7 Things Not to Do While Using Marijuana

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There are many lists on the internet that highlight the fun activities you should do while high but very few mention the things you should avoid. 

Knowing what not to do is just as, if not more important than what you can do while high.

Everyday tasks and activities such as taking medication, going to work, and drinking orange juice are just a few things you probably didn’t know you should avoid while smoking.

Keep reading to learn what not to do while using marijuana and the reasons why.

1) Take An Extra Hit

One mistake that many marijuana smokers make is taking an extra hit once they are already high. 

Taking an extra hit can put you over the edge, resulting in paranoia, anxiety, a racing heart, and more undesirable effects.  

It’s best to wait 15 minutes between hits to ensure you don’t smoke too much. You will know that you have enough THC in your system when you feel relaxed and at peace. If you ever get too high, try taking a shower or nap to help you sober up.

2) Talk To Others About Important Issues

When you have THC in your system, it can be hard to respond to others with the same level of empathy and understanding that you normally would.

One of the many side effects of using marijuana is having a somewhat carefree attitude. Discussing important issues while under the influence might be difficult, and you may seem uninterested, distracted, or unphased. On the other hand, some strains can accentuate your emotions, and sensitive subjects could make you overly emotional.

To avoid these scenarios, it’s best to hold off on having important conversations until you’re sober.

3) Go In Public

Using marijuana in public and being under the influence is prohibited in most states, and breaking these laws carry heavy fines.

If caught smoking or high in public, you could face jail time and be fined anywhere from a few hundred to a few thousand dollars. 

Additionally, being in public while high can be anxiety-inducing and unsafe, especially if driving. Driving under the influence is also illegal and might result in a DUI.

4) Watch a Horror Film

When you use THC products, horror movies can seem extra terrifying.

Many people think that smoking marijuana leads to difficulty concentrating; however, the opposite is true. Being high makes it easy to hyper-focus (you just might not be focused on what others want.) This intense concentration makes jump scares more shocking and gory scenes more disturbing. 

If you have a sensitive stomach or don’t necessarily want to be scared, you might want to watch something more light-hearted like a comedy. 

5) Take Other Medications

Marijuana is a fantastic medication that has many valuable benefits and uses; However, like all medications, you must be careful about what pharmaceuticals are being taken simultaneously.

Anti-depressant, anti-anxiety, and antipsychotic drugs, in addition to medications that contain propoxyphene, sodium oxybate, and buprenorphine have all shown evidence of negative side effects or decreased effectiveness.

On the other hand, ibuprofen, acetaminophen, cold medicines, weed, and antibiotics tend to interact well together.

To stay safe, always consult your doctor before smoking marijuana while taking prescribed or over-the-counter medication.

6) Work

Since motor skills, senses, and problem-solving abilities are skewed while high, you should never go to work after smoking. 

Jobs that include physical labor could become dangerous, and desk or computer-based jobs might require some extra brain power while under the influence of weed.

Additionally, getting caught with marijuana in your system at work might result in termination.

7) Drink Orange Juice

Terpenes are naturally occurring compounds that are responsible for the way an item tastes and smells. Terpenes are found in every plant on earth, but citrus foods like lemons and oranges have abnormally high terpene levels. 

Marijuana also contains a large number of terpenes, and for weed, terpenes play an important role in feeling high. The reason why is not fully understood yet, but marijuana is the only plant that works synergistically to provide euphoria.

This terpene-cannabis relationship is called the entourage effect, and when you consume other foods with high terpenes levels like oranges, the entourage effect is heightened. In other words, drinking orange juice can make you higher.

For some, drinking orange juice to get more high might sound awesome, but keep in mind that getting too high can be uncomfortable and result in negative side effects. 

Additionally, pairing orange juice and weed before bed has been known to give consumers vivid, psychedelic dreams. This might also sound like a fun experience; however, nightmares are also more vivid; therefore drinking orange juice before bed might lead to horrid dreams that are hard to forget.

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