How to Wake and Bake Like a Boss (6 Essential Tips)

Waking and baking is a slang term for smoking weed right after waking up.

Even though the correct process of waking and baking would be to spark one up immediately as you wake up, it’s probably better to hit the john first, splash your face with some water, and perhaps even do some light stretching or yoga to get yourself nicely prepared for the ceremony to come.

But if you want to do those necessities right after your green morning ritual, that’s definitely cool with me.

Why people love to wake and bake

There are many benefits to waking and baking but the exact reasons for doing this routine can be categorized into two areas: medicinal and recreational.

If you’re consuming cannabis for medical reasons first thing in the morning, it is most likely for anxiety, pain, inflammation, stress, migraines, muscle spasms and loss of appetite.

But we won’t focus our attention too much on the medical aspect of morning cannabis consumption (because it’s pretty much a completely different subject altogether), and instead we’ll concentrate on the recreational side of things.

What to puff in the morning

At the start of the day you should definitely avoid the highly sedative indica strains, because they will hit you like a bag of bricks, especially when you’re in such a delicate morning state, when your system is just starting to revive itself after a good night’s sleep.

A far better idea would be to focus your attention on some energizing sativa strains, as they will inspire and elevate your cerebral cortex, without sacrificing any strength in your extremities.

You can use Strainblazer to find the best strain for you.

6 essential wake and bake tips

Waking & baking isn’t really rocket science and I can give you just 6 simple guidelines to follow.

Shower and brush teeth after smoking

You probably wanna wait postpone these two until after you finish your pipe ritual, because smelling like Bob Marley’s ghost isn’t really accepted in modern society, at least not yet.

Chewing some minty bubblegum is also desirable.

Have a breakfast of champions before you bake

Depending on how much your appetite changes when high, you should choose to eat your breakfast before, or after the session.

I myself can rarely resist eating anything but the stupidest junk food and candy bars when faded, so I prefer to get some healthy nutrients in me before I light up and eat an entire jar of Nutella for breakfast.

In the morning (especially with the tedious cotton-mouth), you should hydrate on the regular: some OJ, coffee, or even plain water should do the trick just fine.

Wake up 20 minutes earlier than you usually do

You should always wake somewhat earlier than you usually do before the bake, because you’re always slightly slower when you’re buzzed, and running around your apartment looking for keys and similar stuff will simply ruin the trip for you.

Also don’t give yourself the benefit of doubt, if you want to rest your eyes for just a couple of seconds (or any other “I’ll just chill for a minute under the sheets” theory); you’ll definitely fall right back asleep, so just don’t do it at all, resist the devilish drowsy temptation!

Don’t smoke with your Gucci mink on

Do not smoke in the same outfit you’re gonna leave the house in, because even if you showered and put your half of your favourite perfume on, you still have that Marley aura swerving around you.

Consider vaping if your roommates hate the smoke

If your roommates / household members / neighbors aren’t as Rastafari as yourself, you should probably figure out a way not to suffocate them with the exquisite scent of cannabis, because they’ll surely be pissed off, and one may say for a good reason.

Pro tip: Vaping is an awesome way to avoid these complications completely.

Don’t forget eye drops before you go out

If you’re like the most of us, then your eyes probably crack the pressure, so cop and drop some drops, don’t frighten the neighborhood children for nothing.

We’re all different after all

You should take into consideration that cannabis has a different effect on everyone, and the main factors behind this are genetics, personal tolerance to THC and other cannabinoids, the individual’s unique chemistry, and even your gender.

Read next: A Whole New World: How Coffee and Cannabis Pair Together

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