Getting High with Your Partner: A Guide
At Farmacy Santa Ynez Cannabis Dispensary, we know that the cannabis flower isn’t just an avenue for getting high. It’s an opportunity for connection, a path to growing closer to the people you love with shared experiences. That’s why we think that getting high with your partner is a worthwhile and enjoyable experience — as long as you know what you’re doing.
Getting High with Your Partner: The Basics
Cannabis has been enjoyed for millennia as a means to relax, bond, and even tap into a more profound sense of creativity and understanding. Using cannabis with your partner can be a unique bonding experience, but it’s essential to approach it with knowledge and responsibility.
The Complete Guide to Getting High with Your Partner
1. Communication is Key
Before indulging together, sit down and discuss your boundaries and preferences.
Experience Levels: If one of you is a seasoned user and the other a newbie, you’ll have to be considerate of each other’s tolerances and comfort levels.
Preferences: Some enjoy the calm of an indica strain, while others prefer the cerebral uplift of a sativa. Discuss your desires and choose strains accordingly.
Set & Setting: Ensure both of you are in a comfortable environment, free from stressors.
2. Choose the Right Strain
Your strain can significantly affect your experience:
Sativa: Often uplifting and energetic. It may be ideal for daytime activities or engaging conversations.
Indica: Known for its relaxing and sedative effects. Best for winding down or watching a movie.
Hybrid: A mix of both, offering a balanced experience.
Tip: Talk to our budtenders about the effects you’re seeking. They can guide you to a strain that aligns with your shared goals.
3. Choose Your Consumption Method
Smoking/Vaping: Offers a rapid onset of effects.
Edibles: Provide a longer-lasting, often more potent experience. Start low and go slow.
Topicals: Ideal for shared massages or localized relief.
Tinctures: Can be taken sublingually or added to beverages.
4. Establish Safe Boundaries
If it’s a new experience, set boundaries:
Dosage: Especially with edibles, ensure both partners know their limits.
Safe word: Establish a word or phrase to communicate if one person is feeling overwhelmed.
5. Hydrate & Snack
Have water and light snacks on hand. This helps counteract dry mouth and ensures you have sustenance if you get the munchies.
6. Activities to Consider
Listening to music: Enhance your auditory senses together.
Nature walk: Experience the great outdoors with heightened senses.
Cooking: Create a meal together.
Meditation/Yoga: Connect deeper with your inner self and partner.
Board games: Fun and often hilarious when both of you are in a relaxed state.
7. Respect Each Other’s Experience
Everyone reacts differently to cannabis. If one of you feels anxious or uncomfortable, be supportive. If things get intense, remember, the feelings will pass.
8. Know When to Take a Break
If either of you feels like cannabis is affecting your relationship negatively, it’s essential to recognize it and perhaps take a break. Balance and moderation are crucial.
9. Be Responsible
Never drive or operate heavy machinery under the influence of cannabis. Always ensure you’re in a safe environment.
10. Reflect and Share
After your session, take some time to discuss your experiences, feelings, and thoughts. This reflection helps in understanding each other better and strengthens the bond.
Note: This article is for informational purposes only and should not be considered medical advice. Always consult with a healthcare provider for personalized recommendations.