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How to Come Down When You Get Too High

While cannabis has the ability to create some fantastic euphoric feelings, getting too high can be a bad experience. Most cannabis users have a story about a time it happened to them, and even the most seasoned cannabis enthusiast can accidentally go overboard from time to time. It happens, and for whatever the reason you get too high, you’ll want to find a way to come back down fast. You can take some relief from the fact that it’s impossible to actually overdose on cannabis, and getting too high isn’t going to cause you bodily harm — even though at the moment you might feel like you’re dying. While we hope this doesn’t happen to you anytime soon, we’ve got some tips for you to try on how to stop being high.

How to Stop Being High: Relax and Breathe

We know that when you’re experiencing an overwhelming sense of anxiety, the last thing you want to hear is someone telling you to “just relax.” But focusing on your breath is an effective way to calm down and ride out the uncomfortable high. Mindful breathing can do everything from lowering your heart to easing anxiety and can stop you from feeling like you’re losing your mind. Deep breathing can deliver more oxygen to your brain and help you calm down. It can also help your blood circulate, which gets the cannabinoids moving out of your system faster.


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It’s always important to stay hydrated. But when you are feeling the effects of being too high, a cold beverage can make a lot of difference for your level of comfort. Water can help quench the dryness in your mouth, as well as give you something to focus on to feel more grounded.

Distract Yourself

There are tons of activities that are fun to do while high, so try distracting yourself with some of your favorite pastimes. Anything that puts you in a good mood can get you out of your head and help you stop focusing on how uncomfortable you feel. Watch a funny movie and veg out on the couch. Play a video game, listen to your favorite music, or devour a piece of chocolate cake. Whatever makes you feel warm and fuzzy inside will help distract you from your discomfort.

Black Pepper

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That’s right, the spice you add to your dinner every night has the power to help you come down from the terrible paranoia and anxiety of being too high. People swear by this trick. Just put a few black peppercorns in your mouth and chew to feel better fast!

Take a Shower

When you don’t feel right, a nice hot shower can get you feeling relaxed and refreshed. It works the same way when you accidentally go a little overboard with cannabis. The feeling of warm water on your skin is a great distraction. You can even add some calming essential oils and allow the steam to deliver a relaxed aromatherapy experience. It will leave you feeling refreshed and your mind clearer.

Talk to a Friend

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When you’re too high, it’s almost impossible to turn off the racing thoughts in your head. When your brain is in overdrive, it can produce the kind of ideas that make you feel paranoid and confused. Having a friend to talk to can help bring you back to reality and make you more grounded.

Sleep it Off

If you’ve tried everything on the list and nothing seems to help, it might just be time to call it a night. Cannabis will work its way out of your system in a few hours, so if you can, sleep through it. You’ll wake up feeling much better in the morning. Reflect on the experience you had and use it as a chance to learn your limits.

We hope you find some of these suggestions helpful the next time you accidentally overdo it. We also hope you can use the experience as an opportunity to learn about your tolerance, so you can have a pleasant experience next time with the right dose.

If you want to learn more about getting dosage right, our expert staff at High Season would love to give you some tips. We can help you find just what you need to fit your tolerance level and have you feeling great. Give us a call before using our online menu to place your order.