While the high you get from the THC in weed can be an enjoyable, transcendental experience, it can also create paranoia, anxiety, and a feeling of being overwhelmed, which depending on your consumption level, tolerance, the strain can last for a few or several hours. But, thanks to the experiences of users for years, there are now methods available to help you curb that “too high” feeling from weed.
1.Chew on Black Peppercorn
It seems like an almost silly solution, but black peppercorn has been shown to have a calming effect if you are experiencing paranoia or anxiety from weed. In fact, some researchers have claimed that black pepper and THC have a symbiotic relationship that leads to them combining in the endocannabinoid system to create a state of calm.
2. Add in CBD
The CBD in weed is most often extracted to give people pain or anxiety relief without a THC high. So, it stands to reason that if you combine your weed with some high-quality CBD, the high you get will be more controlled and less likely to lead to paranoia or anxiety.
3.Eat and Drink
Got the munchies? This is fairly typical with weed use – and it doesn’t hurt to get something to eat. Believe it or not, eating and drinking help your mind focus on the acts of chewing, sipping, and swallowing, which can relieve anxiety. When you give an overactive brain something to focus on, the effects of the high decrease. It is also essential to stay hydrated at all times. If you are dehydrated, the effects of the weed could get out of control.
4. Try Meditation
When you are high, your brain is in a state of imbalance. Though it does feel good, if the high gets out of control, you can regain a state of balance with some simple meditation. Meditation helps the mind to focus and the body to reach a state of relaxation. Find a quiet place and sit down in a comfortable position. Close your eyes and breathe in deeply through your nose and out through your mouth. Focus on the sound and action of breathing until you have reached a calmer state.
5.Take a Shower
Can this seriously help? Yes, it can! Allowing warm or hot water to massage your body can bring you to a state of peace and comfort. If you have a massaging showerhead, use it. Massaging your muscles will relieve tension and relax your body. Focus on the heat and the sensation of water flowing over your body. Then, when you feel better, chill out in bed for a bit.
6. Look for a Simple Distraction
When your mind is focused on something other than feeling high, you can ride out the high in relative comfort. Simple things like watching cartoons, listening to calming music, playing a fun video game, calling a friend, or even trying adult coloring books. Seriously! Adult coloring books have become a very popular method of controlling anxiety.
7. Reach for Caffeine
Though it seems counterintuitive, adding caffeine to an overactive buzz can make a difference. The reason we use caffeine so much is because it helps us focus our minds on the tasks at hand. An overactive buzz is the definition of out of control. So, grab a cup of joe and slam some caffeine. It can take a few minutes to help clear the buzz cloud, but it is a safe way to sober up.
Getting that THC high is the ultimate goal of smoking or using weed but overdoing it can cause a lot of stress. Using these methods can help you break out of the paranoia and anxiety that can come with too much THC.