The best way to wake and bake with a busy day ahead

Published Sep 27, 2019 10:00 a.m. ET
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Anyone who is familiar with the cannabis culture has at one point or another run into the term ‘wake and bake’, and while we aren’t exactly sure where its use originated, we do know that it can be a slice of heaven for most cannabis enthusiasts. The trouble is that the effects of marijuana can sometimes hinder your ability to stay motivated throughout the rest of the day, so here you will find the definition, the benefits, and a step by step guide on how to wake and bake when you have a full day of plans ahead of pull off.

What does wake and bake mean?

Wake and bake is a term that is used to describe the act of getting high immediately after waking up in the morning. This results in a consistent 24-hour buzz that full-time consumers tend to enjoy.

Benefits of smoking weed in the morning

Many of us aren’t particularly fond of our boring day to day morning routines which makes it more difficult to climb out of bed in the morning. Smoking a bowl or hitting a vape first thing after getting up can give you that bit of something extra to look forward to while you fight your eyelids from closing and your hands from hitting the snooze button, but that’s not all. Marijuana use can be beneficial as it can make you feel:

  • Reduced pain
  • Less stress
  • Uplifted
  • Relaxed
  • Happy
  • Talkative
  • Motivated

Is there any downside to a good old-fashioned wake and bake?

Unfortunately, just as, with most things that we love, using too much can turn a good thing into a barrier incredibly quickly. Consuming too much marijuana or the wrong types of strains can lead to adverse effects, including:

  • Reduced motivation
  • Groggy
  • Tired
  • Impaired motor function
  • Light sensitivity

How to avoid the adverse effects of a wake and bake


Though a relaxing wake and bake can be good for the soul and for your motivation to take on the day, it can also produce fewer enticing effects that don’t pair well with staying productive. To avoid these adverse effects, there are a few rules that you should always follow:

1. Stick with small doses
The more negative sensations that can be experienced after consuming marijuana products tend to be more prominent when higher doses of THC are used. For the very best wake and bake experience, it’s a good idea to start small. A few puffs off a joint or a gently packed bowl should be all that you need to get your day off to a good beginning.

2. Wake and bake on a full stomach
Some people like the idea of getting high on an empty stomach, as it can help to get the appetite going, but it’s actually much more beneficial to consume marijuana products on a full stomach so that the effects aren’t so intense, and last much longer.

3. Use the right marijuana strains for the job
Some types of cannabis will make you sleepy, and couch-locked no matter how much you consume, which is why it is so important to choose the right strains for a wake and bake to start off a busy day.

The best weed strains to wake and bake with

If you want to achieve all the benefits of smoking weed in the morning without the adverse effects, then you might want to use a strain that is known for complementary effects. Luckily, there are some types of cannabis that can help you to feel more focused, creative, happy and uplifted, which are all perfect effects to help you get a move on with your day. Below, you will find a list of some of the best morning wake and bake strains that are known to provide the ideal effects through the experience or prior consumers.

  • Alice in Wonderland
  • Blue Dream
  • Chemmy Jones
  • Critical Jack
  • Goldberry
  • Green Lantern
  • Kali Mist
  • Mother’s Helper
  • Sunshine
  • Think Different
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