Ask An Old Hippie: What’s a Body High? The 420 Times Staff September 17, 2011 420 Times Exclusives, Ask An Old Hippie, Best Of The Best, Exclusive Web ContentDear Old Hippie: Can you clarify what people mean by a “body high”? I’ve been high a bunch of times, but I’ve only experienced an intense “body high” that one time I smoked White Widow, and have yet to match it. Every time I’d do an action like swing my arm or touch something, I would see it before I felt it. It was like a two second delay from what I was seeing myself do to the actual feeling of it. It was a neat experience.A: This had me confused for a few minutes until I realized what you were actually describing. White Widow has a lot of THC and is very sativa. Those factors give it very mind-oriented effects. Even though it seemed to be centered around your body, if you think about it what you were experiencing was heavy mind effects — classic time dilation — not a “body high” per se.A body high is anything that you feel in the physical realm. For instance: couch lock (physical lassitude), awkwardness walking/standing, tingling head or skin, physical sensitivity (whether more or less), and heightened sexual awareness all would qualify as actual body-based sensations and therefore a “body high”. It’s usually associated with indica strains or indica hybrids, but this is a plant and effects will always vary.A body high, if you get high enough, is often accompanied by a noticeable slowdown of mental processes or a mental “fog”. This is the opposite of sativa effects and a bit like feeling drunk. I will sometimes use indicas for pain relief or reduction of anxiety. But then I generally feel too stoned to do my usual mental activities like writing or even web surfing, and just end up listening to music or watching a movie, both of which are passive mentally.And that, my friend, is where the stoner stereotype comes from. – Got a question for Old Hippie? Send in your questions to him at: email@example.com or post a comment below. 3 Responses DANIEL_7322 September 18, 2011 “Body high” is an uneducated pot smokers term for a depressant. Just because he’s old, doesn’t mean he knows jack. Log in to Reply Krelle September 22, 2011 Well… hes right tho.. he was asked what a body high is, and he stated the difference between indica and sativa… Log in to Reply Osiris December 3, 2012 I smoked Mango Kush, a strain generally regarded as a hybrid. However, Mango Kush left me with a hint of an out of body experience. It really felt like I kept fading away, until I by some action reassured myself of my reality. Like my body was absent and I wasn’t looking through my own eyes (I’d say it felt like looking through a camera, but not quite to that extent). This also lead me to want nothing but to chill the hell out. Aren’t these indica traits?I’m a rookie smoker, and this is by far the highest I’ve ever been. Is any of this strange or was I actually HIGH for the first time in my life?And yes, I did enjoy it. Very much, indeed. Log in to ReplyLeave a Reply Cancel ReplyYou must be logged in to post a comment.