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Lorena Cupcake ∙ April 25, 2021 10:00 am PDT | Updated 4 hours ago Link Copied to Clipboard.
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Lorena Cupcake, voted “best budtender in Chicago,” has answered hundreds of questions from cannabis shoppers and patients during their time as a budtender. And now they're turning that experience into a monthly advice column, Ask a budtender. Got a question for Cupcake? Submit your questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
I used to smoke a lot of flower, then took a break for a couple years. Now, I mostly enjoy vape pens and chocolates I pick up when I visit my sister in Massachusetts.
There's a lot of other products (wax, resin, shatter, tinctures) that apparently came about when I wasn't partaking; what's the best way to get high these days?
Dear concentrate curious,
The best way to get high is the way that works for you. As you've already seen, that can change over time. Everyone has their favorite methods of cannabis consumption that balance effects and experience against practical concerns like cost, convenience and safety. When you find the right fit, that's the best method for you, at least at that moment.
One of the most important ways that we change over time is by gaining a tolerance to THC, the chemical component in cannabis that produces an intoxicating high. When you smoke weed every day, like you used to do, the CB1 receptors that interact with THC in your body lose sensitivity. Over time, cannabis doesn't impair you as much, and you may require a higher dose to attain the same high.