“I’m freaking out man, talk me down.”
These aren’t usually the words you hear when you’re smoking bud with your buds. But, that doesn’t mean that it can’t happen. Weed is getting stronger, and the effects of cannabis-infused edibles are lasting longer.
There are many variables when it comes to people and cannabis consumption. It’s not unheard of for folks to catch a little bit more of a buzz than they bargained for. Luckily, nobody has ever died from a cannabis overdose, so you should be just fine in a bit.
Waka Flocka Flame claimed to have overdosed on weed in 2016. Hip Hop Wired states “Waka’s condition can be blamed on eating edibles (that’s brownies, cookies or other baked treats made with weed) and smoking 20 or so blunts.”
Damn Waka. I was on the smoke bus at Cannazar back in 2016 and smoked 20+ joints (because blunts have tobacco that can make you sick), dabbed for four hours straight with a Daberator, ate all kinds of edibles including an 1100 mg granola bar, and all I needed after the event was over was a good night’s sleep. (Which by the way, I got! ?)
Keep calm and continue on. All you need to do is stay calm, cool, and collected. Here’s a little vertical joyride, to help clear the purple haze around your mind. When it’s time to decide how to come down after you’ve eaten too many edibles or taken too many hits from the bong, just keep reading along.
Too high? CBD May Be Just What You Need to Bring You Down
While CBD is present in cannabis, it doesn’t get you high or cause paranoia. In fact, studies show CBD does the opposite and counteracts the high or buzz from weed. This means if you or a bud find your head too high in the sky, CBD could be just what you need to help come down from the clouds and get your feet back on the ground again.
Some of the benefits reported from CBD are:
- Relieves anxiety
- Reduces blood sugar
- Relieves pain
- Slows bacterial growth
- Inhibits cancer cell growth
- Reduces vomiting and nausea
- Promotes bone growth
- Suppresses muscle spasms
- Reduces convulsions and seizures
- Improves immune system function
Consume some straight CBD. Vaping or dabbing CBD is a great way to counteract the intoxicating effects of THC. Don’t expect it to work instantly. But, you or your bud should start to come down in no time at all.
Be sure to obtain your CBD from a reputable source, as all CBD isn’t created equally. Some CBD brands like Black Diamond CBD vape cartridges are showing up at smoke shops testing positive for synthetic cannabinoids like 5-Fluoro ADB. As an example, both North Carolina and Texas have had issues with this very problem.
Eat Your Way Out of It
Cartoons teach us a lot when you think about it. Like when Scooby and Shaggy are in a bind, they eat their way out of it. Eating is a great way to get your buzz to go away. Go HAM on your favorite foods, but you may want to stay clear of foods that contain the terpene myrcene, like mangoes.
Myrcene is known to enhance and increase the buzz from weed. It’s not just mangoes. Basil, bay laurel leaves, lemongrass, thyme, and hops all contain myrcene. Eat cereal, sandwiches, mac-n-cheese, pizza, nuts, just about anything you can, and you should find that buzz turning into a fuzz.
Taco Bell, Wendy’s, Dominoes, and many others are the hot spots for those who love pot! The food is fast and saves you some green so you can buy more green. Be warned. The munchies are known to not only help kill your buzz but also to help induce sleep.
Sleep to Avoid feeling Weak
After a sesh where you find yourself baked and you mash on some grub, expect to get sleepy. Don’t fight the urge to unless you have to. If you can sleep it off, put your head to bed. After a good rest, you should feel right as rain.
Some people claim to get weed hangovers. I guess this is possible. If you find yourself in this position, combine all of the above methods and repeat until you feel good again. On a personal note, if you get too lit from weed, you may want to change your strain or method of consumption.
Most people never need medical attention for weed. A good night’s sleep often does the trick. Give a nap a try after eating and consuming some CBD. The more you eat, usually means the quicker you’ll fall asleep.
Now You Know
Now you know how to come down and get your feet back on the ground if you get too high. It’s important to understand how cannabis impacts you, as it can treat everyone a little bit differently. If you want to have a good time, know your limit.
Stay hydrated to get the most out of your cannabis experience. Remember to give edibles 45 mins to 2 hours to kick in before consuming more. If you’ve never dabbed before, take it slow. Do a dib (small dab) not a dab.
Cannabis is quite possibly the safest plant on the planet. It has never killed anyone directly as a result of an overdose. When consumed responsibly, cannabis offers consumers a plethora of advantages from increased creativity and pain reduction, to reduced anxiety and more.
If you find yourself or a bud too high, now you know what to do. Consume responsibly and enjoy your next sesh.