Let me paint you a picture. It’s 2020: the turn of a decade. You are walking down the street and see a recreational shop on the corner of your block. This is the future of cannabis. One where shops are becoming the new Starbucks. But you have a full day of errands and chores on your plate. You call up your favorite cannabis delivery to save you some time and get your day started right!
Although a vast majority of us use cannabis for medical purposes, we can now rejoice with our fellow recreational users. But for our recreational users, is it possible to continue to live full productive days? We’ll explore some tips to help the fellow user stay a productive stoner.
Raise your hand if you’ve ever come across a strain that just made you feel like you could conquer the world. All the pain and stress just faded away? You go to call up your dispensary only to find out that they are out of stock. Understanding the genetic profile of each strain is important in helping you navigate through countless strains on the market. Sativas strains have been the go-to pick for those who wish to spark creativity, motivation, and energy.
For a novice user, all the options might be overwhelming. How many times have we tried to remember “that one strain from that one shop?” What better way to remember than with a strain tracker. Understanding how our bodies react to different strains will help us understand how to better go about our days and break away from the lazy stoner stigma. A good place to start your search would be with a: Strawberry Cough, Blue Dream, Jack Herer or a spicy Durban Poison.
Each individual has a unique endocannabinoid system. Our endocannabinoid system is a complex cell-signaling system that allows our body to get the “high” associated with cannabis. That being said, most people will have their own experience with different strains and this is important in building a tolerance. Once you understand the level of tolerance you can handle, the better you can maneuver the endless cannabis products on the market. Someone who has a high smoking tolerance, might not have the same tolerance when it comes to edibles. It’s always a good idea to start in moderation and build your tolerance from there. Strain potency is a factor to take into consideration. Make sure to research the potency of each strain.
Health and Lifestyle
It is important to remember to incorporate a healthy diet and exercise regime while still consuming cannabis. Just like a multivitamin is meant to aid in a better life, cannabis can be seen the same way. Let’s break away from the lazy stoner stigma and stay productive! Remember to always consult with your personal physician if you are ready to incorporate cannabis into your life regime. Staying on top of your diet and exercise can keep you stay organized and manage a high.
For our experienced users, it is important to remember to take the occasional tolerance break. There can come a time where you feel like the strongest strain just doesn’t do it anymore. This could be a sign that your body has built a tolerance. “T-breaks” are meant to give your body a break and reset to bring back an enjoyable high.
As more states and countries recognize cannabis, more research will follow. There are still a few studies to show the long term effects of cannabis on our cognitive functions. In California, cannabis is being treated like alcohol. This means cannabis must not be inside of a car and be stored away in the trunk of a car. You must be 21+ in order to purchase or 18+ with a valid medical license. Although California is now a legal state, employers still have the right to refuse employment based on drug tests. Just like you wouldn’t work heavy machinery while drunk, you wouldn’t operate sensitive equipment while high.
The cannabis journey is all trial and error. We can always look for guidance through internet searches or word of mouth. Although it comes down to your own personal experience. There are countless strains on the market, so when you find a strain that works stick with it! Don’t be afraid to explore other options to find the right concoction.