How To Know If You’ve Had Too Much Marijuana

By Maria Loreto, The Fresh Toast on

Published in Cannabis Daily

It’s easy to have too much marijuana on accident. Here are some of the most common side effects of overconsuming weed.

When it comes to weed, people differ in their tolerance levels, in what they enjoy consuming, and what they enjoy doing. Bodies react in different ways, making it difficult to provide super tailored advice for every consumer. Still, there are some common side effects that occur after consuming too much weed.

The effects of marijuana are experienced approximately 10 minutes after smoking it. With an edible, the wait is longer, ranging from 30 minutes to a couple of hours. This can be confusing for newcomers, making it important to be extra careful when trying out a new cannabis consumption method.

As recreational marijuana becomes more and more popular, new ways to consume it start popping up, so the more information you have on the subject the better. Here are some things that can happen when you have too much marijuana.

You experience dry mouth

Dry mouth is a common side effect of marijuana use, alarming for first-timers but something that grows normalized the more you’re exposed to cannabis. This symptom can be easily resolved by having some water and pausing your consumption of weed until you feel more comfortable for more.



While dry mouth and red eyes are common symptoms of marijuana use, vomiting and shortness of breath have also been reported as extreme side effects of overusing the drug. While cannabis is a known preventative measure for nausea, consuming it in large amounts can produce the opposite effect, resulting in vomiting and abdominal pain, a syndrome known as Cannabinoid Hyperemesis. This condition is thought to occur when THC overwhelms the autonomic nervous system, which regulates our breathing and digestive systems.

You’re feeling very sleepy

It’s common that after marijuana your body takes longer to respond to stimulus, leaving you comfortably lying on your couch or feeling sleepy. Sometimes, after consuming large amounts of cannabis, you might even fall asleep on the spot, something that might be embarrassing if accompanied by others, but that’s relatively harmless in the grand scheme of things.


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