Even seasoned cannabis users sometimes take too much. Whether you were trying a new product, weren’t paying close attention to your dose, or even if your normal dose was just more than usual for that day, it can happen where you end up consuming more of the plant-based substance than intended.
Anyone who has ever overdone it knows that taking in too much cannabis can make you feel anxious, paranoid, and nauseous. Luckily, there are several ways to counteract the effects of marijuana so we’ll share some tips on how to sober up from weed. We will also go over a few things for waiting out being high such as feeling calmer and better than before.
Black peppercorn maybe your savior if you’re feeling overwhelming psychoactive effects from the cannabis plant. This is because according to a 2011 review, beta-caryophyllene in black pepper seems to tame THC’s activity, which causes these effects.
If this sounds like something that might interest you (and it should), then next time you may want to grab some black peppercorns along with your weed!
If you have CBD oil or another CBD product on hand, it is recommended that you use this when feeling anxious or paranoid after consuming cannabis. Many people even choose to take in the cannabinoid for anxiety if they are not too high since cannabidiol tends to tone down some of the unpleasant side effects like paranoia and anxiety which result from taking marijuana containing THC.
Therefore, one can expect better relief with less tension by using these products during cases where too much THC has been ingested leading to an unfavorable reaction such as increased levels of stress and uneasiness.
Taking ibuprofen may help you sober up from cannabis more quickly. A 2013 animal study found that some anti-inflammatory medications, including ibuprofen, appeared to counteract the negative cognitive effects of THC.
So if you have imbibed a bit too much and are not feeling your best after using weed, taking ibuprofen could help restore balance into your system faster so that you can feel better again quicker.
Limonene, a terpene found in citrus rinds and fruits such as lemons and oranges, may have anti-anxiety effects. Consuming lemon or orange rind could help calm you down if feeling anxious after using too much cannabis.
The most important thing to remember if you start panicking when you’re high is that your feelings are temporary. Soon, you’ll feel like yourself again and nothing has changed. Take deep breaths, relax in a comfortable place with good air circulation or outside where there’s fresh air until it passes.
Drinking water can help you feel calmer when you’ve overdone it. The reason is that it can help you focus your racing mind on something simple and familiar: sipping and swallowing. Drinking water will also help hydrate, mitigating some of the negative side effects like dry mouth caused by taking in too much cannabis.
Eating a snack while drinking other beverages helps to ground one’s body as well; therefore, relax with both eating snacks for added benefits!
Sleep is one of the best cures for overindulgence in cannabis. Our body’s natural process includes a physical clean-up, repairing itself, and clearing out what’s left behind. Not to mention that sleep helps you time travel through being too intoxicated!
If your mind is racing because you’ve taken in too much THC, doing light exercise can be very helpful. Exercise releases endorphins, which should relax your body and boost your mood while calming the thoughts running through it.
However, this technique has to work with what makes sense for each person’s situation so if the user feels unwell or woozy laying down would still be better than exercising at that moment.
If you’re experiencing panic from too much cannabis, it can be difficult to return your mind and body to a state of calm. Instead, try doing some deep breathing exercises that will help soothe both the mental and physical states in your being.
Take a long breath through your nose focusing on filling up lower lungs first before upper ones; hold for one count then exhale slowly out of mouth relaxing the muscles such as the face, jaw, stomach, shoulders, and more. Repeat this exercise until you feel calmer mentally and physically.
Sometimes, distracting yourself by doing something you enjoy is the best way to wait it out. Consider watching your favorite TV show or listening to your favorite album to take off some of that anxiety and stress while waiting for a migraine attack to go away on its own. Some ideas include playing video games, drawing, playing an instrument like the guitar or piano.
When you’re at home, try taking a warm shower or bath. The sensation of water surrounding your body can be extremely relaxing and help calm you down if feeling anxious or stressed.
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