If you’re a regular cannabis consumer, chances are, at one point or another, you have been too high. Maybe an edible didn’t kick in when expected and you ended up taking more than you should have. Maybe you were caught off guard by a particularly potent strain. Perhaps you simply have a low tolerance and just accidentally smoked too much. It happens to the best of us, but being too high can feel quite uncomfortable. Fortunately, even if you are experiencing an overwhelming high, just know that everything will be okay. Within hours, you will start to feel like your normal self again, and in the meantime, here are some tips to help you calm down.

Stay Calm

If you are feeling too high, you might be freaking out, but you’re going to be okay. Soon enough, the effects of smoking too much weed will dissipate, and you will feel fine. There has never been a cannabis overdose, so even if you feel like you have smoked too much marijuana, you don’t have to worry about dying. After some time has passed, you will be back to normal.

Know Your Limits

Now that you have experienced this “too high” feeling, you probably want to avoid it in the future. They say that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, and that is certainly true when it comes to overindulging in cannabis. Before you get high, make sure to tailor your experience to your tolerance level. If you are a beginner cannabis enthusiast, it’s better to be safe than sorry. Start off slow. If you are eating edibles, start with no more than 10 mg. Before increasing your dose, wait at least an hour (but ideally two). Don’t let anyone pressure you into eating, smoking, or vaping more than you can handle.

Drink Some Water

Drinking water when you’re too high is a good idea for a couple of reasons. First of all, chances are, you have terrible dry mouth, so quenching your thirst will feel great. Next, the act of drinking water is familiar, comfortable, and easily performed, so it can help bring you back down from the clouds. When you are feeling too high, drink some water or juice; just avoid alcoholic beverages, which can only exacerbate the problem.

Try Black Pepper

This might seem kind of “out there,” but it actually works. Even Neil Young swears by it! If you are feeling very anxious or paranoid from your high, reach for some black peppercorns. Chewing on a couple or simply smelling some may instantly ease your anxiety.

Rest

If you are in a loud, overstimulating environment, the impact of your overwhelming high can be tenfold. If you need to come down a bit, find a quiet place where you can rest and breathe deeply. Consider taking a nap or finding a quiet corner in which to meditate. It may be difficult to turn off your brain long enough to sleep, but some shut-eye may do you some good if you are feeling tired. Even if you can’t fall asleep, just closing your eyes for a few minutes can help.

Take a Stroll

If resting in a quiet place isn’t doing the trick, some fresh air might. Find a buddy to go with you, and make sure to stay in the area, particularly if you aren’t very familiar with your surroundings; getting lost certainly won’t help your overwhelmed feeling! If you are feeling light-headed, don’t go for a walk; instead, try laying down for a while.

Shower

If you are at home, a nice shower may be all you need to start feeling like yourself again. A shower can be a relaxing way to put a little pep in your step and ground you. If you like, you might even try soaking in the bathtub for a bit to help you calm down,

Find a Distraction

When you’re high, many everyday, mundane activities are entertaining and engaging. Take advantage of this effect by finding something to distract you from feeling too high. Some ideas include:

  • Watch a comedy
  • Listen to your favorite music
  • Play a video game
  • Color
  • Eat a tasty snack
  • Talk to your friends
  • Build a blanket fort

Whatever you choose, choose something that gives you positive feelings. This will help your brain feel safer and more comfortable and hopefully ease that too high feeling.

Feeling too high can be overwhelming, but with high-quality marijuana and knowledge of your own limits, you can enjoy your cannabis experience. Shop The District 8 for high-quality marijuana in a dispensary near you!