My First Time
It seemed like I was the only person who didn’t get high when smoking cannabis for the first time. My friends got quite high their first time they smoked. In fact, they reached an extremely high and euphoric plane the first time they tried weed.
Excited and nervous about experiencing a buzz, I didn’t inhale very hard the first few tokes. Soon I realized marijuana didn’t affect me after smoking it for the very first time. Envious of my friends laughing and having a good time, I was upset the drug didn’t affect me. My buddies were surprised I didn’t catch a buzz. Bill, my best friend, saw I was determined to get high and promised me I would engage in the euphoric sensation the next time around.
There are many theories why first-time users may not catch a buzz right away. One theory is the body’s adrenaline levels might be high enough to “cancel” the buzz effect. I am sure my adrenaline was quite high my first time trying marijuana. Another theory is most first-time smokers don’t hold the smoke in their lungs long enough before exhaling.
Cannabis Smoking Rules
The following day I went to my friend Bill’s house to ask him if I could try smoking marijuana again. He assured me the Colombian Gold was good (potent) and there is no reason why it shouldn’t work this time. Bill reviewed the rules I had to follow to catch a good buzz:
- Blow all of the air out of my lungs before I start to inhale.
- Relax and don’t worry about that “first buzz”.
- Hold the smoke as long as I can before exhaling.
- Smoke all of the joint without wasting.
I promised him I would stick to the rules while engaging in this exciting new illegal activity. I blew out all of the air from my lungs, inhaled as much smoke as I could while holding it for at least twenty seconds. Coughing and hacking after each inhale deceitfully assured me a buzz was coming soon. Bill had no doubt in his mind I was going to be very high in a few minutes.
After waiting for about a half hour I awkwardly informed Bill I still didn’t catch a buzz. Furthermore, he thought I was joking until he realized I was not buzzed at all. How many times will it take? Please download my e-book “30 Years High” to find out.
D. Jack Oswald