More and more people start looking for information about cannabis, with it getting legalized in one form or another across the US. They want to either educate themselves on this heated topic or prepare to try marijuana for some of its many benefits.

You should always be careful with the dosage, especially when you’re a beginner. It is not difficult to get too high on cannabis if you don’t know your capabilities yet. Luckily, there are some ways to stay safe while high and avoid repercussions.

Unfortunately, if you have tests scheduled in the nearest future, it’s already too late. According to experts, THC is detectable in urine for up to 30 days, especially if you are a heavy user.

But if you don’t need to worry about a urine test, and you want to be prepared for when you overestimate your capabilities, here are some tips on what to do when you get too high.


How Can You Get Too High?

Taking too much is especially common among beginners; that’s why it’s best to start small and gradually increase the dosage to get to know your body slowly and carefully.

However, even experienced fans of cannabis can take too much. Sometimes, you can simply have a worse day. Your body may be weaker and get high on the dose that is usually ideal.

Additionally, it is very easy to overdo with edibles. When you ingest marijuana with foods, you can’t feel the effect immediately, contrary to when you’re smoking. For that reason, people tend to think that it’s not working, so they eat more, only to suffer a few hours later.

Whatever the reason, while being a bit high is nice and relaxing, getting too high can get uncomfortable, and it’s good to know what you can do to deal with it.

Can You Reduce Marijuana High?

With cannabis, you will always need to wait for the effects to wear down. However, you will be happy to hear that, in case of the overdose, there are some things you can do to reduce the high effect (even if only a little), or at least calm yourself and make the whole experience more comfortable.


Lie Down and Relax

This is why it is recommended to always smoke or ingest cannabis in a safe environment, especially if you’re a newcomer. Make sure that, just in case anything happens, you can have some space for yourself.

Many people, and not only beginners, tend to panic when they feel that something is wrong. If you notice that you don’t get the desired effects, simply sit or lie down and breathe slowly and deeply. Keep in mind that no one can die plainly from a marijuana overdose, so it won’t happen to you either, even if it feels like that at the moment.

You don’t need to fall asleep; you probably even won’t. If you feel like it, you may take a warm bath or a shower. You may watch a movie or listen to some calming music. If you have been smoking with other people, you would prefer to stay alone, as overdosing can make you nervous.

Get Some Fresh Air

Fresh air may help you clear your head and calm yourself a little bit. However, people tend to react differently to marijuana overdose, so make sure you listen carefully to your body and mind. It is best if you have a garden or a backyard – a familiar place that won’t require you to go far from your house. But if you don’t feel very confused, you can take a walk to some of your favorite spots where you can be close to nature. Watch the sky, listen to the wind, and put your mind at ease.


Eat Citruses

Terpenes, enzymes that can be found in lemons and limes, are highly effective in fighting the THC effects. All you need to do is put some pieces of these fruits into your mouth; if they are too sour for your tastebuds, you can also squeeze them into fresh juice. The big advantage is that it also helps with the cottonmouth, a common side effect of cannabis overdose.

Sniff or Chew Some Black Pepper

Black pepper can be found in almost every home, and it’s good to keep it handy when you plan to get high on weed. When you feel paranoia or anxiety coming, just sniff or chew on some black peppercorns. You should feel the relief immediately. Neil Young himself recommends chewing two or three pieces of black pepper balls. How does it work? According to science, black pepper binds to your body’s cannabinoid receptors similarly to cannabis. It can combine with marijuana, enforcing its calming effects.


Drink Water

It may sound trivial, but proper hydration is an excellent solution to many problems. Drinking water will hydrate your body, improve circulation, help with the cottonmouth and allow you to focus on something soothing and comforting.

Try not to mix cannabis with alcohol, though, especially if you’re a new user and you’re not sure about your reactions to it yet. Coffee may be helpful with sobering up, but be careful if you struggle with anxiety, as caffeine may speed up your heart rate and make you even more nervous.

Ask Someone You Trust for Help

It may happen that a paranoid voice inside your head gets too strong and too loud. In this case, it may be best to ask someone for help; listen to a trusted voice instead. Please, remember to always turn to a person you trust completely. Otherwise, you risk being triggered and getting even more anxious.


Final Thoughts

The good news is that you can’t die from a marijuana overdose, so you don’t need to worry. Nonetheless, you probably decide to take it to help yourself relax or relieve pain, so you don’t want the experience to be uncomfortable. If you’re new to the cannabis world, start small and take it slow; get to know your body. And if anything goes wrong (as it can happen to the best), follow our tips to minimize the damage. Plus, learn from your errors. Only then can you be a responsible marijuana user, providing your body with the plant’s multiple benefits.