The feeling (or rather, multitude of feelings) that comes on after smoking weed. The sensations you feel when you're high are hard to describe, but I'll try to tackle each one individually since it's such a wonderful thing that everyone should experience at some point. Keep in mind that these descriptions are based only on my personal experiences (and possibly some I've heard from friends). The high varies from person to person but it's pretty much always enjoyable.

Positive Effects

1. The euphoria. In my mind, euphoria doesn't really describe being high since if you've never gotten high you don't really know what people mean by euphoria. My first time experiencing euphoria (wasn't actually my first time smoking weed) was one of the best moments of my life. I had already smoked a shitload of weed, gone for a long walk with some friends, and returned to a friends house. I was crashing and decided to smoke some more. Lying on my friend's couch, I suddenly had this overwhelming feeling of bliss. For no particular reason, I just muttered over and over again - "I feel soooo good right now."

2. Deep/introspective thinking. While the experience is different for everyone, I wouldn't go so far as to say I think deeply, philosophically, or introspectively while I'm high. Rather, when I start to think, I go into a sort of trance where I know what's going on around me, but I don't exactly process any of it. I am completely focused on my thoughts. I guess it's almost like tripping. If you ever get an experience like this, immediately listen to Phish.

3. Increased appreciation for music and senses in general. Depending on the setting, type of weed, and the music, the appreciation you feel can differ, but it's always awesome. Sometimes, you simply recognize the skill and talent required to compose the music you're listening to. Other times, you sort of twitch and move to the music unconsciously until it sort of feels like you're part of the music. When you start doing that weird, amazing thinking I described, listening to a good band can take you into a dreamworld. This is really indescribable, partly because it's such a foreign feeling and partly because you probably won't remember most of this experience once you sober up. Other senses are also more sensitive when high - touch, smell, taste. One interesting note - busting a nut while high is a great feeling.

4. Laughter. When you're high, things are just generally funnier. However, a specific sort of humor (which may vary depending on person) usually makes you just completely laugh uncontrollably. When high, some things are just so ridiculous, you find them absolutely hysterical. I suggest watching Aqua Teen Hunger Force while high - it's frickin' awesome, especially the Dickesode.

5. Relaxation. Sometimes, weed will not relax you but just make you experience the above effects intensely. However, many strains of marijuana sort of make you relax. This is because when you're high, you often get this feeling that if you stand up, some invisible force pulls you back down, forcing you to sit or lie down. Once down again, it feels like your body is melting into the surface on which you're resting. It's pretty neat.

6. Other. Even when they're not high, many stoners simply enjoy life more. After experiencing a really good high, you will generally just appreciate the beauty of the world more profoundly. This might not happen very often for all I know, but it has happened to me.

Neutral Effects

1. The munchies. The severity of the hunger you feel while high varies from person to person. For me, it's almost intolerable, almost painful. The munchies are weird because the hunger you feel is not normal. You feel incredibly empty and the thought of eating seems wonderful to you, even if you've already eaten. Furthermore, when you're high, food tastes REALLY good. I suggest chicken wings and/or Double Stuf Oreos. I also advise drinking carbonated drinks when you're REALLY stoned as the feeling of little bubbles exploding in your mouth is incredible.

2. Bloodshot eyes. The severity of this symptom varies, but usually your eyes just get really red. The only downside to this is that it makes it pretty easy to tell whether or not someone is high. In addition, your eyelids just sort of refuse to open fully sometimes.

3. Slowness. This is partly a result of the relaxation. Since you always feel like you're being pulled down, moving is hard and takes concentration sometimes.

4. Drymouth. Smoking weed makes your mouth really dry. It's not dangerous, but if you're inexperienced or the high is intense, you might think that your throat is closing up even if it's not. Just drink something - it'll calm you down and taste delicious.

5. Hallucinations. This has never happened to me, so I can't really comment, but you probably need to eat cannabis to get this effect and, even then, I think it's still pretty rare. Don't expect to trip balls (like with lsd) or anything though, even if you do hallucinate.

6. Altered sense of time. While high, time usually seems to slow down. Although this is listed as a neutral effect, it could be considered positive since it makes the high seems like it's lasting longer than it really is.

7. Short-term memory loss. Although this may seem like a bad thing, it only lasts for a little while, maybe even not lasting through the whole high. It can also be kinda cool since when you forget what you were talking about sometimes you see cool visuals in your head of the thought flying away or something (that always happens to me).

Negative Effects

Although being high is amazing, there are occasionally negative effects. None of these are too bad, but they're unpleasant nonetheless.

1. Anxiety. This is the most common negative effect of marijuana. Anxiety can occur as a result of inexperience, too much experience, bad weed, or a poor setting. Basically, you just feel really nervous and anxious, but this always passes if you move into a more comfortable setting. Never get high alone at night - it's pathetic and scary.

2. Paranoia. This is usually the result of the anxiety, but oftentimes, you may find that you believe everyone is watching you or that you have a spy. This feeling will pass so long as you are with friends if you just relax and think about pleasant things.

3. Other. There are other negative effects, but none of them are very serious at all and usually appear far worse if you experience the anxiety of paranoia mentioned above.

4. Crashing. The high from marijuana only lasts a few hours (although it may seem like longer) and the come-down can be quick to appear. After the high completely wears off, you may feel pretty groggy for a few hours. This will pass, though.

5. Long-term effects. The long-term negative effects of smoking marijuana are pretty much the same as with any other substance that you smoke - lung damage. However, it's possible that long-term use may also impair your memory. The study that weed causes schizophrenia, however, is mostly bullshit (unless you've got a history of it in your family).

Overall, I would say that being high is usually a pretty magical experience. I recommend weed to anyone in high school or older.
"Dude, I was so high last night. I watched Aqua Teen for like an hour and I ate all my Cheez-Its."
by wingz99 July 16, 2007
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The best state to be in. It's the best feeling in the world. Here are some effects.

1. You start feeling really funny.

2. Sometimes you feel as if your body is shaking cause some parts of your body might start getting tingly or numb.

3. You laugh at everything, even the simplest of things, such as your cat meowing.

4. If you're getting in bed with your laptop and you're trying to get in a nice comfortable position, you feel like you're having an epic fight with your laptop (happened to me).

5. You start conversations with people on facebook or AIM that you most likely wouldn't do if you weren't high, simply because you're high and you're not worried about anything bad happening. For that moment, you're not shy or reluctant to talk to them.

6. You're not afraid to risk awkwardness or embarrassment.

7. Everything just feels so wonderful.

8. You feel really optimistic about everything. You don't have any bad thoughts.

9. You feel as if nothing can possibly go wrong.

10. Masturbation feels 10 times better. Seriously, jacking off while you're not high can't even remotely compare.

11. You feel really good about life, period.

12. Food tastes fucking amazing.

13. Movies become 10 times funnier.

14. Life is good.
guy 1: dude i tried calling you like 12 times last night...
guy 2: oh sorry man haha, i was busy jacking off for an hour...i was high too

guy 1: FUCKIN SWEET!!!
by hockeydude38 January 27, 2010
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the definition of high- why, i am right now.
everything seems amazing. you laugh at the most pointless things and feel like you're floating. high is eating a sour starburst and thinking of how its like a waterfall of starbursts. high is when you feel as though your fingers are dancing across the keyboard; that spongebob is the best television show of all time. so if you are reading this and do not know what i'm talking about--get alotta weed and something to smoke it with and have yourself a great time.
High- what every songwriter in the 60's got.
by xxheyxx December 13, 2008
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after smoking some bud, this feeling washes upon you like a warm wave. The first noticable sign you get is when everything takes on a hazy effect. Its like, a weight being lifted off your shoulders. Then you get the giggles. Everything seems to be funny. And if you can't control yourself, its difficult to stop. Its hard not to smile. You difinatly don't want to be around anyone who isnt high, because they just won't get it.
Being high is a very hard feeling to describe.
You get really hungry. Please, try not to eat everything. You'll regret it in the morning.
try it =
The best way to know the feeling of being high is to experience it for yourself.
So stop reading this...and go burn.
I was gonna go to class, but i got high.
I coulda cheated, and i coulda passed, but i got high
by Adrianne Daaaaaavis May 08, 2006
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The feeling is honesetly somtimes really really hard to explain but i will do my best. Just as it sounds. To be as HIGH as a kite. To be able to feel what a bird feels when you close your eyez and begin to access you imaginative cortex of your brain. Your heart beats faster in the begginning and your eyez grow, followed by a temperature(if you dont get a temp. then your not high enough......take another hit!). You will find yourself laughing at the most miniscule(smallest) things, and your perception will widen. YOu will start to notice things you never would have noticed if sober. Everyone i belive has a inner person living inside who doesnt come out too often, Marijuanna brings em out. He will be very different than YOU. Not all the time but he will be everything your not, meaning he will be rude and clumsy and will get you into trouble(So please use this as a recreational activity and dont drive when high. Only continuous users can handle driving and even they mess up. I wanted to finish here but thats just the tip of the iceberg. One cornea in your eye will get big and one will become small, some more than others. Some people get aggressive when high, some get nice and comfortable. Depends on the person but mostly on the type of Herb(type of marijuanna). Music, Video Games, Movies(especially Comedies) highten the high. If your at a party youll find youve never danced like you did or somtimes the opposite happens. The sound of the music whether Rap or classical will be heard in a totally different perspective. You will find yourself standing/sitting and listening so carefully as if its the last track that will ever be played again, and when finished you will be like OHH WWWOOOWWW dat was tooo kooo man " PLay DAt Shit AGAIN" and you just might be at it for a few hours or so before you realize that you had to be at work an hour ago. I work at an arcade and i got high with a co worker once. And so i go to a car game and stare at it thinking how freakin koo it is, the car when racing looked like a spaceship. I wish i couldve shared that moment with everybody. But ALL GOOD THINGS MUST COME TO AN END. Enter The Downing Stage. Basically "dude ima close my eyez for a sec" or "im tired". Allright I think I did an allright job as to explaing what High Feels like but the best way Just smoke man. Its not a big deal, your not gonna get addicted after one time I PROMISE. All that i ask is that you do it responsibly. Thank you BLAZE
hahahaha........ continued by more uneccesary laughter

eh yoo let wrap up a blunt and get high maann
by BLAZEon420 September 04, 2006
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highness can't actually be described in just one way or another. it varies from person to person and for each person it's an ever changing experience. there are levels to it, depending on what you're smoking, how much, your body weight, etc... and the things you do while you're high affect what it's like. the levels (that I've found) go as follows:

buzz high- not actually high. you laugh at stupid shit and think about stuff. if you've ever mixed mountain dew and beer it's probably about like three of those. (wouldn't recommend drinking three of those btw)

clear mind- everything seems clear and makes sense and everything just falls together. like if you've ever meditated imagine the same feeling when you finish times 5.

window/window high- where you feel like you're sitting in a movie theatre watching a movie of yourself smoking pot, you lose feeling in your muscles. not like your leg's asleep more like you're a cyborg or some shit. you might find yourself staring at your hand because you think it's cool how you can make it move just by thinking about it. the difinition in the #1 spot describes it pretty well.

tingle high- where everything you do feels CRAZY good and you can feel/smell EVERYTHING. you get tingly all over sometimes too.

twizTID high- where you truely, honest to god aren't sure who you are or whether or not you're dreaming- you only remember things for a second or two and nothing feels real.

then comes stoned- where you lack the motivation to even move and every muscle in your body just... dies like you're being weighed down by huge stones (that's why it's called stoned) so you stare off and just enjoy the sensations coming at you.

lsd high (or mental high) where you start to see leprichans and after that comes unconcious.

I'm not just high- I'm twizzztid. who the fuck are you?

'ah yes.. I remember the first time I got high. I smoked two dimes worth of skunk before I realized I was so toasted I saw a leaf and swore it was a rabbit that was eyeballin me' <--- (true story, btw)
by yummy mustard February 12, 2006
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Being high is tough to explain without being high yourself but I will do my best. Getting high isnt always painless, giant bong rips or big hits of any kind can and will hurt your lungs for a little bit but its okay because your high. You feel lightheaded and and wispy at first. Then you laugh at everything that happens next. If someone told you your whole family was murdered you would laught at it and ask for another joke. You lose some motor skill. Driving is a little impaired but for the experienced stoner its not a problem. Depending on the amount of bud smoked and the quality of the herb your high should last 1-4 hours. Quit reading this and get toking
by Vash Riarios November 14, 2005
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