Whether you’re new to cannabis or you’re simply keen on binge-eating some freshly baked edibles, the truth is, greening out can happen to anyone. So, if you’re starting to feel a little nauseous, breaking a sweat or getting the spins after you’ve had a few too many bong tokes, chances are that you’re in for a misguided experience that will quickly switch from the munchies and giggles to a potentially frightening, anxious feeling of panic. While weed is one of the most amazing medicines to exist, no one enjoys crossing the threshold of their tolerance level. Not to worry though! While you may experience a feeling of discomfort, it’s physically impossible to fatally overdose through cannabis use and with enough time you will sober up. However, if you’re faced with the responsibility of a caregiver while one of your buds is greening out from their heightened levels of marijuana consumption, here are a few ways that you can help to calm them down.
Encourage deep breathing
An elevated sense of anxiety is probably one of the first clues indicating that you or someone you know is greening out. So, why not try combating this uncomfortable feeling by encouraging your friend to take some long, deep breaths? Paying attention to their breathing has the ability to calm down a state of panic and allow them to feel reassured that everything is going to be okay.
Keep them hydrated
After large amounts of marijuana consumption many people experience a dry mouth or feel lightheaded and these side effects hold true to an individual who’s greening out. That’s why if you see your friend is struggling, maybe pour them a glass of water, herbal tea or juice. After all, it’s important to stay hydrated, however, alcohol and caffeine are not helpful when it comes to alleviating anxiety levels.
Put them down for a nap
Although this tip sounds like a mistaken joke, we’re being completely serious with this recommendation. In fact, one of the most effective ways to level our your high is to simply sleep it off. That’s why if your friend is feeling ill, and even vomiting, it’s probably best to find a comfy, quiet place for them to close their eyes and ignore the stimulations of the outside world.
Pick up some CBD
Surprisingly enough CBD has the power to counteract the effects of THC. How it works is CBD actually blocks the THC receptors in your brain, neutralizing the effects onset from too much herb. Although, be mindful if your friend hasn’t experimented with CBD as there are side effects of its own to consider.
Keep them busy, it’ll pass
While greening out may not be the most enjoyable experience, it’s important to remind your bud that it isn’t dangerous or permanent. Each person absorbs THC at different rates and sometimes your marijuana consumption amounts can catch up to you. Consider this a learning experience and try to do something constructive, like play video games or listen to music, to pass the time!
Do you have any other tips that have helped you with a past greening out experience? Feel free to show your expertise by dropping a comment below for our readers.
Alex Wilks is the Social Media & Content Creator for Trek Marketing. Her work has been featured on Global News, Black Press Media, andthe Kwantlen Chronicle