Not every morning is a Sunday morning. Mornings can get tricky when you have a load of chores ahead of you. From turning off the alarm to finally leaving your home for work is tiresome. But it becomes a lot easier for those who discovered the secret of wake and bake and its simplest pleasures.
Indulging in wake and bake is a fixed routine for many cannabis lovers all across the world. Most prefer smoking pot in the morning, and it’s a fact.
A survey conducted by The Global Drug Survey in 2017 found that around 21.9% of total US cannabis consumers prefer to smoke weed in the morning. These 10 minutes of “me time” will take you deep into the cosmic cycle and reflect on the journey of your self-discovery. It will also prepare you well and make the whole miserable day a little bearable.
What is Wake and Bake?
As the name suggests, wake and bake is the act of enjoying cannabis the very first thing in the morning. You can use your growing marijuana from the backyard or get it from the store nearby. But we recommend you brush, splash some water on your face, and drink water before beginning with your green ritual. You can also stretch some muscles with some cardio or yoga poses before you dive into the weed adventure. Either way, it’s totally up to you.
We bring you seven tips to have the most effective wake and bake experience.
Choosing the right strain for the day will help make things a lot easier. A Sativa will work better than an Indica. For busy workdays, select a strain that is not too strong. For a lazy Sunday of lying at home all day and a Netflix marathon, Indica is a perfect match.
A good wake and bake playlist.
Your wake and bake ritual is incomplete without the perfect playlist. Here are our favorite Wake and Bake playlist.
- Comfortably Numb by Pink Floyd
- Highest in the room by Travis Scott
- Black and Yellow by Wiz Khalifa
- Arriving Somewhere but not here by Porcupine Trees
- Hey You by Pink Floyd
- Kashmir by Led Zeppelin
- Feel Good Inc by Gorillaz
- Breezeblocks by Alt-J
- Stairway to Heaven by Led Zeppelin
- Paranoid Android by Radiohead
- Pursuit of Happiness by Kid Cudi
- Venice Bitch by Lana Del Rey
- Another Brick in the Wall, Pt. 2 by Pink Floyd
- All Along the Watchtower by Jimi Hendrix
- Rainy Day Women by Bob Dylan
- Strawberry fields forever by The Beatles
- Marijuana by Kid Cudi
- Higher by Rihanna
- Sweet Leaf by Black Sabbath
- Smoke Two Joints by Sublime
- Roll Another Number by Neil Young
- Mary Jane by Rick James
- Him & I by G-Eazy feat. Halsey
- Legalize It by Peter Tosh
- Addicted by Amy Winehouse
If you’re someone who will be smoking in the morning for the first time, you will need to pace yourself. Do not over-smoke and end up sleeping the whole day. Try to be present at the moment and enjoy the journey. Whether you’re smoking, vaping, or eating edibles, enjoy the experience.
Wear Comfy Clothes.
Your choice of clothes will affect your wake and bake. Wear loose-fitting clothes like hoodies, jumpers, tracksuits, and pajamas. That will let you breathe and be super comfortable and relaxing. If you’re planning to go heavy on relaxation, tight-fitting clothes are something you should avoid wearing. On the contrary, you may end up having a bad trip.
Prepare a good Breakfast.
You can smoke the joint along with your morning coffee if that’s how you like it. After the first hit, you might want to eat something. And there is absolutely nothing that food cannot solve. Prepare a meal of a champion. A healthy breakfast will prepare your body for the day and provide the base for the amount of cannabis you plan you consume.
Keep plenty of water bottles handy throughout the day. Smoking pot will dehydrate you and potentially cause cottonmouth. Dry mouths aren’t the most comfortable thing you’d like to experience in the morning. Besides, staying hydrated will keep your brain clicking with your choice of program.
Smoke before Shower
Suppose you plan on going out later, shower after smoking up. Smoking Mary Jane and smelling like Mary Jane are two different things. The second one is mostly unpleasant. Showering can make you feel and smell better throughout the day. Besides, taking a showing right after smoking is one of the best feelings ever. If you know, you know. If you don’t, you’ll know.
The effect of cannabis varies from person to person. For some, it is an enjoyable experience to wake and bake, while others may not enjoy it. But you wouldn’t know until you give it a whirl. As such, follow the tips and indulge at this moment, and don’t forget to have a good trip.
Written By: Ross D.