Hey, don’t panic! We’ve all been there before - that moment when you take one toke too many, or you didn’t anticipate your edibles taking effect right away - and now you're feeling way too high for comfort. It's a common experience for cannabis lovers and newbies alike, but it doesn't have to be an unpleasant or scary experience.
In fact, it can be a great opportunity to practice self-care and relaxation. With a few simple steps you can regain control of your high and enjoy the ride. At Go Easy, we have some wisdom to share with you on how to manage those highs so they work in your favor. Keep reading to find out our best tips on how to take control of your high!
Why Hydration Is Key When You're High
Being a responsible cannabis user doesn't just mean taking your time and pacing yourself, but also making sure that you're equipped to handle feeling too high. When you find yourself in that situation, the most important thing you can do is hydrate. A good rule of thumb is to carry a bottle of water with you at all times when consuming cannabis. Taking small sips on a regular basis throughout your experience will go a long way in keeping dehydration at bay so that you don't get too overwhelmed or disoriented.
In addition to keeping water close by, having some dry snacks on hand can help restore lost electrolytes and prevent dizziness and headaches. Think popcorn, granola bars, or even crackers - anything that can keep your blood sugar levels stable so that the effects of your high don't spiral out of control. Taking deep breaths every once in a while can also work wonders for calming down an excessively strong cannabis experience.
How Music Can Help With Over-Intoxication
When you find yourself feeling overly high, the best course of action is to take it easy. Immediately grab a bottle of water and take small sips to rehydrate your body and get rid of that dry-mouth feeling. Next, if you can, head to a cozy spot and put on some calming music. This will help you get more grounded and distract you from your current state.
Why music? Music can have a profound impact on our emotions, allowing us to be in control of how we perceive our current situation. It's ability to connect with parts of the brain associated with pleasure, motivation, memory and emotion can reduce stress, ease anxiety and bring clarity back into an over-enjoyed high. Closing your eyes helps too! Not only does it block out any potential distractions, it also helps with visual overstimulation which is common during high highs.
Although there are some physical effects from the THC content in cannabis that cannot be avoided, listening to music may help soothe the intoxication in order for you to enjoy your experience with more control. So next time you find your buzz spiraling out of control quickly reach for music instead!
Why CBD Can Help With Too Much Delta 9 THC
One of the main ways to get back on track after feeling too lifted is to take CBD. If you have any handy, now's the time to use it! CBD can help balance out the effects of THC and help reduce any paranoia, anxiety, or racing thoughts you may have.
Here's why: Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is the cannabinoid responsible for producing feelings of euphoria and relaxation that cannabis is known for. But when there's an excess of it in your system, this is when the 'too high' feeling kicks in. Delta 9 THC is the form that produces this psychoactive effect - CBD (cannabidiol) can be used to counteract it by working with your endocannabinoid system to help regulate the homeostasis of your body. This balance of CBD and Delta 9 THC can help bring you back down to a place where you can shake off those over-the-top effects and enjoy your day as intended.
Foods to Eat When You're Too High
When you're feeling too high, it can be difficult to come up with a snack plan - after all, food will affect your buzz in different ways. However, certain snacks can help you feel more grounded and help get rid of the dry mouth feeling. Here are some of our favorite go-to snacks for when you need to calm down and reset:
Fruits like bananas, apples, and watermelon are full of vitamins and minerals that can help make you feel a little better. Plus, they contain lots of water which will help rehydrate your body!
Nuts are full of fiber and protein - both of which can help stabilize your blood sugar levels and give you an extra boost of energy. Plus, they're easy to grab when you're feeling foggy-headed.
Avocado is rich in magnesium which helps to relax the central nervous system. It's also a great source of healthy fats that will give you a sustained energy boost rather than an initial spike followed by a crash. Plus it's delicious!
Remember to go slow when snacking - make sure the snacks don't have too much sugar or salt as these can exacerbate the high. So stay mindful with what kind of foods you choose and enjoy!
Mindful Breathing to Come Back Down
If the room still isn't quite right, we recommend you close your eyes to help bring yourself back down. Start to take long, deep breaths, and focus on each breath as it enters and leaves your body. Taking slow breaths can help to slow down a racing heart and lower your blood pressure - both of which may help you recover more quickly from an over consumed high. There are also guided meditations that could help; if you have access to any audio guides or podcasts, give them a try to further relax your mind and body.
Alternative Therapies for an Overactive High
If music and water are not helping, there are many alternative therapies that can help you bring your high back in control. For instance, aromatherapy is a great way to ease into relaxation mode! If you have any essential oils handy, try lavender or chamomile to reduce stress and start feeling more relaxed.
Another excellent way to bring yourself down is through a massage. Ask your friend to give you a slow and gentle massage, focusing on areas of tension - this will positively affect your nervous system and relax your muscles.
Lastly, if you're feeling dizzy or overwhelmed, taking a walk or doing some light yoga can help ground you and make your high more manageable. Taking deep breaths in through the nose and out through the mouth can also be an effective way to regulate your breathing and ground yourself in the space.
All in all, getting a little too high can be an uncomfortable experience, but with some mindful self-care, it doesn’t have to be a bad one. Looking for ways to self-soothe can be a great way to increase your comfort and gain control of your high. Drink plenty of water and find a comfortable, calming spot to rest. If you have CBD at hand, take it and listen to calming music. Remember that even though you might feel like you are a million miles away, you are still in control, and the high will eventually pass. With the right combination of care, patience, and CBD, you can have a safe, pleasant, and comfortable high.