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Experiencing A Bad Marijuana Trip? Here’s What You Can Do

Experiencing A Bad Marijuana Trip_ Here’s What You Can Do

Have you ever associated a bad trip with cannabis? I am sure most novice users out there must have experienced one while going overboard with a highly potent strain. You see, a bad trip happens for a myriad of reasons. It can be terrible and it is not something that you see everyday. Just like hallucinogenic drugs have a ghastly effect on you, a marijuana trip can be your worst nightmare. And the bad news is, a trip can happen because of carelessness. 

For instance, you tried a cannabis edible or you bought a highly potent strain with the help of a medical marijuana card in Los Angeles. Next, you mixed it inside an edible, and instead of eating one, you ate two because it didn’t kick in the first time. Or else, you tried cannabis concentrate for the first time. Whatever the reason, you will definitely go through a bad trip if you get super high for the above-stated or some other reason. 

How Can I Tell I’m Having A Bad Trip 

If you are new to the cannabis world and never have tried a single THC filed product, you are likely to make mistakes. Those mistakes can lead to a terrible high and you will note the following symptoms: 

  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Shortness of breath
  • Sweating
  • Panic attack
  • Dry mouth
  • Dizzy feeling like everything around you is spinning
  • Burning sensation in the eyes
  • Increased heart rate
  • Low energy and enthusiasm

All in all, if you have any of the above-mentioned side effects, it is quite easy to say that you are undergoing a bad cannabis trip. Also, how long will the trip last? Well, that is a question for another scientific discussion because so far we do not have any concrete evidence for the same. In fact, you should consider yourself lucky if the trip lasts for 30-40 minutes. Additionally, it is also possible that you will feel a lot out of place until you fall to sleep. A very bad trip can last for several hours and there’s no going back once it starts.  

The best way to overcome or avoid a bad cannabis high is to be sensible and mindful of the dosage. If you are new, start small and make sure you try THC in a comfortable place surrounded by trustworthy friends. Even if you are an experienced user do not try to go overboard and stick to your normal routine. However, if you undergo a bad marijuana trip, here’s what you can do. 

Try Some Sugar 

Ideally, the general notion is that sugar increases the high, but we looked at a study and this is what we found. The study was published in the American Journal of Medicine in 2013 and it looked at the effect of cannabis on insulin. This study was based on more than 4,600 American adults surveyed from the National Health and Nutrition Examination. If we take a deeper look at the study, the volunteers were divided into three groups – current cannabis users, non-cannabis users, and the ones who had not consumed marijuana in the last 30 days. 

According to the research, the group who consumed cannabis more often had a high BMI index than the ones who did not. In addition to this, they also had lower rates of obesity and diabetes. So, the researchers made an interesting discovery by associating cannabis with blood sugar. The study went on to say that cannabis can be a good way to avoid type 2 diabetes and its related symptoms. However, there was a slight catch here, the low levels of blood sugar in the body of a cannabis user could develop a bad high. 

If you are on a bad trip, low sugar definitely accounts for the same. This means that you could add some honey to a glass of water when you feel you’re entering a bad trip. Also, we recommend that you do not take any artificial sugar such as chocolate. After all, chocolate is known for slowing down the absorption of sugar. In this case, natural sugars from fruit and honey will do a good job.  

Keep Your Vitamins Intact  

Vitamins are crucial for the growth of the body. Particularly, vitamin B1 because it helps in the healthy growth of the brain and the heart. There are pieces of anecdotal evidence that reveal Vitamin B can help with bad LSD trips. Not only this but, the vitamin also converts the food into energy that our body uses all day long. As it happens, this vitamin can break down food. Similarly, it can also break down the components of the cannabis plants. So, when you experience a bad high vitamin B can slow down the metabolism and release the cannabis effect out of your system. 

Additionally, calcium also works the same way. It can help counteract the THC effects. And the good news is that calcium and vitamin B are extremely good for your body. No chances of side effects of dehydration. You can easily find them and eat them to help ease the symptoms of bad THC high. 

Cold Bath With A Cup Of Ice Cream

Really? We are sure most of you have this reaction after reading the sub-heading of this blog. However, trust me, ice cream and a cold bath can go a long way. A cold bath will cool down your body from the outside while a scoop of ice cream will help decrease your body temperature form the inside. You see, some of the cannabis experienced users say that a tub of ice cream is one of the effective ways to combat a bad high. 

Although we do not have any concrete scientific theory to prove the same. These are just experiences jotted by cannabis users. And if you are wondering how does water work? Well, sitting under a shower after getting too high triggers the mammalian diving reflex. It is an old term used to describe the drop in heart rate. The bottom line is that cold water and ice cream can help reduce body temperature while preserving some energy.  

Try Sleeping               

Yes, we know that sleeping doesn’t come easy when you are tripping on a cannabis high. You must be feeling suffocated, anxious, and all over the place. However, if you just try and stay calm, sleep will be a few minutes away. Your body will release all the harmful toxins and repair itself for you to feel better when you wake up. So, this is one of the best ways to get rid of a bad high. Try to stay calm, have patience, and lie down in a safe place while trying to sleep. 

Final Thoughts 

A cannabis bad high is not good for anyone. To begin with, you should not overdose or try to be cool in front of our friends. Especially when it’s your first time. Just make sure that you avoid getting high at first. If you do get high and experience nausea, drink water and stay close to your friends. Most vitally take an optimum dose and be mindful of the strain you’re consuming. Also, get a medical marijuana card or medical cannabis card, take advice on the dosing guide, and then proceed further. 

In light of the COVID pandemic, we advise all our patients to see a doctor online instead of visiting the clinic. Help us flatten the curve by opting for an online 420 evaluation.