Dealing With a Bad High


        THC is a Phyto-cannabinoid that activates the CB1 and CB2 receptors in the body. The CB2 receptors are responsible for the mental high that THC cause. The CB2 receptors are in the immune system. When smoking cannabis, THC travels through the bloodstream to reach these receptors. Both receptors affect your memory, pleasure, coordination, concentration, appetite, and other important bodily functions.
       The legalization of cannabis has many first-time smokers ready to try different strains and products. Although being high is fun, it is extremely important to know your limit. Smoking or ingesting too much cannabis can alter those effects. Plus, smoking too much in a short amount of time can cause a bad high. Eating edibles will take longer for the effects to hit, but the high would be more intense. Overdosing on cannabis can be a scary and tough experience. On the bright side, studies have shown that cannabis is a safe overdose, meaning it’s impossible for a person to die from smoking or eating too much cannabis. Having said that, below are some tips on how to handle a marijuana overdose.

Keep Calm: Freaking out will only make the situation worse. Try approaching the high in a calm manner. Think about it, you are in discomfort and not in danger. Panicking will only stop your ability to think and concentrate. Meditation can be a huge help while tripping on cannabis. Take deep breaths to steady your breathing. Fear is what has you panicking. Remember, you only fear what may happen and not what is happening.

Stay Hydrated: Smoking or ingesting cannabis, without the proper water intake, can increase the risk of dehydration. Being dehydrated while intoxicated from cannabis can cause nausea and dizziness. Drink as much water as you can. If you are not a water fan other foods and drinks can help you stay hydrated. These include fruit juices, herbal teas, and milk. Eating fruit that has high water content can help too.

Find Your Happy Place: Anxiety can creep in when dealing with a bad cannabis high, especially around a crowd. I suggest finding a quiet space where you can be alone. Some people use crowds to stimulate their high. For those who get anxious around crowds, feeling safe is key. Find a place where you can relax, watch television, and calm your thoughts.

Sleep: Grab your favorite blanket, a fluffy pillow, and get some rest. Sometimes some good sleep is all that’s needed. Sleeping is the best home remedy for smoking too much cannabis. Being that edibles take longer to digest, you may wake up feeling hazy. Don’t panic, that means your high hasn’t fully subsided yet.

    The best way to avoid a bad experience with cannabis is to know your limit. If you are not a regular stoner, approach the flower and edibles with caution. Every person has their own limit. Prepare yourself by knowing your recommended dosage. To ensure that you enjoy your high without any mishaps. Stay Stoned.