It Up

Most beginners may find the rolling process a tricky one. Move the paper back and forth between your fingers. Continue doing so until you shape the bud into a straight cylinder.

The key lies in using a gentle touch.

In case the bud doesn’t hold its cylindrical shape on its own, continue with the rolling and compressing. Take your time in this step.

After reaching a perfectly cylindrical shape, you can now seal the joint. When tucking the joint, you need to let the crutch initiate the process. You need to eliminate any slack to ensure a tight roll.

For beginners, you can use both of your thumbs to tuck the paper’s first inch. Your crutch should serve as your support.

After tucking the entire flap, continue rolling. Now seal the deal by licking the glue strip and sticking it down.

Keep in mind that the tighter you roll, the smoother and slower the burn will be.

Inject Some Creativity

If you are an avid smoker who wants to level up your joint-rolling, you can inject some creativity in the process. Check out these three creative joints that will add more fun in the experience:

The Braid

Do you think braiding only works on long hair? Take out the paper of your choice and pick a width of your preference. Now roll-up three joints that are fairly loose and filter-free.

Make sure the joints are open on both ends. Now roll and seal each one of them. Gently massage them one by one.

You want to make the joints pliable enough to manipulate without the risk of breaking them.

Now get a pencil and poke down the bud at one end of each joint. Do so until you leave about ¼ of an inch empty.

Now pinch the three empty ends. Twist them all together until you combine the three joints. What you want to achieve is a look that resembles that of hair braiding.

Get some heavy cardstock and lock the open ends. Get some of your spare paper and cover the ends. Make sure the glue strip is away from your direction.

The Pinner

If you want something lighter, consider the pinner.  A pinner is a thin joint that contains fewer amounts of cannabis.

Get some paper that is not wider than 1 ½ inch. Your best bet is a single wide paper measuring about 1 ¼ inch.

Start grinding one half to three-quarters of the usual amount of bud that you smoke. As you sprinkle the bud, keep the filling in a thin and straight line.

Roll the paper tightly using the very tips of your fingers as close to your nails.


This type of joint allegedly has a huge following in Amsterdam. Prepare your paper as you normally do. But this time, flip your paper with the glue strip facing down.

The glue strip must be the side that is closest to you. Sprinkle your cannabis and place your thumb directly against the glue strip. Now roll the paper tightly.

Once the glue strip touches the inner part of the paper, lick the outer part of the joint where it aligns with the glue strip. Now seal the joint and enjoy.

Enjoy Fine Cannabis, Today!

Whether you are rolling a joint for the first time or smoking your nth joint, you need to ensure the quality of your cannabis.

In line with the booming cannabis trends, we invite you to check our offerings. We carry different varieties of cannabis that don’t fall short in terms of quality.

If you are looking to enjoy marijuana in Las Vegas, feel free to get in touch with us. Our Las Vegas dispensary is open 24/7 and caters to people in need of medical or recreational marijuana.