I've heard very different takes on this. I've heard that you can only absorb so much THC so its pointless to hold it in longer. Also that if you hold it in longer you absorb more, so explain to me D&B what is the truth about holding in your hits?
Depends, usually when I have only a tiny bit of shake left and I want to finish it off, I hold my hits in for longer as to absorb as much as possible. Does it work, I dunno.
Holding your hit in does get you higher, but after about 15 seconds most of the THC is going to be already absorbed, so there's no point in holding it in longer than that...unless you're trying to deprive your brain of oxygen and get a huge head rush and possibly black out for a couple seconds, wake up and not know where the fuck you are. Horrible for your brain, but quite an interesting experience to say the least
I just hold it in for about 5-7 seconds. Its a good average time.
Any longer is just not needed.
Yes, blacking out is quite the experience... =)
Oh man, I know what blacking out is like. Let me tell you a story.
It was a day after summer school and me and my two buddies were riding our bikes to these jumps. After we got to the jumps we decided to smoke a bowl or two. So we went past the bike jumps to this dry creek bed. We smoked a bowl and a blunt and then sat around for awhile. I had brought along my magnifying(sp?) glass to show them some sunshine hits but it wasnt workin too well. I was bent over trying to set a leaf on fire and to no avail my leaf would not catch. I then proceeded to stand up, then I said "oh man I feel pretty dizzy."
Shortly thereafter I ate shit directly backwards onto my head in a creekbed full of big rocks. According to one of my buddies I was shaking and drool was coming out of my mouth onto my face. When that friend thought I was messing around said "dude what the hell are you doing?" I immediatly sat up and said"was I just chillin down there on these rocks?" I had a pretty long dream in the short time I was laying down there. I dont remember what it was about but it was pretty crazy. When I got up my other friend who was on the phone with his dad didnt even know what happend, he was watching us but wasnt paying attention. After that it then happend to both of my friends in the same spot, but they were prepared so they cuaght each other.
Originally Posted by LandLocker
All 3 of you blacked out in the same spot? What?
Yeah, not at the same time though.
Why? Was there any reason for the passing out or...Originally Posted by LandLocker
I remember hearing from something that pretty much all the THC you're gonna get is absorbed within 5 seconds. So I usually hold it in for 5 seconds.
From my experience, anything longer than 5 seconds is just cutting oxygen out to your brain and only gives you a headrush for a couple of minutes.
Exactly... I dont know exactly how long it takes, but when smoking a bong, most of the smoke stays inside you for 5 seconds without that being intended... and I hold the smoke in instinctively anyway I think.Originally Posted by slamball89
I think it was becuase we were sitting down and stood up hella fast, and all the blood from our brain rushed out or some shit like that.Originally Posted by Hydro
Yeah, when you sit down and take a huge rip, hold it in, and stand up quickly while staring at the ceiling, you're about to face a blackout for a few seoncds, or a long blackout if you're unlucky, which is why it's not smart to do this.
A lot of people would say it's a bad idea, on your first day out of prison, to go right back to stalking the tranny hooker that knocked out five of your teeth. But that's how I roll.
I wasnt doing it on purpose.Originally Posted by Myth
I would like to mention, there is such a thing as saturation with THC levels - once your body is saturated, it can't absorb much if anymore THC, so smoking more pot doesn't do any good. If you continually (days in a row) saturate your system, you become super saturated with THC and it takes exponentially longer to clear out of your body for drug tests. So there is a certain point where smoking at all is pointless, I just felt like bringing that up!
I never accused you of doing it on purpose, but when I did it, I did it on purpose. This was ages ago, when I wasn't exactly the brigthest crayon in the box.Originally Posted by LandLocker
...however, if you are already quite high, I find that the headrush is a whole new high in itself. For example, when sober a head rush will make you dizzy and maybe black out if it's that bad. However, after 3 rounds of chasing (traffic lights for those who know it, except you hold each hit in until you've taken in all three, then exhale them all), which is pretty much holding your breath in for 30 seconds or more, the headrush is incredible... It lasts much longer when you're stoned, and gives a nice intense buzzing that I enjoy a lot...Originally Posted by Floydian
Kinda like when kids choke each other out?Originally Posted by Myth
Something like that, just not as dumb.Originally Posted by LandLocker
I know, why would you be so stupid as to choke yourself out.
i like to think the longer you hold it in, the more of a high you get.
I've done those. They're called elevator hits 'round these parts... and I really don't think they're as bad as you're all saying. If you stand up real fast with out smoking, you're not hurting your body, one can just get really disoriented.. and in my case, my eyes can even glaze over, and if I don't control myself, I definitly could black out naturally (only after getting up after running alot though, for example). Smoking doesn't cut off oxygen to your brain, so it shouldn't really hurt you...unless you hold your breath too long. Its just the impact of the THC hitting you, and then you getting a natural rush.Originally Posted by Myth
And the fact that weed has an impact on the heartrate as does standing up quickly, thich is why people with low or high (cant remember which) often suffer the same thing regardless. Basically if you black out it is to do with bloodflow... I would think.Originally Posted by Smee
Originally Posted by Myth
How bad is that for your brain...Because I do that alot, I'm sorta addicted to it..Like everytime I stand up i hold my breath and let go and I blackout it's instant.
Is this something I need to stop doing?
You need to stop blacking out no matter how high you want to get...Originally Posted by Mushroom Man 420
That's what you NEED to do.
haha, no I mean when I'm sober. I stand up rush blood to my head and release, and I blackout.
Is this severely harmful?
QFT... and I never say QFT, so know I mean it... there should be more to getting high of anything than that...Originally Posted by Marijuana
In that case... do you mean to do it? As if not then it may be that you have unusual blood pressure, (which isnt something to worry about generally so dont panic) or more likely it could mean that you are tired or something, if it happens randomly then it is a little unusual though.Originally Posted by Mushroom Man 420
So thats what those are... I used to get those and I thought it was just a crazy headrush... You loose all control of your body for like 15 seconds. Reminds me of how Salvia was for me.
I'd assume if you're blacking out, then you are doing some damage to your brain.