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How to Avoid A Bad High

January 25, 2017

People often turn to weed for a relaxing buzz or boost of energy, but they may be wary of trying it because of the possibility of having a bad high. How can you make it through a bad experience with weed? Follow these tips:

Drink a lot of water.

If you want to make it through a bad high, stay away from alcoholic beverages and sip on water instead. Alcohol can increase the effects of your high, so if it’s not enjoyable, this is the last thing you should turn to. Stay hydrated with water, which will help you fight the dry mouth associated with cannabis, and also allow you to focus on the act of drinking, which will distract your mind and help you forget about the high.

Use CBD.

THC is the cannabinoid in marijuana that causes the high feeling, but there’s another cannabinoid that can help counteract the effect of THC. If you plan on smoking or consuming marijuana in any form, it’s best to keep CBD on hand in the rare case that you have a bad high. Try a CBD patch or oil—and don’t worry, just because CBD comes from cannabis does not mean it will make you more high. CBD will only relax you and relieve the anxiety you are experiencing. Read these 5 must-know facts about cannabidiol.

Try to sleep.

Time heals all—even a bad high. If you can, try to find a quiet place to take a nap. By the time you wake up, you may not feel any of the negative effects you felt prior to falling asleep, although you may feel a bit groggy. Keep in mind if you consumed edibles, it will take longer to get rid of the high feeling, so take a lengthier nap.

Focus on your breathing.

If you begin to panic while you are high, it’s best that you slow down and focus on the inhale and exhale of each breath. Make every breath as deep and slow as possible, and you will immediately begin to feel yourself calm down and relax.

Learn how to avoid it in the future.

After you have one bad experience with marijuana, it’s important to learn what went wrong so you can prevent it from happening in the future. Did you consume more than you should have, which led you to feel sick and uncomfortable? Take it slower next time so you can carefully watch how much you are smoking or consuming. Did you smoke marijuana in an environment where you did not feel comfortable? This could have also been a factor that contributed to your bad high. Next time, you should only smoke or consume cannabis in a place where you feel comfortable.

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