Published: January 18th, 2019
Categories: Cannabis Info
So here’s the situation: Snoop Dogg, Joey Diaz, and Tommy Chong invite you to smoke with them. You consume copious amounts of herb, and expectedly get blasted (as you should).
But you just couldn’t get back down. It’s like your favourite theme park ride gone out of control.
Sure, the euphoria was there, at first. But as the hours flew by, so did your sanity. Nothing made sense anymore. You got way too high for your own good, just like how you were during the onset of your toking journey.
Cannabis users will feel its effects during the first ten minutes upon toking. While there are different variables at play, such as the individual’s tolerance, the THC content in the strain, and the amount consumed, the short-term effects of being too high include paranoia, time distortion, anxiety, racing heart, and slowed reaction time. Although these side effects should last no more than a few hours, the experience can be very disconcerting to some.
If you happen to find yourself in this situation, fret not. Here are a few ways you can get yourself back down from the ether you’ve been floating in for the last couple of hours.
Before anything else, you need to ensure you are doing your best to remain calm. Panicking only makes the feeling worse, so get yourself calm and collected. Sit yourself down on a comfortable seat, situated in a relaxing environment with little to no stimulation.
If you got a little too drowsy by the hit, take a short nap to rejuvenate yourself. You will likely feel a bit of that buzz upon waking up, but it should be a lot less than how it was right after you smoked.
One bothersome after-effect of smoking is the dreaded dry mouth. It’s irritating, and it definitely does not help in your rattled state.
A simple remedy to this would be to hydrate yourself, preferably with cold beverages without much caffeine. Juice and sports drinks are okay, but water is still be the best go-to and should help you feel a lot more “normal” with the dry mouth under control.
People go for walks in order to clear their heads or get that nice breath of fresh air. This exercise could also be helpful for those who have flown astray from the Earth’s stratosphere.
The change of scenery could calm you down and send you back to reality. Do be careful not to wander off too far, though. Keep in mind that you are not in your best state, so stay close to the shore, so to speak.
So, all three aforementioned solutions didn’t work. You may want to take it a step further by taking a cold shower to jolt the system.
Sometimes, all it takes is a splash of cold water in the face to slap you back into the present moment. This method is a favourite of those who have had too much to drink and are looking to sober up and face the parentals in a few hours.
Nothing can sober you up better than your go-to snack/meal once the munchies take control of your hypothalamus glands. Whether it be tacos from the food truck down the street, frozen grapes, or peanut butter Dorito sandwiches, it will always hit the spot.
Eat something that you consider a soul food. Before you know it, you’re no longer bugging out, instead finding yourself having quite an exquisite experience.
Cannabis is a wonder herb for various reasons. Sure, it can open up the floodgates to various life-altering realisations while inebriated, but it is also a healing plant, as proven by the many parts of the world that recognise the benefits of medical marijuana.
The main therapeutic component of the plant is called cannabidiol (CBD), which unlike THC is non-psychoactive. This means that CBD will never get you high, even if you ingested copious amounts of it.
With that in consideration, experts have discovered that CBD can actually curb the effects of too much THC by lowering its so-called “psychoactive ceiling”.
So, if you happen to be in that pickle of being way too baked for your own good, take a healthy serving of CBD. Do take note that it will not lessen your high per se, but it will definitely help in decreasing your anxiety levels, which can lead to panic attacks for some.
Getting way too baked to function is normal. It happens to the best of us. You won’t learn how to ride a bike without a few bruises here and there. It is all part of the experience, something to look back on and laugh about one day.
But in case you need that parachute back down to lucidity, these tips should be of some help!