Even the most experienced cannabis users can take a little too much at some time or another. While getting too high won’t kill you, the experience can be scary. Common symptoms of consuming too much weed include paranoia, increased anxiety, increased heart rate, nausea, and more. While these symptoms typically subside in a few hours, there are a few things you can do to sober up. Here are a few tips on how to come down from weed.
Take Some CBD
THC is the most common cannabinoid in weed. It provides numerous benefits, and it’s responsible for getting you high. Taking too much, however, leads to the unwanted consequences mentioned previously.
CBD is the second most common cannabinoid. While it provides numerous benefits as well, it’s non-psychoactive. It can also counteract the effects of THC, which can help to provide you with some relief. CBD alleviates anxiety, allowing it to lessen the anxious and paranoid feelings that too much THC can cause.
If you don’t have any CBD on hand, check out your medicine cabinet. Some over-the-counter anti-inflammatories, such as ibuprofen, can help to counteract the excessive buzz. If you have any on hand, take a dose and try to relax. The medication should help to bring you down a little faster.
Use Black Peppercorn
This one might seem a little strange, but it works. Black peppercorns contain many terpenes, including beta-caryophyllene. These terpenes can help to combat the effects of THC, making you feel almost instantly better. You can chew on the peppercorns, or you can smell them for relief.
Eat a Lemon Rind
Limonene is a terpene found in the rinds of lemons and other citrus fruits. It’s also present in certain strains of cannabis. The terpene has anti-anxiety effects, which can help to reduce the effects of too much THC. While it might seem strange (and probably won’t taste all that great), chew on a lemon rind. Along with limonene, you’ll also get beneficial vitamins, minerals, and fiber.
Drink Lots of Water
Hydration is vital. When you’ve ingested too much cannabis, reach for a glass of water or juice. Not only can it help you to calm down, but it also helps you to avoid some of the negative side effects of weed, in particular, dry mouth. Avoid caffeinated beverages at all costs, as these can trigger a greater hallucinatory effect as well as increase your heart rate (which may already be elevated due to THC).
Depending upon how much THC you consumed, the effects of your high could last several hours. It typically starts to wane after the first hour or so. Dim the lights, curl up in bed and try to sleep it off.
If you can’t sleep, try to do things that will distract you from the unwanted side effects. Do something that’s easy and engaging, such as watching your favorite movie or television show, playing a video game, or listening to your favorite tunes. These activities will help to keep your mind off things while your body metabolizes the weed.
Learning How To Come Down From Weed Can Improve Your Overall Experience
The important thing to remember if you get a bit too high is not to panic. While the side effects are unpleasant, they will pass. So, try some of these tips, get cozy, and try to wait it out. You’ll be back to your normal self in no time.