As of today, there are 18 states in which you can legally smoke marijuana for recreational purposes, so finding the best place to partake is easier than ever, and you’re in even better luck if you’re partaking with a medical marijuana card.
In truth, finding a comfortable space to smoke weed is much simpler than you think -the key is to not overthink it. So whether you’re smoking weed for the first time or the thousandth time, here’s how to set yourself up for the most comfortable smoke session ever.
1. Make it spacious
The first and most important thing to consider when finding a good place to smoke weed is your set and setting. Being comfortable in the space you’ve provided for yourself is paramount. If you’re not comfortable now, how do you think you’ll feel after smoking a joint?
Whether it’s a big comfy couch or a pair of bean bag chairs, you need to be able to sprawl out and relax. That’s the whole point afterall, right?
Make sure your smoking space isn’t crowded either. If you plan on smoking in your living room, make sure to tidy up a bit beforehand. Eliminate any and all factors that might result in your feeling cluttered, anxious, or claustrophobic.
A great way to ensure that the space feels open is to clean it out, open a window, and let the sun in! You want to feel free and relaxed after smoking, so start by feeling free and relaxed before you even get started!
Having a spacious atmosphere is great for guests too. If you plan on having company, you’ll be doing them a favor as well!
2. Dim the lights
Getting ready to smoke weed is sort of like preparing yourself for a date, except the future “high” version of yourself is the person you’re trying to impress.
After you smoke, your eyes will almost certainly become more sensitive to excess light, so do yourself a favor and dim them before you get started. You don’t need to close the curtains and turn your smoking space into a dark cave -that might even be counterproductive.
Make sure your lighting isn’t too bright either, as this can trigger feelings of restlessness. Instead, set the lighting just dim enough to make you feel calm and relaxed beforehand.
3. Have plenty of entertainment
If this is your first time smoking weed, you’re going to want to plan ahead for what you’d like to do. The reality though is that plans can change. You might be dead-set on painting after you smoke, but you might not feel like painting so much as a stick figure afterwards.
The key here is to provide yourself with plenty of options. If you enjoy painting, then sure, have your easel and paint supplies ready to go so you don’t have to spend the extra energy setting it all up.
Most people prefer to listen to music or watch a movie. If you’ve never smoked before, we highly recommend having your favorite music ready to go, or listening to it while you smoke. You’ll get to hear your favorite tunes from an entirely new and open-minded perspective, which is an experience all on its own!
Whether you paint, listen to music, watch a movie, or reflect on your life with a friend, making sure that you have entertainment options will guarantee a successful smoke session.
4. Is there a kitchen nearby?
Cooking is one of the best ways to help you relax and forget about the mundane struggles of daily life, so why not cook after you’ve smoked some weed?
If you want to create the best space to smoke weed, it’s essential that you have a kitchen nearby to explore your wildest culinary dreams. You never know when the munchies will hit or how bad they’ll be, so save your wallet the trouble and make sure you have a kitchen stocked with your favorite ingredients!
If you don’t like to cook, then you can either skip this step entirely, or challenge yourself to explore something new!
5. Make it safe
When it comes to finding a comfortable space to smoke weed, safety is absolutely paramount. The last thing you want is to start feeling anxious or paranoid and to no longer feel safe in your setting.
To make sure you’re safe, smoke with a trusted friend, have a safe word and a game-plan for when you need to change things up. Let your friends know that you’ll be smoking and might need some help later, and keep them on speed dial.
If you want to have a good time smoking weed, you need to feel safe so don’t be afraid to do whatever you need to do!
Finding a comfortable place to smoke weed can be tricky, but if you follow these tips, we think your next smoke session will be one of the best yet!