Getting a hangover is not something people generally think about when it comes to weed. Getting high, feeling a buzz, or experiencing pain management is typically why people use it, but weed can also cause other symptoms. To understand how a hangover works, it helps to know how and why it happens.
Why Hangovers Happen
Experiencing a hangover can come from taking too much of a substance. This means alcohol, drugs, or even weed. Every person experiences the effects of drugs differently. What one person tolerates, another might not. Many people who experience hangovers may use a certain strain or type of weed that is more prone to this side effect or that person just did not respond well to it. Consumption methods are part of the reason hangovers happen, but not the whole story. It is important to only take the dosage allotted by the dispensary or professional and keep track of any side effects.
One is Not Like the Other
Even though a hangover from too much cannabis can happen, that does not make it at all similar to an alcoholic hangover. Alcohol and cannabis are two different drugs with varying ways they impact the body. This may result in a person experiencing alcohol hangover effects including:
- Memory issues
Cannabis affects a person differently when they experience side effects. It may also cause dehydration, which is the main contributor to a hangover. There is still more research to be done around cannabis and hangovers. It may also be due to lack of saliva which comes from cannabinoid THC which binds itself to glands in the mouth that produce saliva. This stops the production of saliva, which can lead to dryness in the mouth.
When the feeling of a hangover might be coming, there is a way to offer self-support. It means treating weed-induced brain fog and fatigue by exercising, taking a shower, and taking care of yourself. Eat as healthy as possible and try a little bit of caffeine if that helps give a boost. This will help especially if dehydration has been a challenge. It might also help to look at the types of strains and edibles or varieties being used to see if that is the cause or if there are adjustments to make. Don’t be afraid to speak to someone or a dispensary for more information on how to get the right dose and sort out any hangover symptoms that may be occurring. There is no right or wrong way to go about it. It is whatever feels right and is the best personal fit for your circumstances. It may take a while to find the right products to serve your personal needs in the best way possible.
Mary and Main is a dispensary here to serve your needs with whatever you want to help cope with your specific challenges. We have various strains and products available. Meet with a professional on staff who can help guide you through what will work best for your situation. We are here to help you feel at ease in making the best choices for your situation.