Getting Baked: Does Holding in a Hit Make You Higher?

We’ve all been tempted to hold in a marijuana hit for as long as possible, in an effort to get Cheech and Chong-level high on a Saturday night. But does holding in a hit for longer really make your body and mind higher than you otherwise would? It turns out the answer may be no.

According to Green Rush Daily, “if you hold in your hit in longer than about 3-7 seconds, you’re not getting any higher.  It may be hard to believe, but holding cannabis smoke in your lungs for a long time doesn’t make your lungs absorb more THC.”

While that may sound surprising to some, the science is sound – there are only so many receptors in your lungs to take in the THC, so the longer smoke remains in your lungs doesn’t really make a difference in how high you get. What does matter is the type of weed you are ingesting, and its THC content.

High as a Kite or Oxygen Deprived?

Green Rush Daily continues, “Feeling light-headed? A bit dizzy? Is your heart rate a bit elevated? Yeah, those are the effects of depriving your body of its fundamental fuel: oxygen. Pair those sensations with the early head and body rush of cannabis, and it’s no wonder people feel like they’re higher, but they’re not.”

Want to know more? Read the full article here.

What do you think? Have you ever tried this?

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