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It’s relatively common for someone who hasn’t ever tried cannabis to ask themselves, how does it feel being high on marijuana? Although the experience is different for each person, there are certain effects that most users of marijuana feel when they smoke or eat cannabis. 

One common effect people feel when high on marijuana is happiness, panic, confusion, and hunger. These effects also depend on several factors, including the type of strain, the dose, and potency; whether you smoke, vape, or ingest it; and other factors such as your age, gender, and physiology. 

If you’ve never tried marijuana before, there’s an essential rule of thumb you always need to consider: start low, go slow. Each body has a different reaction, so it is recommended to always go slow with cannabis and see how your body reacts to it. This article will explain how each of the mentioned factors affects what being high feels like.

Cannabis Must-Haves from Bud Lab

In case you’re wondering what marijuana strains are, they are pure or hybrid varieties of the plant genus Cannabis, which we can extract into Sativa, Indica, and HybridThese strains differentiate from each other. For example, Sativa strain gives you an energizing and euphoric effect, whereas Indica will provide a relaxing effect. Last but not least, hybrid strains are a combination of both.

The strain you choose depends on what effect you desire. If you have no idea where to begin, here are our best flower strains and our top cannabis edibles of the summer so far:

Strawberry Cough AAA Flower (Sativa)

This Sativa strain will get perfect energy to get you social. Strawberry Cough is a great strain to get the happy, creative energy you need to keep working. The flavour is fruity with a dash of skunk. You’ll be smiling this strain, with a hint of cerebral feeling.

Space Cake Flower (Indica)

This Indica strain will give you a sense of calm that ebbs between energy and deep relaxation. As your mind settles further into this state of peace, you’ll start to feel a stone settle in, leaving you sleepy and unfocused as you fall deeper and deeper.

Bliss Edibles — Watermelon THC Gummies (Hybrid)

Your taste buds will be bursting when having these juicy gummies. They can take as little as 15 minutes or as long as 2 hours to feel the effects! For safety, wait the full 2 hours for the effects to manifest before eating more.

Bud Lab — Pineapple THC Gummies (Hybrid)

Our Pineapples come in packs of 10 gummies with each treat having 20mg of THC. Take these candies in regulation as they’re very potent.

How to Determine Dosage in Cannabis

Finding the right dose for you might be challenging. There are many ways you can consume cannabis and each method is different. Fortunately, we’ve put together the following table for you to have a better guide on dosing when consuming marijuana.


Although it may be confusing, marijuana come in different ranges of THC percentage depending on what you get. Read the below for some helpful guidance:

  • 10% THC or Less: Flower in this range is considered mild.
  • 10-20% THC: Strong for beginners but often just right for casual consumers.
  • 20% THC and Above: Some of the strongest weed you’ll find!

Make note of the vape’s THC percentage before you consume, take one pull on your vape pen, then wait 15 minutes before consuming more to get a sense of how that potency affects you.


Only seasoned, highly tolerant consumers should experiment with dabbing cannabis concentrates. Start with a scoop of concentrate no bigger than a grain of rice when dabbing for the first time.


Depending on what edible you choose to consume for either your late night chill sesh or a fun night out, you may be shocked to know that some edibles can be substantially more powerful than others.

  • 1-2mg THC: This dosage is considered a microdose and is the ideal place to start for beginners.
  • 2-5mg THC: Could be considered a microdose or low dose, depending on the users tolerance.
  • 5-10mg THC: The most common range for casual consumers
  • 10-50mg THC: Considered strong and best suited for experienced consumers
  • 50mg THC and Above:  Considered very strong and typically reserved for medical patients and daily consumers

Exercise the same caution with tinctures as you would with edibles. Start with a THC dosage of 2mg and gradually increase the dose by 1mg every 24 hours until you find the ideal dose for you.

Trying Out Marijuana for the First Time

Smoking, vaping, or ingesting marijuana can make you high. A marijuana high is associated with feelings of relaxation and contentment, though negative reactions are also possible.

Now that you have a better idea of what it feels like to be high when having marijuana, it’s never too late try to try it out for yourself and experience the benefits of cannabis. 

If you are new to the cannabis world, get in touch with us today, and we will be happy to answer all your questions!

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