Smoking marijuana can often be viewed as a social experience. Many times when enthusiasts are enjoying their weed they are doing so among friends. There has always been a strong non-violent unity among cannabis consumers.
No matter if it’s by passing a joint, blunt, bong around or waiting for some edibles to kick in, we are usually in the company of like minded people who help make the experience a pleasant one. This is especially true when most folks try cannabis for the first time.
5 tips to help friends who are smoking cannabis for the first time:
1) Make things comfortable. Too many teens just flip a joint to a new user and sit back to laugh at their friend’s experience. We’re not going to fix that. But, with the expanding use following legalization, more adults will be trying for the first time.
Within a comfortable social setting and occasion, you can discuss the experience, what to expect, how to smoke, and how to handle any negative effects.
The social environment can affect the experience, so it helps to play some music, encourage fun conversation, and set a table with nutritious food and water.
If the social setting is comfortable and relaxing, it should counter the potential for anxiety and panic. The fresh cannabis user should feel some control of the situation, so using at a planned social event, picnic, or clambake among friends is a good way to go.
As most of us were introduced to the joys of weed by friends who made sure we were ‘ok’ during our first time being high, it’s important to continue to help newbies cope with the paranoia, nervousness, anxiety and other negative side effects that sometimes accompany smoking weed so that they can ultimately have a good time. Do you have any stories about your first time experience or being with others that tried it for the first time?