9 Things That Are Better When You Smoke

9 Things That Are Better When You Smoke

You could say that the perfect high is like putting rose colored glasses on the world for a while.

Funions taste incredible, and Adam Sandler becomes funny again. What can't weed improve? We haven't found it yet. As for the things that it improves, there are our all-time favorites.

1.Sleep

We are all unique snowflakes when it comes to sleep. A potent indica feels like being rocked to sleep like a little child. It doesn't take much of a good, trichome-y bud to lull us to deep, long-lasting sleep.

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THC was found to make falling asleep easier for healthy subjects in a 2013 study. They fell asleep up to one hour before their sober counterparts.

 

 

 

 

2.Appetite

It doesn't matter what the food is; a THC-rich strain will have even frozen pizza looking like a Snoop x Martha Stewart collaboration. Tuck into something with the "yummy" factor, from gooey poutine to food truck tacos with dollops of guac and finish it off with a hand-dipped homemade ice cream sandwich. It's your high, your life.

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https://giphy.com/gifs/dog-eyes-snack-yvgaJzI8Q01Ow The first human studies to confirm marijuana's power to increase an appetite, especially for sweet foods, were conducted in the early 1970s. It's one of the first things we became clinically "sure" of when it comes to marijuana. Got a lackadaisical appetite? Try Goo, Monster Cookies, Maui Bubble Gift, Sonoma Coma, Platinum Purple Kush, or Orange Skunk.

3.Sex

Sex advice columnist Dan Savage says that marijuana made him a better father. Now he tells couples that if they need to add a little something-something to a sex life gone vanilla, try lighting up. And if you want to play, even more, try marijuana-infused massage oils and lubricants.

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https://giphy.com/gifs/refinery29gifs-l0HlKRK5svb2hAorC In an informal poll by Psychology Today, 67% of respondents said that cannabis enhanced their sex lives. To get lit before getting it on, try happy strains like Lime Haze, MILF, Sugar Mama, Yummy, or XXX 420.

4.Being in the moment

Ever felt like there was a wall between you and being present? Marijuana helps bust through that wall, whether it's made of work, family or relationship stress, to return you back to where you need to be—here, now.

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https://giphy.com/gifs/summer-dream-sleep-9sdLGG2kZGoFO To get centered faster, try strains like Lamb's Bread, Kosher Kush, Grandaddy Purple, Blue Dream, Northern Lights, Laughing Buddha, Girl Scout Cookies, or Hindu Kush. Lot's of religious symbolism in some of those names—see a trend?

5.Family functions

What else is going to make your uncle's racist jokes bearable, the over-cooked turkey edible, the political talk palatable, and keep you zen at the same time?

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https://giphy.com/gifs/420-bong-dZBa6EQnbnsHe To bust through family function anxiety, pick up some Grandaddy Purple, Jack Herer, Cannatonic, Girl Scout Cookies, Strawberry Cough, Lemon Haze, ACDC, Northern Lights, or Blackberry Kush, and share a bowl with your cousin. Or, pack a super discrete tin of 5mg THC mints for after dinner and plan to take an Uber home.

6.Waking up

Nothing goes better with the pick-me-up of coffee than the mellow-me-out of weed. Choose a sativa strain if you like hitting the gym for some "me time" with the muscles.

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https://giphy.com/gifs/happy-HuRbUuSt2XXEY You can infuse butter, coconut oil, honey, and maple syrup with cannabis, meaning you can smear, spread, melt, drizzle, and dollop medicated stuff all over your favorite breakfast foods.

7.Finishing work

After a long hustle, weed is your best "bud" greeting you upon your arrival with the promise of melting stress away.

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https://giphy.com/gifs/stoned-uVS4ThkejZ7sk Depending on what you do for work and how tough your days are—mentally challenging, or physically so—you might need anything from dabs to topicals. (Maybe a little of everything!) Look for strains with loads of limonene, an aromatic cannabis terpene produced in the flower’s resin glands that promotes happy feels and relaxation.

8.Watching movies

Sometimes weed makes the worst movies seem somehow good. Plus, it pushes us to watch those important documentaries that we added to our Netflix list ages ago.

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https://giphy.com/gifs/OtrOzfQXA5vhK For a comedy: Cheese, Pineapple Express, Girl Scout Cookies, Bruce Banner, Blue Diesel, Alien OG, or Sour Kush. For something serious: Bubba Kush, Blackwater, Death Star, Blueberry Kush, Gravity, or Godberry.

9.Working out

If you've never done yoga or gone for a run or lifted weights high, then you don't understand the power of the plant to pop you from real life into an active state of razor focus.

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https://giphy.com/gifs/girl-80s-Ug2yhOti0XmTK Because of how cannabis increases blood flow to the frontal lobes and lateral cerebellum regions of the brain—associated with decision making, sensory perception, sexual behavior, and emotion—it could be said that an endurance athlete would benefit from the pain-numbing and bronchodilatory effects of marijuana to get through a tough training session. Likewise, a UFC fighter might find that THC in moderated doses could experience pain-reduction and a boost in both creativity and focus.


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