The issue behind holding your breath after you inhale weed has been the ignition source between many cannabis smokers and you are guaranteed to know a few if not many on either side of the fence. Some repeatably argue that holding your breath after inhaling weed will not make you higher because your lungs absorb the THC within milliseconds of it reaching the lung tissue. Others hands down disagree with this theory and branches off in to another two groups, The ones believing coughing will make your higher then the ones who just believe holding their breath does the trick, But why is this topic so widely debated, Why doesn’t everyone believe the same thing since the effects seem to be the same from person to person. Every person perceives reality around them to be the only true reality and despite what scientific papers have to say this will not change what one believes to already be their reality. In essence basically you are going to either believe holding your breath when taking a toke will get you higher or you wont and literally this has the direct placebo effect on your brain merely by what you believe to be true.
I can swear to you that holding my breath will get me higher when smoking weed, but you on the other end could be swearing that it has no extra effect and you get just as high by immediately blowing out the smoke. Even though science points to the fact that holding your breath when smoking marijuana will have no extra effect beyond the initial intake is not going to make me or anyone else believe holding your breath doesn’t help or work. This is a process set in motion long ago involving our first experiences with weed and the people we knew to associate with our memory’s of weed. Do you remember that guy you knew or you friend that first passed the joint or bong? How did they smoke and what was the atmosphere around the times you were first around the cannabis culture. Was the talk in the group sided on either side of this belief, If one can look back things should start to come into perspective.Just as anything else that happens in our lives our first introduction into the cannabis culture plays a heavy role on what we believe to be true in our reality today.
Eating after smoking marijuana
Another instance of a huge wedge being stuck right in the middle of regular debates is the famous does eating bring you down off a high. I can tell you my old friend of 15 years would often get quite upset if I were to eat after smoking his stash. His most common reply would be ” WTF man you are stupid and there is no point in smoking if you are just gonna eat afterwards at lest give it 1 hour” and my response usually was ” Shut the f*** up” Now in his mind because of his own upbringing in the cannabis culture of today and his own belief system would argue to he is blue in the face that eating after smoking pot is a waste and me well I would argue it never had an effect except to make me a little more sleepy. This did not mean that I would zonk! out or come down but meant just as I stated it being I sometimes would get more tired after eating, but Duh! I tried to explain to him that happens every time you eat a big meal, And you definitively eat a ton when baked.
Just like holding your breath after taking a toke vs blowing out the marijuana smoke immediately, Eating after smoking is sure to continue to spark debates between friends and the cannabis community.