4 Factors that Determine How High You Will Get from Weed

On October 17th, 2018, Canada’s legislation changed in favour for all cannabis enthusiasts. Recreational cannabis became legal and free to access across the 10 provinces and 3 territories. With much freedom comes much responsibility, meaning that consumers should be careful not to abuse or misuse the plant. Instead, responsible consumption is encouraged. 

One of the many ways of misusing cannabis is by overconsuming it. This often leads to adverse side effects, such as paranoia, anxiety, and dizziness. To help casual and novice consumers, we have compiled a list of four factors that determine how high one will get after consuming cannabis. With this knowledge, one can easily identify a dosage that is at par with their needs. 

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Tolerance/Consumption Frequency

Past consumption experience is a primary factor that determines how weed will affect an individual. Regular consumers are likely to develop a tolerance for the plant, which requires them to take a higher dose to attain a high that they once got from a lower dose. An amateur’s tolerance is relatively low or non-existent, meaning that even the less potent strains might end up overwhelming them. The best way to approach this is by starting with the lowest dose and gradually increasing it until you attain your ideal potency/dosage.



The higher the THC, the more intense the experience. Strains like Grease Monkey, Memory Loss, and Alaska have THC levels that soar above the 25% mark. Additionally, cannabis varieties like sinsemilla and hashish are naturally highly potent and are likely to induce a powerful, long-lasting high. For a seamless experience, novice consumers are encouraged to try less potent strains like Destroyer, Gushers, and  Laughing Buddha. 


Amount Ingested

The more cannabis ingested, the more intense the high. Overconsuming weed can lead to numerous adverse side effects like increased heart rate, sweating, hallucinations, and elevated blood pressure. Smoking, vaping, and sublingual’s effects present very quickly; hence it’s easier for the consumer to know when they have had enough. Unfortunately, edibles do not apply the same rules. Since the edibles have to go through digestion, it may take up to 2 hours before the effects present. Consumers are advised to give the edibles time to get digested and metabolized before taking another dose. 


Method of Ingestion

Consumers can ingest cannabis in a variety of ways. One can vape it, smoke it, eat it as an edible, consume it sublingually, or use dermal patches. Each of these methods has varying bioavailability. This refers to the amount of cannabis that ends up in the endocannabinoid system. Vaping has the highest bioavailability, while edibles have the lowest.

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Buying Cannabis in Canada 

For the best weed in Canada, look no further than Canada Cannabis Dispensary. We stock the most sought-after strains plus many other varieties to meet the needs of all our clients. Besides offering the most competitive prices in the country, we also have a VIP email club that offers 20% off a member’s first purchase. Additionally, we offer free shipping for all orders above $99.

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