With each hit, every trying action of the day seems to improve.
It’s a familiar feeling for many who use cannabis: once you imbibe and the plant starts working its magic, each action of the day seems to improve with every hit. Pick up your perfect strain(s) and re-experience the following seven ways that weed can enhance day-to-day life.
Food and drink
This one is as obvious as the smoke wafting out of the living room window, but it’s also likely the most enhanceable, and, thus, takes first. Drinks such as root beer or fresh-squeezed juices taste delicious — even more so than usual — not only because the taste buds are stimulated, but because cannabis often causes what’s known colloquially as cottonmouth. Food not only tastes better, but for those who need an appetite stimulant, it makes it go down easier. Cannabis can also enhance food as a delicious, nutritious and fun addition to most any recipe.
Though giggles or paranoia about performance can be bedroom buzzkills, they are the exceptions, not the rules, and usually occur by overdoing it on a high-octane sativa. Some couples are actually experimenting with microdosing cannabis before entering a boudoir, savouring the experience of a light buzz that opens them up emotionally and sexually. Skin feels softer, sensations are enhanced and an even deeper mental connection are all common with cannabis as an aphrodisiac. Don’t be afraid to ask your local budtender which strains are best suited for sexual enhancement.
Lights, camera, action!
Movies in general are zoned into in-depth if they already are set to resonate. Cannabis helps make plot connections and brings one to more deeply analyze a character’s motives, but, undoubtedly, the best movies to watch while high are either comedy or horror. A good comedy is absolutely enhanced by a joint or two both before and during. Belly laughs and the giggles are in store for high-minded comedy connoisseurs. Horror, on the other hand, becomes even more suspenseful, the music winding up the heartstrings so that jumping out of the seat or letting loose a little yelp is imminent.
Social anxiety runs rampant in the U.S. and, yes, there’s a strain (or 10) that deals directly with the out and about jitters. Aside from making being a social butterfly tolerable for the shy or anxious, for some, cannabis also has the ability to enhance social situations and lead the direction of a party to the mellow, fun, relaxing and laughing good time it aspires to be. Cannabis is being normalized all around and rather than the couch-locked stereotype of cannabis users in a group, weed is being used as a social lubricant akin to the social use of alcohol.
Having a “talk”
When you and a loved one have reached an impasse, sometimes the best medicine is to pass the literal peace pipe. Cannabis may be able to help open up outlooks and the ability to see another’s perspective. The depth of discourse may also be enhanced by the shared experience of weed. This type of enhancement is best done with either vaping or smoking the herb, as passing it back and forth and sharing in its properties creates a common ground and a springboard to delve deeper.
Exploring a museum
The wonders to be found at historical, modern, classical and contemporary museums become all the more wonderful when experienced in a lifted state. As long as you’re taking public transportation or are walking, this is especially true of bringing your kids to the museum. Your own deeper dive into the artifacts and images will engage everyone involved and bring wonderment to the table. Cannabis can help everyone take their time and be patient, curious and enthralled with what surrounds, especially when covered in eye candy and the curious histories of man- and animal-kind.
The end of a long day
Sometimes a day can leave a person feeling used up. Heavy, tired, maybe a little cranky and snippy, even. Taking a few pulls off the right strain or a dropperful of tincture may be just the ticket to reset the mind before bed and stave off anxiety dreams. In this case, rather than enhancing the state you’re already in, cannabis enhances you to the next level up. Instead of feeling as if the world was out to get you, you see that a bossy supervisor, a nail-clicking co-worker, bumper to bumper traffic and the like are mere nuisances.