It can happen when you least expect it. One minute you’re enjoying an awesome smoke sesh, and the next minute you're experiencing hallucinations that leave you confused, anxiety that reaches your core and extreme paranoia going all over your senses.
Every consumer is unique. Every strain contains different adverse elements that produce its own effects. But the good news is that no one has ever had a fatal overdose from using cannabis. Though, the challenge is to counteract a too intense cannabis high just in case you need to sober up from a marijuana high in a hurry. Here are five ways to help you down fast.
1. Get some Sleep
Sleep is an excellent remedy to avoid the displeasure of a too high marijuana. Your body releases hormones to clean out your system and greatly reduce anxiety while you sleep.
A short 30-minute nap is enough. The high from THC will likely be alleviated when you wake up.
2. Consume Lemon or Pepper
Lemon and pepper contain terpenes that tend to produce calming effects that can help counteract the paranoid or anxious feelings associated with THC.
In particular, lemon contains limonene, a terpene that is a powerful calming agent. You can simply suck on a lemon or squeeze some lemon juice in water, tea or some beverage.
Black pepper contains beta-caryophyllene, (a terpene) that’s it scientifically proven to combat THC induced paranoid feelings. Chew two or three peppercorns or grind few peppercorns and inhale the pepper dust through your nose. For quicker effects, mix pepper and lemon juice and drink it fast.
3. Try some CBD
CBD is the non-psychoactive cannabinoid found in cannabis that helps counteract the intense psychedelic effects of THC. It is known to block the CB1 receptors in the brain, reduce the effects of THC and bring your high down quickly.
You can try taking CBD extracts, hemp-derived CBD oil or a potent CBD tincture to eliminate the psychoactive effects of cannabis.
Exercise is one of the best ways to sober up in a hurry because it causes the release of endorphins (hormones) in the brain that are normally released when a sudden trauma occurs to block pain signals. In the case of THC, it eliminates the stress of the excessive-high. It gets your blood flowing, which helps to get remove THC out of your system.
Walking, running, hiking, all are activities that stimulate blood flow. Give it a good 20 to 30 minutes and see how you feel after.
5. Take a Cold Shower
In some cases, a cold shower or bath can reduce the effects of being too high relatively quick. A hot shower will increase the blood flow to your systems which helps to remove the cannabinoids. We recommend you to alternate cold and hot water to drop your body temperature, decrease your heart rate, boost energy and store oxygen. If taking shower isn’t an option, splash cold water on your face instead. It will snap you out of your anxious state and help you feel refreshed.