How old were you when you tried smoking pot for the first time? I was 20, it was just this past summer. I was just hanging out with my brother who smokes all of the time and I decided I wanted to give it a try. It didn't go well, and I didn't even get high. Then a few months later in college I tried it again with the guy I was seeing and I did get high, but gosh it hurt a lot. I wanted to try it really badly because I am chronically ill and I've been told time and again how it will make me feel better and subside my pain, and it helped for the time being.