We’ve all heard and seen the stereotyped depiction of ‘lazy stoners’— but with legalization and open use on the rise, we’re seeing the emergence of the ‘successful stoner’ stereotype. Successful stoners are great parents, professionals, creatives, who can strike a balance between either their cannabis use, and getting sh*t done.
Does consuming cannabis leave you slumped on the couch, only willing to get up for snacks? How do we find moderation in order to become a functional consumer? Or, how does cannabis enhance your productivity? Here’s some ideas:
- Get to know your strains and — you don’t have to be weed-science nerd to notice how some strains make you feel differently than others. Generally known are the basic differences between Sativa and Indica, go deeper and play around with THC percentages or terpenes to find a blend that helps you get what you need, while still accomplishing what you need to.
- Incorporate CBD — try a stronger CBD/THC ratio product. CBD leaves many users feeling energized, rather than unmotivated. CBD has a much lighter and non-psychoactive effect to help you maintain functionality and maintain productivity during your daytime dosing.
- Find what works for you — reconsider the time of day that you smoke and if that affects how you feel. Some people can smoke at night and wake up feeling fine and ready for the day, but others find they can’t focus well the next morning. Some people can wake and bake before work, but others reward themselves with an afternoon sesh’ after getting work done for the day. Everyone’s body and schedule is unique, so find a system that works for you and try to maintain some consistency with it.
- Create a holistic routine — Just smoking weed alone won’t make you more creative or more productive. Learn to use cannabis as a form of nourishment for your body by making it a part of your overall routine. We do many other things to keep ourselves functioning, so find spaces in your routines where cannabis can be a part of what gives you energy. For example, I like to smoke, meditate, and stretch for a few minutes some mornings before breakfast, or many days I find it nice to unwind with cannabis between work and dinner to help me detach from the work day and enjoy my meal more presently.
Remember, cannabis is a tool and it’s up to you to decide how to apply it.
Recognizing your patterns, making adjustments, committing to routines, and finding your unique balance are some keys to being a ‘successful stoner’.