If the relationship you have with weed is already pretty great, it might seem…unappreciative to ask anything more from it. However, like with all things worthwhile, there’s always ways to improve your experience, and in this case, that experience is getting really stoned. This article is here to help you bring your relationship with Mary Jane to the next level. You’ve moved beyond awkward introductions over coffee, and are ready to get straight to Netflix and Chill. Yes, you know what getting high is like, but what about getting extra-extra high? You’re not just some amateur, and we see you! So, take a minute and check out these ways to improve the experience you know and get really, really stoned.
Dabs: The Queen of Getting High AF
Do you ever feel like smoking a joint but like, really really fast, and all at once? Well go on and get yourself a dab rig, you maniac. For sure, the strongest, most surefire way of getting as high as humanly possible is with dabs. Or, dabbing, in its verb form. The optics of this method still make some a little standoffish, and we get it—smoking anything out of something called a “rig” with a blowtorch understandably sounds a little too close to some much harder, and way less socially acceptable families of drugs. The stuff you’re going to be looking for will have names like shatter, wax, and butane hash oil, to name a few. All types of dabs are cannabis concentrates that have been processed with some type of solvent, leaving you with a potent form of THC.
Let’s emphasize that dabs are hella strong (hey, it’s okay to say ‘hella’ if you’re in the Bay). If you’d like to witness a truly Herculean act of highness, take yourself back to the early 2010s, at beautiful San Bernardino’s Cannabis Cup. Get yourself a $10.00 paper plate full of cheese fries, drag on that American Spirit, and behold a parking lot full of wooks continuously dabbing for 14 hours, and yet somehow still standing—just enough to shuffle around to the STS9 show at the end.
To someone newly acquainted with dabbing, it all might sound a little…intense, but despite the optics, dabbing is pretty fabulous and definitely gets an unfair rep. The high from dabbing feels exceptionally clean, easy on the lungs, and gives you a really nice flavor profile. Oh yeah, and it gets you really, really stoned. This can be a wonderful experience for anyone if it is done mindfully, as is the case with any drug. Start with small doses—don’t be a Wonderwoman. And do it in a place that’s comfy and familiar. There’s a reason why it’s growing so fast in popularity, and after giving dabs a shot, many never go back! Overall, dabbing has the potential to be an excellent THC experience for all levels of experience.
Dab rigs used to be somewhat of an investment, and they still can be, with some selling for $500 and beyond. However, these days you can buy rigs for around 100 bucks. And, you can get tiny ones too! So, overall this method of getting really stoned is much more accessible than you’d think.
This is a great way to stretch your weed and make a friend at the same time. Show that Covid that it can’t ruin a good time! Take a joint, and put the lit end between the lips of person A, and then have person B blow air through the unlit end, into the mouth of person A. It kinda-sorta does the same thing as a power hitter, with the force of the air being pushed into your lungs causing a more intense high. And who doesn’t love fun with fire?
Smoking out of a gravity bong is a method that maximizes your hit by creating a vacuum, and it’s also the stuff of many an unscrupulous high school kid’s weed nightmares. As in, it’s definitely gonna get you really stoned. It’s easy to make yourself, with just a plastic bottle and a bucket of water. With a hole cut in the bottom of the bottle and a bowl packed at the top, you slowly raise the bottle out of the water while inhaling. The vacuum caused by this method forces the smoke into your lungs faster than you can think “omg!”, fully taking advantage of the capacity of your bowl. You’ll definitely get super high, so just be careful what you wish for—the DIY nature of gravity bongs is probably why it’s the source of so many “I got too high” stories for many young stoners. Overall, it stretches your wallet because you can make it out of practically nothing, and it helps you get really stoned by making the most out of your weed hit.
Switch Up Your Strains
You might be thinking, “well duh,” but still, it’s worth emphasizing that things have gotten really, really good in the last decade, thanks to the work of cultivars and the legalisation of the weed industry. Did you know that there are some strains that carry as much as 30% THC content? That’s a lot. Like a lot a lot. Next time you’re at the weed dispensary, ask your budtender for high THC strains like Red Congo. For dramatic effect, say it like you’re an outlaw cowboy demanding a stiff shot o’ whiskey before taking down the Sheriff, and slap your money on the counter like you mean it.
Keep in mind that switching up your strains in order to intensify your high really means switching up your strains regularly—if you get too comfy with high THC strains, then after a while you’re going to rely on them in order to get really stoned, creating a standard that other strains will never live up to. You’ll also eventually build a tolerance, meaning that not even the strongest kid on the block will be enough to get you properly, much less extraordinarily high. So the point here is that intensifying your high is not necessarily synonymous with smoking the most intense strain on the planet. Instead, switching up your strains, regardless of how potent they are, will decrease your body’s tolerance to any one particular strain.
Grow Your Own
Let’s say it again, and this time throw in some imaginary clap emojis: Grow. Your. Own. This is and always will be the most secure way to ensure your ability to get really stoned in perpetuity, forever and always. Growing your own weed will give you an unlimited supply of marijuana, and what can beat that? If there’s anything getting in the way of your right to get high as possible, it’s not your method, and it’s not your strain—it’s the cost and supply. The movement toward full legalization that we’re seeing is a huge victory, but like all things worthwhile, it doesn’t come without a price. Like literally, the price you’re paying for the eighth you used to get from the lady next door has skyrocketed at the dispensary. Growing your own weed gets you really stoned in a way that other methods can’t; it dramatically lowers the cost, and therefore increases access to marijuana.
People have the impression that it’s a hassle and a task only meant for the pros, but it really isn’t. Growing weed at home has become so commonplace that folks with zero experience grow dispensary-quality weed, by simply purchasing all-in-one grow kits.
Intensify Your High with Mangoes
Oh what tough lives we live—having to eat delicious fruit when we want to improve our highs. Eating mangoes about an hour before getting stoned will stimulate your cannabinoid receptors, and really boost the THC experience. This is because mangoes have plenty of myrcene in them (pronounce it like MER-seen, like MERmaid). Myrcene is the most abundant terpene found in weed plants. Terpenes interact with THC and other cannabinoids, creating a synergistic, or “entourage” effect. So basically this means that when you eat foods with lots of myrcene in them, you are enhancing the experience you have with weed by boosting the terpenes, which creates a new, complex effect (rather than enhancing an already present effect). Anything edible is going to take a little while to break down, so that’s why it’s important to eat mangoes at least forty-five minutes before you smoke. With just a little bit of timing, eating mangoes will get you really high—and satisfy those munchies too!
Get Really Stoned by Taking a Tolerance Break
Who woulda thought? Yes, a great way to get yourself super high is to simply stop doing it for a while. Give yourself a break and abstain from THC for a couple weeks, and notice how your tolerance will have shot way down. This is a great method because it saves you money, too. Not just because you won’t be buying weed during this period, but also because afterwards you will need significantly less THC to get high, and you’ll be able to get really stoned from the less potent strains. So put the bong down, we know you can do it!
Alright, you marijuana warrior, you’ve got some excellent THC experiences waiting ahead for you. Experiment, be thoughtful, and above anything, enjoy getting really stoned!