Most of us stoners have been there: you smoke so much weed that you enter a kush coma. All you really want to do now is lay down and go to sleep. “Just a nap,” you tell yourself, knowing full well that if you fall asleep it will be for many hours. In this post, we’ll discuss kush comas and what causes them in the first place.
If you have ever played the game GTA V, then you may have heard the song titled “Kush Coma” on Radio Los Santos in the game. It’s the same thing that Danny Brown is talking about on that song: “Now I’m in a kush coma off the OG aroma and my brain going on vacation.” A kush coma is suppose to be a relaxing experience. Your brain will go on a vacation in the sense of you becoming calm and at peace. It is a very comforting and euphoric experience… typically.
What Is A Kush Coma?
For the most part, a kush coma is a good time. However, if overdone, it may not be, and you could potentially feel negative side effects. These would be nothing major, only minor symptoms such as nausea and/or dizziness. This is discussed further in the sections below.
To enter a kush coma means to smoke/eat so much weed that you end up falling asleep, or at least wish you could. If you have ever gotten so high that all you wanted to do was sleep, then you have experienced a kush coma. Should you lay down to rest, it will surely be a good night of sleep.
After a long day of work, some stoners enjoy kicking back and dozing off into a kush coma to end their night. Some even do it for medicinal purposes: someone who may come home from work with aches/pains may use cannabis to relieve those pains. Either way, a kush coma can bring down stress levels and allow the body to relax.
How To Achieve This Level
Typically, stoners who experience kush comas were attempting to do so in the first place. Achieving this level is not difficult at all, and once you do it enough times you will have it down. Simply put, smoke/eat enough to get sleepy.
Use An Indica Strain
Indica strains are the best way to achieve a kush coma. They come with a trait that their sativa counterparts usually do not: calming and sedative effects. Some indica strains, especially those that are pure indica, will make you very drowsy when enough is smoked/consumed. Grandaddy Purple, for example, has been known to put rookie users to sleep.
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You can also use an indica-dominant hybrid strain, however these would not work as well as a strain that is purely indica. Most of the strains on our Indica List (link above) will work just fine when trying to reach a kush coma.
Use Enough To Become Sleepy
Experienced stoners who know their limits should know exactly how much it takes for them to become drowsy. But beginners may not. It is important that you know how much you should take in order to become sleepy so that you do not overdo it. This is especially true for edibles since they take much longer to kick in compared to smoking.
If you are smoking, then learning your limits will be fairly easy. Once you know, then it’s best to remember it in grams. For example, many stoners need around 1-2.5 grams to really feel anything. If you choose to eat an edible instead, always give each edible at least 20 minutes to an hour to fully kick in. If you eat another one before the first kicks in, you may soon regret taking the second.
Hotboxing Can Speed Up The Process
If you decide to smoke your cannabis rather than eat it, you can achieve a kush coma faster by hotboxing. Of course, hotboxing comes with its own consequences, such as pungent odors and cloudy areas. However, if you really want a kush coma, try hotboxing when you smoke. Need some hotboxing tips? Check out our post all about it:
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Be careful when hotboxing, however, as it may be even easier to overdo it. Do not take more than usual to the hotbox to be smoked. The trapped smoke will use your buds more efficiently, and allow you to get higher, much quicker.
Never Overdo It
Unfortunately, not all kush comas are equal. Sometimes they are overdone and the user is left with some negative side effects. As mentioned at the top of this post, these side effects are not major or severe, they are only slight disturbances.
In addition, you cannot overdose on cannabis, so there is no need to worry about that. Overdosing on cannabis is just like getting a good night’s sleep. However, before you fall asleep, you may experience some effects, such as:
One thing to keep in mind when using cannabis is that a kush coma is much easier to reach when using concentrates. This is due to the levels of THC found in these concentrates, which can be much higher compared with regular cannabis buds. This means that one hit of a concentrate may equal 2-5 hits from a joint. Remember this next time you want a kush coma, so you won’t need to worry about becoming too high.
When you finally achieve that perfect level of kush coma, you may never want to leave it again. In addition, your favorite snacks, tv shows and pillows can make the experience all the more better. Sometimes you need a few munchies before the kush coma takes over and you doze off. After that, it’s off to dreamland. Thanks for reading!