Weed Too Strong? 11 Ways to Stop Being High
Overindulged in some edibles? Smoked a strain that was way more potent than you expected? Maybe the pot took longer to kick in and you’ve got stuff to do.
No worries. There are things you can do to cut the buzz so you come down faster.
We’ve rounded up some of the more popular strategies for coming down. If one doesn’t seem to work, don’t hesitate to try another. These aren’t an exact science, and reactions can vary from person to person.
This is easier said than done when you’ve overindulged. But a little R&R really will help tame the buzz. And trust us: You’re not dying. Really.
Find a quiet place to sit or lie back and try to relax. Breathing exercises or listening to music can help you chill. If you do decide to go for some music, consider something you know all the words to, and sing along. This can help you stay grounded in the present moment.
Eventually, the buzz will fade to a feeling of relaxation or even drowsiness. Go with it and let yourself fall asleep. Even a quick cat nap will do you good.
It seems counterintuitive, but according to Leafly, people use CBD to counteract the effects of too much THC.
Like THC, CBD is a type of cannabinoid found in cannabis. But unlike THC, which causes the high, CBD interacts with different receptors in your brain. Researchers don’t know exactly how yet, but several animal and human studies have shown benefits of CBD for different forms of anxiety.
Bonus: CBD helps some folks fall asleep. This can come in handy if you’re greening out.
No, this doesn’t mean knocking back a few brews. Stick to water and other nonalcoholic drinks.
Drinking water before, during, and after any kind of drug use is always a good approach. It can be particularly helpful when it comes to marijuana, which tends to leave you with dry mouth. It’s also an easy activity that gives you something to focus on.
According to the internet and Neil Young, a taste or whiff or two of black pepper helps combat the paranoia and anxiety that a major high can bring on.
Just grab a container of black pepper and sniff, being sure not to inhale it. You can also pop two or three whole peppercorns in your mouth and chew on them.
It sounds too good to be true, but there’s actually some science behind it. Caryophyllene, a compound in peppercorn, is a potent selective CB2 antagonist. It increases the sedating effects of THC, which could calm you down.
Find yourself one toke over the line and frantic to stop being high? These tips can help you come back down to earth.
It’s possible to reverse the negative effect of marijuana on the adolescent brain: Western University Researchers
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Researchers at Western University have made a timely discovery to reverse the negative effects of marijuana on a young person’s brain.
Chronic weed use in adolescents, and specifically exposure to a chemical in it called THC, reduces activity in a neurotransmitter in the brain that is linked to psychiatric diseases such a schizophrenia.
But a study published Tuesday, spearheaded by Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry Professor Steven Laviolette, said pharmaceuticals can be used to boost activity in the GABA neurotransmitter so that it reverses behavioural changes that could happen later in life.
“We actually went in, and tried to restore the GABA system by activating GABA receptors directly in the prefrontal cortex,” said Laviolette, during AM980’s the Andrew Lawton Show Tuesday afternoon.
LISTEN: Andrew Lawton Speaks with Steven Laviolette about reversing the negative effects of marijuana on teens
A team of researchers were able to restore the system and reverse the effects of psychiatric diseases, well into adult-hood, he explained.
Researchers at Western University have made a timely discovery to reverse the negative effects of marijuana on a young person's brain.