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5 Tips For Getting High When You Have a Cold

Sitting around all day with a cold is the worst. You can't go to work, you're self-medicating with Nyquil and hot tea, and most importantly—you don't feel like smoking weed. At least not right away. But when you do finally get the munchies... well, it's definitely worth it!

In this article, we'll provide five tips for getting high while suffering from a cold (or any other illness) so that you can have fun and be healthy at the same time.

1. A CBD/THC tincture for maximum relaxation

If you're looking for a high that isn't going to leave you coughing, consider opting for a CBD/THC tincture. Tinctures are easy to use and can be taken sublingually (under the tongue) for fast relief. They're also discreet—a lot more so than smoking weed—and since they're not psychoactive in the same way as THC, they won't give you that stoned feeling.

If this sounds like something you'd like to try, here's what you should know.

First of all, there are two different kinds of tinctures: those with CBD only and those with both CBD and THC (cannabis oil). The former is great if all you want is relaxation without any kind of euphoria or mental stimulation; however if it's an energetic high that will help get through your cold faster then go for one containing both cannabinoids!

They typically come in dropper bottles or syringes so it's really easy to measure out exactly how much medication each dose contains.

2. Decarboxylated kief tea, for quick relief

If you're feeling a bit under the weather and just want to feel better ASAP, try decarboxylated kief tea. Kief is the most potent form of cannabis available, and can be purchased in pre-ground or ground form. It's typically made by sifting through cannabis leaves to collect trichomes (glittery crystals) that contain THC and CBD.

In order to get high from smoking weed, it has to first go through decarboxylation—a process that activates THC by heating it at 240°F for 30 minutes or 300°F for one hour. This allows your body to absorb more THC so you can feel its effects more quickly when consumed orally instead of inhaling it through smoking or vaping.

To make kief tea, simply add 2-3 grams of decarboxylated kief to hot water and let it steep for five minutes. You can also add this delicious cannabis drink to your morning routine by grinding up a couple grams of fresh weed and mixing the powder into your favorite tea bag or loose leaf tea.

3. Honey with cannabis infused in it

Honey is a great way to get high while you're sick. It's got anti-inflammatory properties that can help your sore throat, and it can also provide the energy you need to keep yourself active, even when you feel like curling up in bed all day. If you've been trying to cut back on sugar and carbs, honey is a good source of antioxidants as well!

The best part about honey is how simple it is to enjoy. You just take some cannabis infused butter or coconut oil (or any other type of fat), mix it together with some raw local honey from your favorite beekeeper/farmstand/hive-to-table restaurant, and then spread that mixture over toast or muffins! Boom: instant dessert without any added sugar or preservatives at all!

4. Vaporize an indica strain like Northern Lights

If you prefer relaxing and sleeping over being active, then vaporizing an indica strain is the way to go. Indica strains are best for pain relief and can also help with your cold symptoms. Vaporizing is a healthier way to inhale cannabis than smoking it, so it's recommended if you're having respiratory issues or just don't want to cause yourself any harm while getting high.

Indica strains have higher levels of THC compared to other types of marijuana such as sativas and hybrids, so they'll provide greater sedative effects—great for those trying to wind down after a long day or night. Some popular indica-dominant strains include Northern Lights, White Widow, OG Kush, Sour Diesel and Girl Scout Cookies (GSC), which has been said by users to be a favorite among patients who are looking for relief from anxiety disorders like panic attacks as well as depression symptoms such as loss of appetite due to nausea caused by their illness.

5. Cannabis-infused cough drops

If you’ve ever had a cold, you know that the last thing you want to do is smoke or vape. It’s just not possible.

But what about cannabis-infused cough drops? They can be made at home and are as easy to make as any other kind of edible! After all, coughing is an involuntary action—you don’t need your lungs or mouth to consume cannabis through your throat.

The beauty of these little gems is that they don’t have the same effect on your lungs as smoking or vaping might have. Since they aren't inhaled by way of combustion, they won't cause sore throats!

Of course, there are many other options when it comes to getting high when sick: candies (which are perfect for those who don't like edibles), gummies and hard candies...the list goes on.

Staying safe and healthy is a top priority when smoking weed.

As we've covered, smoking weed when you have a cold can be really unpleasant. That said, if you must smoke during your illness (and if your doctor says it's okay), there are some things to keep in mind.

  • Avoid joints. Joints are harder to control temperature-wise than bongs or vaporizers and could cause more irritation as well as burning the throat if smoked too hot.

  • Use a vaporizer instead of smoking flower if possible—vaporizers heat up cannabis to produce an inhalable vapor without combustion that can cause irritation when inhaled raw into your lungs.

  • Make sure the environment is well-ventilated! Smoke will irritate sinuses and make it even harder for you to breathe through your nose while sick with a cold

Finally, remember that smoking weed can make your symptoms worse if you have a cold. It can dry out your nasal passages and throat, making it harder to breathe.


We hope that these tips help you to relax and feel better as you recover from your cold. Remember: the most important thing is to stay hydrated and not let yourself get too baked. The second most important thing is to keep your hands clean!

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