It’s common for first timers to swear off marijuana forever because of a bad first experience. It’s easy to smoke too much by accident and feel overtly paranoid, woozy, and draw the conclusion that marijuana just isn’t your thing. That bad first experience can be completely avoided with two simple tips: looking for strains that are high in CBD, or consuming a high-THC strain very slowly.

The safest bet would be to find a high CBD strain, which contains the non-psychoactive compound that will counteract the paranoia that THC is known for. These strains are very calm and mellow, and will leave you feeling very relaxed and cool. They’re also great for first timers who’ve never smoked before and who don’t know how much each hit will affect them. Another good option for first timers would be to smoke high THC strains slowly, taking a single hit of a really low dose. Look for strains with around 15 % of THC, which will be less overwhelming and easier to manage.


This high CBD strain is a sativa that’s mostly relaxing, euphoric and will leave you alert and not droopy. It’s perfect for treating anxiety and it’s also one of the best strains when it comes to controlling paranoia and the negative side effects of THC.

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