So, you just ate an edible, and you don't feel anything, so you take another one, then they both kick in at the same time... Uh oh, hold on for the ride! Usually, you feel relaxed when consuming cannabis and have a good time, this time you feel like Snoop Dog, and you'll try anything to get ‘unhigh’... Sound familiar?
The psychoactive effects or "high" that people experience after smoking weed will vary from person to person. Depending on body composition and tolerance, the amount you take may make you feel relaxed and happy, while that same amount may make someone else feel anxious and nauseous.
Some people may want to get ‘unhigh’ sooner rather than later. We will cover the best way to limit the psychoactive effects after getting too high and cover some suggestions to avoid taking too much cannabis, to begin with.
Effects of a THC High
First, let's look at how you may feel after medical marijuana or cannabis consumption. Typically, when smoking marijuana, the effects are pleasant and enjoyable but how much you use, and the strength of the THC will affect the outcome.
Keep in mind that when a person smokes marijuana the cannabis strains also have an effect. Different cannabis strains can have different potencies and therefore effects from one strain might be more pronounced than from others.
Effects of Consuming too much Cannabis
Smoking too much cannabis or consuming too many edibles can result in an unpleasant experience. What can you expect to feel like if you find that you've overdone it and taken too many edibles? Here are just a few of the adverse effects most experience after taking too much marijuana.
- Elevated moods
- Increased hunger
- Feeling relaxed and calm
- Panic Attacks
- Dry mouth
What Does Being Too High Feel Like?
We have all been there: you smoked a joint then decided to take an edible, and a few hours later you are trying to figure out how you are still carrying on a conversation. Now you are sitting there trying to figure out how to get unhigh.
When you consume too much THC or the item you consumed was way stronger than you are used to, it can seem as if you are too high. Here are some of the side effects most people may feel.
Some signs you may be too high
- Feelings of increased anxiety
- Vomiting or nausea
- Confusion or bad brain fog
- Rapid heartbeat
- Sweating or higher body temperatures
- Panic attacks
- Overly Dry Mouth
There is technically no diagnosis for being too high nor is there an official threshold stating that a specific amount is too much.
Factors for becoming too High
There are a lot of different factors that go into causing someone to feel too high. It is a good idea to review some of these factors and prepare yourself for what to expect. At the end of the day no one smokes cannabis or enjoys Delta 8 THC with the goal of having an unpleasant experience or having to deal with negative side effects.
The type of THC consumed and how much THC it contains is a big factor. This is especially true any time you try a new product or strain that you are unfamiliar with. Each Delta 8 and cannabis product can have differences in not only their potency but their dosage.
The speed at which different consumption methods kick in can also matter. Products like a Delta 8 tincture for example bypass the digestive tract entirely and is absorbed sublingually. This impacts how fast you will feel its effects. Alternatively, cannabis edibles can take much longer to kick in since they must first be absorbed by the digestive tract. Vaping cannabis or marijuana is a great way to feel almost instant effects if you are looking for a quick high.
Your prior experience with THC should be considered before you smoke weed or enjoy any hemp derived cannabinoids. Knowing your THC tolerance can set you up for success by allowing you to make the best judgement on your cannabis dosage. Don't forget, if you have recently taken a tolerance break that your THC tolerance will be lower, and you should adjust accordingly.
The environment you are in when enjoying cannabis can be certainly play into your feelings. Stick to comfortable environments that you are familiar with that don't already cause you to be anxious. Getting too high in an environment that is stressing you out is a recipe for disaster.
Genetic factors can determine quickly cannabis products break down in their body. Knowing this can help you determine how much cannabis you can have before it's overboard and becomes too much. The best way to know is to slowly assess this by taking very small amounts until you are familiar with how your personal traits will impact cannabis effects.
Other drugs or substances consumed, such as alcohol and even other cannabinoids derived from the cannabis plant can impact the overall affects you may feel through potential cannabis synergy. It is best to try each substance individually first to determine how each makes you feel on their own before deciding to mix two cannabinoids together.
How to Get "Unhigh"
If you find yourself feeling too high, here are some helpful tips that can help you feel more comfortable until the negative feelings can subside. Just remember that following the tips to avoid getting too high are the key step in having a pleasant THC experience.
You may be dehydrated, being dehydrated is an uncomfortable feeling and being too high can cause cottonmouth. Drinking water and staying hydrated can help with this uncomfortable feeling. We recommend you drink plenty of coconut water or sports drinks, something with plenty of electrolytes in it.
Sleep it Off
You may not be able to fall asleep right away but luckily, Delta 8 is known for being a solid sleep aid. Sleeping it off is the best way to get back to feeling normal. Even just a short nap can help take the edge off and get you back to having fun.
Feed into the Food Cravings
Munchies... not only is Delta 8 known for helping you sleep but it's also known to bring on the munchies. While there is no scientific evidence that eating helps lessen your high, there is anecdotal evidence to suggest that you may notice a difference from eating a heavy meal. Once again this will all depend on your tolerance, the amount you consumed, and your body make up.
Relax and Take a Shower
The quickest way to relax is to take a few deep breaths, we have all been there, but panicking does not help. Practicing some simple breathing exercises or getting some fresh air or finding a quiet place will usually help lower your heart rate and help you feel better again.
Another way to relax is by taking a hot shower or bath. Taking a cold shower can also help your mind go back to a sense of reality and taking hot showers or baths can help calm you and ease the stress of being too high. It may even take a couple hot or cold showers before you start feeling better.
Avoid Any Other Substances
Once you have decided you are no longer having fun being high and it is more stressful than enjoyable, don't consume any more THC or any other substance. Alcohol should be avoided if you feel like you are too high. A study from the American Association for Clinical Chemistry shows evidence that Alcohol can increase THC levels in the bloodstream, which will only make matters worse.
Supposedly, roasting a handful of pine nuts for a few minutes before consuming them can help with alleviating any negative symptoms of getting too high. If you ask us, that's that last thing we'd want to try doing if we were too high but hey, some might find it helpful. Just don't forget and leave your stovetop on.
Black Pepper Trick
Another trick you can try when experiencing negative effects is to give the black pepper trick a try. Hey, it's worth a shot, it can be readily found in almost all household kitchens and can't hurt. Plus, Neil Young swears by it. It has been said that a few black peppercorns can be sniffed or chewed and can offer practically immediate relief if you begin to start feeling anxious or paranoid.
When Life Gives You Lemons... Eat Them
This last tip can be traced back centuries, a Persian doctor named Al-Razi suggested to drink fresh water and ice or eat acid fruits. There is a terpene called Limonene which is found in lemons. This terpene is what gives fruits their lemony aroma. This terpene may offer effects on neurotransmitters in the brain that could assist with lessening a high while reducing other side effects.
How to Prevent Getting Too High
Now that you have experienced being way too high, here are a few ways to prevent that from happening again:
- Keep yourself hydrated and make sure you have something in your stomach prior to using Delta 8 or HHC.
- When consuming edibles give them time to kick in first, then assess if you want to take more THC.
- Try out different cannabinoids that will still get you high but with different psychoactive properties. Such as HHC, Delta 8, or Delta 10.
The Bottom Line
There is no true way to sober up quickly after getting too high. The effects of Delta 8 THC, or any other psychoactive cannabinoid for that matter, simply have to go away with time. However, there are many ways you can try to feel a little more comfortable while you wait it out.
No matter how cautious you are, getting too high can happen. Regardless, Everyday Delta is here to help you in getting the best experience possible. Not only do we offer top quality Delta 8 and many more THC compounds, but we are always more than happy to answer any questions you may have. You can find all the top-quality Delta 8 THC products we offer here.