Too High? 5 Ways to Come Down

We all have the best intentions. While we’ve turned to medical marijuana to treat a variety of conditions, there is always the risk of an uncomfortable high. Maybe you’ve tried edibles for the first time or a new tincture you’re unfamiliar with. Luckily, there are a few things you can do to combat a high that feels too intense. Here are our top 5 ways to come out of an intense high.

Keep Some CBD on Hand

CBD is the non-intoxicating cannabinoid found in the marijuana plant. CBD counter acts the euphoric effects of THC.  It has been shown to reduce anxiety and paranoia related to a THC high. Whether you consume it with your THC to lessen the risk of an uncomfortable high, or ingest it later to help bring you down, having some pure CBD on hand is never a bad idea.

Eat and Drink Your Way Calm

Have a snack and drink some water. Treating cotton mouth and putting something in your stomach could provide relief. However, stay away from mangoes, alcohol and caffeine. Mangoes naturally contain a terpenoid called myrcene which can only make that high last longer. Caffeine will contribute to anxiety. Alcohol can increase the THC found in your blood.

Chew on Black Peppercorn

Black peppercorn maybe an old wives’ tail, or just a great trick passed down through generations. Chewing on some black pepper can offer relief and is easily found in most household kitchens.

Rest and Relax

If you can, seek out a quiet place. Breathe deeply and relax. It may be beneficial to find some relaxation in a warm bubble bath or hot shower. If you feel drowsy, sleeping it off can be an easy way to stop the high.

Get Some Fresh Air

Sometimes, drowsiness won’t kick in and your brain will be firing away. If you’re not feeling disoriented, tired, or lightheaded take the opportunity to go outside. Get some fresh air and try to walk it off. Stay close to familiar surroundings; getting lost will only add to feelings of anxiety.