I started consuming cannabis when I was just 18 years old.
I had a few friends in private school that offered me small amounts of weed on an ongoing basis. Once I had finally gotten accepted into university and was virtually done with school as a senior, I caved and tried marijuana. The first two experiences left me confused and disappointed. Part of me certainly felt “relaxed,” but nothing comparable to what I experienced trying beer up to that point. Everything changed the second time I tried cannabis, as this time it was with an associate who kept telling me he had “crippy quality” weed, but I had no idea what that meant. After several hits off his bowl, the entire room felt like it was starting to spin. I ran into the bathroom and became horrified when I looked at my face. It looked like I was melting before my eyes! When I clasped my hands everything was where it should be. Thankfully these days I have gotten a little more experienced with cannabis consumption. I understand the difference between sativa strains in addition to indica strains, and THC percentages and how to take it self-explanatory with products where I lack previous experience. I can look at the lab report of a certain cannabis product and know what kind of effects I can expect from the strain depending on which terpenes are dominant and in what ratios. Unluckily, all of my cannabis comprehension does me no good with edibles because our liver can’t properly process THC like it does in normal users. I have to eat obscene amounts of THC to feel any effects whatsoever!