Everyone knows how deeply relaxing medical cannabis can be, especially after a particularly stressful day. Anywhere from muscle aches to anxiety, marijuana has amazing restorative powers. But what to do while your body rests?
Here are some suggestions on how to take advantage of that time of calmness.
Whatever kind of music you like, pot will always enhance your experience with it. Ask any regular toker, concerts are amazing when high. A great way to recreate that “whoa” experience at home is by watching music videos. We suggest setting up youtube on your main television (this is easily done via playstation and the youtube app, among other ways) and enjoying that couch-lock.
Take a look at a few of our favourite trippy videos to watch:
OK GO – This Too Shall Pass
Madeon – Pop Culture
Avicii vs Nicky Romero – You Could Be The One
The old “toke and tone”. Despite the “lazy stoner” reputation, smoking a little weed before (and after) exercise is a great way to get in shape. Sativas are an excellent strain, as it can provide a great energy boost for those less motivated days. Struggling to get through cardio is one of the toughest parts of going to the gym, and being just a little bit baked, helps get you into the zone and focus on a tight, efficient work out.
Rest and nutrition is also an incredibly important part of building a healthy body. Turn those “munchies” into a post-workout meal (like a bit of cannabis infused peanut butter on whole wheat toast). Keep your house stocked with healthy snacks, fruits and veggies and you can munch on those, guilt-free. On the subject of rest, it isn’t only a matter of getting a full night’s sleep and avoiding overtraining; the absence of stress is essential. In order for a body to be in an anabolic state (the process that promotes the building up of organs and tissue) it must not be stressed. The perfect supplement to achieve this is cannabis: It not only allows deeper and longer sleep, but it reduces stress levels without all the negative side effects of prescription drugs or alcohol.
One word of caution: Don’t toke TOO much. Because of marijuana’s analgesic effects, it’s very easy to push yourself too hard, resulting in injury that you’ll feel later. You might feel like Spiderman at the time, but remember it’s just Mary Jane.
Whether you go to the theatres stoned, or you’re getting ready for a night in, movies are a great way to relax and be mentally stimulated, while your body relaxes. There are some amazing movies in the theatres right now like Maleficient and X-Men: Days Of Future Past but take a look as some of these visually stunning movies that you can watch at home (in HD, preferably):
The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus
Heath Ledger’s last movie before he passed away, he never actually completed filming it. Johnny Depp, Colin Farrell and Jude Law stepped in to replace him in the parts he had not filmed yet. Breathtaking and mind-bendingly gorgeous. You might also recognize our city in some scenes as well (all non-CG scenes were filmed here!)
House of Flying Daggers
Filled with grace, this movie starring Zhang Ziyi (of “Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon” fame) pays painstaking detail to colour, flow, choreography. So gorgeous to watch.
With a soundtrack composed by Daft Punk (who hasn’t listened to them high?) and Disney’s impeccable ability to immerse you in impossible environments, this movie is outstanding (whether you’re baked or not, imo). This is another movie where you can play “Spot Vancouver”.
ASMR (Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response)
Simply put: “Head orgasms”. Sounds sexy, doesn’t it? If you’re one of the lucky few that it works on (some say it doesn’t affect them at all, some are mega-addicts), ASMR is a physical sensation characterized by a pleasurable tingling that typically begins in the head and scalp, and often moves down the spine and through the limbs. It’s like a phantom massage. Have you ever thought to yourself, “wow, I love the feeling I get when I’m getting my hair washed?” or “wow, I really like Bob Ross’s voice?”. Then you may have experienced ASMR. With the advent of youtube, ASMR channels have exploded and you can pretty much find any ASMR trigger. Some popular ones include “crinkling plastic”, “writing on chalk board” or just plain whispering.
Below are a couple videos. Grab your bong, put on your headphones and give them a shot. Great for people with insomnia:
How do you like to relax stoned? Let us know in the comments 🙂