People tend to be creatures of habit. Some of those habits serve us well, a daily walk, a morning cup of coffee, an evening meditation, even your cannabis habits. All great habits however even the best of habits can use a little shaking up from time to time. This is definitely true for cannabis consumption. The same glass bowl of the same strain at the same time every day may start to lose its excitement or effectiveness after a while. Just as there are multiple routes you can take on your morning walk, there are so many ways to consume cannabis that changing your routine may just open the door to some new discoveries about yourself and how cannabis can be a useful part of your life.
If you want to do some cannabis exploration, start with a trip, not that kind of tip, down memory lane. Why do you use cannabis? Every person will have a different answer to this question and for many people, there are multiple reasons. Some use cannabis to alleviate pain, stress or to treat any number of other medical conditions. Some use it in a strictly recreational way and so many use it for all of the above. No matter your reasons, changing the way you use cannabis can change your life.
Change Your Cannabinoid Ratio
If you use medical marijuana with a high CBD percentage to treat a medical condition, try asking your budtender for a different percentage. For example if you are using a 1:2 THC:CBD ratio, how would a 1:1 ration affect your medical condition? You can always go back to the old ratio if you’re not happy with the results. You may find that a little more THC produces additional benefits and continues to treat your medical condition. Win, Win! For those recreational users who are searching for the highest THC strains they can find, do they live up to the hype? In some cases they do but not always and just because a strain of marijuana has a high THC percentage does not mean your unique body chemistry will experience the full effects. Try a mid-range THC strain, say around 18-20% rather than the sought after 30% plus strain and see how you like it. Dispensaries that offer half gram joints are an excellent way to experiment a little with varying THC percentages without a serious financial commitment. You may be pleasantly surprised at the results of changing the THC percentage. Up is not always the right direction for everyone and the same goes for your cannabis habits.
Consider Changing the Type of Cannabis Strain
You’ve no doubt heard people say they only smoke Indica. You yourself might really prefer a good Sativa. Perhaps you like a perfectly balanced hybrid. Regardless of your preferences, new strains are showing up in dispensaries every day and if you refuse to give new cannabis strains a try because it is a Sativa and you only use Indicas, you are likely going to miss out on some serious cannabis bliss. Again a good budtender can advise you on a somewhat mellow Sativa if you have been solely using an Indica strain to relax at the end of the day. Conversely, an upbeat Indica can take the place of a mid-afternoon Sativa. If you don’t have access to a wise budtender, use your own previous experiences with marijuana as a general guide. If you’re looking to make a change, do it on a lazy day that you don’t have a bunch of obligations so if that Indica was a little more sleep inducing that you expected, a nap fits into your schedule. If that evening Sativa is not as relaxing as you had hoped, you don’t have to be up at 6 am for a 7 am meeting. Just a bit of planning ahead can make all the difference to your ultimate experience.
Timing is Everything
For all the wake and bakers out there, this is going to be tough but think about starting your day without a few good bong rips and instead some coffee and a walk. Your cannabis habits are part of your routine, I know. Wait until after lunch to take your first dab of the day. Why not! This is all about shaking up your routine and seeing if a change in your cannabis habits is a good thing. Don’t worry, you can always go back to the pre-dawn bong. The idea is your experience with cannabis will be slightly different if you change the time or times that you normally use it. For those who rely on a late evening session to help ease them into sleep, changing that might seem impossible but it’s doable. You may even discover that you sleep better if you have your usual nightly session a few hours earlier. It’s all about being flexible with when you use cannabis and varying your daily routine. You could end up liking the changes so much, they become a new part of your cannabis use.
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