Gambling While Baked
Good or bad idea to gamble while hytened on cannabis?
Everyone wants to know, especially if visiting Las Vegas! Let’s push aside the argument that it “depends on the individual person” mumbo jumbo and investigate what we know thus far.
Vegas Night at Dope Cup Seattle
Yes, it happened in 2014. Just take a look at this guy’s experience. He said he “got to play BLITZED” and he “could not believe how conservative [he] was with bets.” Basically, gambling high for this person was the exact opposite of being drunk while gambling. The liquid courage was replaced with conservative vapor, and the night lasted far longer than if drinking while gambling. While he didn’t win big, he didn’t lose big either.
The old Vegas Night at Dope Cup Seattle was a hit. The people that attended had fun, let their cash last through the night, and some went home with more money than they had attended with – just like any other gambling event.
Evaluate Your High Before Raising the Bets
Now, the experience described above doesn’t necessarily mean that’s how it’s going to be for you. Whilst it can be a great and fun experience to gamble while consuming cannabis, we don’t condone nor berate it. Just take a look at these three tips to ensure you’ve got all the bases covered, and decide for yourself whether gambling while high/stoned on cannabis could be a good idea for some fun.
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Know your strain.
Don’t just randomly pick a strain at a dispensary, smoke it, and hit the casinos. Each strain is different and creates differing effects in the consumer. If going to gamble, you’ll need a strain that stimulates the mind into thinking critically without causing drowsiness. Nothing sucks more than being the friend that wants to go back to the hotel room sooner than everyone else because they’re sleepy. Or the one that becomes paranoid and doesn’t want to sit at the poker table because they’re too afraid it’s obvious they’re high.
Know your tolerance level.
Once you know which strain helps your mind think rather than leaving it spacey and lost, it’s important not to overdo it. When we venture with friends for a night out, we can sometimes get a little over-crazed and consume more than we can handle, afraid the high will wear down too quickly while we’re in the middle of having fun. This will only bring on paranoia or anxiety! Only consume what you can tolerate, and plan to consume again later. Nothing is worse than sitting at a Blackjack table taking forever because you’re overthinking and paranoid you’ll lose the hand.
Know your mental & physical state.
By this I mean know how the high flows from beginning to end as dictated by your mind and body. Some strains can create mental clarity at the beginning of the high, but slowly ease down into sedation and a spacey mind. While the first half of the high might be great for gambling, the second isn’t so much. Also ensure the mental stimulation created by the strain isn’t more for creativity rather than critical thinking. Lastly, know how your body reacts to consuming. Some people need to use the restroom upon consumption, others have to have eye drops and a bottle of water. Be prepared for the high, and be prepared to try a new and fantastic experience.
Remember Other Factors
Just because someone loses all their money while gambling high doesn’t mean everyone will. Take into consideration whether that person is addicted to gambling or only took, say, $100 with them and that’s what they’re complaining about. Were they drinking too? Are they just a bad gambler? The same goes for someone that has won a ton of money while gambling high. It all just “depends on the individual person.” Hah, I ended up saying it, and there we go.
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