19 Zen Things to Do When High (And a Few You Just Shouldn’t)

Things to do when high

When you’re high, an insane amount of sensory pleasures is at the grasp of your fingertips. However, to make the best of  your high time you need ideas. And ideas you will get.

It’s been apparent for quite some time that cannabis can amplify the joy in even the most trivial of tasks.

To aid  you in your quest of creating unforgettable high moments, I put together a list containing some of the favorite things I like to do while high. I’m definitely going to include some hidden gems on this list, but for the sake of rookies who just started using weed, we’ll encompass a few of the utmost basics also.

Have in mind that these suggestions are the result of my own decade-plus long personal experience with marijuana. However, because cannabis affects people in different ways I’m counting on your support to include every interesting thing one can do when high.

List of 19 things to do when high

Go out into nature

Even if you’re not the outdoorsiest type of person, appreciating the delicate wonders of our green planet is undoubtedly easier when casually buzzed.

Go to any place you’d like, as long as there is no traffic, or a ton of people taking selfies around.

Have sex. Lots of sex.

I strongly recommend this option, but for newcomers I would suggest that it should be with a person you’re already at least slightly familiar with, because pot can sometimes make you feel kind of vulnerable, and there is a tendency to overthink stuff.

When you’re in a position where you’re not completely relaxed, it can lead to some anxiety, and anxiety is very unwanted in any kind of love making there is.

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Go for a swim

By swimming I don’t mean like full-speed 50 laps in the pool, but a much more chill, pleasant version of that.

Salt water is definitely a plus, because you don’t have to do so much work in it. Other variations are also welcome, like snorkeling, diving and coral exploring.

Doodle away

Even if you’re not the “creative” type, just grab a blank piece of paper and see where it’ll take you.

You don’t have to be particularly talented for the drawing to turn out awesome, and sometimes it’s just nice to see what will come out of your high-altitude mind.

Invite your friends over for a jam session

For this one you should probably already know how to play an instrument, but if you have musician friends you can just tag along and kid around with some percussions, or turn up the reverb and echo on the mic and unleash your inner Mick Jagger.

Try doing yoga

If you do yoga and smoke weed, then you already know that they go splendidly together, but for someone who hasn’t tried it yet, the serenity that marijuana brings will fit like a glove with the gentle stretchy exercises of yoga.

You’ll feel like a new super-flexible creature after it, and probably get hungry like a miniature wolf.

Meditate for 20 minutes

Even though some of us have troubles controlling the thought patterns when buzzed, meditation is definitely something you should try. It will help you find out if you’re one of the people that easily goes into a deeply relaxed state, or not.

Find some proper music, dim the lights, turn off the sound on your phone, take deep breaths, and visualize every part of your body relaxing, piece-by-piece. Try focusing on the bottom part of your nose, and feel the sensation of breath.

Have a deep conversation with a trusted friend

Having a deep discussion about religion, space, conspiracy theories and other trippy stuff can be a real delight when you’re in the right mood.

Just be sure that other participants of the conversation are also high, otherwise you might appear like a true eccentric, but that’s also just fine.

Focus on music

If you’re alone, grab your headphones, close your eyes and just lie down.

Immerse yourself in your favourite genre of music, and try listening to stuff you haven’t heard before, because the element of surprise will make the entire experience even more interesting.

Read an interesting book

I myself often struggle with reading when high, even if it’s the most interesting book ever, because my mind is constantly jumping from one thought to another.

But many people I know tell me that they don’t have these problems, so kick your feet up, grab a glass of wine, and figure out if you’re like them, or like me.

Get a massage

Caution, this one can get seriously addictive.

Once you try it, it will be difficult to stop, but then again, why would you? It’s healthy for the body, and it’s oh so pleasant for your mind.

Spend a few bucks, treat yourself to a pleasure only money can buy, because even if your loved one is a professional masseuse, they won’t massage you nearly as good as the person you’re paying.

Eat something delicious

It’s common knowledge that food simply tastes better when high. Because of this, you should eat something really lavish and decadent, and your taste buds will be profoundly grateful for it.

I know so many people who eat chips and other lame basic processed foods when stoned, ignoring this simple but awesome life hack.

If you’re on some fancy pants diet, then you should definitely eat your cheat meals super-stoned.

Go to the movies

Watch some crazy science fiction 3D blockbuster and give your senses the havoc they require.

Sure, you can also watch some Helen Hunt drama flick, but you definitely don’t need a big screen for that.

Butter your popcorn and watch aliens, zombies and other monstrosities go bananas.

Throw your old stuff out

I admit this one is a rather peculiar task, but I recently figured out that it’s much easier to get rid of unnecessary stuff from your apartment when you’re high.

I guess it’s the collective wisdom of all the stoners throughout the ages advising you not to be attached to lifeless objects too much, which is perfect for battling the inner hoarder in you.


This one is a no-brainer, the same rules as for sex apply, but you can’t get weirded out, nor do you have to think about cotton mouth.

It’s been proven by science that masturbation is healthy, but the key word here is moderation.

Go to a concert

If you’re into music, then this is a perfect thing to do when stoned.

I would suggest gentler genres like stoner-rock, indie, jazz, blues and everything else that isn’t too uptempo. You don’t really want sounds to ravage your ears while you’re casually flying your kite.

Heavy raves should probably be avoided, but light electronica can be an exquisite experience also.


There’s something about pot that just makes hopping to your favourite tune so much more fun. Plus, we all know that dancing is therapeutic so no matter if you’re in a club or home alone like Macaulay Culkin, treat yourself with some freaky butt shaking, or any other type of dance you like.

Go on a roller coaster

Riding the metal serpent is a crazy event just by itself, but it’s an otherworldly experience when you’re high.

Smoke more weed

Just in case you’re not high enough, perhaps you should get a bit more high, and transform into your highness himself.

However, if you go overboard and get unpleasantly high, here are some neat tips on how to quickly sober up.

BONUS: Things NOT to do when high

Now that we’ve covered some of the things that should be done, I wanted to alert you about a few situations where it’s probably not the brightest idea to be high out of your mind.

Don’t go to a job interview

This one is for the rookies of weed.

Who knows what you’ll say, who knows what you’ll do…

Just wait for after the interview. I embarrassed myself once or twice, so please learn from my horrid mistakes.

Don’t do public speaking

This one is quite similar to the interview rule, the only exception is if the audience is also stoned, or if they’re really drunk, then you are good to go.

Don’t get a tattoo

You can get one if you already picked out a design and everything, but if you’re just strolling around and spontaneously figured that a purple butterfly would look jaw-breaking on your lower back, you might want to think twice.

Don’t respond to work emails

Unless you work for a weed blog like yours truly, you should probably reconsider this move, unless of course you enjoy your boss belt whipping you on the regular.

Don’t parallel park

For some peculiar reason, this otherwise pretty simple operation turns into a giant mystery. I’m pretty sure that if Lewis Hamilton was a stoner, he would also have severe troubles with parallel parking.

About the author
Marco Medic

A passionate cannabis enthusiast, Marco mainly writes about the latest research on cannabis use in health.

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