Hot tips for having fun with pot

A wide variety of pre-packaged marijuana products. (File photo)

By James Matthews

Humans have a tendency to become dependant. Whether it’s your morning coffee, your social media, or your us of cannabis, we are creatures of habit.

But there’s a fine line between healthy and unhealthy habits. So, here are a few tips to consciously use recreational cannabis.

Strains: Cannabis has a variety of strains. Sativa, Indica, and hybrid strains each has a unique effect. Are you looking to sleep? Try Indica. Do you want energy? Sativa helps. Are you looking for a bit of both? Try a hybrid. Know what you’re getting and find what works best for you.

Approach: Your belief going into smoking cannabis changes what it means. Cannabis has the reputation of being a “party” drug, but it’s also heavily rooted in spirituality. In Rastafarianism, ganja is a sacrament used to gain wisdom and engage in meditation. Try approaching your next toke like this.

Mixing: Cannabis exacerbates the effect of alcohol. If you’re mixing the two, tread lightly. If you start small, you can always have more – start big and you have nowhere left to go. Be thoughtful and party smart.

Health: If you choose to smoke cannabis you should know it does affect your lungs. Check out cannabis gummies. With a variety of flavours and doses, gummies give you the benefits of cannabis without the harm from smoking it.

Cannabis is a psychoactive plant medicine, a therapy, and a hobby. While it can have its adverse effects, learning good habits will help you see its true potential for you.