Back in the days weed used to be the unspeakable scourge when people mentioned it the pianos had to be played faster. A drug that so many people didn’t admit to smoking and it was only with the caveat that the 90-era presidential contenders would admit. The quote that was usually heard is that “there is no way I inhaled it and trying it never crossed my mind.” But things have changed. In 1992, 25 percent of the American thought that it was a good idea for the weed to be legalized. Considering the Gallup poll that was carried recently 64 percent of the American think that it’s a good idea for the marijuana to be legalized today. There has been an increase in the sales too in 2017 the likely rise was $9.7 billion, and that is in the US alone. In 2016 alone there was an increase of 33 percent and that is according to the ArcView Group and investment firm.
It has become a drug of choice for so many athletics like the Michael Phelps and Usain Bolt. Those women referred as the “Marijuana Moms” who have been interviewed severally on the Today shows, and they are brunt to say things like “as much as mommy needs a glass of wine, that’s how much they need the joint too.” To them, it sounds so harmless.
If you are interested in trying weed for the first time. Even if you just graduated, got married and you had a kid for the very first time, and you have no idea where you can get the marijuana, relax. Here is a list of things that you need to know as you go ahead and tip your toes in the world of legal marijuana circa 2018.
The state that I live in I can purchase weed legally, where can someone start?
There is a digital publication that is referred as the Cannabis which is used in tracking the marijuana industry; there you will be able to find a nice map that has dispensaries in several areas. Do not just choose the one that you think is closer to you and stick with that. For the clinics, they will not be like homogeneous box stores, for example, the Target. The dispensaries are a small business, and with each one has its personalities, and the strength that each has is different, and the weakness too. Steve Elliot, who had written The Little Black Book of Marijuana and he also wrote the blog Toke Signals, suggest that you go ahead and read the reviews that are found online at a site called Leafy and Weed Finder. He said that if you get a shop that has good reviews, they are the better than those that don’t have reviews at all. If there is no way that you will be comfortable trying a new pizza place without checking yelp that should be the same thing that you should do with the weed sellers.
What if the state I live in, you know it’s a crime?
If you are one among those people that are in such a condition, then it can be difficult and somehow dangerous. Again, the law that governs marijuana is different from state to state, especially the consequences that one will face if they bought it or has possession of it illegally. States like Indiana or South Dakota; if you are found with a single joint then you will be imprisoned for a year and thousands of fines.
In Louisiana, if you are caught with the marijuana plant then you will be imprisoned for 30 years. So before going ahead and venturing into this shark know the risk that you might face. The Marijuana Policy Project will have a policy map that will detail out the risk that you might encounter precisely where you live. Some will even contain some of the details that can be somehow harrowing. In states like South Dakota if you are found with just a small possession of weed then you will be jailed for one year, and you will have to be fined $2,000, and that will depend if you will test positive when it comes to pass use. If you took the weed while you were on a trip to Colorado and the test was carried, and it came out positive, then you will still be charged with weed possession. If you were to be asked if you are holding the answer to the question is, “in my intestines.”
What’s the right quantity a beginner should take? And how much can I buy?
The price will be different in each state, but for those states that marijuana is legal, you will be able to get a gram for 8 to 20 dollars. “If you buy the weed over $20, the seller knows that you are a rookie,” says Jake Browne. If you like marijuana, then you will not have difficulty in telling if the gram is okay, so there is no need of worry if you have saved up for a considerable investment. If the purchase that you are making is from a legal pot store, it’s suggested by Elliott that you choose the already rolled joints. Another option that is good is buying the eighth once or 305grams, this supply will be able to last the whole week if you are one of the people that like to smoke daily.
Elliott says that for the users that have used the Sativa strains they have been more energetic and best used during the day. They are commonly known for the soaring effect, very high in cerebral, and they have energetic qualities too. The sativas can be used as pain relief, anxiety relief for those people with massive bodies. Dan Michael who has been an author of Green and the founder of the Sinsernedia, suggest that the users should use the mnemonic trick so that to be able to remember the difference between the two strains. Not everyone agreed with the statement. “The classification of the sativas is mostly bullshit,” Browne says. Browne thinks that just describes how the plant grows, all that did not stop dispensaries causing it to be default so that to explain a complex plant. The same thing happened to delineation like Kush, which refers to a group of stains that are found in Afghanistan region. Browne claims that the American will be so impressed with the Kush label and that’s an American thing all along. “Everyone will be talking about the Skunk in the UK,” he says. “There will be nothing special with the strains even if they have Kush as a name. Everything will depend on how it’s grown and genetics.”
Think of it like: if you are going to shop a comic book for the first time, you probably won’t even concern yourself with the level that it has on the CGC grading scale. Whether the comic that you will get is “very fine” or “near mint” that will not make any difference, at least not at the moment. It’s the first comic that you are purchasing so go ahead just to pick something that looks cool and don’t stress yourself so much.
What are the expectations that I should have on the first experience?
The first strategy that you should have if it’s your first time is taking it slow during the first attempts. Michael suggests that you should not smoke the whole blunt or bong hits. The suggesting that he has given first uses is staring at the shared joint or use the vape pen, and take a puff or two but don’t hold it in. “After fifteen to twenty minutes and you have not felt anything that’s when you should take more puffs,” Michaels says. “just as any first thing the more you going to try it, the more someone gets comfortable with it, and you will know exactly what your body needs.”
The mileage the people experience will vary. The feeling that most experienced is that you might feel anxious, hungry, euphoric, sleepy, or just all. “Understand that the feeling that you will get will be different depending on the strain of marijuana that you might have consumed because they all have different effects,” Browne says. ”So take time, and if you can are not getting the desired outcome, you can always switch it up.”
A drug that rewards patience is marijuana. “If you are continually experimenting and keep on trying, just taking one step at a time, sooner or later the perception that you have will be altered,” says Elliott. Everything will be able to change things like food will taste much better, music will be more meaningful, TV and movie will get more mesmerizing, and activities like sex and conversation will be mind-blowing, but with the right partner.
What makes smoking, vaping and an edible vary? Does the effect they have on the body vary too?
The difference that will be experienced between the three will just come down to the personal preference. There will be people that like smoking, and there are so many ways that you can be able to get the smock inside your body, like the water pipes, rolling papers, hand or the homemade devices. Those people that have been around from the weed smoking age in the century believe that there is no way that you will be able to call yourself a pot smoker until you have tried the makeshift pipes that are connected from an empty Coke Can. When talking about the edibles, there are the brownies, cookies, lozenges, chewing gums, pill capsules, infused drinks and the tinctures. There is another form of entry that involves the marijuana suppositories and the butthole, but let’s not focus on that and stick to the northern orifice.
The effect that you will get from the three will be the same the difference is control. “when you take weed through smoking the effect that you will get is instantaneous,” says Elliott. He adds that “ and thus the user will be able to titrate the usage, which he or she will be able to control the intensity of the highness.” Go ahead and take one puff, of the intensity that you feel is not that high then go ahead and take another one. When it comes to the edible, the highness will be slow. The edible must first be digested and processed by the liver so that you will be able to feel the highness. The edible will come with a deeper and longer highness. “The highness will last for more than six hours instead of the few hours that someone experiences when they smoke by use of vaping,” Elliott says.
What if I get confused between the marijuana gummies and the once am supposed to give my kids?
You have to be extra cautious. While hopefully, you are careful about what you throw inside your mouth, but the same will not be possible with your kids or even friends. Often the kids will take the marijuana gummies mistakenly, like e recent case that happened in Albuquerque, New Mexico, a 9-year-old kid went ahead to share gummies with his friends that he bought from home not knowing that there were his grandfather’s medical marijuana gummies. The effect that the kids got is that they were a bit a giggly, but the situation it would have been worse. If you choose the gummies, keep them in a hidden place. The same way you will not be comfortable with the vibrator being on the coffee table. Ensure that you keep the marijuana candy out of sight.
Edibles sound like a lot of work which is not worth it, can I just not try them?
If you are using marijuana for pain relief edibles will be the best choice, because the effect that you will get will last longer and is intense. But when it comes to the recreational users, taking edibles is okay as longs as the homework is done and you practice discretional. When taking the dosage makes sure you take much less. For a beginner taking 5 or 10 milligrams of THC will be enough. If the dosage does not get you the highness that you need, then you can move up, but take it on a different day. “The potfreakouts are those people that didn’t wait, took too much food, and the whole night they spent it in the fetal condition,” says Browne.
Accurately explained what is vaping? And can it better than smoking?
What happens in the vaping process is heating of the marijuana without actually burning it so that the ingestion will be of the mist, not the smoke. Imagine needing a bomb, but you will not have to use the lighter, and the process will not make you cough, and everyone will not smell weed on you. Because the clothes will not be stinking. Mitch Earleywine, who wrote Understanding Marijuana claims that vaping is so different compared to smoking. It’s better too because data that was carried from her lab showing that someone switched and used vaporizers they will lower symptoms of bronchitis, and the lung volume will be increased. Also, people prefer it more, in a study that was carried in 2014, pot smokers said that vaping is not just healthy, but also the highness that they got was more pleasurable. In short, the vape pens are the same with the e-cigarette but for weed instead. Here is a list of best-rated options that are out there now.
If I buy the weed in a state that’s legal, is it okay to smoke it anywhere, right?
Sorry, but no. Each state will be different when it comes to them being strict and then being okay with consuming weed in public. You can’t go ahead and light the joint at a concert, the market, or your children schools play.
When I visited California, people are comfortable vaping outside.
Well, those people that you saw were breaking the law, and if they get caught, they will be charged a fine $100 and $250. Like when you are taking the booze, there is no way that you are going to crack open a beer at the park, and if you do you will have to sneaky.
Can someone get addicted to weed?
Yes, it happens but it’s so rare, Earleywine says. “When it comes to the dependence symptoms example being the tolerance or troubling facing the social obligation they show up in 4 to 9% of users that use weed regularly.
What about heart attacks, Lung cancer?
A study that was carried on 2013 by the UCLA found out that no connection showed marijuana was in any way connected with lung cancer. When it comes to the heart problems, there was a study that was carried on 2017 that showed weed smoker have a high risk of dying from hypertension. The study has its shortcoming, especially the assumptions that it has those people that tried marijuana once they are considered as “users.”
Earleywine states out, “Soon or later on they will be a boomer who will have a heart attack with the THC in his or her system. The men are the one that will mostly smoke the marijuana, and more likely they face the risk of heart attacks. Given how the cases of heart attacks and marijuana use have been common you will except this to happen often. If you are among the people that have cardiac problems and your heart rate will not go above 90, then marijuana is not for you.
What if I get scared and freak out thinking that I have taken in excess? Should I visit the ER?
According to all the expert that we spoke with there has never been anyone that has been in a situation that they are so high that they need to see a doctor. “when you go to the ER it will just be a waste of time and the money too,” says Elliott. If you need someone in a white jacket so that he or she will be able to tell you that you are not going to die, the typical thing that they can do is give you the sedative so that you will be able to sleep it off, Browne adds.
An experiment that was carried by Earleywine students shows some evidence that people that are going through the adverse reaction the cartoons and some an antihistamine will be able to get someone through that condition. He adds that if someone practices patience then it’s the best