Although I am a big fan of cannabis, I do think there are some misconceptions floating around out there that sometimes ruin this magical plant for first time partakers, partokers?
You gotta get like super duper high, man.
This is probably the most problematic misconception out there, at least for me. Stoner culture perpetuates this notion that smoking an insane amount of weed is the thing to do if you're gonna smoke weed at all. So when anyone smokes weed for the first time (when they're of age and in a state where weed is legal, of course), they have this notion that they need to smoke a lot or keep up with the everyone else during a smoke sesh. When you don't have any sort of tolerance, smoking a lot can be, ehrm, unpleasant. It can activate those feelings of paranoia and dysphoria which inevitably lead to a not so great time.
My first few experiences with weed were great. Edibles, in conservative amounts, became a lovely aid in my self care routine. However, I went out with some friends and had the unlucky experience of sharing a joint with a stranger who was smoking a lot more than just weed. My vision went blurry, my heart felt like it was going to escape my chest and I became completely disconnected from reality. This experience ruined cannabis for me for years. I couldn't even smell weed without having flashbacks to that horrible experience. For this reason, I can't stress how important it is to purchase, anything that you consume, from a reputable source.
Despite what had happened, I missed weed. I tried smoking again but was instantly hit with a wall of existential fear, paranoia and dread. But I still couldn't let go - I had such a good relationship with weed in the past that I couldn't live with the idea of ending our relationship forever. So I tried edibles and ate the same amount that I used to eat before my bad trip - bad idea. Not only did I trip out, but I was stuck in that too high to function headspace for hours with no escape.
(FUN FACT! If you ever find yourself HIGH AF, you can counter the effects of the THC in your system by taking CBD. I recommend having a CBD tincture on hand as an antidote. Hope my suffering prevents yours <3)
I became frustrated and realized I had to start small. So I ate half of a gummy with a low THC, high CBD formulation. That warm wave of relaxation swept in and I recaptured that feeling of comfort that I had experienced the first few times I smoked. And from there, I realized our relationship was on the mend, and I've been able to enjoy weed ever since.
After talking to several people, I found that I wasn't alone in my experience. So many people I spoke to became turned off to weed, either through smoking a contaminated joint or just getting too high. I think that there are a lot of people out there who think that weed just isn't for them due to one bad experience where they consumed more than they should have. If you're one of these people, I think it's worth giving it another chance at a much smaller dosage. You can always take more, but you can't take less.
I think Kiva does a really great job of creating gummies for those who want to limit their cannabis consumption and build on their experience. Kiva's Camino Balance Gummies are the gummies I recommend to most of my friends who want a mild gummy. They contain 5mg CBD and 5mg THC, giving you a really balanced high. You can start with 1/2 a gummy and see how you feel:
If you're an absolute newbie, then Kiva offers an ever milder gummy with a higher CBD, low THC ratio. Camino Social Gummies provide an amazing, relaxing effect rather than a mental high. In order to fully enjoy the benefits of CBD, a small amount of THC is actually essential. These are perfectly formulated with 2mg of THC and 6mg of CBD for that perfect body high. I recommend these to friends who have never tried cannabis before, or have just had a really bad experience with weed in the past:
It's the same idea behind limiting your alcohol consumption. You never want to drink to the point of blacking out, right? Finding the right products for you, whether that's a joint, tincture or gummies, and the right dosage are really key to enjoying weed. Unfortunately, we never really see that conservative approach to consuming cannabis presented to us anywhere.
That being said, please remember that weed isn't for everyone. The reality is that weed can actually negatively affect individuals with certain illnesses. This is also true for coffee, alcohol or any other mind altering substance. So again, know thyself and always use your best judgement!
On the other side of cannabis consumption is tolerance. Tolerance to cannabis builds over time and if you're a consistent user, you may find that it's hard to achieve any sort of high, without a substantial THC dosage. Our partnership with Elyxr has allowed us to offer gummies with a high THC content which is ideal for experienced users.
Users with any sort of tolerance can certainly enjoy our gummies, but new users should be extremely cautious! Starting with a nibble, waiting a couple hours and then assessing how you're feeling is the safest way to consume these gummies, as they are packed with 25mg of D8 THC. Experienced users love this about our gummies because they don't have to eat a whole pack to get the effects that they're looking for. Newer users, please remember that you can always build your high, starting small and nibbling on the gummy every couple of hours to figure out the best dosage for you.
You can purchase our D8 gummies on our website, as long as they are legal in your state! We ship to all legal states in the USA. To learn whether you can purchase D8 in your state, you can check out our guide by clicking here: Is Delta-8 Legal?
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