How to Smoke Weed Without Freaking Out

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Do you associate smoking weed with paranoia? If so, there are many reasons why some feel these effects and others don’t. But the good news is we compiled a few tips to help make your experience more enjoyable and less panicky. The environment you set for yourself and the levels of THC can make all the difference. Read on to learn more tricks to keep paranoia at bay.

If you’ve ever smoked weed and been left feeling paranoid, it may have turned you off from wanting to try it again.

Or, if you’re interested in how to smoke weed for the first time, feeling paranoid might be one of the things that you’re worried about happening. Feeling paranoid is one side effect that is most often associated with smoking weed, to the point that it has almost become a cliché.

It doesn’t have to be that way though.

Whether you’re a first-time smoker or have a lot of experience, there are things you can do to help you stay cool and calm while smoking.

Read on to learn why that paranoid feeling happens, and how to smoke weed without losing your cool.

Why weed might be making you paranoid

There is no right way for how to smoke weed, and everybody reacts to it differently. Just because your friend never gets paranoid when smoking doesn’t mean that you won’t.

Each time you smoke weed might be different too, so you couldn’t get paranoid one time and then be completely fine the next time you smoke.

The question is, why does this happen?

1. The more THC, the more paranoia

THC is the main psychoactive found in weed. It is the component that causes you to experience things in a different way when you smoke.

Studies have also found that THC is the component in weed that can cause a paranoid reaction in your brain. A stronger joint will have more THC and is more likely to give you a paranoid feeling.

2. You feel like you have to hide what you’re doing

Since smoking weed is still illegal in the majority of the countries, most of us don’t know how to smoke weed without some feeling that we’re doing something wrong.

If you’re smoking weed somewhere where it is still frowned upon, you may feel like you have to hide what you’re doing from people.

You might feel paranoid even before you start smoking. Once you do light up, you already have those thoughts in your head. As you get high, it’s possible that those thoughts will intensify.

3. You’re older than you used to be

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The older you get the more you might know about how to smoke so that you get the best high and the best experience. But if you notice that you get more paranoid now than you used to, your age might have something to do with it.

As we get older, the association we have with smoking changes. The older we get the more worried we are about being seen that way just because we smoke. That’s another paranoia that’s already there even before you start smoking.

Also, your brain changes as you get older so the way your body is reacting to weed might change too. What left you feeling silly and goofy as a teenager could make you anxious and worried as an adult.

4. You feel your feelings in a different way

Smoking weed can intensify your feelings. It brings out different emotions that you may not always deal with when you’re sober. For some people who deal with anxiety, weed can help them to feel more relaxed and calm.

For others, smoking can make them more aware of those anxious feelings in a way that results in paranoia. For people who are uncomfortable being out of control or not having a firm grasp on themselves, the relaxation that weed causes may actually make them feel uncomfortable and paranoid.

What you can do about it

You shouldn’t let the fear of being paranoid stop you from smoking weed. Especially since there are ways to smoke that won’t leave you feeling that way. Knowing how to smoke weed so that you don’t feel paranoid is simple.

There are easy tips and steps to follow to make sure you get the right kind of weed and are in the best environment to give you the experience that you want.

1. Set the scene

Being in the right environment to smoke is important, especially for first timers. Deciding how to smoke weed so that you’re comfortable may take some trial and error.

If you’re just starting out, try to smoke in a place you know well with people you trust. Knowing that you’re around friends and in a safe place will give you less to be paranoid about before you start smoking. That can help you to not feel paranoid once you do start.

Also, choose a method to use cannabis that you feel confident about. If you know what you’re doing, it will make the whole process less stressful.

2. Wait and see how THC impacts you before smoking more

The simplest rule of how to smoke weed so you don’t get paranoid is to limit the amount of THC in the weed you’re smoking. Start off by consuming a small amount of cannabis and wait a while before taking more. You can judge how it affects and how you’re feeling, and decide where to go from there.

If you’re consuming edibles, this is especially good to keep in mind. In states where weed is legal, dosage information will be available on the package to help you judge how much to eat.

If you’re eating brownies a friend made, though, it’s a lot more of a guessing game. Start with a small amount and wait an hour or two before deciding if you want more. It can take at least that long for the full impact to hit you.

3. How to smoke weed with THC vs CBD

THC and CBD are the two most widely known cannabinoids found in weed.

THC is psychoactive and binds with receptors in your brain, which is why it can alter that way you experience things. It’s what causes the “high” feeling we associated with smoking weed. It is also what could make someone who is smoke weed feel anxious or paranoid.

CBD is non-psychoactive and can even block the effects of a psychoactive like THC. Unlike THC, which will give you your high, CBD is credited with the benefits we associate with medical cannabis, like providing pain relief or helping with insomnia.

Knowing what THC does compared to what CBD does can help you know how to smoke weed so that you only get the positive side effects and none of the negative one.

Finding strains of weed with high CBD and relatively low THC can give you a great experience without the potential paranoia.

4. Know that you’re going to be okay no matter what

It’s natural to freak out if you start getting the feeling of being too high. It can be a scary feeling and one that not everyone knows how to deal with. The higher you feel, the more you worry about how high you feel and the more paranoia starts to set in.

One important thing to remember is that no matter how high you are, if you keep calm and ride it out, you’ll be okay again.

Getting too high or smoking too much weed cannot cause death or injury due to overdose. The effects of smoking too much weed might make you feel like you’re in danger, but you really aren’t.

Do your best to remember that it’s just a matter of time before you feel ok again, and that will help keep you from getting paranoid on top of everything else. Have friends remind you or, if you’re really nervous about it, write yourself notes and reminders before you start to smoke.

Being reassured that, no matter how high you feel, you will be ok eventually can be an important part of knowing how to smoke weed without getting paranoid.

5. Do the things you love

Figuring out how to smoke weed and do the activities you love while high can make for a better and more relaxed experience. Set yourself up for success beforehand.

If you love listening to music, make sure you have a good playlist lined up. If you love to cook, get all of the ingredients together to make an easy meal that you can enjoy when you start to get hungry.

Whatever it is that relaxes you when you aren’t high will make you feel the same way when you are high. Think about what you want to do beforehand, make sure you’re set up with everything you need to do it, and then start to smoke.

Your experience will be more relaxed and you’ll have spent the time doing something that you know makes you happy.

6. Eat and drink your way to relaxation

  • Drinking water and staying hydrated is important even when you’re not smoking, but it can make for a much better experience if you are.
    The better condition your body is before you start smoking, the more relaxed you’ll feel as you start to get high. Water plays a big role in that.
    And keeping drinking it even after you smoke. Focusing on the sensation of cool water sliding down your throat can distract you from any feelings of paranoia that may be starting to creep in.
  • As crazy as it sounds, black pepper is a good way to combat feelings of paranoia. Because of the chemical components in black pepper, if you smell it when you’re high it can have a soothing effect.
    Stock your pantry with whole black peppercorns, and if you start to feel anxious or paranoid when high, crush them up and inhale deeply through your nose.
  • Chemicals in lemons have work for this too, although in that case, you will have to consume the lemon juice or lemon zest to be soothed.

7. Don’t try to do too much

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It can be hard to figure out how to smoke weed at a time when you don’t have anything to do. If you’re prone to getting paranoid, though, it could make a big difference in your experience.

A lot of weed-induced paranoia comes from being around people who you might start to think are treating you differently. It could also come from having tasks to accomplish and feeling like you can’t do them right. It could even come from a sense that everyone around you can tell that you’re high.

Try to carve out a solid block of time when you know you don’t have anything to do that you’d have to leave the house for. Also, try to avoid smoking with people that you’d be embarrassed to be really high around.

If there are things that you want to do when you’re high, set yourself reminders about them while you’re sober. Setting up an alert on your phone to eat lunch or to remind you when your favourite TV show is coming on will serve as a reminder to focus on those things when you’re high.

Having the structure of a schedule of things–even if they’re just simple things that you do alone at home–can keep you from freaking out about how much time has passed or what you’re supposed to be doing.

You won’t have to be worried about forgetting to do anything because there isn’t anything that you were supposed to do.

Everyone can have a good smoking experience

If you’re nervous about smoking weed or if you’ve had a bad experience in the best, don’t let that stop you from enjoying it forever.

Doing some prep beforehand and following a few simple tips for how to smoke weed without getting too high can result in a great time.

For more information on how to smoke weed, check out our blog. Still have doubts? Feel free to contact us at any time.


2 thoughts on “How to Smoke Weed Without Freaking Out”

  1. Daniel Martin

    This is what i have learnt regarding cannabis.

    First off you will need cannabis plant food which i recommend > Advanced Nutrients pH Perfect Sensi Bloom Part A+B Soil Amendments

    Next you will need a microscope with at least 100 magnifcation to check the trichomes/resin if the trichomes/resin is transparent this weed will make you paranoid as hell, if done properly where the trichomes/resin is milky white with a bit of amber since when the trichomes/resin turn milky white then once that is done they then turn amber, amber trichomes/resin is where you get medical effects from cannabis.where it makes you relaxed etc too much amber trichomes/resin then you will experiance couch lock.

    I like to point out though when the trichomes/resin is milky white with a bit of amber this weed will never make you paranoid as hell.

    I recommend you buy the cannabis strain called blue dream you can buy these legally and collect them, the only bit is that if you germinate these seeds you are breaking man made laws and is a crime apparently.

    First off plant the seed in soil and you away germination done.

    Let the plant grow for so and so long time after 3-4 weeks it is time to use plant food.

    once you confirm when the resin/trichomes is milky white with a hint of amber it is time to flush the plant with plain water for 2 weeks to make the smoke less harsh and bring out the flavour.

    once done chop the plant up then dry for 7-14 days once done when the buds snap it is time to put them into jars.

    Fill jars up to half level then open once a day for 10 minutes.

    Voila you are done.

  2. Daniel Martin

    THC D9 is a potent stimulant and if plants are cropped too early, any cannabis will have little or no CBD and will only provide a very stimulant high, whilst not every cannabis user finds this adverse, many do, it is well known that a lot of novice or infrequent users who use cannabis which is immature, as in, were one to look, the capitate trichomes would be all clear, not all cloudy/milky or with a good ratio of amber coloured trichomes, but clear as crystal, will have a paranoid reaction, become confused, they will have physiological experiences such as heart palpitations and some break out into a sweat from elevated physiologicals, some start to have panic attacks.

    The first, is commercial cultivators, aka, “cashcroppers” who are entirely focused on cultivating cannabis purely for profit and it is sad that many of these know damn well that there is a point of diminishing returns in the latter stages of development in the cannabis flowering cycle, where plants stop growing, they cease to put any more energy into increasing bud mass, which is weight, which is the saleable product after being dried, so many crop at that point, when the plant is pretty much at maximum weight for whichever commercial strain, they know this is a point when trichomes are mainly clear, depending on strain, clear into milky.

    As you can see, emphasis is on yield, on the clear trichomes, but that also equates to completely raw THC D9 and totally stimulant with practically no other compounds present to round off the potent stimulant effects, then they state “cloudy” which is as they say the up and heady high, then the ambering, then they say about the mix of cloudy/amber.

    But as I say, at the point of diminishing returns, the plants will have pretty much reached their maximum bud mass and weight, with most commercial strains, trichomes will be clear mainly and a small ratio of cloudy, or milky as I prefer to say, and that means fully stimulant, with no oxidase terpenoids or CBD/CBV etc to round off the high, not to mention the full personality and indeed beneficial qualities medicinally speaking, are not present either, the majority of the active compounds derive from latter stages of oxidisation.

    It is at that stage, clear mainly, into milky, which makes a large amount of cannabis users feel paranoid and gives them adverse effects, and we all know, that paranoia, is a main psychological component in psychoses.

    Raw, un-oxidised THC, acts on the brain receptors, in a similar way to amphetamines and prolonged use of amphetamines does trigger psychosis, especially in conjunction with long periods of sleep deprivation. An effect of raw THC is it will deprive people of proper sleep because it over rev’s the brain and chemicals usually produced by the brain during sleep periods which induce dream state are not produced properly and this leads to the detrimental effects as the cumulative consequences of over stimulating neurochemicals takes hold and the brain essentially snaps and misfires more and more, so a psychotic episode, even if they do get their heads down for a few hours through fatigue, if they use a lot of unripe cannabis with raw THC, they will be unlikely to achieve REM states, and that in regards to potential psychosis, is what matters, waking up again after a brief sleep period without REM may restore some physical energy, but then frequent users of unripe cannabis will drink that coffee etc, have another wake and bake spliff etc, and so the REM deprived person goes on and on day after day until that snap occurs, that, is what can seriously cause a psychotic episode especially when stress factors like troubled relationships, or familial difficulties, money worries, employemnt difficulties, prolonged personality clash dynamics etc and for example, are present and serve as triggers.

    It is entirely true, CBD is anti-psychotic as much as is sedative, so plants with a decent ratio of CBD will do the exact opposite, it will allow the brain to achieve REM states properly and balance the stimulant THC D9 so the brain doesn’t ‘over rev’ too much.

    I may like a bit of immature cannabis, many do, but too many people do have adverse reactions with unripe cannabis with raw THC and unless the consumer demographic knows they like it, they should only be sold cannabis which has matured to %30 (plus minus %10) with a choice of an earlier cropped product where trichomes are just about to turn amber, the clear and energetic high from milky trichomes is good when the trichomes are just starting to turn amber, up to %5.

    There is nothing wrong with people using cannabis with clear or milky trichomes if they state a preference, because not everybody will use it regularly enough to develop the potential mental heath issues with constant use of raw THC. Some are not prone to ill effect and suited to speedy highs and other stimulant drugs and indeed many like the very stimulant high it gives, but it should be as a preference, on request from regulated vendors or those hobby cultivating at their own risk, general consumption people should use herb cultivated when around %30 amber and **cured**.

    Curing allows for a further period of oxidation of active compounds and that is beneficial to a cannabis user on several levels. People also tend to use less if properly mature and well cured because the active compounds do everything they should do and is a superior high/stone than cannabis just cropped and dried for sale, very different to immature cannabis which tends to be a shorter lasting high and people use more as the brain tries to keep stimulated and this often leads the user to use too much, a common issue with speed actually and again a similarity between raw THC D9 and amphetamines. Curing is a necessary part of the process, something which is fast being forgotten in commercial weed terms.

    So yeah make sure your resin is milky white with a bit of amber then, you will have proper weed then which will never make you paranoid.

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    Emma Ryte

    Born in Germany, lived in England my childhood years and spent my high school era in the US. My parents are basically hippies and that is why I have had the possibility to speak freely and explore my passion for the cannabis plant. My love for writing followed soon after. Writing about this subject has taught me so many things about the use, cultivation, health benefits and industrial options, and I love that I can share this knowledge with you! I visit Amsterdam as often as I can and I love the vibe there when it comes to weed, it lets me try new things and learn about the newest developments in the industry. The one person I would love to smoke some with would have to be Stevie Wonder. I love relaxing to his music while high and I would love to meet him!
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