You’re not going to die’: how to survive an edible marijuana overdose

by Cannadish

Consuming more cannabis edibles than you can handle can be an awfully uncomfortable experience. This is a big reason why some first time edible users have such a bad trip that they never want to try it again. The feeling of being way too high from THC in general feels bad, but in the form of edibles is even worse.

Obviously the best step is to prevent this from happening with edibles – like starting with low amounts and waiting at least an hour or more before consuming any more cannabis. Once you have done edibles a couple times and you know what is the perfect Dose  for you, you are going to be fine.  Overdosing edibles usually happens with first time users that don’t know where their tolerance level is at. However, if it is too late and you’re here looking for a way to combat the intense and unpleasant feeling of being too high, then we’ve got you covered – here are a few things you can do to help you get through it. to combat the intense and unpleasant feeling of being too high, then we’ve got you covered – here are a few things you can do to help you get through it.

Step 1 Dont panic

Understand that even do you are experiencing an very uncomfortable experience, it will not kill you or hurt you in any way, and the feeling will eventually pass.

Step 2 CBD  

CBD is the best way to combat a strong high from THC. CBD does not make you high, but balances the THC in your system. Smoke or Vape a CBD strain for quick effects, or take some CBD oil and you will notice that the strong high gets balanced out.

Step 3 Breathing

If CBD oil is not available to you – or you need to be able to calm down or focus well enough to get to it – then controlled breathing should be your first step. Whether you are feeling extra paranoid, sick to your stomach, lethargic or dizzy, it can help you become grounded again and helps by giving you something to focus on. Take deep breaths – in through your nose and out through your mouth – and keep your breaths as even as possible.

Step 4 Drink Water

Being hydrated from the beginning can help you to prevent reaching the feeling of being too high from edibles.  Ice water is best if you’re already feeling the effects of too much THC – it will help wake you up, kill cotton mouth, and rehydrate all in one.

Step 5 Sleep

Find a calm, quiet place where you can rest and breathe deeply. Remember, the intense discomfort you’re feeling will pass. Take deep, full breaths in through your nose and out through your mouth. Focus on the sound of your breath and just rest a while.

Sometimes sleeping it off can be the best alternative to stopping a strong high, but it’s not always easy to turn your brain off. Edibles should be a fun and relaxing experience, always make sure to start with small dosages.

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PurpleDiamond April 15, 2019 - 9:31 pm

Better yet use Undoo it gets rid of the high in about 7 minutes.

James April 18, 2019 - 9:50 pm

My experience was one of extreme muscle weakness. I literally could not stand up and get off the couch. I just slid off the couch and slept on the floor for a few hours. No paranoia!

Denise Tiller April 28, 2019 - 12:38 am

I have MS and fibromyalgia, i normally make an infused tea from leaves (shame to waste them. Shuuush, the TCH is ilegal in uk) but it tastes Awful So i will DEFINATLY 100% be doing some cooking in my kitchen, love the idea of the gummy bears but best to put them somewhere well away from kids!!!
i also use a CBD chapstick which ive noticed doesnt just make my lips more kissable. but is great for headaches
Thanx for all ur ideas , information and recipes


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