How to Get Unhigh

How to Get Unhigh

Say you ate an edible, and you don't feel anything, so you take another one, then they both kick in at the same time... Hold on for the ride! Usually, you feel relaxed and are having a good time, this time you feel like you are way too high, and you'll try anything to get ‘unhigh’.


The highs that people experience after using THC will vary. 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.


Typical Results of Getting High From THC:

First, let's look at how you may feel from using THC. Typically, the effects of cannabis are pleasant and enjoyable but how much you use, and the strength of the THC will affect the outcome.


A few possible effects from using THC:

  • Elevated moods
  • Increased hunger
  • Feeling relaxed and calm
  • Sleepiness


How do I Know if I am Way Too High?

We have all been there: you smoked a joint then decided to take an edible, 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.


Some signs that 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


There is technically no diagnosis for being too high nor is there an official threshold stating that a specific amount is too much.


This will all depend on a variety of things such as:

  • The type of THC consumed and how much THC it contains
  • The persons prior experience with THC
  • The environment the person is in
  • Genetic factors and how quickly it breaks down in their body
  • Other drugs or substances consumed, such as alcohol


How to Get ‘unhigh’



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 coconut water or a sports drink, 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 know 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, 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

Take a few deep breaths and relax, we have all been there, but panicking does not help. One way to relax is by taking a shower or bath. Taking a cool shower can help your mind go back to a sense of reality and taking a warm shower or bath can help calm you and ease the stress of being too high.


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 anymore 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. 


How to Prevent Getting too High Next Time

Now that you have experienced being way too high, here are a few ways to prevent that from happening again:


  1. Keep yourself hydrated and make sure you have something in your stomach prior to using Delta 8 or HHC.
  2. Start with half of an edible and let it kick in first, then assess if you want to take the other half or use anymore THC.
  3. 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.



*American Association for Clinical Chemistry, ScienceDaily (2015)