Chances are, whether you’re familiar with cannabis or not, you’ve probably heard a few rumours about pot use in your lifetime. Debunking misleading information and stereotypes about marijuana are at the heart of what we do best at Cannabliss. That’s why we’ve compiled this blog exploring common marijuana myths about the cannabis experience so that you can weed out the truth from the lies. Let’s begin!

Myth #1: Only Lazy Stoners Smoke Weed

False. Let’s yell it one more time for the people in the back — cannabis isn’t just for stoners! Not everyone who smokes weed is lazy. Obviously. We’ve talked about this plenty on our blog, so we’ll save you the tirade, but cannabis products are used by a wide variety of people for a diverse number of reasons.

If you’re worried about trying weed because of negative stereotypes like this one, remember that you don’t owe anyone an explanation. You do you, and everyone who dares to judge can mind their own business. 

Myth #2: Pot Makes You Paranoid

Half true. Some people may have an adverse reaction of paranoia upon trying weed, especially first-timers who are already worried about side effects. If you’re hyper-focused on a potentially negative outcome, your experience may become a self-fulfilling prophecy.

So stay positive, and try your best to relax — pot use is supposed to be enjoyable after all! It may help to experiment with trusted friends who have more experience with cannabis. 

Need some friends in high places? Let’s talk! We can guide you through finding your perfect cannabis strain to help minimize the risk of unhappy side effects. Ultimately, choosing the right strain for you should keep any paranoia at bay.

Myth #3: Everyone Can Tell When You’re High 

Mostly true. While there’s bound to be some people who will remain clueless, cannabis produces some tell-tale signs when you’re high. We’re talking glossy red eyes and probably some noticeable behavioural changes. You can mask this somewhat with eye drops and denial, but if you’re indulging safely with people who won’t judge your decision, there’s no reason to hide your high. Besides, why harsh your mellow by stressing over masking symptoms when you’re more likely to stay home and enjoy the process on your terms?

Myth #4: All Cannabis Products Smell Like Skunk 

False. Speaking of another obvious sign that you’ve been smoking pot? That infamous “skunk” odour. While it’s true that some popular cannabis strains such as Indica have a musky, skunk-esque scent, not all types of pot pack the same punch. Sativa is known for having a sweeter scent, for example. If you’re super sensitive to smell, however, you can always try edibles.

Myth #5: Smoking a Joint Produces the Best High

False. Sure, rolling a joint is likely the quickest, cheapest, and easiest way to get high, especially if you’re only looking to dip your toe into the cannabis waters. That said, it all depends on the quality of the weed and the type of strain you’re using. The effects of smoking are typically short-term, with a high that lasts about 1-3 hours. Edibles, on the other hand, produce a slower-acting high, but with longer-lasting effects.

Taste is subjective, so there isn’t one “best” way to get high. Instead, ask yourself what type of result you’re aiming for, and determine which pitfalls you’d like to avoid. Once you know your endgame, you’ll be better equipped to choose the best strain and method of consumption to suit your cannabis preferences — despite any limiting myths!

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