It is a truth universally recognized that everything is better when you’re high. Those who disagree are simply wrong (or in denial). But what do you do when you have nothing to do?
Over the years, we have seen trends come and go into what makes a great stoner activity – but it’s 2021, things may have evolved, right?
Who knows – but what we can be sure of is that getting high and doing cool stuff is as fun now as it has ever been. So, if you’re looking for something to enjoy with your favorite bud – but have no idea where to start, you’re in the right place!
Find out ten awesome ways you can spend your high right here…
#1. Test Out Your Culinary Skills!
What goes better with a big joint or a tasty bong than your favorite food? Whether you prefer a Michelin star experience when you’re getting baked or will happily settle for the out of date chips from the back of the kitchen cupboard, food and weed are a match made in heaven!
If you fancy giving your local pizza delivery guy a day off, why not test out your culinary prowess and get inventive in the kitchen? This is certainly a tip for before you get high because let’s face it – the last thing you want to do when you’re high is to start cooking up a storm! But there is nothing quite like delving face-first into a plate of home-cooked food when you’re high as a kite!
If you’re stuck for inspiration, check out some of our recipes – you will be spoiled for choice as we have shared everything from the gooiest brownies to the cheesiest burgers!
#2. Get a Sweat On!
We’ve all heard of a runner’s high, right? That feeling that washes over us after a hard session at the gym or out in the open – there’s nothing quite like it! Or is there? Runner’s high has been shown to reduce anxiety, dramatically boost mood and even help focus, so where does weed come in here?
Endorphins are to blame for that invincible feeling that comes from a racing heart and sweaty brow. But it turns out that getting stoned can also release those brain chemicals responsible for the immense feelings of post-workout exercise!
A study* done at the University of Hamburg tested out the effects of running on the cannabinoid receptors of mice, and it turns out that not only was there a rise in beta-endorphins, but also anandamide, which is an endocannabinoid.
We already know from countless studies that cannabis reduces anxiety as well as a host of other things thanks to its interaction with the bodies endocannabinoid system (ECS) – yes, exercise really can make you feel high, so what’s our point? Well, if you were to combine the two, you could be on top of the world!
Try going for a run, playing tennis with a buddy or going swimming; whatever tickles your fancy, getting high and working up a sweat can bring a host of mood-boosting benefits!
#3. Get Lost in a Book
It may sound like hard work to read when your stoned, but find the right book and you can find yourself immersed in another world.
Have you ever read a book that you just couldn’t put down? Imagine that feeling, but ten times stronger as your mind runs away with different characters and places.
While this one may not work for everyone, we find that the right type of high and the right type of book can lead to some next level page-turning!
So, whether you want to discuss matters of the universe or find yourself in the center of a tense thriller, reading can enhance a high in ways that a movie just can’t!
#4. Unwind in a Bubble Bath
What’s better than coming home from a long day at work, a tough workout, or a stressful situation than a long hot bath? We can’t get enough of baths, but one way to make it even better is by combining it with your favorite strain!
Whether you choose to get high first or want to indulge in a joint mid-bath, here is what we suggest:
- Turn out the lights
- Light some candles
- Draw the blinds
- Put on a podcast or your favorite downtime tunes
- Plenty of bubbles
- A nice cold drink
- Grab your favorite strain
#5. Thrill Seek!
Okay, so we get it – these top ten lists on how to enjoy your high are everywhere, and they can also be pretty repetitive. So, let’s shake things up a little with our fifth (and wildest) activity idea for when you’re baked.
Are you an adrenaline junkie? Love socializing? Then take your high to a theme park and enjoy the next-level thrill of riding some of the biggest, fastest and stomach-churning roller coasters!
Again, this will not be for everyone! If you are even slightly anxious when you’re high, we do not recommend this. However, if you love socializing when high and loud atmospheres don’t bother you, then we think you will love this idea.
Drops get higher, turns get sharper and adrenaline hits new heights as you get lost in screams, laughter, and candyfloss! Amusements parks really are an excellent place to enjoy a high for the right person, trust us!
#6. Listen to Music
Yes, we know, this old cliché! But there is a reason every single one of these lists’ talks about the pleasures of listening to music when you’re high – it really is that great!
Whatever you are into, be it rock, classical or a bit of hip hop, listening to good music when you are stoned is a completely unique experience that cannot be had without the right bud.
So, whether you are in good company or riding solo, crank up your favorite playlist and really take in each unique piece of art that has been created for this very moment.
#7. Get Creative
Are you a dab hand at painting? Love to draw? Whatever your talent is (or isn’t!) getting creative when you’re stoned can be eye-opening, give you space to think and reflect – and it’s also a lot of fun too!
There’s a good reason that adult coloring books have become such a huge hit in recent years. Artistic therapy is something that has been recognized for many years as a brilliant way to relax, so when we combine it with weed it gets even better!
So, why not light up a joint, crack out your childhood art kit and don your scruffs – let’s get creative!
#8. Find Your Zen
Meditation, yoga, pilates – they are not only great for flexibility and core strength, but they are also great for your brain. Whilst cannabis can be a great way to ease muscle tension and pain, allowing for a freer and more flexible posture, it is also great for getting introspective!
We love getting high before a long and relaxing meditation session, so we suggest lighting some candles or your favorite incense, rolling out your yoga mat and finding your inner zen.
Warning: We cannot be held responsible for the levels of zen your brain goes to whilst high!
#9. Watch a Movie
Whether you love a mindless high or love something that really gets you thinking – watching movies can cater to both! Sometimes there’s nothing quite like popping on a film you love and know well, other times you may want to watch a comedy with your pals as you watch through hazy smoke. But sometimes, there is no better way of being high than to watch an intense, mind-wrecking movie as your stoned brain thinks of all the different avenues the movie could go down!
So, whatever your mood, we suggest getting snacks, drinks and getting lost with your favorite characters for a few hours! We would of course not recommend horror or thrillers if you are an anxious or paranoid stoner!
#10. Get Deep
Last but by no means least is something that often gets overlooked but is in actual fact one of the best and most rewarding ways of enjoying a high!
Sometimes, there is nothing better than a good chat. Whether it’s a catch-up with an old pal, a date, or just a casual chat with someone you are friends with, adding weed to that can make it incredible!
Cannabis has this way of bringing down walls and barriers, helping people to let their guard down and boost imagination. So, it can be a wonderful tool to help you bond with others, as long as you are all in the right mindset.
Whether you end up putting the world to rights, mending damaged relationships or simply talking nonsense until the small hours of the morning – getting high and chatting is one of our favorite, cost-effective ways of being stoned.
Round-Up: What’s Your Favorite Way to Enjoy a High?
Are you a social butterfly, or do you prefer your own company when you’re stoned? This will be a huge deciding factor when it comes to how you spend your high.
Hopefully, you will find one of our suggestions to your taste – but if not, let us know, how do you spend your high? The more ideas the better, after all…