If you’re anything like me, then when you get high, you probably like to get high AF. But don’t think that means you have to inhale your weed smoke super deeply to get the job done. I know it seems like the best way to absorb the maximum amount of THC possible, but it’s not even necessary.
Weed is fun. It can help ease pain and stress, it can make sex a whole lot better (the best, most connected sex I’ve ever had was high sex), and it’s just delicious. That said, pot is generally pretty expensive, so it’s important to learn how to avoid any mistakes that could be keeping you from saving green. Additionally, it’s important to know how weed affects you personally, and plan your highs accordingly. On top of all of that, if you’re going to smoke frequently, you’ve got to make sure you’re staying properly hydrated, getting enough sleep, not neglecting exercise, and not overdoing it so much that it messes with your personal and professional life.
If you’ve ever smoked pot, then you already know how fast it dries out your lips. If you’re not carrying lip balm with you everywhere, then you’re not the prepared stoner you think you are. Keep lip balm or coconut oil with you at all times to avoid weed-induced chapped lips. Trust me, you will not regret it.
I’m sure you don’t need me to tell you that the “cotton mouth” struggle is real. When you get high, the receptors on the floor of your mouth temporarily stop producing saliva. So it’s extra important to chug water if you don’t want your whole mouth to dry up and stay dried up the day after you smoke.
Of course, drinking enough water is important for your overall health, whether you’re smoking weed or not. But you definitely don’t want to make the mistake of getting high and failing to stay properly hydrated. If you’re smoking at home, just remember to chug a glass or two before, during, and after your high. If you’re going to smoke at a friends’ place or a concert, bring a water bottle.
With tiny glass bowls, you don’t have to worry about using a screen, because there’s really no place for one. But if you use a metal pipe or even a large glass bowl, then you should try to keep screens in stock. Using a screen (aka a filter) can help you protect yourself from inhaling ash into your beautiful lungs. They’re also super cheap and easy to use, so don’t make the mistake of thinking they’re not worth buying.
If you’re a daily (or near-daily) smoker, then storing your weed in a Ziploc bag is probably fine, because you don’t need it to stay fresh for a super long time. However, you should know that this is not the ideal approach to weed storage. If you want to keep your pot fresh for as long as possible, you need to be storing it in an airtight glass container. (Mason jars work best.) You should also try to keep your jar somewhere cool, dark, and arid, like your closet or a kitchen cupboard. (So definitely don’t leave it in your car or on your balcony.)
Weed is a social drug, and as such, stoner etiquette is important. If you’re smoking in a group and you’re using a bowl, then try your best to corner it. (If you don’t know what I mean by that, watch this video.) By cornering your bowl, you save green for the next person in rotation, instead of passing them a bowl of blackened bud before they’ve even gotten to take their first puff.
Weed humidors are another great way to store marijuana, but unless you’re a hardcore enthusiast, you’ll probably want to stick to the more affordable option of tightly sealed mason jars.
According to a recent study, marijuana use has doubled in the past decade. Personally, I think that’s awesome. The evidence that smoking marijuana is much safer than drinking alcohol is overwhelming. Plus, I happen to think that weed is justвЂ¦
The syndicated radio show, hosted by Sharon Kleyne, is heard weekly on VoiceAmerica and Apple iTunes. The education oriented show is sponsored by Bio-Logic Aqua® Research, a global research and technology center founded by Kleyne and specializing in fresh water, the atmosphere and dehydration. Nature’s Mist® Face of the Water® is the Research Center’s signature product for dry and dehydrated skin and eyes.
White expressed several health concerns involving marijuana use, in addition to dehydration. A child who begins smoking marijuana in their teens at least once a week, according to White, will lose eight IQ points by the time they reach the full growth. These children have a 17 percent chance of becoming addicted to marijuana and and remaining addicted for life.
Some marijuana advocates support the concept of increasing water consumption while smoking marijuana.* Others dispute the allegation, although their research, in Kleyne’s estimation, appear flawed. If 75 to 99 percent of the population is dehydrated, says Kleyne, it is illogical, for example, that in a sampling of 100 marijuana users, only five would be dehydrated.
- “Drink more water when you smoke cannabis,” 420 Magazine, May 6, 2012
Dehydration, Kleyne notes, begins at birth when we enter into the atmosphere. The human body, like the atmosphere, is a water recycling machine that constantly uses water, eliminates waste water and takes in new water. Water can either be ingested or absorbed by the skin and lungs from the water vapor in the atmosphere,. Without atmospheric water vapor, all human life would quickly dry up and die. A healthy human body is about 70 percent water.
Ninety-percent of the United States population, Kleyne estimates, is at least moderately dehydrated. Dehydration can cause temporary memory loss, lack of ability to focus, fatigue, cardiac symptoms, constipation, digestive problems, dry mouth malnutrition and tooth decay. Dehydration weakens the body’s immune system and impairs its ability to detoxify harmful substances that enter the body.
Robert A. White is co-author, with former government war-on-drugs director William Bennett, of the book “Going to Pot: Why the rush to legalize marijuana is harming America” (Center Street, February 3, 2015). Mr. White is an attorney in Washington DC.
In an already dehydrated body, the addition of 10 to 20 milligrams of a toxin such as THC, the active ingredient in marijuana, will speed up the rate of dehydration and increase the amount of harm done by both dehydration and by the toxin.
Smoking marijuana (cannabis) is physically dehydrating to the human body according to water advocate and talk show host Sharon Kleyne. In fact, Kleyne asserts, marijuana dehydrates the body faster than alcohol. Kleyne made her comments during a recent radio interview with author Robert A. White, about the health effects of marijuana and the trend towards legalization.
Grants Pass, OR (PRWEB) February 18, 2015 — Smoking marijuana (cannabis) is physically dehydrating to the human body according to water advocate and talk show