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How To Come Down From A Marijuana High Quickly

By Danielle Guercio, The Fresh Toast on

Published in Cannabis Daily

Getting un-high is not exactly as easy as you think, but there are certain things that can definitely help you out of a tight corner.

More people than ever have access to legal cannabis, which means it’s inevitable even more people are going to get a little too high. This is what many call “rookie syndrome,” when you just get too stoned to function normally. Here’s how to come down from a marijuana high quickly.

Whether smoking a high-THC strain for the first time, or eating something more potent than what you’re used to, getting too stoned is something that happens to many people at some point. Proper dosage greatly affects an experience, and that becomes hard to do when you’re smoking or eating something particularly tasty. Beginners are most susceptible to getting too stoned, but one don’t worry. You won’t die (nobody has yet)!

Getting un-high is not exactly as easy as you think, but there are certain things that can definitely help you out of a tight corner. Like many intoxicants, it’s really a waiting game, as you have to allow time for your body to metabolize the THC just like you would with alcohol. That’s also why edibles can be dicey, the effects take more time to fully present, and longer to die down as they travel through your system. Edibles and dosage in general can work on everyone differently, so if you don’t have a firm idea of your tolerance, caution is your best bet.

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If somehow you find yourself glued to a couch or hiding under the covers imagining the FBI busting through the door, try one of these five ways to chill out.

 

One: Breathe

This can seem like a “duh” piece of advice, but it really isn’t easy to remember if you’re coughing up a lung or starting to hit an anxiety plateau. Deep belly breaths are important to do throughout the day for optimal oxygenation of your blood, but they can also get you out of a jam if things start feeling too fuzzy.

If you have a smartphone, a free app can prompt you to do this throughout the day, or whenever you need to check in. Just one minute of focused breathing is usually enough to undo a nosedive from a too-deep bong rip.

Two: Hydrate

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