How to Recuperate From Cannabis High After Consumption?

Medical marijuana is a great medication but since it does not have a universal dosage that works for all, it gets a little overwhelming to find the right dose. This is one of the reasons why people get unexpectedly high from the plant which they may not know how to handle. Even though it is highly recommended to consume the herb in moderate amounts, sometimes things may get a little out of hand and you may need some assistance to deal with such situations.

Before continuing reading this article, we suggest getting a medical marijuana card from if you are consuming marijuana for medical reasons.

Is Cannabis High Good or Bad?

Cannabis high can be both good and bad depending on the effects you were expecting and the effects that you received. Most people choose to consume marijuana for its medicinal benefits and subtle euphoric effects. Euphoria is a result of good marijuana high.

Good High

A good high usually makes the individual feel calm, relaxed, and happy. Along with that, it creates this sense that the time is running slowly and everything is happening slightly slowly. Moreover, the individual feels a little sensitive to touch, in a good way.

Other than that, the effects can be different for different people. Some may feel everything is slow whereas others may find the time running at a faster pace. Some may feel a little dizzy while others may feel alert. All these are effects of a good high.

Bad High

There are a number of reasons why cannabis high starts affecting negatively.

One of the most common reasons is that people inaccurately anticipate the potency of a flower. Which leads to higher consumption and stronger effects than desired.

Another reason that is common among people who choose to consume cannabis infused edibles is that they don’t stop eating the edibles thinking they are not getting the effects at all. What they don’t realize is that edibles hit a little late but the effects stay for long. This, again, results in undesired effects.

These effects commonly include but are certainly not limited to feeling anxious, nauseous, paranoid, hallucinations, delusions, and impaired movement or vision.

It is worth noting that the high from cannabis is never the same. Especially when there is a considerable change in the consumption method, strain, place and surroundings, and mood of the consumer. So what may have worked a few days back may not work now or later.

How to Avoid Getting Too High?

The easiest way to avoid getting high is by not consuming high amounts of marijuana in the first place. It is better to let the effects kick in before consuming another piece or puff. Giving it time will allow you to build subtle effects slowly and gradually. When you consume more marijuana anticipating the amount you just consumed would not work, you are setting yourself for a challenge your body may not be ready for.

Opting for a consumption method that will allow you to determine and manage your cannabis intake shall prove to be helpful as well. Smoking marijuana has the strongest effects and it may get a little difficult to calculate how much marijuana and THC you have consumed already. Cannabis infused edibles will make the calculation and managing the quantity relatively easier. Moreover the effects are comparatively subtle.

How to Reduce the Effects of Marijuana After Consumption?

So you have already consumed marijuana and now you feel like you don’t want the high? It may be a difficult situation to deal with but it definitely is not impossible to reduce the effects of marijuana after consumption. However, we suggest not be dependent on these little hacks and avoid consuming high amounts of marijuana next time.

Relax and Breathe

This is the first thing that you need to be doing. We get it, it can be a little difficult to relax especially when you are feeling so anxious that you have almost forgotten how to breathe. But you need to realize that it is just a phase that is certainly going to pass. Relaxing and breathing will help you feel less anxious.


Hydration is important. One of the common side effects of high marijuana consumption is dry mouth. It is suggested to consume plenty of water before as well as after you consume marijuana. Again, it will help you calm down and reduce the side effects of high marijuana doses.

Distract Yourself

Distract yourself from the fact that you are too high and you will feel better. Trust us, you are thinking way too much about it and that is one of the reasons why you are feeling paranoid. Simply shifting your focus to something else will help you. You can choose to walk a little, go out in the fresh air, dance, watch something, or do anything you normally do to calm yourself down.

Eat Something

That is another distraction and maybe your body needs some snacks. It is anyways normal to crave munchies after consuming marijuana, so maybe indulge in some good healthy snacks. This will help both your body and mind.

Try Lemon

A lot of people believe that having lemon juice when they are hgh helps them by reducing the intoxicating effects of the substance. You can try if it works for you. You can squeeze lemon directly on your tongue or add it in a glass of water and have it. It works both ways.

Have CBD Oil

CBD is known for canceling out the effects of THC. It may help you calm down and reduce the effects of the plant as well. CBD is the non intoxicating cannabinoid of the cannabis plant. It works against the effects of THC and is popular for its medicinal properties.

Avoid Medication

Mixing medications with marijuana is a big NO! Do not take sleeping pills, anti anxiety pills or any medication that may react with the marijuana you have already consumed. It may further worsen the effects and symptoms. Moreover, it can be extremely dangerous as well. You never know how it shall react and affect your body. Stay away from chemicals and medications as much as you can.

Avoid Coffee

A lot of people believe freshly brewed coffee may cancel out the effects of marijuana but that simply may not be true. Coffee and cannabis is a trending combination among marijuana users and coffee is believed to worsen the anxiety. While it may work for some people, it may not for you. So, it is better to avoid than take a risk in that condition.


Medical marijuana has several benefits for which it should be consumed as a medication. But one cannot simply ignore the potential downsides of the plant. The ‘high’ that you are looking for may be a little tricky to handle and thus there are a few things that one should always keep in mind. Relaxing and believing that the phase shall pass is one of the most important ones.

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