It’s happened to all of us at some point. One minute you’re passing a joint around, laughing at your friends new haircut, and then next, you’re dizzy, nauseous, and not sure where the floor is. Although it might not feel all that fun in the moment, getting too high is like a stoners right of passage into the adult world of smoking weed.
Luckily, there are some things that you can do to help if you feel that you’ve gotten too high.
This is probably the most important thing to remember. DO NOT PANICK. This feeling WILL pass, even if it doesn’t seem like it. You aren’t going to die, and you definitely aren’t going to stay in this state forever. There have been 0 reported cannabis overdose deaths this past year, so no matter how freaked out you feel, there is really no danger in what you are experiencing. Uncomfortable? Yes. Dangerous? No.
2. Know You Limits Before Consuming Cannabis
If you know that you don’t do well with edibles, don’t eat a lot. If you know you only need a few hits of the joint, don’t smoke the whole thing. Smoking weed isn’t about impressing anyone with how much cannabis you can consume, but rather about having an enjoyable and fun experience with yourself or some friends. This is especially true when it comes to edibles. They have a notorious reputation for sneaking up on you just about at the time you feel like it’s not hitting you and you eat a little more. We recommend starting with the smallest dose possible when eating an edible and waiting 40 minutes to feel the effects before eating more. Be smart, start slow, and don’t over indulge.
Staying hydrated is extremely important! The simple act of drinking and swallowing when you’re too high can help you relax and connect to your body. Do not drink alcoholic beverages, as this can increase THC concentration in the blood stream. We recommend water or juice as the best option.
4. Distract Yourself
Focusing on being too high won’t help you come down at all. Try doing some activities that will take your mind off the fact that you are too high.
- Watch a funny cartoon
- Listen to your favorite album
- Play a fun video game
- Talk to your friends (who are hopefully right by your side, reassuring you)
- Try coloring as a calming activity (seriously, adult coloring books are becoming all the rage lately)
5. Chew On Some Peppercorns
Ok, we know this sounds like a mean joke, but many people swear by this trick. Just sniff or chew on a few black peppercorns and it should provide almost instantaneous relief.