Wednesday, July 17, 2024

Got Way Too High, Here’s How To Bring It Down A Notch

If you find yourself with more THC than you bargained for, here’s what can you do to come back down to earth.

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The holidays are the best times to get stoned and indulge in the best strains of cannabis. Every cannabis user knows that getting high is an enjoyable activity; the downsides only appear when they overindulge or get too high.

If you happen to be a person that rarely stays at home during the holidays or weekends, you have the highest risk of inadvertently becoming the center of attraction after getting too stoned at an event. For those that rarely leave the house, it’s also the same thing. The consequences of overindulging in cannabis are never worth it, and the feelings that come after can ruin the fun of the high quickly.

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After the holidays, it is not unusual for sober individuals to come back to pot for a hit. For instance, some parents choose to try out cannabis during these times after a long drought because the holidays are long and the kids are out with friends or taking a vacation with other extended families.

Many fail to realize that cannabis had become more potent than when they were actively in the habit of smoking or using it. Some sober individuals indulge in an edible or two at parties without knowing what to expect.

Are you having a party anytime soon, and you’ll be having edibles and some forms of cannabis on the menu? Or are you a stoner who intends to use the holidays to get as high as possible? Then,  you need some supplies to ensure your guests or you do not fall into the trap of getting too high. These supplies help consumers sober up quickly, but the success of each supply depends on the user’s tolerance, metabolism, and weight. The THC content of the cannabis consumed, as well as the amount of cannabis used, also matters.

First of all, you need to know that nothing can instantly sober you up when you’re far more stoned than you’re meant to be. By using these recommended supplies, you can only hope to come down from that high as quickly as possible.

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It is also important to mention that these tricks do not work all the time. There is very little scientific evidence to support their use. However, there are a few strange studies and surveys that back up the claims that these tricks can help a stoned person sober up quickly.

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Lemon, ibuprofen, CBD, snacks, fluids, and black pepper are some things to keep on hand in case you or your guests overindulge in cannabis during the holidays.

Here are some easy and quick tips you can try out at any point when you get too stoned during this festive period.

Black Pepper

Almost everyone has black pepper spice in their kitchen. This spice has been observed to provide relief to people overcome by anxiety or paranoia induced by too much cannabis.

A 2011 study reveals that pepper and cannabis have similar chemical traits that cause both to bind to the same cannabinoid receptors. The near-instant relief black pepper provides can be traced to its terpene compounds. You either need to chew a few black peppercorns or grind them into a meal. Smelling ground black pepper also works.


This is the non-psychoactive compound in cannabis. The main factor that causes an individual to get too stoned is THC. What CBD does is that it reduce or counteract the effects of THC. It has been observed to reduce the adverse effects of paranoia and anxiety that surface when a person gets too stoned. This is one of the reasons why stoners are always advised to only use products with a balanced level of THC and CBD.

When you get too stoned, you can try to ingest CBD pills, oils, or gummies to feel relief. You can also use a CBD vapor pen. Having these products at hand could be instrumental in reducing the overbearing after-effects of THC.


Anti-inflammatory drugs like ibuprofen have the potential to block the massive buzz a person feels when they are overstimulated. This method is effective, and ibuprofen can be obtained over-the-counter at standard pharmacies. This drug can effectively halt the adverse effects of THC on a person’s cognition. It counteracts the stoned impact of marijuana.


Drinking lemonade is an effective way to offset the harmful effects of THC when one overindulges in weed. The counteractive attribute in lemonade can be traced to the terpenes present in the citrus. The presence of limonene terpenes in lemonade improves the user’s cognition and promotes alertness after consumption. It also lessens anxiety and paranoia.

Drinking lemonade also helps to reduce the cottonmouth that results from marijuana consumption.

Fluids and Snacks

Staying hydrated and well-fed before and after consuming cannabis is a good trick for sobering up. Snacks are always recommended regardless of how high a person is, like fluids like water or fruit juices.

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A glass of water and a snack will help you calm down after you over-consume too much weight. It will also help you focus and regain balance after the lightheadedness that results from getting too high.

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Once you’ve tried the above, it is not a bad idea to try as much as possible to get comfortable. Take slow, deep breaths while lying down or sitting up. You could also take a bath or a shower. Some choose to call their friends and listen to them talk, while others look for other distractions that keep their minds off things.

As you do any or all of this, remind yourself with each breath that everything is going to be alright.

Bottom Line

Even the most seasoned cannabis users make the mistake of overindulging in flowers, edibles, and other forms of canna-derived products sometimes. Having the above tricks prepared each time you take a hit saves you from scrambling around to find a solution for how to sober up quickly.

Fortunately, there has never been a case of someone getting too high and finding themselves in the ER, nor has there been any fatal marijuana overdose. You need to understand that whatever discomfort you feel whenever you overindulge is the worst of it.



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