12 Ways to Get "Unhigh” Fast

12 Ways to Get Unhigh Fast
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Everybody gets high from cannabis

Feeling a bit too high from THC? Well, there is no cause for alarm, as long as you did not ingest a large amount of some synthetic cannabinoids. 

Getting high from cannabis, especially THC-dominant strains, is normal since THC can interact with endocannabinoid receptors to alter one’s state of mind. This is usually a complex cascade involving several receptors and cells. These cells and receptors are directly linked to the brain's control center, usually the Central Nervous System.

Getting high from cannabis is common in people trying out THC for the first time or consuming a large concentration of THC-based products, especially edibles. 

While our cannabis tolerance may vary from person to person, it is important to note that nobody is immune to experiencing a cannabis high. It happens even to the best and most experienced stoners. 

Is getting high from cannabis bad?

No, getting high from cannabis is not entirely bad. This depends on your view of the cannabis plant. For centuries, the cannabis plant has been an invaluable tool for pain relief, relaxation, wound healing, focus, creativity, and menstrual cramps, among other ailments.

Today, there are over 30,000 articles supporting these claims with a few side effects, which more often than not are mild.

Cannabis is an invaluable tool when used correctly. The whole plant and its cannabinoid isolates have demonstrated several therapeutic benefits. Research has shown that they can be utilized as antioxidant, anticancer, anxiolytic, antidepressant, analgesic, antimicrobial, and anti-inflammatory agents.

Although there is little to no information on individuals who have died after consuming hemp-derived cannabinoids or cannabis products, overdosing on cannabis is not a good idea. 

Overdosing, while misleading in the context of cannabis, can lead to a scenario known as greening out. This usually comes with several symptoms, some of which have been discussed in this article. Some of the signs are listed below:

·         Nausea

·         Dizziness 

·         Vomiting 

·         Anxiety 

·         Paranoia 

How long does a cannabis high last?

A cannabis high can last anywhere from 2 to 10 hours, depending on several factors, such as. 

·         Dosage

·         THC potency/concentration 

·         Body weight and body fat percentage 

·         Metabolism 

·         Whether or not you’ve eaten 

·         Mode of administration. Edibles tend to onset later and last longer than vapes and topical oils.

·         Your tolerance 

Cannabis tolerance occurs when your body gets used to or acclimated to the amount you ingest. This happens because Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) — the psychoactive compound in cannabis — turns on CB1 cannabinoid receptors in the brain. Regular ingestion of cannabis desensitizes the CB1 receptors over time, reducing the effects of THC. Your genetics and the strength of the cannabis you use can also impact tolerance levels. You must ingest more and more to get the same results when that happens.

How does a cannabis high happen?

A cannabis high happens when THC attaches to CB1 receptors or neurons in the brain. THC activates these receptors, disrupting various mental and physical functions and causing the effects of a cannabis high such as a relaxed or "high" feeling, altered or impaired thinking, and altered sensory and time perception. Additionally, THC stimulates the brain’s reward system, releasing dopamine and creating a feeling of pleasure. 

Psychedelic vs. cannabis high

Psychedelic drugs like psilocybin and LSD can induce an experience known as oceanic boundlessness, characterized by a feeling of being one with the universe. This type of high is typically more intense than the high from cannabis.

Cannabis can have mild hallucinogenic effects, but it does not typically cause the same intense, otherworldly experience as psychedelics. 

Additionally, psychedelics can be more dangerous to consume than cannabis because of the risk of an adverse reaction or a "bad trip." Combining psychedelics and cannabis can also be dangerous and increase the risk of a negative experience.

Signs that you are high from weed

Any experienced marijuana consumer has gone through that sensation of being extremely stoned. It could potentially be more frightening for those less experienced cannabis consumers because it’s unfamiliar.  Despite the fear it can arouse in the present, it is always short-lived and can be easily taken care of.

How do you know if you have gone beyond your limits with cannabis? This is dependent on the user's dosage, tolerance, environment, and other factors, but the following signs might be present in someone who has overindulged:

·         Perspiration

·         Unease of suspicion

·         Anxiety attack/heart palpitations

·         Elevated pulse

·         Queasiness

·         Disorientation

·         Decreased coordination

·         Dryness of mouth

Experiencing any of these symptoms can be quite unpleasant, and the sensation can compound the sensation that one has taken too much, making the experience seem worse.

As opposed to permitting yourself to become even more agitated, remember that these emotions and sensations are short-lived - and there are certain steps you can take to decrease this anxious state of mind.

Methods for Rapidly Decreasing a Cannabis-Induced High

Suppose you find yourself in a situation where you've taken in too much cannabis and want to get out of your heightened state. In that case, there's no way to immediately sober up, but there are some steps you can take to expedite the process or at least make you feel more comfortable.

1.  Reach out to Someone

Having a high buddy or someone who will assist you in getting over or through the high is good. Especially someone who is an experienced stoner and can talk you through the process. A friend's presence can help distract you from a negative cannabis episode and possibly facilitate your journey back to the real world and a more enjoyable cannabis experience. 

Conversing with a person you are familiar with who has your faith and admiration could be advantageous to help you get back to feeling alright. However, speaking with a stranger may heighten your apprehensive emotions.

2.          Focus on art

Cannabis opens and expands our imagination and allows us to view art and the world around us differently. During a cannabis high, colors are most likely to become more vivid, music will come with more clarity, and words can be felt more profoundly.

If you want to know how to “get through” an intense marijuana experience - or at least to end the significant high - consider diverting your attention to an artistic or media-related activity, such as watching a movie, or television show, reading a book, playing a video game, or crafting something of your own.

One potential way to distract yourself from unpleasant experiences and the unease you are feeling would be to take part in something constructive and beneficial.

3. Stay hydrated

Some researchers believe that long-term cannabis users may develop cannabinoid hyperemesis syndrome. This condition may lead to severe nausea and vomiting, thus leaving the stoner dehydrated and weak. Whether this claim is true or not, it is important to recall that frequent cannabis consumption can lead to dry mouth and may use some hydration.

Hydration is essential to a healthy lifestyle, so drink plenty of fluids throughout the day.

If you are looking for a way to come off a euphoric experience, then a liquid may be the answer; it could be just a small amount or a substantial quantity.

Fighting dry mouth can be eased by replenishing your body with fluids, which can be a quick and straightforward job.

4. Balance with CBD 

By using CBD, one can achieve a balanced state. 

The cannabis community has taken a strong liking to CBD, especially for those who would like to enjoy the advantages of the plant without feeling an intense high. Research indicates that CBD may be beneficial in decreasing THC-induced worry and/or paranoia.

It is contingent upon you, your physiology, and your body's terpene configuration of the THC and/or CBD to determine the exact effect. Nevertheless, many individuals have experienced a soothing effect after consuming CBD to counteract the uneasiness that an overabundance of THC can cause.

Using marijuana regularly? It may be a wise idea to always have some CBD nearby if you take one more hit than expected and want to “level out.” CBD can help take the edge off of an intense cannabis high, effectively neutralizing the intensity. 

5. Incorporate terpenes

Terpenes play a dual role in cannabis metabolism and interaction with receptors. While terpenes like myrcene can increase your cannabis high, a few terpenes can reduce your THC and make you unwind faster.

Munching on food items rich in terpenes can help reduce your cannabis high.

·         Pinene: Pinene is the major terpene in pine fruits, camphorweed, sagebrush, lemon peel, cedar, and eucalyptus.

·         Beta-caryophyllene: black pepper, cloves, hops, rosemary, and copaiba.

·         Limonene: They are highly concentrated in Citrus fruits like oranges. They are also found in mint, juniper, rosemary, and pine needles.

6. Practice Meditation

Focusing on meditation or breathing exercises can be very beneficial when you're having a bad experience with cannabis. Paying attention to the fundamental components of the body can take you away from the paranoid state and remind you that this moment is only temporary.

This step should be taken first to help decide what course of action to take. Taking time to focus on the present and assessing your body's needs can provide insight into what you need to do to get back to feeling better.

7. Exercise

An excellent way to mitigate the unease caused by paranoia that can occur after consuming too much THC is to exercise or get outside and connect with nature. Exercise helps to reduce the intensity of the effects and can provide a distraction from uncomfortable sensations.

It is advisable to go easy on intense physical exercise and avoid any activities that could cause harm such as weight lifting. 

8. Take a cold Shower

Taking a shower is a great way to freshen up and relax. Bathing in the shower can be a therapeutic and rejuvenating experience that helps wash away the stress of the day. 

To become sober after smoking marijuana, it can help to take part in activities that help to relax the body - such as taking a pleasant bath or shower.

If you don't have the time or ability to complete this task, try splashing cold water on your face. This simple action can help you relax and reduce your heart rate, helping you focus on the present.

9. Wait it out

If nothing else works, you can always resort to Plan Z: simply waiting. While excessive cannabis can be quite uncomfortable, it is certainly only temporary.

Typical signs of cannabis high and greening out should not exceed 6 hours. This is also dependent on some factors already discussed above. Waiting it out may be the best course of action.

Lie down and take calming breaths to help the situation dissipate.

10. Sleep or relax

Relaxing after a cannabis high can help to reduce the overall effects of the cannabinoids. You can also take a nap if you feel sedated. This will allow the effects of the cannabis high to wear off faster. 

11. Consumer caffeine or an energy drink

Taking caffeine or an energy drink will supply your body with the energy needed to overcome the cannabis high, especially if you feel weak. While this may sound so fun, there may be a possible chance of counter-interaction between cannabis and caffeine in energy drinks. 

This is, however, unverified at the moment; hence cannabis users are advised to keep the caffeine as low as possible. 

12. Seek help

While all the steps listed above can be beneficial to overcoming a cannabis high. You can also seek the help of medical personnel when feeling too high from weed. They can facilitate your return to the real world faster. 

How to Avoid an Excessive High in the Future?

For those anxious times, the above methods may be helpful, yet the most reliable way to avoid a frightening cannabis experience is to take any and all steps to stop one from occurring in the first place. Start by microdosing or consuming small amounts of THC at a time to see how you react to it. From there you can increase your amounts over time to “dial in” your ideal dose. 

Most people have had an instance when they have taken in too much marijuana; however, understanding your threshold can be useful when determining when to discontinue in the future.

Ensure that you are in a secure and reliable location when consuming cannabis, and be mindful not to overdo it; if you are uncertain, take it slow and cautiously at first.