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Beginner's Guide on How to Have a Positive Experience with THC

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A Positive Experience with THC Takes Trust, Safety, and An Open Mind

Many people get nervous their first time using marijuana. It's an unfamiliar practice and should be approached positively and with an adventurous nature. But your time with it needs to be great for it to help you and you can control the tone of your entire experience by altering your approach.

If you are looking for a positive experience with THC, you should let go of your worries, keep an open mind, and enter into the experience with all the information you need to just let go and live your best life.

The key to ensuring a positive experience is to start slow and be honest about your level of prior experience with the budtenders at your nearest dispensary. They want to help you out and they are excited to show you how to begin. Of course, if you are still a little nervous, we can help you get some background information to increase your confidence.


Start Slow

If you are new at this, you may be a little apprehensive. And that's okay. You don't know how it's going to make you feel. You may have heard dramatic stories to scare you away from trying it. Or maybe you just never had the opportunity before. We can help you get ready to walk confidently into the dispensary and choose the best medication for you, for a stress-free and comfortable experience. 

The secret is to take it one step at a time. And it may be helpful to have a bit of knowledge before you begin. You should at least be aware of your choices and which devices are easiest for beginners to use confidently and effectively. 


Smoking bud out of a simple pipe is a great way for beginners to easily become acquainted with marijuana. You only need three things: a lighter, a pipe, and whatever kind of flower you choose from a trusted, local dispensary. 

Just break up a small amount of marijuana to ensure that there are no seeds or sticks (there shouldn't be) and pack the bowl with the sifted flower. Use the lighter to burn the weed in the bowl and suck in the smoke from the other end. It's that simple.

This is the most popular way to use marijuana and any dispensary worth a lick will have a varied selection of pot and really cool pipes available to you. The budtenders know their products and can tell you exactly how each strain can make you feel. That way, you can find the kind that makes you feel the best.


Vaping is an excellent way to begin and may even be easier, and more convenient, for many people than using a pipe. Some people would rather not smoke straight marijuana, as it can be a little tough on the lungs. Vaping can be much easier on your respiratory tract and all you need is a rechargeable vape pen and a cartridge of concentrated THC.

A vape pen is easily stored and it cuts down on that famous marijuana scent. The pens are more discreet and can be used over and over again. All you have to do is to replace the cartridge, which lasts quite a long time and comes in numerous flavors.   

A vape pen is a comfortable option to help you reach that positive place you are looking for. The concentration of THC allows you to feel the effects with fewer hits than you would take on a pipe. But a pen can definitely help you on your way to a positive experience. 


Edibles are, perhaps, the easiest way to begin exploring all that medical marijuana can do for you. Fruit-flavored gummies and various chocolate options made with only the highest quality marijuana are exceptional choices to get you to that perfect place.

Your local budtenders can point you towards excellent cookbooks and recipes that you can try. Infused butter can be used for baking, cooking, or just to put on a piece of toast. It can be your breakfast of champions. 

Since edibles enter the body through the stomach instead of the lungs, the effects take a little longer to kick in. Make sure that you read the labels and start with a single serving or less. It's better to take too little than too much. 

An Open Mind

Before smoking, vaping, or eating, getting yourself into the right state of mind is important. A positive attitude is very beneficial and can be the most important thing you can do to ensure a pleasant and effective experience. If you smoke while agitated or angry, you run the chance of increasing your anxiety. And that isn't any fun.

We have all been told that marijuana is 'the gateway drug' and is extremely dangerous. But this simply isn't true. Leave any suspicions at the door. There is absolutely no reason to feel guilty about using it, especially medicinally. It can become an essential part of your self-care routine and help you get through your days with the least amount of pain or anxiety possible.

Practice Mindfulness 

One way to achieve a positive attitude, and keep an open mind, is through mindfulness. On difficult days, you can use mindfulness techniques to put yourself in a more positive place before you take your medicine. An open mind, especially through the practice of mindfulness, allows you to analyze how THC makes you feel physically and psychologically.

So, clear your mind of your troubles, or thoughts of pain, and take a moment to breathe. Sit back and just feel. Set your stress aside. Concentrate on your breathing until you feel yourself calming down. When you reach the right headspace, smoke a bowl and just be. Try not to let any anxious feelings cloud your mind. Meditate. 

Be In A Familiar Place

Be somewhere comfortable, familiar, and safe when you smoke, especially for the first few times. It's important to gauge how you react to using marijuana before hanging out with a doobie somewhere new. Unfamiliar places can cause anxiety and defeat the purpose of smoking. If you are using the pot to help you sleep, keep it by the bed. 

If you can look at your smoking device and cognitively connect that to the comfort of your bed, your couch, or your kitchen, you are almost guaranteed a righteous experience. Where do you love to spend your time? Where is your safe space? Find your happy place in your safe space with the best kush you can find.

Trust and Honor In Your Dispensary

Marijuana doesn't cause you to act all crazy. It doesn't affect your decision-making, nor does it cause you to act out of character as long as you get your stuff from a trusted dispensary, instead of the guy on the corner. The quickest way to a horrible experience would be smoking marijuana laced with something dangerous, something you are unaware of.

When you can trust your product, feel safe in your environment, and set your mind in a more optimistic direction, you can have a great experience every time.

Quality products, knowledgeable budtenders, and a serious mission of integrity have caused Kush Gardens to be one of the premier medical marijuana dispensaries in Oklahoma. Our welcoming environment and personal attention to your unique needs make us one of the best places to get your weed in the state, especially if you are new to the game. 

Contact us or check out our blog to get to know us further. If you already have your license, stop by anytime. We're happy to help!