Too High? How To “Unhigh” Your High
Current trends allow for easier and legal access to cannabis in various forms. This has led excited consumers to sometimes overindulge. While their lives are not in danger, being “too high” is a feeling that has landed people in the emergency room out of fear of what was happening to them.
If you or a friend ever finds themselves in this position, there are a few things that can be done in order to counteract the psychoactive effects of THC and to avoid an unnecessary emergency room visit.
Before we get into the “how to” it is best to understand different methods of consumption will determine how long your high will last and how to best get back to a more sober state. Eating cannabis usually goes one of two ways. Consumers will either feel extremely high, or they will feel nothing. If you are of the latter persuasion, your high will last longer than if you overindulged by smoking, vaping or dabbing your cannabis. Just something to consider moving forward.
Time is probably the most obvious and consistent method of sobering up, therefore, a nap would be the best approach. However, that is not always an option and sometimes it is difficult to sleep when you are “too high”.
If you have eaten a few too many edibles, a snack and a tall glass of water can help your liver process the THC a bit faster. That being said, studies have shown each individual’s liver will process and breakdown ingested THC at widely varying rates, as a result, snacks and water may be of no help.
One method which will work no matter the avenue of consumption is a heavy dose of CBD. The preferred manner would be a high dosed tincture under the tongue. It is best to take into consideration how much cannabis was consumed and attempt to ingest at least the same amount of CBD. Remember, tinctures provide immediate effects.
Many individuals report an invigorating walk or some type of cardiovascular exercise can also help offset the feelings of too much cannabis. Regulating your blood pressure and a change of scenery can help distract the mind.
The mind is a powerful tool, and finding ways to change what it is hyper focused on is an effective way of dealing with feelings of overindulgence. Showers are one method used to help trigger the brain to shift focus. The sound of running water combined with calming effects of standing under the shower may just be the thing needed to calm the “high” brain.
If all else fails, phone a friend. Sometimes being alone with “high thoughts” can be overwhelming. Talking to someone else can help calm that storm and help to center your thoughts.
The best thing to know if you have had a little too much weed is that the feeling you are feeling will not last forever. If all else fails, turn on the television, grab some snacks and some water and just ride it out. This may be the reason streaming services were created. So, take full advantage of that monthly subscription fee, sink into your couch and know that this too shall pass.