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Reaching Your Perfect High

What does your perfect high look like? For some, it's a euphoric giggle fest. For others, it's deep contemplation. And you know what? Both are awesome. But cannabis isn't one-high-fits-all, so you've got to put in a little work to find your sweet spot. In this blog, we'll go through a process to dial in strains, consumption methods, and dosing so you can consistently reach your perfect high. We'll start with the basics - setting intent and listening to your mind and body. Then by starting low and slow with different products and incrementally increasing your dose, you'll soon discover the combinations that unlock the experience you're looking for. Tuning in and making adjustments is the name of the game. So let's figure out what cannabis routine helps you thrive!

What's Your Interpretation of the Perfect High?

Cannabis has varying THC, CBD, and other compound levels. Staring at two buds, you can't assume one product potency equals another. THC alone can range from 0.3% in near hemp-based products to over 30%…

That’s a 100X difference! 

When smoking a mystery won’t have any idea what’s happening until you’re feeling high. Getting to this point too fast can result in trying to maintain sanity for the next half hour and then becoming couch-locked during the comedown.

This could be the goal for some, but is this what you consider a good experience?

This is why budtenders often preach going Low and Slow. Dennis Chan from A Therapeutic Alternative tells us:

“I work with a lot of new customers. I’ll ask them to start with about 1/10 of a puff because it’s easy to get caught up inhaling too much of a 28% THC flower. And if they don’t listen, they’ll ‘face the consequences’😊

Reaching Your Perfect High

We'd agree it's more responsible to slowly work up to your perfect high. This method is also ideal if you're unfamiliar with a strain. To master each strain, start by selecting a reference amount. As Dennis notes... 1/10th.

For vaping, we've found users start as low as 0.03g and build upwards. Again, this should be something every user discovers with each new strain. Keep in mind that the method of consumption will change the amounts.

This dosaging scheme holds true for other categories of cannabis products too. With edibles, they’re often sold in 5mg doses as opposed to pre-legalization 100mg chunks! These would literally blow your day after normal size bites. As a result, it’s reasonable to expect the same care given to flowers and especially concentrates.

After you understand the strength of a product, you can jump right in next time with a quantity closer to your ideal point.

Link Activities to Perfect Highs

Once you’ve got your dose down, tune your strains to your activities. To do this, make a mental note on which activities are going well after you’ve consumed an amount so you can grab that strain next time. For example, cleaning the house, working on the computer, or going for run can all be tied to a strain and dose.

Reaching Your Perfect Cannabis High

This linking approach is a lot easier than trying to decipher bar graphs because these are your activities and your thoughts. For instance, you might read “relaxed” as an option labled on your product. Does that mean...

  • Relaxed as in couch lock, lethargic or walking around?

  • Creative as in painting, pictionary, writing or brainstorming?

  • Active as in studying, physical, or mental?

Everyone owns a different interpretion of these words. So while they may allude to something while purchasing, they can be highly inaccurate in practice.

The Fastest Way to the Perfect High

Considering all that’s going on in our lives, do you really want to mess around with ambiguity? Jotting your linked pairings down helps get you into the right mood fast.

By nailing your strains, you’ll be ready to take advantage of product nuances and level up your canna game. You can return to your stash tomorrow, next week, even months down the line with accuracy and speed. So give yourself the gift of time and fun.

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