Help me get less high
July 17, 2014 4:31 PM Subscribe
After a 30-year hiatus, I smoked some legal pot. I wouldn't exactly say I Dowded myself, but it was definitely a way more intense experience than I was looking for. The thing is, I did everything I possibly could to ingest the smallest amount possible, but it was still too much. Maybe you can help?
I went to a legal pot store and explained to the very helpful budtender that I stopped smoking in the 80s because it got too strong for me and I just wanted a very light, happy high like I remembered from the 70s, where you laugh your ass off and get the munchies. I was sent my merry way with a gram of Dutch Treat and a glass pipe. My understanding is that so far this is technically correct, it's a comparatively low THC strain and smoking is the least efficient method in terms of maximizing THC ingestion.
Got home, put a tiny shred in the pipe, and got just a wisp of smoke. Wait fifteen minutes. Nothing. Tried again, this time just a very small actual hit that I held for maybe two seconds. Three minutes later, BAM. Huge panic-inducing head rush, probably an hour of being really worried with brief intervals of panic/paranoia, followed by an hour and a half of total paralytic couchlock, and then and only then, an hour of feeling like I wanted to feel in the first place.
Yesterday my doubting husband tried. He took one hit that he immediately coughed out, and while he definitely wasn't as high as I got, he was like "holy shit, you weren't kidding." And is still feeling kind of stoned today.
We're both after the same thing--we want a high equivalent to two beers, and the kind of high that makes you happy and into doing things, but still together enough to cope with anything that might come up. How can we get this?