Navigating an Uncomfortable Cannabis Experience: What to Do if You Get Too High

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Author’s note: Honestly, I think bad experiences, especially for first-time consumers, is a major barrier to entry to medical cannabis for a lot of people. This is only anecdotal though, but if you find yourself feeling a little too high, I hope this article helps you. 

Cannabis is a powerful substance that can produce a wide range of effects on the body and mind. For some people, the effects can be pleasant and enjoyable, but for others, they can be overwhelming and uncomfortable. If you find yourself feeling too high after consuming cannabis, there are a few things you can do to help ease the effects.

Stay Calm

The first step is to try to stay calm. Getting too high can cause feelings of anxiety and paranoia, but it’s important to remember that these feelings are temporary and will pass. Try to focus on deep breathing and slowly exhale. This can help to slow your heart rate and relax your body.

If you’re feeling anxious or paranoid, try to remove yourself from the situation and find a quiet, comfortable place where you can sit down and relax. Listen to some calming music or watch a funny movie to distract yourself. You can also try closing your eyes and practicing mindfulness techniques such as meditation.

Eat Something

Another helpful tip is to eat something. The “munchies” are a well-known side effect of cannabis, and eating can help to reduce feelings of anxiety and paranoia. Choose foods that are high in protein and healthy fats, as these can help to balance your blood sugar levels and make you feel more stable.

Drink Water

Drinking water can also be helpful. Cannabis can cause dry mouth and dehydrate the body, so drinking water can help to alleviate these symptoms and make you feel more comfortable.

Don’t Consume More!

I know this kind of goes without saying, but I hear stories about this all the time. 

If you’re feeling too high, it’s best to avoid consuming any more cannabis. Wait for the effects to pass and avoid driving or operating heavy machinery. If you’re feeling particularly uncomfortable, you can also try sleeping it off or taking a shower.

It’s important to remember that everyone’s tolerance to cannabis is different, and what may be a manageable dose for one person could be overwhelming for another. It’s crucial to start with a low dose, and to be aware of the potential risks, especially if you’re a first-time user or if you’re consuming a new product.

If you had a bad experience with cannabis, but want to see what health benefits medical cannabis might have for you, talk to one of our medical team at Hello MD. The team specializes in medical cannabis and CBD for health symptoms and can help you dose correctly.