5 Tips for First Time Marijuana Users
Spring break is nearly upon us and that can mean traveling to new places and trying new things. If your spring break includes trying marijuana for the first time, be sure to read up on it first. It is always good to know what you are getting yourself into a head of time. A little education, especially with something like marijuana, can go a long way. We have 5 tips for first time marijuana users to help you make the experience a more enjoyable (and legal) one.
- Know the Laws
Remember that marijuana consumption is legal on a state level. This means that each state has its own set of laws revolving around marijuana. What you can do legally in one states does not mean you can do so in the next. And not knowing that you might be breaking a law won’t keep you out of trouble if busted. Check out NORML’s website when you are looking for a resource to help keep you within the limits of the law.
It’s important to understand the differences between an indica and sativa. It’s also important to know how much marijuana you should consume. Maximize your experience by stopping by a reputable dispensary with staff that is knowledgeable about their products. Don’t be afraid to ask questions. In fact, the more you ask, the better direction they can steer you in. Spending several minutes of your time with an expert Budtender will help you have the greatest first-timer marijuana experience.
- How Much?
Amendment 64 in Colorado allows adults 21 and older to possess up to 1 ounce of retail marijuana at one time. But, if you are not a Colorado resident, you can only purchase up to ¼ ounce at a time. So if you are an out-of-stater, this is good to know so you can plan your time accordingly. And possession is possession regardless of the form of marijuana. So thinking you can stock up on tons of edibles is not the case.
- Where to Consume
In Colorado, while consuming marijuana may be legal, consuming it in public is not (yet). So you will need to have a private place for consumption. Your house, a friend’s house, etc. Some hotels allow consumption while others do not. Parks, sports stadiums, sidewalks and roads are not legal places to enjoy your pot. Same goes for bars and rooftop patios.
- Enjoy the High
Now that you’ve got some of the “how to’s” figured out, all that is left to do is to enjoy. This is the best part and all of your work beforehand pays off right now. Put on your favorite music and hang out with your favorite people. Be chill. You’ve got about two hours to enjoy your new high. Time will feel like it is standing still. Or at least feel like it is moving slowly. Your mouth will probably feel dry. Good ol’ cottonmouth. You may get hungry. That’s the cannabinoids telling your brain to eat even though you may not be actually hungry. Have some of your favorite snacks on hand and really enjoy munching on them. And of course if you aren’t feeling the effects you want, take a few more hits and enjoy the ride!