Getting high is definitely an interesting and somewhat surprising experience for many people in the world. The famous herb can be used to relax, laugh with some friends, or enhance an artistic creation phase.
That said, overdosing is pretty common and can sometimes lead to anxiety and paranoia if you’re not prepared for it.
The THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) found in weed or marijuana is the chemical that makes one feeling all sorts of different effects. These effects can vary from one person to another depending on a number of factors:
The weed’s potency, or in other words, how much THC is found in the herb you are about to use.
The size of the person, small or skinny individual will most likely buzz faster than a big person with more body mass/fat.
How experienced is the person, how much he/she is usually smoking, and at what frequency that person is used to smoke.
If you took other drugs just before smoking weed (including alcohol), sometimes a bad mix can occur, resulting in a bad trip.
Your life situation, in general, can also affect the way your brain is going to process the buzz. If things are not going so well, it is recommended to be surrounded by good friends while smoking weed so you won’t become over-anxious all of a sudden.
What Are the Symptoms of a Bad Buzz With Weed?
Nausea, heart rate increase, intense moments of anxiety, and even panic, or in some rare cases, hallucinations, are all possible bad side effects from using weed. A bad buzz or bad trip can happen after smoking or eating weed, bringing some unwanted feelings that can be hard to manage for a short period of time.
The latter symptoms are easily recognizable, and while they differ from one person to another, they are generally similar.
Although all of this sounds pretty scary at first, it is important to note that such symptoms normally slow down after a short while. As a matter of fact, 1 or 2 hours after a bad trip of weed, everything should be back to normal.
Top 5 Ways to Get Unhigh From Weed
We all heard some of our friends giving their magical tips and tricks to help unbuzzing from weed. Drinking milk or using CBD in order to unhigh from a strong buzz are often talked about, but are these methods really working? We listed the top 5 ways to get unhigh from weed below:
Can CBD really reduce the effects of THC? Studies such as the one reported in 2015 by the British Journal of Pharmacology have shown that CBD does in fact reduce the high caused by weed usage.
Thanks to CBD’s reducing psychoactive properties, the latter will block or intercept the cannabinoid receptors in your brain from binding with the THC. Thus, it is safe to say that CBD can be very useful if you ever find yourself getting too high.
One of the most common symptoms of a weed overdose is becoming overly anxious. When the brain is starting to think too much about everything, every problem in life, that’s when you know that the weed buzz is taking over.
The most important thing in such a moment is to remain calm and to change your mind by doing something fun and relaxing. It could be drawing, painting, playing a musical instrument, watching a movie (preferably not something too dramatic/serious), playing a video game, etc.
In other words, you need to relax and keep your mind just enough busy so you don’t overthink things that you would normally be able to manage if you weren’t high.
Eating Some Delicious and Comforting Food
Did you ever hear of having the munchies? That’s when you get very hungry all of a sudden, and that all you can think of is eating a nice slice of pizza with extra bacon on it!
If you are not feeling too well and that you think a bad trip is imminent, just remember; start focusing on what food you would like to eat. This will become your main mission and more often than not, it will turn into a fun activity that will kill even the worst buzz that one may have to go through.
Taking a Shower
Depending on what you prefer, you can try to take a cold or hot shower, or even alternate between the temperatures.
The feeling of the droplets falling on your skin, and the suiting sound of your shower will help bring your mind at peace. Moreover, why not take full advantage of this moment by washing yourself gently with nice bubbly soap and also by brushing your teeth, your body will thank you later.
This one goes without saying, always stay hydrated as much as possible! If you don’t drink enough water, you are going to have a hard time with weed. Just make sure to drink water before and after using the marijuana so your body stays perfectly hydrated. This will make it easier for your brain and your blood to manage and process the THC intake.
On a final note, drinking milk for getting unhigh is more of a myth than a reality. It indeed helps in some situations, but it’s more due to the water contained in the milk and also to the fact that you are focussing your mind on drinking a delicious glass of milk. Maybe try to add some cookies with that, who knows, perhaps this will turn into the best high ever!
And there you have it, our top 5 ways to beat a bad buzz of weed. In conclusion, CBD remains the best and most effective solution on paper, but that doesn’t mean that the other ways are not effective. Just make sure that your mind is busy with something fun and enjoyable, and the bad buzz will slowly faint away.