6 Ways to Manage an Intense Reaction to Marijuana
[et_pb_section fb_built=”1″ admin_label=”section” _builder_version=”3.0.47″][et_pb_row admin_label=”row” _builder_version=”3.0.47″ background_size=”initial” background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″ _builder_version=”3.0.47″ parallax=”off” parallax_method=”on”][et_pb_text _builder_version=”3.0.74″ background_size=”initial” background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat”]Whether you are an experienced cannabis user or a complete novice, odds are you’ve experienced being too high. This can be an overwhelming experience for medical marijuana patients, but with time you can learn your limits and decrease the likelihood of these occurrences. Remember to ease into cannabis use, especially with potent methods such as edibles and concentrates. You can always take more, but you can never take less.
To help patients who have become higher than they’d like we’ve created a simple “Decreasing Your High” guide with six tried-and-true methods for lessening unwanted effects of marijuana use.
Take some CBD
CBD (Cannibidiol) works wonders to lessening the psychoactive effects of THC. Keep a tincture on hand for those rare occasions when you’ve had too much to handle. Find them on our menu here.
It is important to understand that you cannot overdose from marijuana. This experience will subside in time, and panicking will not help. Find a quiet, familiar place to lie down and relax. Focus on taking deep breaths, and keep reminding yourself that you will be okay!
Marijuana is supposed to be a therapeutic, enjoyable experience! Let’s find something for you to do and take your mind off things:
- Listen to your favorite band’s new album. Notice how marijuana can enhance music!
- Binge-watching movies and television will help pass the time. Before long, you’ll forget you were too high in the first place!
- Make yourself a delicious meal. Dig in your refrigerator, find a recipe, and starting cooking. This gives you a task to concentrate on, and the end result is a tasty reward!
- Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate! The familiar and simple action of swallowing is an easy way to take your mind off things, while also curing that pesky dry mouth. Note: Hydrate with water, not alcohol. It thins your blood and will effectively increase the THC concentration in your system, increasing drowsiness and a lack of alertness.
Get some fresh air
Taking a walk gets your blood pumping and provides a change of scenery. Be careful not to wander too far, as you don’t want to get lost if you’re already paranoid and anxious. Even spending some time in your own backyard can help alleviate mental stress. So, get out and enjoy some Vitamin D!
Take a shower or bath
This isn’t always possible if you’re at a friend’s house, or out in public. If you’re at home – a warm shower or bath can calm the senses.
Conceal the high
One of the worst feelings is feeling like other people can notice you that you are too high. Using eyedrops, chewing gum, and spraying perfume/cologne mask the signs of recent cannabis use.
Bonus Tip: Black pepper
It may seem like we’re selling you snake oil, but there is legitimate science behind this claim. Chewing a few peppercorns will help relieve cannabis-induced anxiety…try it out for yourself!
We hope this article aids in fine-tuning your medical marijuana regimen, or even helps in a time of urgent need! As always, do not hesitate to contact or visit Oasis Dispensaries if you have any questions or want to discuss anything contained in this article.
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