Do You Prefer POWERFUL Pot Or A Garden Variety?
Upon entering the dispensary, an overwhelming scent fills your face FULL FORCE and subtly “wiggles” the back of your brain. It’s a slight buzzing “tingle” emerging from the anticipation of consumption. Standing amidst what almost feels like TOO many options, can be close to unbearable. A feeling of wanting to not only smoke it NOW, but a growing feeling of wanting to smoke ALL OF IT right now, begins to take over. What better dream could come true if you woke up and you were actually living in a dispensary and had never ending access to all?
Ponder for a moment. If you could have any “type” of cannabis and you had all the money in the world, what do you do & how do you start?
Before you begin “plucking” ripe flowers, a few important foundational questions come up:
- What type of experience are you looking for?
- Are you looking to have fun or are you trying to heal?
- Do you need fast acting or slow release and long lasting?
How do you choose your “method” of consumption in an abundant sea of colorful options?
Powerful & Potent: BOOM!
When To Consume A Potent Plant?
One of the very first questions asked involves the type of experience you desire. What is important to you may be RADICALLY different to the next person. What’s powerful for you could be weak to the other because of differences in body chemistry and interactions.
My 1st Unprepared Experience Of Intense Potency
Back when I was brand new to weed I had the newbie belief that there was NO SUCH THING as getting TOO high. I spent many fortnights in San Francisco searching for the experience of “being” too high. No matter how much my amature lungs inhaled, the mythical line of overdoing it could not be found.
Suddenly if, by MAGIC, and about a year of searching, HASH came into my life! As I continued spitting out my naive theory, about this unattainable unicorn, I take my first LARGE hit of hash. Once the hash began to “seep” its way into my awareness, almost out of nowhere it SPRANG its potent power on me and I experienced what I now know is called being “stuck” or couch lock. After sitting down, with a full plate of food, this surprisingly POWERFUL sensation locked me into the couch and THREW me to the bordering edge of consciousness. I was half awake and half asleep just stuck and out of breath.
In the middle of eating BBQ ribs, my hands quite literally went weak and fell to my lap. I felt like I was out of energy in all forms. My eyes were sealed shut, I couldn’t talk because I felt like I was out of “wind” and I couldn’t move more than just a few finger flicks. With the sun shining bright and high in the sky and a half eaten plate of ribs sitting on my lap uneaten, the social environment progresses through the night as I sit “stuck” outside.
Finally I awoke in a weird daze and it was quiet. The first thing I notice was the sun had switched places with the moon. I was sitting in the same chair, minus a plate of food, with sticky fingers tips from dried rib juice. This is a situation I feel comfortable admitting to being COMPLETELY unprepared for. I did not know what I didn’t know about getting TOO high. After a year of searching for it I finally found it in the form of hash, unprepared.
Potent Pot Pros?
This last story might have made it seem like I don’t like POWERFUL POT. Truth is, I like to spend lots of time consuming. With strong weed I can only take a few hits and I’m done or I’m ready to pass out. Thus what makes powerful weed a GREAT tool is for night time use. When I’m not feeling good, I hurt and can’t sleep, I will tend to grab for the powerful stuff to help me quickly find relief.
In my experience, the POWERFUL stuff is for medical purposes and not necessarily for fun social experiences. While this has just been my experience, I am also curious to know more about your experience with potency and variety, in the comments below.
Variety, Diversity & Subtle Distinctions
Kraft Cannabis & Indulging In Infinite Options
My experience with variety has been a little bit more enjoyable. After consuming cannabis for many many years, I have grown to REALLY like the entire process of partaking.
Before I REALLY started enjoying cannabis, my younger self had a bit of an unappreciative attitude. As a youngster my attitude was similar to how the main character in the movie “Grandma’s Boy” acted around weed. Even though he LOVED weed, he was uneducated and impatient. The movie scene begins with the main character sitting next to the dealer. Being a good dealer he started listing out all the different names and varieties of weed he currently had on hand. Dude man interrupts the dealer, who is elegantly listing the many complicated pot strain, and the main character’s attitude goes, “I don’t care what you call it, I just want a bag of f-kin weed!”
As the years begin to settle in, I find my love for weed has only expanded and deepened. The more I learn about weed, the more I want to learn and experience. There are SO many different and unique strains, varieties, & methods to consume. And with each method and variety comes with it a unique experience of its own. Rarely will I consume have the same experience while utilizing different methods of consumption.
What’s interesting is the potency of a specific method seems like it decreases the more I consume JUST that one specific type. A certain strain will initially be super potent and I’ll consume it for a week or more and the initial BOOM it first hit me with, fades. And then, I switch to a different strain and once again the initial PUNCH is back. How does that work?
Very very curious how partaking in lots of variety keeps the potency of each more POTENT. I speculate this has to do with tolerance building of specific cannabinoids and terpenes in specific sequences. In general, there doesn’t necessarily seem to be a solid tolerance building or levels, as experienced with alcohol. Keep your potency HIGH by mixing up the variety!