Too High? What to Do if You Consumed Too Much Cannabis

When treating your chronic condition with medical marijuana, your trusted licensed marijuana dispensary will guide you through consumption and dosage. However, it is common for a patient to smoke too much cannabis and begin to feel too high. Similar to drinking too much caffeine, consuming too much cannabis can come with an unpleasant feeling. If you experience the feeling of smoking too much medical marijuana, don’t let it scare you into never smoking cannabis again. Simply begin with a smaller dose and ease into it. 


Symptoms of Smoking too Much Cannabis

  • Feeling extremely tired
  • Paranoia
  • Rapid heartbeat
  • Decrease in blood pressure
  • Slowed movement


If you find yourself experiencing the symptoms of smoking too much medical marijuana, here are some steps to take to help ease the high:


Don’t Panic – Practice Breathing Exercises 

Smoke too much cannabis? Remember: you are totally fine and nothing will happen to you. If you find your heartbeat increasing and paranoia creeping in, take this moment to practice deep breathing and meditation. Focusing on your breath will help regulate your heartbeat, along with clearing your mind. 


Chew or Sniff Peppercorn

If the cannabis paranoia begins to sneak in, head towards your spice rack and search for your peppercorn. Chewing 2-3 pieces or sniffing the container will assist with putting your mind at ease. Pepper and cannabis actually bind to the same receptors in the brain, producing a calming effect.


Stay Hydrated and Eat Snacks

It’s always smart to have water or juice around when consuming medical cannabis. This will help prevent dry mouth and ensures you’re staying hydrated. Some patients find that light snacking helps them feel more grounded, getting their mind off the psychoactive feelings. Nuts, berries, or cheese are great snacks to have around.


Get Fresh Air

Sometimes it may feel impossible to turn off your brain. If this is the case, go for a light walk around the block for fresh air and a change in scenery. The distraction will help your brain zone into one specific task rather than being scattered with thoughts.


Mary and Main is a fully licensed and certified medical marijuana dispensary located in Capitol Heights, Maryland. Founded by doctors and experienced caregivers, Mary and Main provides safe, premium quality medical cannabis products with exemplary and compassionate service to all certified patients who are suffering from a number of chronic debilitating illnesses. 

Consult with our staff professionals to determine the best opiate-free, addiction-free treatment plan for your needs.

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