Marijuana Effects: Why Is Everything Better High?

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What’s your favorite marijuana consumption method, and why’s it your favorite? Maybe you enjoy the classic flower/bud that you can smoke or vape. Or maybe you prefer concentrates like dabs, wax, oils, and/or shatter so you can feel the marijuana effects quickly and powerfully. Perhaps you prefer edibles or infused beverages instead, especially if there’s a concern with inhalation. Or you might prefer using tinctures or marijuana capsules/tablets. Regardless of whichever marijuana consumption method is your favorite, the marijuana effects are what you most likely look forward to the most. But why is it that everything seems better while high?

Medicinal Benefits and Properties of Marijuana

One main reason why people consume marijuana is to feel the medicinal benefits and properties the plant contains. Whether the marijuana strain is an indica, sativa, or hybrid, they all possess their own list of medicinal benefits. The reasons for using marijuana vary from person to person, but in most cases, the individual uses marijuana to treat some level of pain or discomfort.

According to a recent National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health data analysis, it was found that in the U.S., an estimated 25.3 million adults (11.2 percent of the population) experience chronic pain. Another 40 million (17.6 percent of the population) experience severe levels of pain. As a result, many of these people turn towards some sort of pain-reliever. In multiple instances, marijuana is the desired choice, and for valid reasons.

In a National Institute of Health study, it has been found that cannabinoids help to manage intractable pain. Specifically, the study found that cannabinoids were proven effective in the treatment of cancer pain, rheumatoid arthritis, and neuropathic pain. Whether you suffer from rheumatoid arthritis, migraines, menstrual cramps, muscle spasms, nerve pain, or some other pain-causing issue, the relief marijuana delivers is unlike anything else.

In our busy lives, it’s not only frustrating when we feel pain, but it’s sometimes inconvenient, especially if the pain happens at the start of the day or in the middle of it. Fortunately for us, marijuana contains a surplus of medicinal benefits and properties we can take advantage of. Along the way, we can enjoy the other positive marijuana effects that come with the consumption of the plant.

Positive Marijuana Effects

Moreover, when the pain we were experiencing disappears after consuming marijuana, the high tends to get better. When we get high, it’s common to enjoy and be grateful for the people who are around us and the blessings we have in life. Oftentimes, some of the marijuana effects people feel after consumption consist of feeling present, mindful, and appreciative of the little things in life such as nature, family, friends, peace, our passions, and our health.

In addition, everything can feel like it’s better after consuming marijuana because it can open an individual’s mind and imagination to things they never thought before and dreams they never dreamt before. In general, the main marijuana effects people tend to feel while high include euphoria, relaxation, and happiness. When these effects occur, it’s common for people to look at life through a different and more positive lens. Some would even say that the positive change in perspective that occurs from marijuana results in life feeling better and not as overwhelming or negative.

On a similar note, many marijuana users would claim that everything is better while high because you’re more open-minded and less closed off. When this happens, sometimes people can shed their ego and connect with their inner self and/or open their mind to new ideas or concepts.

Additionally, after marijuana consumption, it’s common for people to feel their conversationalist side come out, which can lead to some deep talks and/or special connections with those involved in the conversation. When a real connection is formed with someone else while you’re high, it can make the experience feel even more meaningful.

Unleashing the Best Version of Yourself

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Aside from the other marijuana effects mentioned above, lots of users feel all-around relief on a mental, emotional, and physical level after marijuana consumption. As a result, a lot of barriers get broken down, so you can see yourself, others, and the internal and external environment from a different point of view. At this point, some people drift off into self-reflection or observation to understand themselves better and those that they surround themselves with. Once this happens, it’s possible to fall into the discovery of your true values, beliefs, passions, and yourself.

Some people would say that finding out who you really are and discovering unique aspects about yourself and life makes everything better while high. The level of appreciation and gratitude we feel can certainly soar while high, which can often bring out the best versions of ourselves. It’s possible to feel this way when you’re not high, but for the majority of people, a little help is needed to unleash these feelings and aspirations.

Overall, though, there’s a lot of positive marijuana effects that people enjoy and take advantage of. These advantages range from the wide array of medicinal properties and benefits marijuana contains to the positivity and open-mindedness that is felt to the unleashing of the best version of yourself to the discovery of yourself and what/who truly matters to you, and so on.

If you haven’t felt this way after consuming marijuana, then I suggest you try a different strain and spend time doing something interesting while high, such as taking a scenic hike, doing some creative activity like splatter painting or pottery, or just spending time in mother nature.

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Article by: Nicole Skrobin