Why Is The First Time Smoking So Intense?

Most stoners remember their first time smoking weed. They may not remember how it felt, but they usually remember where they were and how they smoked (I know you thinking about it now). But for those who remember the feeling, it’s usually the highest you’ll ever get (unless you smoked some bad-quality weed). But why is that? Why is someone’s first time smoking so different from any other time? Well, let’s find out.

My First Time

The first time that I smoked marijuana was like none other. I was with a few of my friends who were already used to smoking but took me with them so that I could experience it myself. We smoked out of a bong and mostly took snappers. Let me tell you this when you have never smoked weed before and you try taking back-to-back snappers, it is not easy. Even if I had been smoking for years, I would have gotten high (which I did that night). It only took a few rounds for me to start feeling the effects of the weed.

I remember that everything around me started to slow down. I looked at my hands and waved them in front of me, but they seemed to be moving in slow motion. When we finished smoking, we got in the car and drove home. On the way, I stared out of the window just about the whole time. I felt like we were going so fast, yet we were only driving the speed limit. From inside the car (while we were driving), outside looked like some sort of warp-speed tunnel that we were traveling through, everything was just zooming past us. It felt like we were traveling through space or something.

Warp Speed

The drive seemed to last very long, and when I got out of the car, I felt like another wave of feeling high had hit me. It was the middle of the night, and I was staying the night at my friend’s house. It was so dark (and I was so high) that he had to help me to the room and show me where I would sleep. I think at that point my head hit the pillow and I was sound asleep.

This happened years ago, yet I still remember the feeling that I got. Not everyone can remember their first high as I can. The only reason why I can remember mine is that it was a high like never before (literally). Can you remember your first feeling of being high?

Why Is It So Intense?

So now let’s talk about the main point of this post; why is the first time smoking intense like that? Why can you get high the first time smoking, but only get a “regular” high when smoking daily? Even if you smoke the same strain, this will happen.

The main reason for this is that your body is not used to it. Whenever you try any drug (I do not encourage the use of other drugs, this is only an example) or even alcohol, the first time using it will be stronger and more intense than any time using it after that. If something unknown enters you, your body will not know how to initially react to it, since it has never done so before.

Our bodies rely on something known as tolerance. This is when your body builds up against stuff that it is used to. Let’s use coffee as an example of this. People who drink coffee every morning for years will soon realize that the coffee they started drinking in the first place might have little to no effect on them. They might move up to stronger types of coffee or drink more coffee to combat that tolerance build-up. The same thing goes for marijuana.

Once you smoke marijuana, your body will become more familiar with it. And the more that you smoke it, the more familiar your body will become with it. This ultimately means that if you were to smoke marijuana every single day for years, some weak strains may not get you high at all. Many stoners can agree with this, as this goes for me, too.

The story above of my first time smoking weed happened years ago. Since then, I have been smoking marijuana just about every day. Strains that are low in THC or are just not potent enough may not get me high at all. But if I smoked those same strains during my first time smoking, they most likely would get me high.

FAQ: Why Is The First Time Smoking So Difficult?

Q: Why do first-time smokers often experience a more intense high than experienced smokers?

A: The intensity of a high can vary depending on an individual’s tolerance level and smoking experience. First-time smokers often have a lower tolerance and are essentially introducing a new substance to their body, resulting in a more intense reaction.

Q: Is the intensity of the high related to the amount of marijuana consumed?

A: Yes, the intensity of the high is directly affected by the quantity of marijuana consumed. A higher dose can induce a stronger effect, regardless of smoking experience.

Q: Are there any other factors that can contribute to the intensity of the first-time smoking experience?

A: Yes, factors such as the strain of marijuana, the method of consumption, and the individual’s physical and mental state can also play a role in the intensity of the high. Some strains may be more potent than others, and certain consumption methods (such as edibles) can result in a longer and more intense high.

Q: Is it normal to have a negative reaction to marijuana during the first smoking experience?

A: While it is common to feel some discomfort or anxiety during the first time smoking, having a severe negative reaction is not normal. If you experience extreme paranoia, panic, or physical discomfort, it is recommended to stop smoking and seek medical assistance if necessary. It is always important to start with a small dose and consume in a safe and comfortable environment.

Final Note

So that is a breakdown of why first-time smoking is so intense. If you have never smoked before and are looking to do so, I highly recommend smoking some Blue Dream (click here for a review on it). If you are an experienced smoker, leave a comment down below about your first time smoking weed.

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Evan Weston

Evan Weston is a contributor to Reefer Posts, a growing community for exploring the developing market of Cannabis and CBD-related products. He spends a lot of time researching the development of health-related products that utilize Cannabis and CBD oils. He also keeps tabs on the developing legal environment regarding medical, recreational cannabis use, and production.

2 thoughts on “Why Is The First Time Smoking So Intense?”

  1. I remember my first time. I was at my brother’s apartment and I too smoked out of a bong. My brother had made a filter to blow the smoke thru. It was a toilet paper cardboard roll with a fabric softener sheet rubber banded around it. It was pretty effective.


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