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Holding a Hit - Make You Higher?

Discussion in 'Medicinal Cannabis and Health' started by matthiasj, Dec 22, 2007.

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  1. matthiasj

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    I was listening to a recent NORML podcast and they were saying that your lungs absorbe all the THC in smoke instantly and that holding a hit does nothing but hurt your lungs. Is this true? I tried only holding a hit for a second then exhale the last few times I've smoked and it seemed to give me a cleaner buzz, not any less or more of a buzz. I didn't cough, or choke while smoking either.
  2. bubblerman

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    That was exactly my experience when I held it in for a few seconds vrs. holding it till you yack. Smarter thing to do if you ask me.
  3. StickyfingahZ

    StickyfingahZ Registered+

    Yeah,same here,I dont really hold it either,I remember watching a Documentary on Bob Marley,and it looked like he wasnt holding in his hits too,it looked almost like he was taking deep hits of a fat cigarette.
  4. Phaze1

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    i usually take a hit, breath clean air in for a sec then blow it out, i get such a better high doing this than holding.
  5. raghead

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    I heard it takes 5 seconds for the thc to be full absorbed.
  6. bubblerman

    bubblerman Registered+

    The "high" you feel after holding it in as long as you can, is probably just a lack of oxygen.
  7. Infamous

    Infamous Registered+

    I've taken hits before, held it in for about 40 seconds and blown out absolutely nothing :stoned:
  8. LIP

    LIP Banned

    A natural breath is all it takes. Holding hits does nothing.
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  9. StickyfingahZ

    StickyfingahZ Registered+

    what about pumping your lungs?.......would that do anything...?
  10. kgb420

    kgb420 Registered+

    i'll try to find the article.. they studied this and proved that holding a hit in for a long time is the biggest factor as far as getting the most out of it. holding it in longer until you have to cough will always have the strongest effect.. i'll look for the article and post it if i find it.
  11. MidknightToker

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    what ive heard is that holding ur hit in longer doesnt do anything more
    you just feel more high because ur not getting any oxygen to ur brain so u get light headed from oxygen deprivation.
    i agree with the fact that it only takes a second to absorb the thc
  12. KayaKanadian

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    Ya I used to always hold my hits for 30 seconds until no smoke came out. It made it alot stronger high (and made me feel bad ass) but I found out the larger high you get from doing that is just because the lack of oxygen kills your brain cells. So now I just buy more dope....Problem Solved!
  13. RUTBpiping

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    I always heard that if you hold it in longer it makes you higher but this sounds interesting. :thumbsup:
  14. birdgirl73

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    Do even the least bit of reading about lung physiology and function, and you'll see that the gas exchange and/or absorption of anything you breathe in occurs instantly. It literally occurs with the initial expansion of those little alveoli, the tiny air sacs where the chemical exchange occurs. Holding a hit doesn't do anything to make you higher, just like holding a breath doesn't do anything to make you absorb more oxygen from the air you breathe. In fact, holding a breath or hit likely hinders further absorption because it postpones the exhalation of the carbon dioxide and, in the case of cannabis smoke, other smoky by-products, which completes the emptying of the lungs and gets them ready to take another breath/drag.

    If anyone can find anything saying otherwise, it'll be written by someone who knows nothing about the physiology of inspiration/expiration and will be completely bogus. The chemical intake occurs immediately. Holding hits just gives your lungs longer contact with the bad stuff, not the good.
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  15. Frickr

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    i only hold in hits for a few seconds, take a deep hit, and then inhale a little bit to get all the smoke down in my lugs, hold for a second, and then exhale. i get just as high doing that, then if i hold my breath for 30 seconds. just when i hold me breath longer, i get a headache
  16. matthiasj

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  17. prairieplantsystems

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    The problem with this website is that people claim to "know" about things. Are you a doctor specialized in lungs? if no and even if you are what the heck do you know? "Gives your longs longer contact with the bad stuff, not the good?" seriously how can you say this with a straight face
  18. LIP

    LIP Banned

    Well the idiots who wrote that article havnt got a clue what they're talking about.
  19. randomname4888

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  20. Infamous

    Infamous Registered+

    Wow.... so do you think its better to keep harmful smoke in your "longs" as opposed to fresh air? Is that what you're trying to say?

    And as for "even if you are a doctor specialised in lungs, what do you know"......thats laughable. For some, ignorance truly is bliss. I think its pretty obvious that you have no thoughts on the subject so you decided to just chat shit for attention. You may as well have stuck a flag on your arse saying "Look at me everybody!". Minus rep for you mate.
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