I might be coming out to Denver soon and a friend warned me that weed has a much more potent effect at a higher altitude. I called BS on that but I figured I better go to the source to find out for sure. From what I know, THC is THC at any elevation but I imagine the pressure drop in the mountains might make it a bit harder to breathe in general. Am I right in thinking there’s not much of a difference if any in smoking weed at higher elevations? Just for some context, I’m in SoCal and before that I was in Florida so I’m pretty much constantly at low elevations.
I have heard this theory as well, and I am also skeptical. After living in Montana for 5 years and spending considerable amounts of time above 5k ft above sea level, and hiking regularly, I never noticed any difference in potency. I hope this helps!
It does help, actually! I looked up a few articles too and it seems that the whole amplification of potency at higher elevations is just a myth. I used to be asthmatic so I might have some general breathing problems or light-headedness, but a joint is still a joint. Thanks!
I’d say it the biggest effect probably occurs due to the transition from sea level to over 5k elevation. Ripping a joint right when you land probably isn’t the best thing you could do, but if you drink plenty of water, I bet is fine. I’m guessing the majority of the side-effects are due to the change in elevation though! It’s hard being high! Here’s a list of shops near the airport.