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What to Do When You Get “Too High”

What to Do When You Get “Too High”

Getting too high can really kill your buzz. Keep reading for our best tips to turn your experience around when your high feels a bit too intense. 

How Can You Know If You Are Too High?

Getting too high or “greening out” can be a very scary and uncomfortable experience. 

There are a few key signs that you may be too high:

  • You’re sweating more than usual.
  • You’re experiencing paranoia or panic. 
  • You’re experiencing anxiety.
  • You’re feeling confused. 

If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, just know that they are not permanent and that you are likely to come down within minutes or hours, depending on how much cannabis you have consumed. Focus on staying calm, and keep in mind that there have been no reported overdose deaths due to cannabis, so you will likely be fine soon enough. 


Find a Distraction

Focusing on the fact that you feel too high isn’t likely to help the situation. Try finding something to keep your mind off of what you are experiencing. Some distractions could be:

  • Watching a TV show or movie.
  • Taking a shower or bath. 
  • Taking a nap. 
  • Listening to music. 
  • Talking with your friends. 



Eat and Drink

Make sure to drink plenty of water during this time. That way, you can alleviate any dehydration or dry mouth, and you may find comfort in performing such a simple task. Avoid alcoholic and heavily caffeinated drinks, as these can actually worsen your dehydration and negative mental state. 

Additionally, if you’re feeling up to it, consider preparing and eating an easy-to-make snack. That way, you’ll be focused on something other than feelings of anxiety and paranoia, and you’ll be full to boot.


Go For a Walk

If you’re feeling up to it, consider going for a walk. There’s a lot outside to distract you from what you’re feeling, and you may just enjoy a bit of fresh air. Take a friend with you if possible, and don’t wander too far; nobody wants to get lost while greening out. 


Try Black Pepper

Many people swear by chewing or sniffing black peppercorns if you find yourself getting too high. It’s easy to be a bit skeptical about this trick, but it may be worth a try as this method can supposedly provide instantaneous relief. 

Monitor Your Intake

The best way to avoid getting too high is to monitor your intake and avoid pushing your limits. Start small, especially when using edibles, as it’s easy to get higher but much more complicated to try to come down quickly once you’ve gotten too high. Make sure you give edibles at least three hours to take effect before consuming more.  

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Hopefully, these tips will come in handy the next time you get too high. If you’re looking for a cannabis company you can trust, turn to Elyxr. We specialize in delta-8 and delta-10 products, including vape carts, edibles, flower, and much more. All of our products are lab-tested, made from USA-grown hemp, and processed in an FDA-approved facility so you can be sure you’re getting the best. Shop our online store today to see our full range of exciting products. 

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David Nadel is a freelance copywriter and content writer who has been doing content creation since late 2014. He originally worked at a marketing tech company in Boston doing email marketing and SEO display ad campaigns (where he helped to create the content for those emails and banner ads for clients) before going full time as a freelance writer in 2017.

It all started working with clients in the vaping industry in 2013, where David got his opportunities to do more freelance work for that industry the following year because of his success with helping those clients with emails and ads. And, which led him writing for the hemp industry too, as he had already been an avid cannabis enthusiast going all the way back to 2011.

Because of his extensive knowledge and legit passion with non-psychoactive and psychoactive cannabinoids, coupled with his better understanding of shrooms (mushrooms) since 2015, and the kratom/kava industry since 2019, it has allowed him to create some of the most remarkable, out-of-the box, and informative content in the industry.

Even today, David still keeps on top of what’s happening in the cannabis, shrooms, and kratom/kava industries, like new research and data studies, wellness trends, legality, and emerging cannabinoids and strains, in order to supply the most up-to-date, precise educational, fun, and engaging content. That way, new and experienced users alike can really understand what this amazing industry has to offer while still being fully informed.