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Levels of Being High – Cannabis high does not work the same for everybody. Each person has a different experience with cannabis high. If you want to know about cannabis high and how it affects you in stages, then here is an article of the levels of being high.
- 1 10 Levels of Being High:
10 Levels of Being High:
Stage 1: Before the High Hits
Whenever it is the time for a high, the first thing that in your body that gets affected is your nose and mouth. This is applicable in all cases even with edibles. Since before consuming the weed, you smell and taste it. This first interaction of the nose and mouth affects them two. In this first stage everything is normal.
Stage 2: Somewhat High
After one or two puffs, you do not get the high right away but this is your time to relax and get excited. The weed starts taking its action when the THC enters your blood and brain barrier and gets connected to the CB1 receptors. This is when the high begins. If you hit one or two fat dabs, you will be welcomed by the initiation of high.
Once the THC hits this barrier between the brain and the blood, the effects of cannabis can be seen. The starting effects would be tingly effects in the limb and a little shift in cognition which will smoothen rough edges.
Stage 3: Mild High
When you get enough of the weed in your system, the first high stage you will experience kicks in with feelings of elevation. You will feel a sense of relaxation in both your mind and body. This is followed right away with feelings of euphoria. But this is not the peak of the high it is just the beginning.
In case of high quality or cannabis from good dispensaries are taken, this initial mild high will be of a stronger nature than the one of a low-quality cannabis product. So, make sure that you go for the high-quality cannabis product to get the best kind of high.
Stage 4: Quite High
At this point, the high starts acting. This stage takes place in a rapid and seamless way. One might not even feel its effects consciously. At some point, the THC concentration in you blood will meet its saturation point. This is the point where the high will start showing its effects and at times quite overwhelmingly. This is when you need to understand your tolerance of the weed to make sure that you do not overdose.
Stage 5: Tension Building
Soon after the high kicks in notably, you will start feeling the tension in your body that starts building in as a result of adjustments with the THC in your system. One might feel a tension like a tug of war between the ascending and gravity pulls. This might lead to some tension or anxiety.
At this point you can do some planned activity to not feel crippled by the moment. You can also go for some THC softening CBD. You can go for a video game round or just a hike. Keeping yourself busy at this stage can help build the high strong.
Stage 6: At the Peak
At this point you will find a stronger high and you will notice that the high of your strain is getting stronger. Any special features of the strain with regard to its high will be visible now. The weed can now bring in waves of euphoria and creativity. Depending on the type of strain it might induce body relaxation and tingly sensations.
If the strain produces talkative energy, you might become chatty or if it makes you relaxed, it can couch lock you. Few people consider this stage as the THC concentration in the blood is at its most and the body too has adjusted with this concentration in the blood. This is the stage when you let yourself fly (not literally of course!).
Stage 7: Baked
This is the point when you have experienced the high for a while. You will feel that all your senses are at their highest attention so much so that you feel perception being out of your control. At this point, there is nothing you can do even if you want to.
You will feel like relaxing down here. If you have had a munchie, then this is when you might need it. Your eyes will start feeling heavy in the eyelids. You might want to grab a glass of water. The thing about this stage is that it can last for an hour or multiple. Feeling out of one’s mind is a common experience. One needs to get the experience to be at this level.
Stage 8: Escaping the Reality
At this point one might step into a parallel universe of thoughts. A lot of varied thoughts on life and existence related topics can rush into the mind, as if one might be escaping reality.
Stage 9: Cooling down
This is the session that starts another high for those bong rippers, joint tokers and dab hitters. For those who consume edible weed, this can be a time to relax and calm down.
Stage 10: Evaporation and Tranquility
Soon your high will evaporate seamlessly leaving you with a little awareness. THC, at this point, has stopped with its psychotropic effects. You might feel easy physically and also sensations of tranquility. This is your time to evaluate the high and how it affected you.