Six things to do if you get too high
You’re too high. Now what?
Whether you’re new to the world of cannabis or a seasoned enthusiast, sometimes we indulge a little too heavily. Often referred to as “greening out”, being too high is never a good time. You may feel dizzy, overwhelmed, anxious or even a little nauseous.
How did this happen?
When we’re too high, we have THC to blame, which is the psychoactive ingredient in cannabis that interacts with receptors in our brain. Maybe you’re a beginner and you don’t know your limit yet. Or, perhaps you’ve been enjoying homemade goodies and don’t realize how potent they are. Whatever the case, you’ve taken more than your body can comfortably handle and you now feel like you’re spinning out of control.
What can you do if you’re too high?
Thankfully, being too high won’t have any negative impact on your body. There have been a number of studies done and the amount of cannabis needed to “overdose” would be impossible for a human to consume. You’d be required to ingest fifteen hundred pounds in fifteen minutes. That’s not even remotely possible. Unfortunately, it’s going to be one heck of a roller coaster until the high wears off and it can be a little scary if it’s your first time.
If you find yourself in that situation, don’t panic. Check out the six things you can do if you get too high.
You’ve overindulged and are feeling super uncomfortable. Now what? The first thing to do when you’re too high is to relax, which is sometimes easier said than done. When you’re feeling anxious or nervous, take some deep breaths. Start by breathing in for the count of three, holding for the count of six, and exhaling for the count of nine. Do this over and over again until you can feel your heart rate slowing down. Focus on your breath, the feeling of the air moving in and out of your lungs, and let your body relax.
- Drink Some Water
On top of feeling uncomfortable, the last thing you want is a pasty mouth. Enjoy a glass of cold water or any other non-alcoholic beverage. The coolness will help to relax your body, the water will help your body to metabolize the THC quicker and, if nothing else, it gives your brain something familiar to focus on.
- Eat All The Food
Give in to your munchies. Pick foods that will be gentle on your stomach and will aid in digestion. This is especially important if you overindulged in edibles, as the food will help to process them out of your system quicker. Protein and healthy fats should be your go tos. Munch on some fruit, lean protein, cheese or nuts. Similar to drinking water, the familiar act of eating will also give your brain a welcomed distraction.
- Take CBD
CDB is known to reduce anxiety and counteract some of THC’s effects, including the “high” feeling usually associated with cannabis. If you have any CDB gummies (Twisted Extracts CBD Jelly Bombs are one of our favorites), now would be a good idea to have one. Be sure that the gummy has no THC in it, otherwise you’re going to make yourself more high by accident!
- Find A Quiet Place
Being too high is a lot for your brain to process and especially so if you’re in an unfamiliar space, like at a party. The excess of people, lights and noise can be enough to make anyone feel a little squirrely at the best of times. Find a safe place, whether that’s at home or just a quiet room where you can be alone. Or, perhaps you feel most at peace in nature. Take a friend and go stargazing until you feel your body relaxing. Lay in the cool grass, focus on the sky above you and give your body the quiet time that it’s asking for.
- Distract Yourself
Distract your mind from the feelings of being high be watching a movie, playing video games, colouring, going for a walk, or even cleaning the house. Many times, a lot of the anxiety we feel is due to our awareness of being too high. If you distract yourself, your body can process the THC while your mind is focused on something less overwhelming.
It Will Be Over Soon
While being too high won’t hurt you, it can be a pretty brutal ride until it’s over. Hopefully these six tips will help you out if you’re ever in that position. The best thing to do is be proactive by limiting the amount of cannabis you consume and taking it slow while you figure out your body’s limits.
Any tips you use when you find you’re too high? Share below!