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It has happened to all of us, cannabis might get you paranoid. That’s what we call a bad trip. THC in edibles or joints , doesn’t matter how we ingest them, psychoactive effects sometimes hit so hard we think we might overdose. The feeling is so awful that we consider avoid getting too high. But what are the causes of a bad trip? What causes these intoxication effects? Well, of course too much THC, too much cannabis will cause some anxiety and paranoia, increase heart rate and other unpleasant side effects. Sometimes mixing cannabis and alcohol potentiates the effects of THC and reducing your high might be quite a challenge.
When having a bad trip, if you are a little too high, the only thing you will want is to go back to Earth. Fortunately we are bringing a complete guide of how to suppress the effects of THC as quickly as possible and help you avoid this unpleasant experience.
How to stop a bad high, get rid of cannabis effects
Let’s suppose you smoked a very strong terpene, you also had a few beers and the alcohol plus the THC in your blood make you sick. Don’t worry, the psychoactive effects of THC can be reduced, it doesn't matter if you consumed too much weed, there is always a solution.
- The first thing you should do is to hydrate, chill and take a glass of water, then another one and then another one. The best you can do is drink plenty of water, this will reduce the amount of THC as you pee and will help you come back to reality. Drinking water is always a good idea and will help your dry mouth.
- Then, take a deep breath and go for a walk, this will reduce your paranoia or anxiety. Eating a snack high in glucose also helps to reduce the negative side effects of cannabis intoxication. Wash the dishes, water your garden and plants, or perform any easy task to ease your mind and help clear your head.
- If none of this works, taking a cold shower sure does. Cold water can help reduce inflammation and pain. Cold water can also stimulate the release of endorphins, which are natural pain-relieving chemicals in the body. Cold water also reduces stress and improves mood.
- Immediately after taking a shower, try some CBD, and take a nap. Taking a nap always helps you feel better by reducing stress and improving mood. It also improves cognitive functions and alertness.
CBD and black pepper to get unhigh
In this guide of how to sober up we have mentioned some very important points. However, CBD is for sure your best ally when THC levels are too high. CBD is known to have an inverse relationship with THC. CBD can counteract the psychoactive effects of THC by binding to the CB1 receptors in the brain. This reduces the intensity of the high.
CBD is known to have anxiolytic properties, which can help reduce feelings of paranoia and anxiety. CBD is also known to have antiemetic properties, which can help reduce feelings of nausea and vomiting that may come with a high.
Black pepper is the other perfect alternative. Peppercorns contain a compound called piperine which has been shown to have anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. These properties may help reduce high blood pressure.
Piperine is known to enhance the bioavailability of certain drugs by increasing the absorption of the substances in the body. This may help to reduce the effects of a high by speeding up the metabolism of the substances in the system. Smoking weed should be safe and fun, consuming too much cannabis might end in unnecessary discomfort, especially if you’re new cannabis will hit you very hard.
What to do if someone is having a bad high?: Let's sober up quickly
If you see someone feel a bit sick on not feeling 100% okay after smoking cannabis just ask if there is anything you can do and make him/her follow some of the steps in this guide. Now you know some tips to help yourself or someone in case of a high cannabis emergency. Try to also know yourself in order to know what help you feel a bit better when THC high starts to get complicated.
There is a difference between effects of edibles and smoking effects, so ask your friend what he consumed. Try to come relaxed, so you don’t scare the stoned guy anymore. Remember the importance of hydration, sleep and a cold shower. CBD is your best ally, also common anti-inflammatory drugs may help, but consider black pepper a natural alternative.
Take into consideration that cannabis high effect intensity depends on the amount of weed you smoked or the amount of marijuana that an edible contained... that's why we highly recommend to read labels and consumption instructions before eating or smoking weed. Remember not only your weight but a lot of factors determine how much dose of weed is good or too much for you. So... make sure you reduce the amount of weed you smoke next time or ask an expert to get you the correct amount. Bad highs (pales) are usually caused by inhaling it with a bong, so maybe changing your smoking method can help. We recommend you to try smoking from a smaller pipe that will make your smoking experience smoother, enjoyable and less intense.
If you want to help your stoner friend that doesn't know yet how to control their high, please share this article with him, it might be really helpful for next time!