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May 7, 2024

Introducing Someone to THC? Follow This Guide.


With cannabis culture becoming more openly embraced by the mainstream, many people who didn’t previously partake are now open to trying THC for the first time. Thanks to the ongoing wave of legalization and de-stigmatization, friends are more comfortable than ever coming together to share a toke or chill out with a canna beverage. However, it’s crucial to recognize the responsibility one has when introducing a newcomer to the benefits of our good friend THC. In this article, we’ll offer some tips on how to convey the essential basics to a newbie.

Understanding THC

THC, also known as tetrahydrocannabinol, is the main psychoactive component found in cannabis that induces the euphoria of being “high.”  While THC offers various benefits, such as body relief, relaxed mindfulness, and mood elevation, it also produces less appealing traits if over-consumed such as anxiety, paranoia and impaired coordination. Make sure your friends that are new to smoking flower, eating THC gummies or drinking cannabis beverages understand the potential risks as well as the rewards before jumping in.


A Safe Place

Setting the vibe is crucial when sharing cannabis with a first-timer. Their mindset and mood going into it play a big role in their overall experience, so creating a positive, relaxed atmosphere is key. Find a great chill spot, stock up on snacks and hydrating beverages, and cue up some good music to set the tone.

Low ‘N Slow

When it comes to dosing, the mantra “low ‘n slow” is a good rule of thumb for beginners. Start with a low dose THC edible or cannabis drink and gradually increase as needed to gauge tolerance and effects. There are many wonderful ways to enjoy THC, from smoking and vaping to edibles and beverages – each come with their own dosing considerations, durations and intensity levels. Keeping these factors in mind can help ensure a more enjoyable and manageable experience.


The High

Being high for the first time can be an intense experience. Make sure to share with your herb novice what they can expect to feel, both physically and mentally. Keep an open, non-judgmental dialogue and thoughtfully address any worries they might have – and remind them that it’s perfectly okay to ask for moral support if things get a bit too intense.

Introducing someone to THC can be a fun, positive experience when approached with knowledge, openness and care. Always prioritize a newbie’s comfort and boundaries, and encourage open communication throughout the process. Sharing the cannabis experience with others is a beautiful thing! Make their first time memorable.


For more information and resources on THC consumption and dosage, check out the following links:

And remember, responsible and informed consumption is key to ensuring a positive and safe experience for everyone involved.


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