How to Sober Up Fast from Weed
The ever-innovative cannabis community has come up with some valuable tips for getting down from intense marijuana consumption. If you find yourself getting too high on food, flowers, or concentrates, try these quick and easy tips to help you cool off.
1. Don’t panic
Stay calm and put yourself together, because you are fine and everything is okay!
2. Chew some black peppercorn
Yep! The same kitchen ingredients that are used to season your food can also degrade your high. Black peppercorn has shown the ability to provide almost instant relief for those who are overcome by paranoia or anxiety induced by marijuana. Chew some whole black peppercorns, grind them in the food, or smell the black pepper very carefully.
3. Stay hydrated and eat a snack
Drinking water is good for your health and good for those of you who are too drunk as staying hydrated can help you calm down after consuming too many herbs. A glass of water will help flush out the cotton mouth and force you to focus on the simple process of inhaling and swallowing – this is a great trick if your mind is spinning.
If you feel dizzy, some people also feel relieved from eating snacks and drinking orange juice or other fruit juices. However, be careful what type of juice or flavor you choose, as mangoes contain the terpenoid myrcene, which has been shown to increase and prolong the effects of THC.
4. Take ibuprofen
A number of common anti-inflammatory drugs, like the widely used ibuprofen, have been shown to tame the marijuana buzz. Sobering yourself up by taking ibuprofen can be an effective solution.
5. Squeeze a lemon
Terpenes are aromatic oils that give each cannabis plant its distinct smell, taste, and effect. In the same way, CBD and THC combine to create an “environmental effect,” the variety of terpenes found in weeds and other plants appears to have synergistic relationships with other cannabis compounds. Citrus limonene terpenes, which are found in the skins of certain citrus fruits and marijuana, have shown the ability to reduce anxiety. If you have lemons, try squeezing them out to release the scent. Then breathe in the good vibes.
6. Take a deep breath and get comfortable
This is an important tip to get sober from drugs like weed or marijuana. If you feel your heart racing or an anxiety attack might be coming, just lie down and take a few deep breaths. Reminding yourself that everything is going to be okay can have a big impact too.
7. Call a friend
Let your friend know that you’re in this position. Sometimes, good words from your friend can calm you.
8. Find easy distractions
Put your favorite music on and go for a walk or you can distract yourself by watching your favorite shows on the television. Crack open a coloring book or observe some wind chimes or anything that will distract you from the sudden bout of cannabis-induced anxiety. This step is important because you will be able to ground yourself in the present and let the time pass more comfortably.
9. Don’t forget to take a shower or bath
The calming sensation of water in your body can turn your high into a good one. Think of it as a form of mental hydration, a hygienic way to get rid of ailments due to too much THC. Even splashing cold water on your face can help calm you down, lower your heart rate, and calm your mind. Once you’ve sobered, record what and how much you consume, so next time you will be better prepared to practice moderation.