How to Handle a High That’s Too Intense

Whether you have been using cannabis for years or it’s your first time, it’s possible to overdo it and feel overwhelmed, stressed, or even paranoid because you’ve gotten a bit too high. This might happen because you underestimated the potency of edibles or concentrates, or you simply hit the pipe one more time than you should have. Alternatively, you may simply be a low tolerance user. Fortunately, there are some steps you can take to curb a powerful high.

Drink water and have a snack.

Not only will sipping some water help you stave off dry mouth—which can make the intensity of your high feel even worse—but it can also give you a simple, familiar task to focus on. Enjoying a small snack can help as well. Stay away from the junk food and try some dried fruits, nuts, or cheese instead.

Try going for a walk.

For some people, sitting on a comfortable couch with a favorite television show is enough to relax and reduce the intensity of a strong high. However, others might start to feel restless. If this is the case, try taking a short walk (preferably with a sober buddy). The change in scenery as well as some light exercise can have you feeling better in no time.

Take a shower.

If you’re able to, taking a hot shower can be a great way to quickly relax and calm down after using too much cannabis. Add some aromatherapy with essential oils or scented bath products to kick up the relaxation even further.

Try some CBD.

CBD, which is another compound found alongside THC in marijuana, has become increasingly popular in the form of tinctures, vape pens, and edibles. One of the reasons for its popularity is that it can help taper a strong high because of the way it interacts with THC in the body. You can even look for marijuana strains with higher concentrations of CBD, if you tend to have a lower tolerance for cannabis.

Your budtender can also help you decide what types and concentrations of cannabis are right for you, so you don’t end up feeling higher than you’d like to. The Green Jar is Wasilla, Alaska’s preferred local dispensary where you’ll find an exceptional selection as well as some of the friendliest budtenders in town. Call them to learn more at (907) 631-3800.