With weed, you never end up puking and you never end up with a hangover. You can get as high as you want, sleep like a baby, and then get up for work the next day, refreshed and ready to focus. On top of all that, alcohol is just empty calories that go straight to your thighs or your gut.
Weed, on the other hand, revs up your metabolism and can actually help you burn calories. Really, what’s not to love about weed and getting high? Weed is a unique drug that takes you down a winding path. You start off in one place and are then transported through a psychedelic trip to a whole new world. Oh, and let’s not forget about how weed increases your creativity. And who isn’t into broadening their horizons and thinking in new ways? In this article, the cannabis experts at Honest Marijuana take you on a guided tour through the seven stages of being high. Whether you’ve been on this journey before or you’re planning on taking your first trip very soon, the descriptions on this list will give you new insight into the THC experience. From euphoria to deep thoughts, everyone can relate to these seven stages of being super, super high.
The wonderful thing about cannabis is that it’s largely an individual experience. Yes, there are some commonalities, but the way you react to two or three tokes will be different than the way your friend reacts. That said, on your trip to THC town, you may pass through only four stages. Or, if you’re really lucky, you may pass through nine or more stages. Regardless, we’re pretty sure you’ll experience these seven stages at some point (maybe not all in a row) during your trip. Ten seconds ago, you had just taken one too many hits off the dragon-shaped bong being passed around. You could barely see out of your swollen eyes, your lungs were burning, and you were desperately trying not to cough (but, of course, you were). You were sure your friends were judging you as you hacked up half your lung. Five seconds ago, you were even questioning where your life was going…and then it hit. The tetrahydrocannabinol crossed the blood-brain barrier, settled snugly into the CB1 receptor, powered up your neurons, and sent you flying in a blue dream. One moment you were fine (other than the coughing), and then—“Whoa!”—you were gone. It grabs a hold just that fast and is what we’ve dubbed the “what-the-eff-just-happened moment”. After the “what-the-eff-just-happened moment”, you’re on your way to getting extremely, unbelievably, what-did-I-even-just-do-to-my-body stoned. Some time during this stage of things, you’ll be overcome with a powerful, almost palpable, sense of euphoria. You’ll probably lean close to your friend and squeal, “Dude, I’m so high!” (We always do.) Then you’ll erupt into a fit of laughter that lasts much longer than it probably should. You’ll collapse back into (yes, into, not onto) the couch and just melt away. We’ve run tests.) You won’t be able to move, but you won’t even care. You’ll be primed and ready to put on The Disco Biscuits and stare into space for the rest of your life. After you come to grips with the mind-numbing euphoria that has turned your brain to jelly, you start to become hyper-aware of your tiny place in the universe. During this stage, you’re thinking about things that you’ve never even thought to think about (like why in the world the Kardashians are still famous). You’re considering things you’ve never even thought to consider (like why cats are so much better than dogs).
During stage three, there are so many things to analyze and to understand (we like to pick apart Christopher Nolan’s movie Inception ). You are just a small spec on the grand landscape of the universe (yet you can see the truth in the saying “it’s turtles all the way down”). Your mortality is undeniable and death will eventually be your fate (this is just true so we’ve got nothing smart to say about it).
You start to become overwhelmed by these far out thoughts. You find yourself engaging with your friends in deep discussions about the infinite fabric of the universe and the very nature of reality. This stage doesn’t always happen (which is why there are only seven and not eight in the title). But when you get lucky (pun intended) enough to experience the big ohhh (or just O) on marijuana, you’ll never want to do it sober again. Doing the deed is already outstanding all by itself, but just imagine what you’ll feel with a healthy dose of THC in your system.