First of all, great news, you are okay.
The fact that you are cognizant and calm enough to search this, and the fact that you can recognize that something is a little different right now is really good. If you feel thumping or think your heart is beating too fast, take a deep breath i n. . . and a deep breath o u t. . .
Great. Now for a quick disclaimer!
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What to do When You Get Too High
Accidentally ingesting too much THC isn’t uncommon. Unfortunately, there isn’t one “remedy” to this problem. This blog is to help you safely ride the wave until the THC wears off.
Here are a few things to try that’ll ease your mind and slow your heart rate:
1. Drink Water and Eat Light Snacks
9/10 being too high means being incredibly overstimulated. Drinking plenty of
water, even if you’re not thirsty, will combat the cotton mouth and give your brain one less thing to be on high alert about.
This also goes for hunger. Since you’re so focused on being high, you might experience hunger pangs without recognizing what the feeling is.
2. Check-in on Yourself
As mentioned before, an overload of THC can overload your senses and make you lose track of what’s uncomfortable and where. Take a few deep breaths and take a mental note of how each region of your body is feeling. This can slow down your thoughts and help you feel a bit more grounded.
3. Give it Time
Not-so-great news, the effects of THC have to wear off on their own. While there are things you can do to make it better, it’s impossible to immediately flush all the THC out of your system.
If you’re curious to know how long it’ll stay in your system, check out this blog for a deep dive into how THC reacts to your body.
4. Use CBD
CBD, or cannabidiol, is a non-psychoactive compound found in cannabis that has been known to have calming effects on the body. When consumed alongside THC, CBD can help counteract the psychoactive effects of THC and provide a more balanced experience. Lean more about how certain cannabinoids compliment each other (otherwise known as the entourage effect) on our blog.
5. Remove Distractions
If you can, find a quiet and cool place where you can relax. This should be a safe space with dim lights and a solid place to lie down. Bonus points if you have a sober friend there to help you through.
6. …or Add More Distractions!
Again, there isn’t a “one-remedy-fits-all” solution. Some might need a quiet place while others might need to forget their plight. Try playing puzzle games like crosswords, connect the dots, or an actual puzzle. Listen to music, watch a movie, or even gaze at the stars. These activities can help you regulate your thinking.
7. Phone a Friend
Overdosing on weed alone can be a terrifying experience. If possible, seek help from friends, family, and in dire situations, medical professionals.
While there’s nothing to help you outright, you can help yourself by taking deep breaths, remembering that you are okay, will be okay, and staying hydrated. This situation sucks, but there are many ways you can avoid it!
Dispensaries and “street pharmacists” might tell you how potent your product is, but you’ll never know for sure until it’s ingested and too late. Take control of your cannabis experience by testing with a tCheck THC & CBD potency tester (it’s a lot easier than you think). When you measure the potency of your cannabis, consuming comes with so much more peace of mind.