How To Quickly Stop High: 12 Ways To Prevent THC’s EffectsErica Smith
Both novice and seasoned cannabis consumers often report experiencing fear, anxiety, paranoia, a racing heart, and sometimes even nausea and dizziness after consuming cannabis products, particularly potent cannabis products such as dabs or edibles.
An excessive dosage of THC is probably to blame if you or someone we know has ever experienced an experience like this while using cannabis. Even though an “overdose” of THC may be pretty unpleasant, there have never been any recorded deaths from its usage. This starkly contrasts with the overdoses that can occur with many other substances.
This happens because THC cannot connect to and disrupt the cells in the brain’s areas responsible for maintaining essential life processes like breathing & heart rate, preventing these systems from working as intended and causing death.
The capacity of THC to dilate blood arteries may cause an increase in heart rate, which is necessary to ensure enough blood supply. This increased blood flow may affect breathing (as may the psychological ramifications of a high concentration of THC bonding in the brain), but it will not cause fatal respiratory depression.
In light of this, we’d like to offer some advice that will give you more agency over the cannabis trip before you ever start, as well as some ways to mitigate the adverse effects of a very potent THC high.
Recognize Your Capacity Boundaries
A few puffs are an appropriate starting point for inhalation (i.e., smoking cannabis flower). You may increase the dosage gradually if you do not have any adverse reactions. Although edibles are the most user-friendly form of cannabis consumption, many new consumers are wary of trying them because of the potent and long-lasting effects of cannabis.
Most consumers trying cannabis for the first time can tolerate a few hits &, after smoking more regularly, can smoke a bowl and joint without worrying about overconsuming. Because our systems convert the THC in edibles into 11-hydroxy-THC, a chemical considered 2 to 4 times more active than THC; edibles often provide exceptionally intense highs. Due to the delayed onset of their effects, edibles are also effortless to overconsume. To prevent this, take your first dosage of 10 milligrams two hours apart to give your body time to metabolize it.
Not drinking a couple of beers won’t help, however. Limit yourself to water or other non-alcoholic beverages. Practicing drinking water before, while, and after taking any medicine is best. It’s beneficial while using cannabis, which may cause dry mouth. It’s a simple distraction that may help you relax.
2. Try Some Black Pepper
It seems to be too fantastic to be accurate, yet there is some evidence supporting its validity. The chemical caryophyllene found in peppercorn is a potent, selective CB2 antagonist. It heightens THC’s sedative properties, which may help you relax.
3. Try using a lemon.
Similar to peppercorn chemicals, limonene in lemons has a soothing effect. In addition, lemon may help you come down from the high you’ve been on THC by neutralizing several psychoactive effects.
3. Munch On Some Pine Nuts
Some studies have shown that eating pine nuts may mitigate the impacts of THC. For example, the chemical pinene found in pine nuts is said to have a sedative effect and aid in mental clarity; interestingly, pinene also belongs to the terpenes present in cannabis and gives pot smoke a pine-like fragrance.
Pepper includes the terpene beta-caryophyllene, which research suggests may improve mental focus and calm nerves. In addition, the mere aroma of peppercorns might help bring down an elevated state. Peppercorns and lemon rind may be chewed or infused in hot water for an alternative remedy.
5. Take Shower
To feel revitalized and revived, take a long, hot shower. Perhaps even more so would be a refreshingly cold shower. An excellent place to start could be to focus on feeling refreshed since this can help the user recover control and motivate them to engage in other tasks that will assist mitigate the effects of the high.
Everyone enjoys a pleasant stroll. Given appropriate weather conditions, a brief stroll may be relaxing and rejuvenating. A stroll may not increase the effects of your medication, but it is a quick and easy method to relax, get some exercise, and change your frame of mind. After all, exercise has health benefits.
7. Calm and relax
It would help if you did everything it takes to put yourself in a setting where you can feel secure and at ease.
8. Talk To Your Friend
Having meaningful conversations with loved ones is another excellent distraction strategy. Call a reliable friend or relative to avoid the heightened paranoia of being alone when intoxicated.
9. Make A Mental Shift
Making a mental shift might also help you overcome that uncomfortable high. You may do anything as simple as taking a stroll in the backyard, as involved as doing some light housework, or as mentally stimulating as watching a movie.
10. Get Some Caffeine
No, it’s not insanity; avoiding coffee during a terrible high is one of our four tips! That’s because there isn’t much data on the effects of mixing cannabis with caffeine, and some people report feeling more effects while others report feeling less.
As we discussed, the only sure way to come down from a high is to let enough time pass. Thus, napping is an excellent method to kill time without feeling the full effects of your drug of choice.
If you have access to terpenes, try aromatherapy instead. Many may be breathed for soothing effects, and you can also get them by consuming foods rich in them.
Overdosing on THC is possible, but there are several measures users may take to mitigate its negative consequences. Of course, what works for one person may not work for another, so trying various approaches is necessary to find what works best for you.
However, knowing your limitations and not taking too much THC in the first place is the best defense against its unfavorable effects.