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How to Counteract THC: Ways to Sober Up if You Overdo It

There are many different ways in which you can overdo it when it comes to medical marijuana consumption. Any marijuana consumer can attest to that.

You can overdo it with an edible that took too long to kick in, or maybe you added just a little too much of your favorite tincture to your drink. You could even just be a new consumer and not know where your tolerance is yet.

The possibilities are endless! But know that once you cross the line, you can experience uncomfortable psychoactive effects from THC. In common words, you can have a “bad trip.”

Here at Ohio Marijuana Card, we want to give you all the tools that you need in order to make the best decisions for your health and wellness. We not only are the go-to marijuana card provider in the state but we also give tips and tricks as to how to consume marijuana in the best way for you.

No one wants to experience an uncomfortable high, especially when you are trying to treat a medical condition. Below are a few ways in which you can sober up quickly if you accidently over consume your medical marijuana:

1. Try not to panic.

The first thing people often do when they over consume medical marijuana is panic. Sometimes it is kind of hard not to panic but just keep reminding yourself that you are safe and secure. The best thing about marijuana is that it always wears off and has no long lasting effects. Let the fact that you cannot overdose on marijuana comfort you! Other than being in your head and paranoid, you are going to be just fine!

2. Stay hydrated.

Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate! I cannot say this enough. Drinking water when you overdo it on the marijuana helps in many ways. Not only does it help get some much needed water in your system but it also allows you to focus on a small simple task. This will help you get out of your head and back aligned! Drinking water is familiar to the body so it will help ground you. Keep in mind to not drink anything with alcohol. Alcoholic drinks increase THC in the bloodstream which will make matters worse.

3. Chew on some black peppercorns.

This sounds really random but is something that actually helps counteract THC! Scientists are not exactly certain as to why but smelling or tasting some black peppercorns can help you if you are feeling stuck in your head.

4. Just rest it out.

One of the best things to do to counteract THC is to just rest it out. Find a nice quiet spot where you feel comfy and safe. Just cozy on in there and take some full deep breaths to help center you. In through your nose, out through your mouth. Focus on your breath and let your body relax. If you can fall asleep that is even better! But some find it is hard to sleep after over-consumption, especially if you’re dealing with paranoia or anxiety. If you’re not able to fall asleep just stay comfy and cozy in your little nest until you start feeling better!

5. Hop in the shower or take a bath.

Taking a nice shower or running a nice bath for yourself is another good way to help you relax. It is another basic, every day task that can help ground you back to feeling like your normal self. Also, sometimes being around a natural element can help comfort you so being in water can be even better for you.

6. Get out in nature.

Unfortunately, our brains don’t have an off switch but we can change up our scenery! If you accidentally consume too much medical marijuana, try getting some fresh air and getting out in nature. You can go for a walk and get your blood pumping. Just make sure you are with someone you trust and in a familiar area such as your neighborhood or favorite park.


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Here at Ohio Marijuana Card, our goal is to help everyone achieve wellness safely and conveniently through increased access to medical marijuana. Our focus on education, inclusion, and acceptance will reduce stigma for our patients by providing equal access to timely information and compassionate care.

If you have any questions, call us at (866) 457-5559, or simply book a medical marijuana evaluation to start getting relief you can trust today!

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