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How To Sober Up From Weed: 5 Ways to Get Unhigh Fast

Updated: Aug 9


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A marijuana high is one of the best feelings you can experience as a cannabis enthusiast. Bursts of creativity coming out of nowhere, euphoric sensations, and the ultimate feeling of relaxation all from toking up your favorite nug.


Getting high is probably the easiest thing to do as a weed lover, but what about sobering up? Knowing how to sober up from weed is equally as important as achieving the perfect high.


And this is why this guide discusses how to spot marijuana highs and how to completely get rid of them when you are done with your smoke session.


What is a Weed High?

When you smoke weed, THC and other cannabinoids move from the lungs into the bloodstream. The bloodstream subsequently transfers these chemicals to other parts of the body, such as the brain. When this happens, you will start experiencing psychoactive effects almost immediately.


Symptoms of a Weed High

The effects of marijuana vary for each person. We have noted that some people react differently to THC and might experience stronger effects. Common feelings associated with a good marijuana high include; euphoria, amusement, hunger, creativity, and relaxation.


You can also experience unwanted effects such as anxiety, confusion, delusions, nausea, paranoia, and psychosis. This is known as a bad high. However, these effects only come when you take too much cannabis or consume cannabis products with high doses of potent THC.

symptoms of a weed high

How to Sober Up from Weed (5 Ways to Get Unhigh)

There are several ways to sober up from weed. But below, we discuss the most popular and effective ways to get rid of your marijuana high fast.


1. Chew Some Peppercorns

Terpenes are aromatic chemicals that promote alertness and reduce the unwanted effects of THC. Getting hold of these chemicals while high might seem like a farfetched idea, but that's not usually the case. Terpenes can be easily found in cooking ingredients such as black pepper.


Peppercorns or black pepper contains the terpenes pinene and caryophyllene, which help tone down the psychoactive effects of THC, which in turn rids you of your marijuana high.


chew some peppercorns

2. Drink Some Water

While high, people usually experience cottonmouth. Cottonmouth makes your mouth super dry and is yet another undesired effect of cannabis. A quick fix to this is drinking a cool refreshing drink, preferably water.


We recommend avoiding coffee and alcohol as these drinks will only make your cannabis high worse.


3. Get Comfortable and Engage in Breathing Exercises.

Breathing exercises are a great way to help reduce anxiety and panic attacks. They also work for THC-induced effects such as paranoia. These exercises are simple and can be performed by anyone. Here are a few steps;

  • First, start by finding somewhere comfortable, maybe a room where you can lay down.

  • Now, breathe for 4 seconds, hold your breath for 7 seconds and exhale for 8 seconds.

  • Repeat this exercise a couple of times until you feel better.


get comfortable

4. Take a Shower

If you are at home, taking a shower or bath is an ideal way to calm down and relax while waiting for the THC effects to wear off. Cold showers are known to lower your heart rate, which is a great way to reduce anxiety.


5. Squeeze a Lemon

Lemon is another food that reduces the effect of THC. Sniffing or eating lemon skin introduces Limonene into your system. Like what the terpenes in peppercorns do, Limonene dumbs down unwanted feelings such as anxiety and paranoia.


squeeze a lemon

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The Garden DC offers top-quality, organic weed found nowhere else in DC. We gift cannabis goodies and some of the best edibles in DC such as gummy clusters, cartridges, prerolls, and Stoneo oreo cookies. Asides from this, our cannabis strains are top of the line.


Visit The Garden DC

Good News! We have made it easier to get free weed gifts at The Garden DC. To get free high-quality cannabis gifts from The Garden, all you need to do is:

  1. Select your free weed gift.

  2. Purchase a Token from The Garden

  3. Remember, each token represents a different amount and will be exchanged for a free weed gift. [ Token proceeds help support an organization or cause]

  4. Enjoy & toke up!


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