Recreational Marijuana Forms: How To Use Them And Their Impacts On An Individual

The number of states that are going to pass laws allowing medical and recreational marijuana is going to continue to increase. For this reason, education on marijuana is also going to skyrocket as there are more than just joints to smoke in today’s marijuana market. Lack of research on this can lead people to consume far too much and have a terrible time. Those people that are not experienced with marijuana might want to take it slow rather than try to keep up with friends that are regular users. Luckily there is a plethora of information online as well as below that can help those inexperienced with the substance. The following are forms of marijuana, how to use moderately, and their impacts on a person.

Marijuana Flowers

Marijuana has become so much stronger due to improved farming techniques. The fact that these plants no longer have to be hidden in some states could also factor into this. For those people that smoked decades ago it is important to moderate use until a user understands their tolerance. Cultivators of marijuana have bred the plants to increase THC content up to five times more than marijuana had in the 1970s. Simply buying the plant can be done but those at a dispensary can ask a person for their desired effects. Some people want to sleep better so they would aim at purchasing an Indica based strain. For those that want to go for a hike or smoke before a big day then a Sativa based strain would be right for them. GrassDoor is a company in California that actually delivers cannabis so it can be perfect for a person with a busy schedule or who cannot be seen at a dispensary due to various reasons.

Marijuana Concentrates

Beware of marijuana concentrate also referred to as dabs if an individual has never smoked them before. This could be the strongest high available to the public legally but it can be too much of a good thing. There is no shortage of videos online of people freaking out due to taking their first dab. For those that are dabbing for the first time, it is imperative to have friends present to help calm a person down if they have a bad high. Start small when using marijuana concentrates as some are almost pure THC. For those that have taken too large of dab, it is a combination of coughing, spitting, and throwing up in some cases. A person should work their way into dabs slowly as the first time bad experience can result in a person being terrified of taking another.

THC Syrups

THC syrups are starting to gain popularity as people like to put them in their soda or alcoholic beverage to relax. The milligrams should be easy to measure with an infrequent user only consuming 15 to 50 milligrams of THC. For those people that consume THC on a regular basis then this number can change vastly with some people able to consume 500 to even 1000 milligrams of THC. These are considered a bit different than the edibles mentioned below as it can be difficult to measure out a serving without previous experience.


People that are taking edibles for the first time should always start out slow. The worst thing that an individual can do is to continually eat these due to a lack of immediate high. Wait for 1 to 2 hours to gauge how the edible is going to work as it is very easy to get extremely high eating edibles. These come in all shapes and sizes with brownies being a favorite while other people opt for THC gummy bears. Those at a dispensary will let a person know if an edible is extremely potent as a bad edible high can last up to 6 hours.

The marijuana industry will continue to come up with different forms and ways to consume the substance. Take time when investigating these new forms as the last thing anyone wants is a bad experience.

Melissa Thompson writes about a wide range of topics, revealing interesting things we didn’t know before. She is a freelance USA Today producer, and a Technorati contributor.