How to hide the effects of smoking marijuana?

By: Contributor Culture

Although the perception of cannabis has changed a great deal in recent years, there are still prejudices that can lead you to hide its use. Likewise, not always when you smoke weed you have cleared your schedule to enjoy its effects away from prying eyes. Or you may have… but an unexpected visit or event arises! That’s why in this article we give you the keys to learn how to disguise the side effects of having used marijuana as a ninja expert.

Before starting to smoke and disguise, it is important that we distinguish the situations in which you shouldn’t be using cannabis, period.  Due to the side effects of THC, the psychoactive cannabinoid of marijuana, these are some of the limits that shouldn’t be crossed:

  1. Driving: according to a report by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIH), marijuana can affect the driver’s judgment, motor coordination and reaction time, all three crucial on the road. Therefore, studies have found a directly proportional relationship between the amount of THC in blood and the inability to drive. If you need to take the car, you’d better wait until you’ve reached your destination to use marijuana.
  2. Learning: every cannabis-loving student has occasionally been to school under its influence. According to experts, the effects of THC on short-term memory could prevent these cannabis ‘marinated’ lessons from working. If you want to retain what you learn during lessons, wait till you’re out of class to use cannabis.
  3. Work: depending on the type of work you do and where you do it, using cannabis during the working day would not be the best option for the reasons stated above.

Now that you’ve finished school, you’ve left work and you’re not going to take the car, you have an unexpected visit from your in-laws for dinner, your boss knocks on the door or you must go to that resident’s meeting with your neighbours that you had completely forgotten about. How to hide you’ve been using weed?

Psychic effects of marijuana use and how to disguise them

Although each variety of marijuana can have different effects depending on its composition, there are some common reactions that we can disguise if we know how.

  • Munchies or the uncontrollable hunger caused by cannabis use may expose you to your visitors. You must advance to this need and stock your own food. Make sure to store nutritious and satiating food, such as good oats porridge with banana, blueberries and peanut butter, hummus with bread or Greek yogurt with honey and fruits. This type of food will keep the munchies at bay and will keep you from getting caught jumping over a bag of “Cheetos” like it’s the last drop of water in the desert.
  • Excessive relaxation: cannabis can have a relaxing effect and many users are looking for just that, but excessive relaxation can give you away. You must seek to boost your attention and activate yourself with a good cold shower, as it will increase your alertness to unsuspected levels. You can also choose to use stimulants like coffee or tea, but keep in mind that a study with rats in 2011 concluded that the combination of caffeine and THC can increase short-term memory loss. Although more research is needed, you’d better avoid these drinks if you’re, for instance, worried about remembering that meeting in detail.
  • Uncontrolled laughter: Take a deep breath and stay calm, because when marijuana kicks in, you may find any situation hilariously funny. This happens because THC can trigger the release of dopamine and serotonin in your brain, both of which are neurotransmitters responsible for causing laughter and putting you in a good mood. If you want to get off lightly, you’ll need to build up your willpower to control those impulses.
  • Anxiety and paranoia: THC can generate these side effects and when you’re stressed about hiding the high, this situation could get worse. There is a myth that chewing black peppercorns can help you relax your anxious mind and placate the THC effects. This trick could have a scientific basis, since black pepper contains terpenes that can interact with our endocannabinoid system, the same intercellular communication system that activates cannabis. These terpenes can exert anxiolytic effects, which would reduce the high sensation, helping you to regain calm. You can also try CBD extracts, a cannabinoid with non-psychoactive anxiolytic properties that could help you counter the side effects of THC.

But first of all, act normal because, although you may seem to get suspicious looks and to act oddly, no one will surely notice that you are under the psychoactive effects of cannabis if you don’t physically look like you are. Let’s get down to business.

Physical symptoms of marijuana use and how to disguise them

  • Red eyes: marijuana can increase heart rate and cause blood vessels to dilate, reddening the eyes. This can give you away immediately, since it is one of the most characteristic effects of the consumption of this plant. To hide it, you can use eye drops, hydrate them and take vasoconstrictor foods such as coffee or chocolate. If nothing seems to work, put on sunglasses: no one will be able to tell if you have consumed, you are hung over or you are just trendy. 
  • Dry mouth: be sure to take a bottle of water with you and casually drink. Dry mouth is one of the side effects of THC and holding it off will help reduce possible anxiety about the high.
  • Smell of marijuana on clothes, breath and hair: the smell of marijuana is long lasting. The terpenes of this plant have multiple properties and give us varieties of intense aromas. But if you want to eliminate it to mask its consumption, all caution is little. To begin with, you can choose to vaporise instead of smoking, a method that reduces the smell; but if it’s too late for that, stay calm. You just need to change all your clothes, open windows and doors, take a shower or pour perfume in quantity. And do not underestimate the importance of good oral hygiene or, failing that, the handy mint gum.
  • Lack of coordination: although you may not notice it, your coordination skills have been diminished, so your clumsiness could betray you. Avoid enrolling in physical activities and moving around rooms full of furniture. Be still and breathe, soon will be over.

If you follow these advices, no one will be able to suspect that you have used marijuana and, before you know it, you will have passed the test. And remember that to have a fruitful relationship with cannabis and the people around you, sometimes you need to find a way to mitigate the effects of smoking. At the end of the day, if you are facing an “unexpected situation” after having used cannabis, remember that in life these things happen. Don’t beat yourself up if you think your cover’s blown. Most people aren’t as focused on certain signals as you think and often things are not as important as they seem.

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