Is Waking and Baking Good for You? Here's the Truth About Weed in the Morning

As Kid Cudi endorsed in his song "Up Up and Away," waking and baking is the practice of starting your day off by getting high off of marijuana. The morning ritual is so popular that some people are capitalizing on it by rolling out cannabis-infused coffee and opening up bed and breakfasts with morning smoking sessions.

The most scientifically supported reason for waking and baking is for chronic pain relief. Marijuana is often attributed to being a muse that awakens creativity. On the other hand, there are some who think long-term marijuana usage results in amotivational syndrome, which is a neurological condition that leaves people feeling apathetic and lethargic, according to Psychology Today — though whether the condition exists at all is disputed.

Read more: Why Are Bongs So Strong? Here's the Science Behind the Rip

On a Reddit thread, some users found smoking weed to be a good motivator for finishing their usual assignments and tasks. "I've always been more motivated after smoking," one user wrote. "Stoners who are lazy are already lazy, regardless of smoking." Others found that smoking too much left them unable to function in the way that they'd like.

Marijuana is not physically but rather psychologically addictive, which means that regular users may convince themselves that they need it to live out their days, Vice reported. Heavy regular use of marijuana has been shown to affect the brain in complicated ways, such as shrinking its size while also increasing the connections between its neurons, according to the Guardian.  

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Kathleen Wong

Kathleen is a branded content staff writer at Mic. She is based in New York and can be reached at kathleen@mic.com.

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