You just got back from your favorite Portland marijuana dispensary with a brand new strain you’ve never tried before. You put on some music and prepare to relax when — uh oh — something doesn’t feel right. You are totally caught off guard by the potency of this kind of cannabis and now you’re feeling completely overwhelmed by its effects.
Of the 94 million people in the U.S. that have used marijuana at least once, most have probably experienced the discomfort and anxiety that comes with being “too high.” It’s not an enjoyable feeling. The next time this happens to you, consider the following tips:
- Keep calm
It’s easy to start to panic when you get “too high.” Your adrenaline is pumping, your heart is racing, and your mind is all over the place. Just remember, contrary to any rumors you may have heard, there have never been any reported cannabis overdose deaths. Your symptoms will dissipate within a few hours with no lasting effects. You will be fine.
- Drink water
The best thing you can do for yourself is to stay hydrated. Keep a cool, refreshing (non-caffeinated, non-alcoholic) beverage on hand to combat dry mouth. If it helps, you can focus on the familiar act of sipping and swallowing to help you stay calm and grounded in reality.
- Try some black pepper
As strange as it sounds, this common household ingredient can actually act as a remedy for “greening out.” Neil Young actually swears by the stuff, recommending that you sniff or chew on a few black peppercorns for instant relief.
- Go for a walk
Some fresh air and exercise might do you some good. If you’re not functioning as well as you should be, consider taking a friend with you in case you get lost or too light-headed to stand.
- Head back to the Portland marijuana dispensary
This solution should be considered a last resort because it doesn’t work for everybody. However, some cannabis experts believe that you can counteract the anxiety-producing effects of THC by consuming CBD (cannabidiol). If you are “too high” and experiencing severe anxiety, see if you can find CBD at any of the medical marijuana dispensaries Portland Oregon has to offer.
Have you ever experienced the overwhelming effects of consuming too much THC? What counter methods have worked for you? Let us know in the comments section below.