Weed wise

Tips for safer cannabis use.

If you use a lot of cannabis, these pointers might inspire you to use less and improve your health while you're at it.

Do you wake and bake?

That first smoke is the most stoned one can feel all day. It can also make it difficult to get stoned later by creating tolerance for the day. And for some people an early morning smoke leads them to put off doing other stuff for the rest of the day. If this is you, 'wake and bake' might not be as cheerful as it sounds and this could be a good place to start reducing the amount of weed you use.

Bed time spliffs

Some people say they can't sleep without cannabis. If you have a medical condition or suffer from pain this could be the case. But for others it could just be withdrawal. The most common symptom of withdrawal for dependent cannabis users is insomnia.

Spending half the day stoned? 

If so, you're probably quite tolerant to weed and function well. The question is whether you would feel brighter, sharper or healthier if you were stoned for a few hours less per day. If stoned less, it's likely your tolerance will fall. This means you could get just as stoned with less cannabis which could save money. And you might get more done.

It's better to use cannabis without tobacco

Tobacco is more harmful than cannabis. A tobacco rolled joint is one way people become dependent on tobacco which in turn drives up their cannabis use. The best thing you can do to reduce your overall dependence on weed is to stop mixing it with tobacco. Try a pipe, get a nicotine replacement, quit the early morning joint, cut down on your coffee and you could also reduce your urges to use cannabis.

8 ways to limit how much cannabis you take

These eight tips can stop weed from causing problems in your life.

  1. Don't use cannabis at the beginning of the day.
  2. Track how much you spend on cannabis to get a clear picture.
  3. Avoid situations where you anticipate being pressured to use cannabis.
  4. Use cannabis only among people you trust.
  5. Avoid having cannabis to cope with emotions like sadness or depression.
  6. Use a little and wait to see how you feel before using more.
  7. Limit it to weekends only.
  8. Don't drive after having cannabis.

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