So, you wanted to be at four, but you are at eleven? Are you trying to stop being high? We have all been there. Whether you messed up your dosage or overestimated your tolerance, it happens to the best of us, and it can be very uncomfortable. Dark thoughts, a racing heart, paranoia, nausea, and freaking out all accompany the rare but sometimes traumatic effects of excessive THC consumption.
The good news is these feelings won’t last forever. Here are some simple and effective ways you can sober up from being high from Marijuana.
How To Stop Being High?
Tip # 1
Try Taking some deep, calming breaths. A lot of the symptoms of feeling “too high” are exacerbated by indulging in the dark thoughts, short breaths, and paranoia that consuming too much THC can hand you. Just remember that no one in history has ever overdosed from cannabis consumption. So, take some deep breaths in through your nose and out through your mouth.
Tip # 2
Get physically comfortable. If possible, change into some sweatpants and your favorite tee. Lie down on your bed, couch, or carpet or take a bath – whatever puts you at ease. But if attempting to relax your body doesn’t work, then don’t force it. Just know that nothing is going on is actually harming you, and it’s only a temporary discomfort. In fact, all of this will be over between 2-3 hours if you inhaled cannabis or 4-6 hours if you ate it.
Tip # 3
Try one of these scientifically-proven natural remedies to get you through. One of the few ways known to moderate a high is through a terpene found in lemons, called Limonene. Limonene was first used as an antidote for cannabis in North Africa, where the perfect anti-high concoction was a lemonade made with fresh-squeezed lemons, water, and some of the peel.
Chewing black pepper has a similar effect due to its terpenes. According to a review in the British Journal of Pharmacology, black pepper contains the terpene beta-caryophyllene. When combined with weed, they bind to the same receptors in the brain and produce a calming sensation.
You should also be actively hydrating anyway, but rinsing them down with lots of water is a good idea.
While it may seem counter-intuitive, CBD can act as an anti-anxiety treatment. By modulating the receptor associated with THC, CBD oils or other products can dampen the effects of a high. Unfortunately, this method may not work for everyone, as genetics plays a role.
Tip # 4
Try Distracting yourself. Watch a funny movie, listen to some calming music, pet your dog or cat, doodle, dance, or stare at a piece of art, whatever gets you out of your head. If you don’t mind human interaction, they try taking a walk around the block or go to the store to get your favorite snack.
Be kind to yourself. If you are feeling bad, permit yourself to feel that way. Indulge in some at-home spa treatments or just do what feels right.
Once you come down from your high, make sure to note your limits for next time and adjust your smoking plan accordingly!