5 Ways To Sober Up From A Bad High
Oh no, I’ve gone and smoked/ate/vaped too much weed. What do I do now? Don’t worry my fellow stoners, we’ve all been there. But don’t fret, because you won’t die (as far as science knows) from a weed overdose. So, take a deep breath and let’s figure out how to sober up from that intense high together. The cannabis community has come up with some pretty awesome tips and tricks to help us out in these trying times. In this blog, we’re going to share some of our favorite methods for coming down from a high and getting back to feeling like ourselves. Buckle up, it’s going to be a wild ride!
Eat some Black Peppercorn
That’s right, the same kitchen ingredient used to spice up your food can also tone down your high. Black peppercorn has been shown to provide near-instant relief for those overcome by cannabis-induced paranoia or anxiety. Chew a few whole black peppercorns, grind peppercorns on food, or smell some ground black pepper very carefully. The reason pepper helps is that it has terpenes. A 2011 review published in the British Journal of Pharmacology found that cannabis and black pepper have related chemical traits. Author Dr. Ethan Russo, a neurologist and psychopharmacology researcher, wrote that terpenes such as beta-caryophyllene found in peppercorn can help “tame the intoxicating effects of THC.” Beta-caryophyllene and THC form a synergistic relationship and bind to the same cannabinoid receptors. So the beta-caryophyllene effectively blocks the receptor and prevents THC from latching on, reducing the cannabinoid’s effects.
Take Some Ibuprofen
A number of common anti-inflammatory drugs, such as ibuprofen, have been shown to tame marijuana’s buzz. Sobering up by taking some ibuprofen can be an effective, over-the-counter solution. In a 2013 animal study conducted by researchers from Louisiana State University’s School of Medicine, the team found that certain types of anti-inflammatory medication appeared to counteract the stoned effects of THC.
Reduce the High with CBD
CBD has got your back! Studies have shown that this non-intoxicating cannabinoid found in the cannabis plant can help reduce those icky feelings. Think of CBD as the superhero sidekick to THC’s villainous ways, it’s like a trusty wingman that helps balance out the high and reduce anxiety and paranoia.
You can take some CBD oil or smoke some hemp flower to help balance out the effects of THC and mellow out your high. Or if you’re trying to avoid getting too high in the first place, select high-CBD strains or products with a balance of CBD and THC. So, next time you’re feeling a little too paranoid or anxious, remember the power of CBD and don’t hesitate to call on it for help.
Drink and Eat!
When you’ve indulged in a little too much herb, it’s important to take care of yourself and make sure you’re staying hydrated. Drinking water is good for your health and it can help calm you down after consuming too much weed. A glass of water can help douse cottonmouth and force you to focus on the simple act of drinking, which can be a great distraction from a spinning mind.
Feeling light-headed? Eating a snack can also help. Some people find relief from eating a snack and drinking orange juice or other fruit juices. Just be careful about what kind of juice or drink flavor you choose, because mangoes contain the terpenoid myrcene, which can enhance and prolong the effects of THC. So if you’re looking for a quick pick-me-up, grab a snack and a glass of water, and you’ll be feeling better in no time.
Distract yourself and Game it Up!
When you’re feeling too high, it can be hard to focus on anything else. But one way to take your mind off the high is to distract yourself with a favorite activity. Whether it’s watching your favorite movie, playing a video game, reading a book, or listening to music, immersing yourself in something you enjoy can help you relax and forget about the high.
So, next time you find yourself feeling too high, don’t just sit there and twiddle your thumbs. Pick up a book, turn on a movie, or play your favorite video game. Trust us, it’ll be a lot more fun than just staring at the wall and feeling anxious. And before you know it, you’ll be feeling back to normal in no time.
Getting too high on weed can be a scary experience, but it’s important to remember that it’s not life-threatening and there are ways to sober up. Try some of the tips above, such as chewing on black peppercorn, taking some CBD, staying hydrated and eating a snack, taking ibuprofen, getting fresh air and exercise, or distracting yourself with a favorite activity. With a little bit of patience and some creative thinking, you’ll be back to feeling like yourself in no time.