Countless people admit that they start their day by smoking a joint of cannabis, a habit popularly known as “wake and bake.” In fact, 20 percent of Americans and 15 percent of Canadians say that they enjoy their cannabis bud within one hour after waking up. So, is this something that you should try? Are these people justified to indulge so early in the day? Read on and discover all that you need to know about the “wake and bake” habit.
Myth: People Who Wake and Bake Are Nonproductive Addicts
Nothing could be further from the truth. Many of the people who “wake and bake” are highly productive people that work long hours at their jobs. For example, Marcus Richardson is the Chief Cannabinoid Officer at an extraction company (Embark Health). Richardson is an avid “wake and bake” enthusiast who even owns a YouTube channel that he populates with live videos of his wake and bake sessions. Does such a person fit the description of a lazy stoner?
Secondly, people wake and bake for different reasons. For instance, one person may smoke a joint as soon as he or she gets out of bed in order to deal with the excruciating symptoms of arthritis that make it hard to move after several hours of lying down. Should such people be condemned for waking and baking? Certainly not!
Beware: Your Timing May Indicate a Problem
The above notwithstanding, some medical professionals suggest that the timing and frequency of one’s consumption of cannabis may be a pointer about that individual’s cannabis dependence issues.
For example, people who just indulge early in the morning without any specific reason why they are doing so may have become habituated to cannabis consumption. However, those who wake and bake once in a while, and for a conscious reason, may not have the same dependence issues.
Essential Tips If You Want to Wake and Bake
Hydration is Important: Cannabis consumption is known to dehydrate the body. It is therefore important for you to take plenty of fluids when waking and baking because your body is already low on fluids after several hours of rest without any fluid intake.
Pay Attention to Product Selection: Why do you want to wake and bake? Many people do so for the boost in mental and physical performance. If that is so, not all strains will give you the desired effects. For example, a strain with a high CBD concentration and a low THC concentration will not give your mind and body the morning boost you want when compared to a strain that is high in THC.
Check Your Schedule in Advance: While cannabis is legal, it should be consumed responsibly. People who plan to wake and bake need to check their schedules and confirm that they will not be operating any machinery or driving soon after indulging in an early morning joint. Otherwise, you may put your life and the life of others at risk if you drive or operate machinery under the influence of cannabis.
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