Just so we are clear here, we are talking about weed. In as much as weed is very much illegal in Ghana, there are a lot of people who still use it. With the growing interest in the medicinal and economic benefits of the drug, more and more Ghanaians have been advocating for the legalization of the drug and putting pressure on the government to do so.
You never forget your first time doing something and getting high for the first time is definitely one of the experiences you cannot forget. You smoking or eating whichever edible and wondering whether or not you have started feeling the effects yet, the whole experience and the deep sleep you fall into after everything. Not forgetting the hunger you feel at the end of the day. In honour of 4/20, we spoke to different people who opened up to us about their first highs. Here’s what they had to say.
1. Ama, 23 years
The first time I smoked, it was “partial smoking” so it didn’t really do anything to me. The day I actually got high was the day I ate “weed toffee”. I went for an event and it was being shared among us and I took some. The person who was sharing it told me to take it home so I waited and got home and ate half of the toffee. It knocked me right out! Lmao. I went to church the next day high as a kite and extremely hungry. I came to eat right after and when I woke up, I started drinking a lot of water cuz chale! The thing over me.
2. Lily, 25 years
I got high on the weed toffee. I ate 3 of them. I had heard people talking about how they couldn’t think straight when they were high and how they were seeing different colours so I was expecting that to happen to me but that’s not what happened to me. I don’t know how to explain the feeling I got but it felt really really good. I laughed a lot! It was a roller coaster experience because anytime my friends tried calming me down, I would be calm for about 5 minutes and later start laughing hysterically. I knew exactly what was going on but I just couldn’t stop the laughter. It took 2 days for me to feel like myself again.
3. Bob, 27 years
The first time I smoked weed, I smoked it with shisha. I just wanted to know what it was like. I felt elevated, extremely confident, very calm, I started thinking deeply and I was horny all at the same time. That day, I slept high and woke up still high.
4. Charles, 25 years
I remember that my first time was during one Christmas period. A friend gave me the toffee to try and after the first 15 minutes, I started running my mouth that it wasn’t doing anything to me. He kept laughing at me and told me to wait and see. We were walking around town and I started feeling thirsty. The moment I bought water, he started laughing at me. When I drank the water, it tasted so good so I bought and drank another one. I started feeling a bit light-headed so I went to the beach. The breeze felt so good and I had a stupid smile on my face. I looked at my friend’s face and I couldn’t stop laughing. Every comment he passed sounded so funny even if it actually wasn’t. I remember that I couldn’t stop eating too. Everything I saw, I wanted to eat. After a few hours, I couldn’t take it anymore so I had to go sleep it off.
5. Kojo, 27 years
All I remember from that day is feeling light-headed and standing very very still at one place for the longest time. Lmao! I still don’t understand why. The rest is a blur.
6. Afua, 25 years
I ate some weed toffees at a party some time ago. After a few minutes my eyes started feeling extremely heavy and so I slept. There was a loud music playing and people were having fun all around me but I was in a deep sleep.
7. Elizabeth, 26 years
We were on campus and a male friend of mine had the weed toffee. I told him I wanted to try it and so he gave me half and I ate it. I didn’t know what to expect and so I continued living my life. I was going from room to room saying hi to my friends until my male friend came looking for me. He told me I was a ticking time bomb and so I went back to the room. Immediately we got to the room, it started working. I was seeing everything around me in circles and I was very happy for some reason. I kept laughing continuously. It was a very funny and exciting experience. If I get, I’ll do it again.
8. Sofia, 24 years
My experience was during one hall week. I wanted to try it and I got a friend who had brownies. He told me to pace myself, eat a quarter and wait for a while but I didn’t listen and I ate almost all the brownies. I later told him that it wasn’t strong. I had “Kapa” but little did I know. After about 2 hours, the first wave hit me. I was sitting in front of the hall watching people and I suddenly felt very dizzy. I couldn’t keep my eyes open cuz the earth was spinning. I asked a friend of mine to help me up to my room. I felt like I was walking at the normal pace but apparently I was walking slowly. Once I got to my room and laid down, I wasn’t on planet earth anymore. I was somewhere in space looking at all the planets and stars. I kept fluctuating between my current surrounding on earth and that of space. I was feeling cold and then hot all at once. I could feel every little vibration on my body and I couldn’t seem to stop myself from moving. My roommate came to help me and I finally slept. The next day I was very hungry and had a raging headache. I ate and went back to sleep.
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