Have you ever woken up and consumed cannabis deciding you were going to “Wake and Bake”?
Every morning when your alarm goes off, and you are reminded that you have to go to work and dread it, you may find yourself wanting to take a dab or a toke. Have you ever wondered what the science behind “Wake and Bake” is?
Some people use cannabis instead of coffee to clear out the fog of waking up, what about cannabis makes it the perfect pairing for the morning? What about cannabis makes the day more palatable and less of a chore?
According to a 2017 Global Drug Survey, nearly 22 percent of marijuana smokers in the United States consume cannabis within the first 10 minutes of the day. For this reason, the USA is the land of the “Wake and Bake”.
Why? Although there is no real data, Gallup poll found that ⅔ of the workers across the USA “hate” their jobs or feel no connection to their job. Most of the people surveyed claim they do the bare minimum for their jobs. This is where cannabis plays a role in reducing the anxiety of dead-end employment. For some, a good bowl of sativa will provide a boost in productivity.
So what is the science of the phenomenon? With cannabis, there is very little research done, but everyone seems to agree that cannabis first thing in the morning provides an unparalleled high. This intensity is probably due to the THC in the body being depleted over sleeping hours. Similarly, as there is no competing in uptake with food or alcohol, this uptake is faster and can be more intense. Moreso, there are hundreds of cannabinoids and terpenes that will enhance the uplifting effects.
Tips for a perfect Wake and Bake routine:
Find a strain that will give you the desired effects
Avoid heavy indica’s that will give you a couch locked effect. Rather find a nice balance hybrid or sativa that will stimulate creativity and focus.
Try something that has THC and CBD.
With a nice balance, it will enhance your high, but also it is important if you are going to work that you aren’t too “high”. The last thing you want at work is your boss knowing how high you are or the paranoia that may ensue by consuming too much THC.
Try a Vaporizer
Vaporizors for dried flower are a great way to control the dosage. Generally, when you are lighting a bowl or taking a dab, there is very little control over what the dosage would be. This is where Vaping shines.