If you swap stoner stories with strangers, chances are you’ll hear about someone having a “bad trip” or getting “too high.” While many people have positive experiences with THC products, some consumers are surprised to find they have little-to-no tolerance for them at all. Like most things, Cannabis/Hemp isn’t for everyone but, unfortunately, it is impossible to know if you’ll enjoy the experience until you try it.
That said, there are some precautions you can take to set yourself up for a successful sesh in the future. There are also some things you can do at the moment for relief if you accidentally overdo it. If you’re wondering how to get “unhigh,” Melee Dose is here to help. Our knowledgeable team has pulled together some tips to help you keep calm, carry on, and make your high more manageable.
Getting High: The Basics
Pleasant experiences with cannabis and hemp-derived THC products are by no means universal. Instead of experiencing extreme bliss, relaxation, and euphoria, some people become riddled with anxiety, fear, or panic. But before we tell you how to get unhigh, it’s important to know how it happened in the first place.
Truthfully, the best way to avoid being too high is to prevent getting zooted in the first place. The best way to do this is by starting with a small dose and allowing time for the potential effects to hit before choosing to take more. However, there are other factors that may influence the effects of Delta-8, Delta-9, and Delta-10 THC as well, including:
- Potency of the product
- Product type (vape, edible, tincture, other)
- Tolerance levels and/or prior experience
- Your environment
- Overall health (mental and physical)
- Other substances consumed including drugs, caffeine, alcohol, and food
It is important to note that negative effects are most commonly reported when a person takes too much of a product—whether by mistake or due to inexperience. While most of these potential effects ease themselves over time, our experts recommend checking the supplemental dosing info on each package before trying new products.
How To Tell If You’ve Had Too Much…
Consuming too much of anything can cause some obvious discomfort. But, if you’re feeling the world spinning or intense paranoia setting in, you may want to get “unhigh” sooner rather than later. The most important thing to remember when you start spiraling out of control is that “this too shall pass.” Being uncomfortably high can be borderline terrifying, but unfortunately freaking out will only make you feel way worse.
While technically, there is no official intoxication level or diagnosis for being “too high,” some warning signs you may be approaching uncomfortable territory may include:
- Increased feelings of anxiety, panic, or paranoia
- Rapid heart rate
- Clumsiness and impaired coordination
- Hallucinations (in extreme cases)
The good news is, to date there have been zero reported cases of death from THC. So, while the experience itself is highly uncomfortable, it’s important to remind yourself that you will most likely be okay. But, we understand that when the sky feels like it’s falling, waiting is the last thing you want to do. If you’re still looking for ways to feel grounded, continue reading for a list of pro tips to help you get unhigh.
How To Get Unhigh?
While waiting is always an option, there are times when sobering up quickly feels like a necessity. The truth is, there is no magic fix when it comes to being too high. However, there are some techniques you can use to potentially ease anxiety and make the struggle a little less real.
1. Hydrate, Hydrate, Hydrate
Staying hydrated will allow your body to quickly process THC and other cannabinoids through your system. To minimize discomfort from overconsumption, make sure to drink plenty of liquids. This will also help with feelings of dry mouth as well.
2. Try Meditation Techniques For Relaxation
If you’re experiencing heightened stress like paranoia or anxiety, you can use popular meditation techniques to help you relax. Keeping yourself calm will help you stay grounded and may reduce unnecessary panic. These skills tend to help most when they’ve been practiced. Consider adding a relaxation practice to your daily routine, you never know when it may come in handy for you.
3. Distract Yourself
All good things take time—including coming down from a high. Time can feel like it’s dragging when you are feeling uncomfortable so it is important to find a distraction. Instead of focusing on “how to get unhigh” try:
- Listening to music
- Watching a movie
- Talking to a friend
- Moving your body
- Taking a shower
- Do an art project
- Clean the house
4. Take CBD
Studies show that consuming CBD may help reduce the negative effects associated with feeling “too high.” CBD is a non-psychoactive compound, found in cannabis and hemp plants, that can reduce the psychoactive effects of THC by blocking cannabinoid receptors in the brain—ultimately preventing the THC molecules from activating them. If you’re looking to get unhigh as quickly as possible, tracking down some CBD tincture (oil) or gummies may be your best bet!
5. Sleep It Off
Truthfully, the best way to get unhigh is simply to give it time. To make time go quickly, try taking a nap. This will allow time to pass, and in turn, you should wake up feeling rested and back to normal in no time! Keep in mind that effects might last anywhere from 2-10 hours (depending on the type of product and how much you consumed) so a cat nap might not do the trick completely. But even getting a little bit of shut-eye should potentially help curb some of your symptoms.
The bottom line is there is no fast fix to help you get unhigh. The harsh effects will simply have to fade over time. However, there are some tips you can follow to feel more comfortable while you wait for the comedown. When you try new products from Melee Dose, we recommend starting slowly, drinking lots of water, and allowing time for the potential effects to hit before taking more.
As an added effort to make things easier, all of our products come with recommended doses and additional potency and serving info. We like to lay it all out so you know exactly what you’re getting and the best instructions for safe consumption. Visit our online store to view available products and to learn more about recommended dosing, active ingredients, and more!