OK—so you’re a little too high. Trust me, we’ve been there before. First things first, you’re not going to die—no one has ever overdosed on weed. That said, being too high can definitely be uncomfortable. Here’s our advice on how to manage your experience, and how to make the most of an extreme high.
Your lungs are your friends. There’s no need to panic. That oxygen is coming through. Close your eyes and breathe deeply. If you can, try a little meditative breathing: inhale through your nose for a slow count of 4 seconds, hold your breath for 3 seconds, and then exhale for 4 seconds.
Repeat this cycle for a few minutes. We borrowed this from a yogic technique and it does wonders if you’ve smoked a little too much weed. Our recommendation? Dim the lights, throw on some mellow music from one of your favorite artists, and practice this breathing technique. Don’t know what music to listen to? Try this roots reggae album from Groundation on for size, it’s super relaxing and one of our favorites.
Hydrate with Limonene (Drink Lemon Water).
You may want a salty snack, but what your body truly needs is a simple concoction of lemon and water. One of the few things known to diminish extreme highness is limonene, which is a terpene that minimizes THC’s effects on the brain. Luckily for you, limonene is conveniently found in lemons. Plus, who ever had a problem with a little lemonade?
Sniff a Little Black Pepper:
This isn’t a joke, we promise. Black pepper possesses yet another terpene that’s proven to combat weed-based paranoia. It’s a surprising at-home remedy that’s more effective than anything you’ll find at the pharmacy.
Change your Mindset
Whether you’re alone or with a friend doesn’t really matter—YOU possess all of the power to change your mindset. We know it feels like your brain is working overtime, but think of it like this: yes, your mind is firing on all-cylinders. Nothing bad is going to happen. In that case, doesn’t it make sense to take advantage of this powerful mental state? Even if it’s been a while since you’ve explored your artistic side, take out a piece of paper and start to draw or paint. Write a poem, a song, or a letter–maybe even an idea for a screenplay or a novel! Consider the high an opportunity to be creative and try to “let it flow.”
Take a Shower
Taking a shower is a great way to find peace and tranquility. Let the warm water wash away any discomfort you feel. Throw on some music and just vibe out in the meditative steam.
Sometimes having a task to distract you can make you feel better. Go for a hike, ride your bike, walk the dog, play a sport—being active and spending time outside will make you feel alive and may make you appreciate the sensation of being high more so than being inside watching a movie.
Embrace the Experience
Remember, nothing bad is going to happen, and you’re in a place of untapped creative potential. You’re going to be sober soon, but in the meantime… think about your life. What are you doing with your future that excites you? If you could do anything, what would it be? What’s your moonshot? Take a pen and paper or even a voice recorder and explore your mind. You may stumble into your next big idea.
Above all else, remember that your high will eventually end, and absolutely nothing bad is going to happen. And if you want to make sure that next time you don’t smoke or eat too much, check out our dosage guide or figure out what cannabis consumption method is best for you. Hang in there!