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Whoa, I’m Too High: What to Do When You Get Too High

Written by Nancy

Maybe you wanted to impress your friends and breathed in a little bit too deeply. Maybe it was your first time taking the concentrates, and they caught you off guard with their potency. Or maybe the edibles kicked in just a few hours late. We’ve all been there and we can say for sure that getting too high is a feeling that none of us enjoy; not even the experienced potheads amongst us.

Cannabis overdose can make you feel paranoid, amplify your anxiety, and all-around freak you out. You may think you’re getting chased by evil fairies, when you’re clearly being not; it’s just your head that messes with you.

The good news is there are ways that can help you come back down when you feel too high, uncomfortable, or overwhelmed from excessive weed consumption.

Drink orange juice

No one knows for sure how drinking orange juice helps with cannabis overdose. Some people say it’s the glucose rush which comes after drinking the juice that helps you come back down. Some say the juice speeds up your metabolism, which helps breakdown cannabis in your bloodstream. Whatever the reason maybe, we just know “it works”.


Everything feels a lot worse when you’re dehydrated, so make sure you continue to have water at regular intervals. That doesn’t mean, however, that you take gulps all the water you can quickly; take slow, measured sips, and if possible focus on a positive activity.

Chew on black peppercorns

We swear it works wonders; consider it a cheat code to counter your cannabis-induced paranoia. If you can’t chew on black peppercorns for any reason, crush them in powdered form and sniff it up.

Interested in learning the science behind how these spices make you feel less high? Check this blog from MEL.

Take a bath

A nice, warm relaxing bath will distract you from your high and make you feel much better. Try it; you won’t regret.

Lastly, go to sleep

You’re fine. Everything is okay. This happens to all of us. Put a washcloth soaked in cold water on your forehead and close your eyes. You’ll feel much better in the morning after you’ve had some sleep.

This guest post was written by one of our friends at Bong Outlet. Bong Outlet is a head shop based in the U.S, which sells high quality bong pipes, vaporizers and smoke accessories at incredible prices. Visit the Bong Outlet website for more details.  

About the author


I’m Nancy and no, I didn’t always look like I do in that picture on the right. My foray into health and fitness began as a brace-faced, 16 year-old who was too afraid to wear a two-piece at the beach because I felt my body paled in comparison to my much more toned friends.

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