Weed use tends to produce two effects: body highs and head highs. While it’s very difficult to predict the type of high you’ll get when first trying a new strain or method of ingestion, it’s slightly easier to differentiate a head high from a body high. If you’ve been around weed for a while, you’ve likely experienced the two.
Broadly speaking, head highs are all about creativity, finding things funny, or getting into those talky moods. Body highs are relaxing and tingly, when you feel like having a delicious nap or snuggling up to someone.
It’s difficult to target the type of high that you’ll get, but usually sativas are associated with mind highs and indicas with body highs. According to Vice, the method of consumption can also have an effect. “When you smoke, the cannabinoids go straight into your lungs,” explained Dr. Laurie Holtzman. “They go right into your blood supply, into your brain, across the blood-brain barrier and then you get the high.” Edibles, on the other hand, are associated with body highs.
Here are 5 ways to differentiate which kind of marijuana high you’re experiencing:
Body highs heighten your physical sensations
Body highs are known for their powerful relaxing effects. This makes tend to leave the user less functional and more impaired. These highs are great for watching silly movies or enjoying a delicious meal. You’ll be less talkative but might be having a better time.
Mind highs alter your mood
Mind highs result in a brighter mood, with less laziness involved. They’re perfect for day use, since people remain functional with an added sheen of optimism and energy. Controlled mind highs are great for working out or carrying out day to day activities with an exciting twist.
Body highs are great for treating pain and promoting relaxation
Since body highs are so focused on the body, they tend to be an amazing option for people who are struggling with some form of pain. They also enhance sexual awareness and bodily sensations.
Mind highs are talky and creative
Mind highs are great for social or creative situations. They result in talky or giggly highs, easing social anxiety and making every situation fun and different. Creative activities like painting, writing, and more, come easily to people who know how to handle these type of highs.