If you’ve never been in a situation where you’ve had to hide your high, we’re envious.
For the remaining 99% of tokers out there, you’ve likely experienced at least one occasion where you’ve had to fake being sober – whether it’s to hide your high from overbearing parents, busybody, overly-invested neighbours, or even suspecting teen nephews or nieces.
Regardless of the scenario, knowing how to hide your high is a crucial skill that every blazer should learn.
When confronted for being high, you essentially have two options: come clean about being high and face the repercussions or lie and pretend that you’re not. Depending on the situation, the consequences for telling the truth might not be all that bad.
For the second option, you have the double whammy of telling a bold-faced lie that’s bound to fall apart if you don’t know how to hide your high.
The circumstances around hiding your high will differ for each toker, but the point is – this is a skill you don’t just want but need to have.
If you don’t already know, don’t sweat it. We’ve got you covered.
Here’s how to hide your high with 3 foolproof techniques.
How to Hide Your High
Don’t Reek like Reefer
If you’re serious about learning how to hide your high, you can’t rely on the ol’ smoke buddy smell test. You know the one we’re talking about, where you and a friend smoke up and then ask each other if you smell like weed.
Here’s a wake-up call for you folks. News flash! You guys both reek of weed!
You’re smoking close to a friend and practically soaking in a bath of dank weed odours and weed smoke. Your nose will undoubtedly become accustomed to the smell, so when you do the weed litmus test on each other, it’s going to skew towards negative.
Not smelling like weed is one of the easiest ways not to get sniffed out – literally and figuratively – for being high. In other words, hide the smell properly, and you’ll likely be able to hide your high.
Here’s a checklist of what to do to cover your smell:
- Packing a change of clothes, body spray/perfume, or even a shower are all great at removing the smell of weed from your person.
- Washing your hands helps eliminate the tar and dank smell from your hands while rolling and smoking.
- Pop a breath mint or chew on some gum to get rid of any weed odours coming from your mouth.
The hands one is essential. We roll and smoke joints using our fingers and hands so often that we often overlook how bad they can smell after a sesh.
Don’t make this mistake! Ensuring your hands (and the rest of your body) don’t smell like weed is one of the most noticeable ways to hide your high.
Stifle the Laughter
Getting high is a good time. You’ll get no arguments from us in that regard. But if you want to hide your high, you’re going to want to keep the giggles to a minimum.
Weed giggles and regular giggles are worlds apart. There are some moments in life where you’ll experience belly-busting laughter that makes it difficult even to catch your breath. It’s the kind of laughter that the more you try to suppress it the stronger it makes its presence known.
We’ve all experienced this kind of laughter before, and it’s genuinely a fantastic, joyous time.
With weed, though? Experiencing laughter like that is easier than ever, and it’s part of what makes indulging in some icky sticky so enjoyable. However, almost peeing your pants over something trivial your family/neighbours/friends say is a dead giveaway that you’re high off the devil’s lettuce.
The weed giggles can be triggered by just about anything, and it’s not limited to just conversation. A funny memory, a weird tree, or even just a stiff breeze can sometimes induce serious giggles.
To hide your high, you’re going to want to do your best to stifle the laughter. Better yet, avoid talking to anyone sober in general. That’s the only surefire way to ensure you don’t erupt at a moment’s notice!
Hide Your Eyes, Hide Your High
Cottonmouth, couchlock, munchies, and red-eye – these are the most common side effects of getting high off of your favourite strain of jazz leaf.
Many of these are manageable, but one symptom, in particular, makes the “hide your high” process nearly impossible.
We’re talking about red eyes.
After a good smoke sesh, getting a little bit hungry, thirsty, and tired is normal, and these can be easily rectified. On the other hand, red eyes don’t make themselves known as readily as the other symptoms, making it something you’ll only notice if you catch your reflection.
Aside from smelling like weed, sporting a pair of red-stained windows to your soul is a good way of letting the world know that you’re high as hell. It’s not a good look, but it’s something that we must put up with to get elevated!
The next time you get high, be mindful that your eyes are likely going to become red. Bringing along some eye drops or even some sunglasses is an excellent and easy way to hide your high with red eyes, and it’s something that anyone can do.
Hiding Your High – How to Avoid the Smoke
Learning how to hide your high shields you from all the smoke you’ll potentially get from 420 unfriendlies.
Sometimes, it’s less about them not liking weed and more about you not wanting them to find out that you smoke. We’re not here to pass judgement! Whatever your reason for hiding your high is, we hope we’ve shown you how to overcome the most obvious markers of being high.
Hopefully, with enough practice and dedication, you’ll be able to hide your high from even the most discerning of busybodies!