I started consuming cannabis when I was just 18 years old.
I had a few friends in 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 multiple 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 fourth time I tried cannabis, as this time it was with a friend who kept telling me he had “crippy quality” weed, though I had no idea what that meant. After multiple hits off his bowl, the entire room felt like it was starting to spin. I ran into the washroom and became horrified when I looked at my face. It looked like I was melting before my eyes, but when I clasped them 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 and indica strains, and THC percentages and how to take it simple with products where I lack previous experience. I can look at the lab report of a particular cannabis product and guess what kind of effects I can expect from the strain depending on which terpenes are dominant and in what ratios. Unfortunately, all of my cannabis know-how does me no fine with edibles because my 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!