Whether your someone who wants to get super high or someone who wants to make sure you don’t get too high, you should be aware that there are numerous things that can affect the intensity of cannabis.

No matter how you choose to enjoy cannabis, there are certain factors that can help you to enhance your high and some that can lessen it immensely. 

Some people want the type of cannabis high that will help them relax by the pool. Others look for a cannabis high that will aid them in focusing on working from home. Others seek a high that will support them in dancing all night to their newly found Spotify playlist.

No matter what kind of cannabis high you seek, there are ways to ensure that you get that just the right one. Read on to learn more about the different factors that can influence your cannabis high.

1. Dosage

The first factor that can influence your cannabis high is obvious. The amount you take is going to make a big difference. 

This seems pretty simple when it comes to smoking cannabis. You know how many hits you take on a pipe or bong, how many puffs you take from a pre-roll, or how many times you hit a vape pen or dab rig. When you feel as high as you want to feel, you simply stop smoking more.

However, proper dosage is a lot more difficult to determine when it comes to other forms of cannabis. It’s especially hard to know the proper dosage for each individual in edible form, for example. A recommended dosage will be listed on the package and can vary quite a bit from product to product.

It’s best to follow the brand’s instructions at least the first few times you try a new edible product. 

2. Delivery

Speaking of edibles, the way you ingest cannabis will make a world of difference when it comes to the type of high you experience as well. Every method of ingestion comes with its own set of variables, and just because you like the high you get from smoking a pre-roll doesn’t mean you will also enjoy the high brought on by a THC-infused soft drink or from dabbing.

Oftentimes, people report that the high from edibles is more intense and lasts longer than the high users get from smoking. Further, many people feel that they can easily hit a vape pen a few times and feel on top of the world, whereas if they are doing dab concentrates they would much rather on the couch lounge couch while watching Netflix.

3. Cannabinoid Profile

The cannabinoid profile is yet another factor that can drastically affect a user’s cannabis high. The cannabinoid that gets people high is THC, but today, more and more people are drawn to another cannabinoid – CBD – that has no psychoactive properties and which can help with a variety of medical and mental health issues.

Because of CBD’s growing popularity, many dispensaries today now offer products that are CBD-only or that include both THC and CBD cannabinoids. If you buy a CBD product online, you will likely feel good, but you won’t feel a traditional “high.”  On the other hand, you might try a hybrid to enjoy the benefits of both types of cannabinoids. There are other types of cannabinoids to take into consideration, too. 

Furthermore, cannabis indica, sativa, and hybrids will all have different effects on the user. Sativas like Matrix NV’s Durban Poison provide a mental high, whereas indicas, such as Green & Gold’s Blue Alien, give the user more of a body high. Hybrids like Pink Leaf’s Cherry Punch or Pistola’s Holy Grail Kush Balas feature a little of both, and more of one or the other, depending on percentages of each present in the strain. 

4. Terpenes

Anecdotal evidence suggests that terpenes also play a part in the intensity a user feels from a cannabis high, but no one is really sure if this is really a factor. Still, it’s something to think about.

You may not know about terpenes by that name, but you know what they are. Terpenes are the specific aroma and flavor that differs from cannabis strain to strain.  

At the very least, terpenes help to make cannabis consumption even more enjoyable, and it’s worth taking the time to consider a few different strains for your personal taste any time you order from our 24/7 delivery service.

5. Setting

Your setting can also play a part in the high you experience. You can ingest the same amount of the same strain in two different places and the high might feel totally different to you. Smoking alone will result in a different experience than smoking over FaceTime with friends.

The key is to know yourself.

Only you will know how cannabis will affect you in every situation. If you are unsure, only ingest a little and see how it goes before going all in.

6. Age

Willie Nelson is 86 years old and although he has recently stopped smoking weed, he still indulges in other ways. It’s clear that in his old age he is still enjoying the many benefits of cannabis.

However, that isn’t the case for everyone. Some people who indulged in cannabis often at a young age find that it affects them in a different and less enjoyable way as they get older. 

This may come as a big surprise to people who have not smoked weed in quite some time. Remember, as you age your body changes, and the reactions it has to cannabis may be far different than you remember from your youth.

7. Tolerance

As with any psychoactive substance, including alcohol and even some foods, everyone has a personal tolerance. This is dependent on your body chemistry and a wide variety of factors inside of you.

Just because someone else can eat three doses of a pot brownie does not mean that you can. It’s not a competition. It’s supposed to be fun and enjoyable.

Know your tolerance, and if you don’t know it yet, start small and slow and build up from there.

Enjoy Your Weed High

All of these factors play a part in how your cannabis high affects you. Getting too high from cannabis can be uncomfortable, so take it easy if you are unsure how a strain or product will affect you. Taking all of the above into consideration will ensure that you will have a good time and that you will enjoy your cannabis high best.

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Dustin Iannotti

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